Top Shelf 2.0 New Webcomics Launch On May 16

by Jeff

(TOP SHELF 05/15/08) Announcing a new phase in the internet age of comics: Top Shelf 2.0!

Launching this Friday, May 16, Top Shelf 2.0 is a new webcomics site and digital anthology, bringing together great cartoonists both familiar and new. We’ll update with a new story every weekday! Sometimes a standalone short story, sometimes a new chapter in an ongoing serial, sometimes a great story from the Top Shelf Webcomics archive… but always something different! It’s all free and all on!

What kind of material can you expect? Well, just for starters, there’s:

— The haunting avant-garde imagery of Bart Johnson and Ben Constantine,
— The globe-spanning high-kicking funkadelic fury of Kagan McCloud, serializing his indie classic Infinite Kung-Fu in preparation for the collected edition to be published by Top Shelf in 2009,
— A really stunning painted fable by John C. Ralston,
— Jed McGowen working his color wizardry with a beautifully limited palette,
— The freewheelin’ mythic imagination of the inimitable Bernie McGovern,
— A couple young artists whose energy and charm practically shines from every panel of their cartoony adventures, Chris “Elio” Eliopoulos and Michael DeForge,
— The monumental TENTH 24-hour comic by the master of the form, David Chelsea (his new book 24×2 is on sale now from Top Shelf),
— An inky poetic parable from young Slovenian prodigy Domen Finzgar,
— A Japan-flavored short from Belgian brush-master Stedho,
— The brilliant wit and charm of notable webcomickers Jessica McLeod and Edward J Grug III,
— Plus Aaron Navrady, Jeff Zwirek, Steve Lafler, Lizz Luney, Sean T. Collins, Matt Wiegle, Matt Rota, Nik Daum, Will Dinski, Willow Dawson, Emily Block, and many more to be revealed as we keep rolling!

Join us on Friday, May 16 for the big launch, and every weekday thereafter! Viva la future!

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