Monday, June 29, 2009

Terminal Press adds a unique entry to their catalog with ”Top of the Heap”

Terminal Press has released their newest title, “Top of the Heap,” and once again delivers an unexpected and original twist on what a comic can be.

A circus train crashes in the desert. The animals are on their own. The sun is hot. Food is scarce. This is “Top of the Heap.”

Writer and artist Keith McCleary's latest book puts a new spin on the wilderness survival story, as a troupe of abandoned circus animals struggle on their own in a harsh and unforgiving wasteland. Existing somewhere between graphic novel, picture book, Lord of the Flies and prose poetry, “Top of the Heap” uses lush color schemes and elegant language to weave a haunting narrative with an ending that leaves readers to draw their own conclusions.

Literary and cinematic, bleak and hopeful – “Top of the Heap” is an illustrated book for adults interested in broadening their definition of the graphic novel, as well as younger readers looking for a picture book with a little extra meat on its bones.

“Top of the Heap” is a 56 page Prestige Format, Full-Color Graphic Novel, written and illustrated by Keith McCleary (Killing Tree Quarterly, Deep Throat, Exodus: Death Begets Death.).

“Top of the Heap” is available at along with a preview of the book. The Limited Edition print run will only be available through and Terminal Press' convention appearances.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Terminal Press brings Debuts, Exclusives and Creators to Wizard World Philly

Terminal Press is grabbing some prime real estate on the Wizard World Philadelphia show floor at booth 1000 to show off their three con debut books, a surprise Exclusive and a full table of TP artists ready to sketch for the fans.

Previously unannounced, Terminal Press has put together a limited preview run of their upcoming “Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress” comic for the Wizard World Philly convention. The book contains a thirteen page first-look preview of the title along with pin-ups and covers which are exclusive to this edition.
"Dimmu Borgir: Dark Fortress" utilizes the artistic vision and lyrical themes of the biggest Black Metal band in the world, Dimmu Borgir, to create a powerful and thought provoking fantasy horror comic book.
This will be an extremely limited run and will be available on a first come, first served basis- no pre-orders or reserve tickets.

The Philadelphia convention will also see the debut of Terminal Press’ newest titles, “Top of the Heap,” by Keith McCleary (Deep Throat, Killing Tree Quarterly, Exodus: Death Begets Death) and “Epiphany,” by Adam Street (Candy Stripers, Marvel Adventures Hulk, Marvel Adventures Spider-Man). Both books will be available to con goers before going on sale at the following week.

Lastly, making its convention debut is the previously web-exclusive limited run of “The Devil in Miss Jones,” along with artist Ken Knudtsen doing original oil bar sketches at the TP artist table.

Terminal Press will be located at booth 1000 at the Wizard World Philadelphia Convention from June 19th-21st. Visit for more info.
This site is meant to be viewed through If you're viewing it at, it probably looks screwed up.