TOP SHELF GOES DIGITAL CRAZY
Digital does a comic good
Thanks to a team up with Retrofit Comics, Top Shelf continues to cook things up in their digital kitchen with a savory serving of new electronically delivered releases. Priced from $1.99, comics fans can now download releases by the likes of James Kochalka (American Elf, Fungus), Kevin and Zander Cannon's Double Barrel Magazine, Patty Kelly's What Am I Going to Do Without You? and many more. Check out Top Shelf's website for details and downloads.
MASSIVE MOOG MASH-UP
Moog enthusiasts enjoy each others company
Tickets are now on sale for the third annual Moog Fest in Asheville, NC. Held in honor of His Moogness, Robert Moog, inventer of the Moog synthesizer, the festival showcases the talents of bands and musicians who would be nowhere with out Moog. No. Where.
Buy your tickets here, then get in your vehicle and drive to Asheville in time for the fest held Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2012. The line-up this year features Moogs like Primus 3D, Orbital, Squarepusher, Explosions in the Sky, The Magnetic Fields, Four Tet, Thomas Dolby, Black Moth Super Rainbow, EL-P, Mouse on Mars and more. As for me, I hate Moogs! Yay!
MICROCOSM BOOK DISTRIBUTION TO TAKE OVER WORLD
Micro Distro Adds a Micro Distro
One-time Microcosm Publishing co-owner Jessie Duke and writer/musician/dude-about-town, Adam Gnade have split off a book distro from venerable Microcosm Publishing. This new project, in addition to books and zines, will also be moving patches, pins, t-shirts, stickers, and posters—now that's punk rock! Check out their site here.
THE COMICS JOURNAL PRESERVED FOR PROSPERITY
TCJ gets all archived 'n' shit
The great compendium of comics criticism The Comics Journal will join the archives of Alexander Street Press thanks to a partnership with TCJ publisher Fantagraphic Books. Thirty-five years and more than 25,000 pages of the Journal will be available for future generations of comics scholars. The Library of Congress, Harvard, Yale, Columbia and Notre Dame have already signed on which will surely pave the way for more reputable institutions to follow.