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Welcome to the Top Shelf SWEDISH INVASION!

January 28, 2010

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Välkommen!

Okay, so our mastery of the Swedish language stops there. But we've got to say how excited we are to welcome you to THE SWEDISH INVASION, our overall title for a whole host of amazing Swedish stuff coming to you from Top Shelf this spring.

By April, we'll have seven whole books showcasing the best of this hotbed of comics talent, including four full-length graphic novels, two incredible anthologies, and one full-color reference book by one of Sweden's top comic scholars! It's a veritable smörgåsbord of comics!

At New York's MoCCA Festival and Chicago's new C2E2 Convention, we'll bring along a whole host of the Swedish cartoonists who created these awesome books, and throw, not one, but two (!) killer parties to welcome them to the States in style. We hope you can join us in the celebration.

The comics scene in Sweden is a real treasure trove that has gone virtually unnoticed in our part of the world... but now we'll all have a chance to get to know these creators and fall in love with their books. Take a look at the information below, and let the invasion begin!

Chris, Brett, Rob and Leigh

Top Shelf Productions

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HERE'S WHERE THE PARTIES WILL BE!
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www.topshelfcomix.com/swedish-invasion



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NEW YORK
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FRIDAY, APRIL 9TH, 8:00PM PARTY at ROCKETSHIP COMICS
-- 208 Smith Street, Brooklyn, New York, Phone: 718-797-1348

-- Come meet and party with Mats Jonsson (HEY PRINCESS), Simon Gärdenfors (THE 120 DAYS OF SIMON), Kolbeinn Karlsson (THE TROLL KING), Niklas Asker (SECOND THOUGHTS), Fredrik Strömberg (SWEDISH COMICS HISTORY), Johannes Klenell (Editor of NORTHERN LIGHTS), and NORTHERN LIGHTS contributors Sofia Olsson, Sara Granér, Benjamin Stengard, Asa Grennvall, and Emelie Ostergren; as well as Chris Staros, Brett Warnock, and Leigh Walton of the Top Shelf crew. Food and cash bar will be provided by the Clover Club private room (attached to Rocketship).



SATURDAY & SUNDAY, APRIL 10TH-11TH, MoCCA ARTS FESTIVAL
@ THE 69TH REGIMENT ARMORY

-- 68 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York (Between 25th & 26th)

-- Hang out with us at the Top Shelf tables where the whole gang will be signing books all weekend.

-- Also appearing: Nate Powell, James Kochalka, & Alex Robinson!




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CHICAGO
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SATURDAY, APRIL 17TH, 8:00PM PARTY at the renowned DOUBLE DOOR
-- 1572 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, Phone: 773-489-3160
-- Tickets on sale @ www.doubledoor.com, $10/$8 with C2E2 pass, Doors @ 8 p.m. Show @ 9 p.m.

-- Come meet and party with Mats Jonsson (HEY PRINCESS), Simon Gärdenfors (THE 120 DAYS OF SIMON), Kolbeinn Karlsson (THE TROLL KING), and Chris Staros (TOP SHELF), as Top Shelf co-sponsors the official C2E2 After Party with the Nerd City crew. It'll be a music and event-filled night, featuring sets by DJ Ghengis Won, Major Taylor, burlesque troupe The Flaming Dames, and headlining band The Jai Alai Savant (fresh off their recent show with Ted Leo and the Pharmacists). Simon Gärdenfors -- a well-known Swedish rapper as well -- will also be featured in a special performance.



FRIDAY THRU SUNDAY, APRIL 16TH-18TH, C2E2
(CHICAGO COMIC AND ENTERTAINMENT EXPO)

-- McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Downtown Chicago

-- Hang out with us at the Top Shelf, Nerd City, and Chicago Comics booths, where the Swedish crew will be signing books all weekend long.

-- Also appearing: Jeffrey Brown, with his new UNDELETED SCENES!

www.topshelfcomix.com/swedish-invasion