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Tuesday, September 25, 2007
That's Right, We're Playing Favorites...
And Celebrating 10 Years of Greatness!
Everybody knows that I have more than just a business relationship with a whole bunch of different comic publishers in this industry, I'm amigos with several of them. So maybe it's wrong of me to pick favorites. After all, we're all friends here, right?
Well, screw it... Top Shelf Productions, the folks who bring us The Ticking, Unlikely, Box Office Poison, Lost Girls, Surrogates, Death By Chocolate, 110 Percent, Owly, From Hell, Big Clay Pot, the wonderful Blankets, and the I'm-telling-you-this-is-the-book-of-the-year Super Spy, are my favorite funnybook publisher of all.
"Why is that" you might ask?
Not only have these folks served up great new talents to the industry and beautifully put together amazing reads year after year (as well as some great margaritas for folks here at the Isotope) but I am continually impressed with all the things they do to make sure retailers like myself are feeling the Top Shelf love. For example, check out what showed up with the UPS driver this afternoon...
In celebration of their ten year anniversary, they've sent out to retailers like myself a bunch of 264 page graphic novel samplers, completely free of charge, for me to give away to you fine folks. And then we can all revel in the glories of their up-coming books as well as take a taste of classics from yesteryear! And look, they've even labeled one as the "store copy" to make sure overly generous comic selling folks like my staff and I all get to read it. Now that's just pure, 100% good marketing. And hooking the industry up with a great present like this is pretty damn classy too!
Drop me an email if you're an independent comics fan and would like a copy, or you can get one from them directly. And while you're at it, why not drop a note to the people who made this all possible. Some "happy birthday" wishes, perhaps?
I love you Top Shelf!
Labels: comics, previews, Top Shelf Productions