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Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell return to FROM HELL for new COMPANION; Jess Fink says WE CAN FIX IT!

February 27, 2013

In this month's Diamond Previews (for pre-order), we explore the past with two incredible books of the future: Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell reveal the secrets of their creative partnership on the legendary FROM HELL, and Jess Fink brings her erotic whimsy to bear on a hilarious and thoughtful sci-fi memoir.

Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell return to FROM HELL; Jess Fink says WE CAN FIX IT!

by Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell
-- Deluxe softcover with French flaps, 7.5" x 10.5"
-- 288 pages (32 full-color pages)
-- ISBN 978-1-60309-303-3
-- $29.95 (US)
-- Audience: Mature readers (18+)
-- Shipping in May 2013

"A man-behind-the-curtain look at a seminal graphic novel... an indispensable reference." -- Kirkus Reviews

FROM HELL occupies a monumental place in the history of the graphic novel: a Victorian masterpiece of murder and madness which has won numerous awards, spawned a major Hollywood film, and remained a favorite of readers around the world for over two decades.

Now, Top Shelf Productions and Knockabout Comics present THE FROM HELL COMPANION, an astonishing selection of Alan Moore's original scripts and sketches for the landmark graphic novel, with copious annotations, commentary, and illustrations by Eddie Campbell. Here for the first time are a set of pages, including some of Moore's greatest writing, which have never been seen by anyone except his collaborator. Joining them are Campbell's first-hand accounts of the project's decade-long development, complete with photos, anecdotes, disagreements, and wry confessions. Arranged in narrative order, these perspectives form a fascinating mosaic, an opportunity to read FROM HELL with fresh eyes, and a tour inside the minds of two giants of their field.

by Jess Fink
-- Softcover with a futuristic rounded corner, 6 1/2" x 8"
-- 112 pages
-- ISBN 978-1-60309-065-0
-- $14.95 (US)
-- Audience: Mature readers (16+)
-- Shipping in May 2013

"Fink deals with fearless honesty and shameless self-indulgence, and she draws it all in a loose, exuberant style that gives a nice counter-texture to the more serious, soul-searching moments (not that she doesn’t handle the poop jokes with aplomb, too). Her personal journey through humiliation and acceptance should speak to anyone who’s had the misfortune of being a teenager." -- Ian Chipman, Booklist

"Jess Fink's work is full of so much casual charm, you think you know her by the time you finish the book. Her light touch brings you through slapstick humor to emotional depths and back again without missing a beat." --Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant)

"We Can Fix It is sexy AND funny at the same time. These are the two best things a book can be." --Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics, Adventure Time, To Be or Not to Be: That Is the Adventure)

"This is what autobiography should be. Maybe Jess Fink didn't ACTUALLY go back in time to spy on herself, make out with herself, and give herself terrible advice, but there are different kinds of truth. And this is the awesome kind." --Joey Comeau (A Softer World, Overqualified)

At long last... the wacky, charming, and deceptively sincere time-travel memoir from the author of CHESTER 5000: Jess Fink's WE CAN FIX IT!

What would you do if you had a time machine? Bet on sporting events? Assassinate all the evildoers of history? Or maybe try to fix all the mistakes and regrets that have haunted you all these years?

Join Jess as she travels back in time to share her wisdom with her naive younger self, stand up to bullies who terrorized her child self, and teach her horny teenage self a thing or two. What begins as a raunchy adventure in teen wish fulfillment grows into a thoughtful story about memory, regret, and growing up.

One time machine, one frustrated girl, one sexy futuristic jumpsuit...infinite possibilities.