Weekly Top 10

How many weeks in a row is Lucky Peach at #1 now? I lost count. Nice to see a title like Abolish Restaurants is in the top sellers even though it’s months old now ; often what makes it into the bestsellers are the new stuff, but some titles just always do well, like Sad Animals and Make Your Place. People often ask, “How many copies does it take to land in the bestsellers?” The answer: usually somewhere between eight and three copies. Sometimes even just 2 or 3 copies! Yes, that’s kind of weird. 2 or 3 copies a bestseller?! Why bother having a top 10 then? Well, the answer to that lies in this fact: As of this moment we have 11,157 items in stock in our database. So even selling 2 of some things is a lot sometimes! Of course, if there’s an in-store event with a writer or artist, fans will buy their stuff at the event, which can push something into the top 10 also. And then there are things we don’t actually include in the Top 10 because they’re hardly reflective of the reading material people buy, like postcards and grab bags (only $2.50 each!). Now you’ve been schooled in our Top 10! -Liz

1. Lucky Peach #1 Sum 11 $10.00 – I read this straight through right before I went to sleep the other night and had an INTENSE NIGHTMARE ABOUT RAMEN. Woke up hungry. -EF

2. Sad Animals by Adam Meuse $4.00 – Sad and cute. What is it saying that this is often in our top 10?

3. Cabinet #42 Forgetting $12.00

4. Maximumrocknroll #340 Sep 11 $4.00

5. Make Your Place: Affordable Sustainable Nesting Skills by Raleigh Briggs (Microcosm) $7.00

6. Monocle Mediterraneo #3 $8.00

7. N Plus 1 #12 Fall 11 $13.95

8. Abolish Restaurants by Prole.info (PM Press) $5.95

9. Sand Dune Press #1 by Erik Schneider $2.00 – Cutest little comic about tough guys killing each other I ever did see. -EF

10. Noah Novella: The Peoples History of Noah Van Sciver: Selection of Autobiographical Comics by Noah Van Sciver $4.00 – Noah VanSciver does autobio comics by taking us into his personal troll hole, and it’s not such a bad place to be. He’s a hater, for sure. His crabcake one-pagers about growing up poor, awkward and unlucky really do start to have the Crumb-y effect of explaining the chips on his shoulder. He’s got a good drawing sensibility too that just wrings extra angst and neuroses out of the story. I gotta say, his constant pursuit of fame and fortune through making weird comics wears me down stresses me out a little. The comics are good, they’re being published and noticed, and they’re getting better all the time, it might be time to stop sweating the small stuff and just go for it. -EF