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Top Shelf is proud to welcome Kathryn & Stuart Immonen (Ultimate Spider-Man, Nextwave, Patsy Walker: Hellcat, Never as Bad as You Think) to the Top Shelf family with this thrilling, intimate tale of love, war, and art.

Moving Pictures is the story of the awkward and dangerous relationship between curator Ila Gardner and officer Rolf Hauptmann, as they are forced by circumstances to play out their private lives in a public power struggle. The narrative unfolds along two timelines which collide with the revelation of a terrible secret, an enigmatic decision that not many would make, and the realization that sometimes the only choice left is the refusal to choose.

In a recent interview at comicbookresources.com, Kathryn explained that "The history is just a backdrop to tell a messed-up love story that's about how we assign value to things and people, how we behave when not everyone is playing by the same rules" and "in the end, maybe it's all about the fundamentally perverse nature of desire, about not being to help wanting what you want even if you don't know why. And how, from the outside, we really don't know anything about someone else's intimacies." -- A 144-Page Graphic Novel with French Flaps, 5.75" X 8.25"

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Moving Pictures is another great example of why indie comics tell stories in ways the mainstream cannot.  This Top Shelf original graphic novel is a black and white story that is highly dependent on shadows and light in Stuart's visual storytelling, something that you don't see in superhero tales of clean kinetic movements and linear stories. The classic cartoon style is not Stuart being lazy, but a visual style to represent the everyday person in all of us and in this twisted love story, we ...

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