SO, people have been asking me for a long time if there will be a Chester comic to purchase soon. I wanted to wait until things were more final before announcing this but now I am pleased to say…
Top Shelf comics will be publishing Chester 5000 in 2010!!!
AND Top Shelf will also be publishing my time travel memoir, We Can Fix It!!!
I’m so excited I can hardly contain my own bodily functions.
I’m ridiculously happy because Top Shelf has always been my favorite publisher. In high school I read whatever semi indie thing I could find at the comic shop, but when I got to comics college my Professor Tom Hart’s first book assignment to us was Craig Thompson’s Goodbye Chunky Rice (published by Top Shelf). It was a book that blew my mind completely away, it changed forever the way I looked at comics and how I wanted to make comics and it remains the closest a book can get to my heart.
I suppose it’s kind of silly to dream of being published in the age of web comics, but it’s something I have wanted since I first picked up a comic and somehow I couldn’t let that dream die. I’m so happy it’s going to have a home among some of my favorite authors and artists.
It’s been a really rough couple of years for me where nothing seemed to go right so this influx of good news all of a sudden has sort of held me in shock.
I’ve had a hard time talking about this with people because it’s one of the best things that’s ever happened to me and I don’t know how to express that without feeling like I am bragging! Maybe I’m just so used to complaining!
Anyway, if you want to check it out the books are listed in Top Shelf’s 2010 publishing schedule for August! EXCITE BIKE!!!