lunes, 14 de diciembre de 2009

Preparense para un 2010 Sueco!!

La orgía máxima del 2010!

tiene su nombre y es editorial top shelf!!!

todo esto esta pensado para abril!! o sea ES EL MES SUECO!!

SIN DUDA northern lights y the history of swedish comics tienen mi plata. Los demas vere si me los puedo comprar en re order.

Mi incursión en el comic sueco fue en el 2007, leyendo un poco de martin kellerman y max andersson que los editaba fantagraphics. Top Shelf fue la primera en sacar una antología bien pulenta llamada northern lights volume one y ahora sacan más. Sin duda es lejos la que mejor representa al comic europeo. Sacaron de todos lados, sigan así muchachos, yo los amo!

Vale la pena estar en estas movidas, de verdad, es muy groso que las editoriales se las juegen a hacer esto. Las ediciones, el material que elijen, la cantidad de páginas y como están editado siempre es groso. La verdad un gran aplauso otra vez para top shelf!!

Swedish comics are just now about to make it big abroad, but they have a long and intricate history -- a history that goes back to (at least) the end of the 18th Century. This book chronicles the history of comics in Sweden, presenting major trends and creators, showing everything from ancient picture stories etched in stone by the Vikings to the vibrant and diverse comics culture of the 21st century. The book is in full color and includes numerous full-page comics, with translations into English. Get the basics right for the new, up-and-coming comics country. Published by The Swedish Comics Association and distributed by Top Shelf. -- A 124-page full-color softcover comics history collection, 9" x 9"


So can comics in a cold climate prosper? Yes, they can still root, send up fresh shoots and eventually sprout and blossom, providing they get the right nurturing care and soil conditions. Thanks to support from cities and the state, from feisty publishers like Galago, the excellent school in Malmö, Stockholm's buzzing SPX festival and comics library, and above all with the drive to experiment and find their own voices, Swedish talents seem uniquely placed to flower and flourish. Step inside - their secret garden is a secret no more." -- Paul Gravett

The exploding evolution of the Swedish comics scene demands a second volume of the Northern Lights anthology. Never before has this much talent been brewing so close to the arctic circle, and both the media and readers of the world are starting to take notice. This volume gathers the work of Marcus Ivarsson, Sofia Olsson, Sara Granér, Kobeinn Karlsson, Anneli Furmark and many, many more. Pick up this anthology and check out this emerging and amazing Swedish comics scene. Edited by Johannes Klenell, with a cover by Nanna Johansson, and co-published by Galago and Top Shelf Productions. -- A full-color 200-page anthology, 6 5/8" x 9 5/8"

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A dwarf falls into a river and is taken to a place beyond space and time. A carrot takes a bath and finds itself transforming. Two reclusive mountain men rejoice when their wish for children is granted, but their sons make a terrible discovery. And throughout all these tales, the spirit of the forest walks on… Welcome to the surreal world of The Troll King, by Swedish visionary Kolbeinn Karlsson. It’s a fantastic journey into the wilderness lurking right outside your town, brought to you by comics’ cuddliest Viking. -- A 160-Page Full-Color Softcover Graphic Novel

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"The brilliance of Mats Jonsson's comics is knowing just how funny some of the most pathetic moments of adolescence can be, and not being afraid to share those, no matter how ridiculous it makes him look." -- Jeffrey Brown

Hey Princess is a story about moving to the big city and being young, insecure and desperate to feel as hip as everyone else. Originally published in Sweden, Hey Princess received praise from both critics and readers for its incisive and entertaining account of indie pop-listening young people in the mid-1990s. Hey Princess takes its place in the proud tradition of self-deprecating, confessional, sex-obsessed and guilt-ridden autobiographical comics, but stakes out a unique identity by virtue of its Nordic setting and biting social criticism. … This seminal book in the thriving Swedish indie comics scene is graphic novel packaged in the style of a traditional pulp novel. -- A 472-Page Graphic Novel packaged in the style of a traditional pulp novel, 4.25" x 7"

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"The 120 Days of Simon is an alternately charming, funny and aggravating four month journal of a self-advertised, couch-surfing freeloader. Highly recommended!" -- Peter Bagge

The 120 Days of Simon began when Swedish cartoonist/rapper Simon Gärdenfors left his home to spend four months on the road. The rules were simple: During the 120 days he wasn't allowed to return to his home, or to spend more than two nights at the same place. Otherwise, anything could happen...and it did. The result was an epic adventure across Sweden as Simon slept on strangers' couches, visited an ostrich farm, ate a psychedelic cactus, practiced free love, received death threats, was beaten up by teenagers, got adopted by a motorcycle gang, drank obscene amounts of alcohol, and sacrificed his underpants to the Nordic god Brage. And that's just for starters!

When this graphic novel was originally released in Sweden, it created a bit of a scandal. One journalist wrote that she felt like beating Simon up, while others called it a masterpiece. Top Shelf is proud to be the first to present this all-too-human journey to an English-speaking audience. … A graphic novel packaged in the style of a traditional pulp novel. -- A 416-Page Graphic Novel packaged in the style of a traditional pulp novel, 4.25" x 7"

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