Austrian cartoonist Nicolas Mahler is as unique as he is prolific, and his whimsical and minimalistic style have an appeal that is all its own. His work for Top Shelf includes the feature-length story "TNT," which appeared in the anthology Top Shelf Asks the Big Questions, as well as his monster parody/homage graphic novel, Van Helsing's Night Off, and his latest endearing farce, Lone Racer.
Reviews & Interviews
"A sleeper of a book that deserves a wider audience ... a charming little gem." -- Chris Mautner, The Patriot-News
"The magic in Nicolas Mahler’s work does not exist in its impeccable writing, or in its elegant drawings, but in the strange alchemy between the two." -- Lewis Trondheim
Co-edited by Rob Goodin and Brett Warnock, Top Shelf Asks The Big Questions, features the controversial Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie Cobweb story, previously banned by DC Comics from the ABC/Wildstorm anthology Tomorrow Stories, providing Moore's heroine and her fans with the sense of completion …
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"Mahler has succeeded in injecting human neuroses into the horror realm in a way that most other over-the-top comedians never broached. It resonates with the part of you that understands that even monsters need a dependable tavern in which to drown their sorrows, fears and foibles." -- Jarret …