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October 24, 2010


FFF Results Post #232 -- Top Shelf

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Favorite Top Shelf Projects." This is how they responded.

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Tom Spurgeon:

1. Alec: The Years Have Pants, Eddie Campbell
2. Abe: Wrong For All The Right Reasons, Glenn Dakin
3. The Ticking, Renee French
4. Swallow Me Whole, Nate Powell
5. Lost Girls, Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie

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Joe Decie

* Clumsy by Jeffrey Brown
* Will You Still Love Me If I Wet The Bed by Liz Prince
* Swallow Me Whole by Nate Powell
* SuperF*ckers #1 by James Kochalka
* Essex County Complete by Jeff Lemire

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Ramon de Veyra

* From Hell by Alan Moore/Eddie Campbell
* Alec: The Years Have Pants by Eddie Campbell
* Lost Girls by Alan Moore/Melinda Gebbie
* American Elf by James Kochalka
* 2 Sisters by Matt Kindt

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Marc Sobel

1. Johnny Boo
2. Super Spy
3. Swallow Me Whole
4. Dang!
5. Top Shelf Asks the Big Questions

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Chris Baker

1. Alec: The Years Have Pants, Eddie Campbell
2. Blankets, Craig Thompson
3. Essex County Complete, Jeff Lemire
4. American Elf, James Kochalka
5. Comic Diorama, Grant Reynolds

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Marc Arsenault

1. From Hell, Alan Moore
2. Good-Bye, Chunky Rice, Craig Thompson
3. All Flee! Simon Gane
4. Spiral Bound, Aaron Renier
5. American Elf, James Kochalka

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Ali T. Kokmen

1. The Playwright by Eddie Campbell & Daren White
2. Too Cool To Be Forgotten by Alex Robinson
3. Box Office Poison by Alex Robinson
4. AX: A Collection of Alternative Manga edited by Sean Michael Wilson
5. Lost Girls by Melinda Gebbie and Alan Moore

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Jeff Newelt

1. Alec: The Years Have Pants, Eddie Campbell
2. Lost Girls, Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie
3. The Playwright, Eddie Campbell & Daren White
4. Superf*ckers, James Kochalka
5. Less Than Heroes, David Yurkovich

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William Burns

1. Hey Mister: The Fall Collection, Pete Sickman-Garner
2. Bighead, Jeffrey Brown
3. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century: 1910, Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill
4. Top Shelf Asks the Big Questions
5. Lowlife, Ed Brubaker

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Alan David Doane

1. American Elf, James Kochalka
2. Voice of the Fire, Alan Moore
3. The Complete Essex County, Jeff Lemire
4. Strangehaven, Gary Spencer Millidge
5. Hutch Owen, Tom Hart

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Eric Knisley

1. Shuck Unmasked
2. The Barefoot Serpent
3. From Hell
4. Far Arden
5. Spiral-Bound

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Rob Clough

1. Bughouse, by Steve Lafler
2. Super Spy, by Matt Kindt
3. Good-bye, Chunky Rice, by Craig Thompson
4. Death By Chocolate: Redux, by David Yurkovich
5. Lower Regions, by Alex Robinson

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RM Rhodes

1. From Hell by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell
2. Three Fingers by Rich Koslowski
3. Lost Girls by Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie
4. Box Office Poison by Alex Robinson
5. The Playwright by Eddie Campbell and Daren White

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Stergios Botzakis

1. Hey Mister: After School Special, Peter Sickman-Garner
2. Will You Still Love Me if I Wet the Bed?, Liz Prince
3. Superf*ckers, James Kochalka
4. The Essex County Trilogy, Jeff Lemire
5. Blankets, Craig Thompson

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Johnny Bacardi

1. Superf*ckers -- James Kochalka
2. The Surrogates -- Robert Venditti & Brett Weldele
3. Blankets -- Craig Thompson
4. Super Spy -- Matt Kindt
5. Owly: Flying Lessons -- Andy Runton

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Jonathan Baylis

* Clumsy -- Jeffrey Brown
* Blankets -- Craig Thompson
* Keyhole -- Dean Haspiel
* Man Who Loved Breasts -- Robert Goodin
* Yearbook Stories -- Chris Staros

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John Kovaleski

1. Lone Racer, Nicolas Mahler
2. Speechless, Peter Kuper
3. Grampa & Julie: Shark Hunters, Jef Czekaj
4. Swallow Me Whole, Nate Powell
5. Blankets, Craig Thompson

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Scott Cederlund

1. Three Fingers, Rick Koslowski
2. Far Arden, Kevin Cannon
3. American Elf Book 1, James Kolchaka
4. The Barefoot Serpent, Scott Morse
5. Essex County Volume 2: Ghost Stories, Jeff Lemire

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Buzz Dixon

1. Blankets, Craig Thompson
2. Creature Tech, Doug TenNapel
3. Owly, Andy Runton
4. Korgi, Christian Slade
5. B.B. Wolf & The 3 LPs, J.D. Arnold & Rich Koslowski

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Sean T. Collins

* Blankets, Craig Thompson
* Unlikely, Jeffrey Brown
* From Hell, Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell
* The Troll King, Kolbein Karlsson
* Owly, Andy Runton

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Grant Goggans

1. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill
2. Super Spy, Matt Kindt
3. From Hell, Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell
4. Owly, Andy Runton
5. Tricked, Alex Robinson

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John Vest

1. 24 X 2, David Chelsea
2. Same Difference & Other Stories, Derek Kirk Kim
3. The King, Rich Koslowski
4. Mephisto and the Empty Box, Jason Hall & Matt Kindt
5. Comic Book Artist, Jon B. Cooke

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Charles Brownstein

* Hutch Owen: Unmarketable -- The smartest post-9/11 comic, and Tom Hart at his peak.
* The Mirror of Love -- Jose Villarrubia's finest hour, and a marvelous, strident statement for equality.
* Lost Girls -- Chris Staros' most heroic effort in terms of managing risk, in the legal, financial and artistic realm, and in all realms an apparent triumph. The centerpiece in what I consider to be Alan Moore's Sexual Freedom trilogy of Mirror, Lost Girls, and 25,000 Years of Erotic Freedom
* Blankets -- A game changer, insomuch that it solidified the large,self-contained brick of a novel as comics, and foisted Craig Thompson in full flower into the world.
* Happy -- Josh Simmons is one of the last cartoonists working in the pure underground idiom, and I loved this series, and wish there was more of it.

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Chris Arrant

1. Alec: How To Be An Artist by Eddie Campbell (first Top Shelf book, sold personally to me by Chris Staros)
2. A Complete Lowlife by Ed Brubaker
3. Moving Pictures by Kathryn & Stuart Immonen
4. American Elf by James Kochalka
5. Staros Report (R.I.P.)

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Justin Colussy-Estes

1. Swallow Me Whole -- Nate Powell
2. Far Arden -- Kevin Cannon
3. Micrographica -- Renee French
4. Ax vol. 1 -- various
5. From Hell -- Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell

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My apologies for the excision of answers that tried to get more than five choices in there (I was soft on trilogies, collections and series; I may have even missed one or two) or that emphasized some accomplishment that wasn't work-first -- it's never personal, I don't even see the name on them when I delete them. On the other hand, we've done 232 of these now. I hope it won't keep you from participating in the future.

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