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TopatoCo at TCAF!



THIS WEEKEND in Toronto, Ontario! The Toronto Comics and Arts Festival! TopatoCo will be there, on the second floor, kings of all we survey, and we’ll have the following artists with us:

Christopher Baldwin

Anthony Clark

Joey Comeau & Emily Horne, with their new A Softer World collection and flasks. Pick up a flask Saturday morning for secret TCAF drinking, the Worst Idea

Aaron Diaz, with his beautiful, gigantic TOMORROW GIRL books making their TCAF debut.

Frank Gibson & Becky Dreistadt, with their Capture Creatures book and a new Adventure Time graphic novel. They’ll also be on a panel on Sunday.

Nick Gurewitch

Jeph Jacques, with Questionable Content volume 4.

Kate Leth, with her new Adventure Time graphic novel, new tote bags, and two panel appearances.

Sam Logan, with his new, massive Sam & Fuzzy Omnibus. Bring an extra suitcase for lugging this one home.

David Malki!, with the Machine of Death card game and books.

Rosemary Mosco, with a brand-new print collection.

Ryan North, with To Be Or Not To Be making its TCAF debut.

Download the TCAF Guidebook for an exhibit floor map and information about the panels, so you can find your favorite artists using TECHNOLOGY.

We hope to see you in Toronto!

Skybridge: The Battle in Seattle

At some point this weekend (March 28-30) you may find yourself in a strange costume on the Skybridge of the Washington State Convention Center. To your left is TopatoCo (The Good Guys). To your right is BOOM! Studios. The tension is so thick it cannot be cut. Scientists will be studying how thick the tension is for practical uses in building aircraft frames.


We are outgunned and outnumbered but we believe we might win. Maybe. We have street smarts and gumption and all that. We have the combined power of:

Emily Horne & Joey Comeau (A Softer World): They have badass tattoos.

Aaron Diaz (Dresden Codak): Aaron once beat up a gang.

Becky Dreistadt and Frank Gibson (Tiny Kitten Teeth): Frank is from New Zealand.

Tyson Hesse (Boxer Hockey/Diesel): Tyson was born without the part of his brain that feels fear.

Jeph Jacques (Questionable Content): Jeph is 11 feet tall.

Kate Leth (Kate Leth): Kate also had badass tattoos.

Sam Logan (Sam and Fuzzy): Sam is a demolitions expert.

David Malki ! (Wondermark/Machine of Death): David is the deadliest man in the world with parody rap lyrics.

Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics/All Kinds of Stuff): Ryan is TWELVE feet tall.

Dante Shepherd (Surviving the World): Dante has super intelligence and hearing.

Chris Yates (Chris Yates Studios): Chris uses power tools like, all the time.

We will have STUFF. We will have THINGS. We will have surprises. We will have the WILL TO SURVIVE. But most importantly, we will have friendship. And street smarts.

2013 Holiday Ordering Deadlines

At TopatoCo, we know some of you have certain ideas about how things work. You might think we’re all robots and the things you order go through pneumatic tubes and are placed in packages and shipped by a magical robot. That is not the case. We are prejudiced against robots so we use humans instead, and it is possible that the human who packs and ships your order is sad, hungry, or upset. That’s why we have… holiday ordering deadlines!

Please note that the target arrival date for all these deadlines is December 24 or sooner. For dates that come before December 24 , read this and please give us a couple extra days just in case because things start gettin pretty crazy around here right about now. We run a robot-free workplace and people are imprefect.

December 2013
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U.S.P.S. First-Class Package International Service™ Deadline was November 18 1
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DEC 1-5: All shipping methods except U.S.P.S. First-Class Package International Service™ are safe. ONLY USE U.S.P.S. First-Class Package International Service™ IF YOU DON’T MIND GETTING YOUR PACKAGE IN JANUARY
DEC 6: International orders made not selecting U.S.P.S. Priority Mail Express International™ shipping will likely arrive in January.
DEC 11: USPS FIRST CLASS and STANDARD may not make it in time and neither will USPS EXPRESS MAIL INTERNATIONAL.
DEC 16: ALMOST NOTHING IS SAFE. USPS EXPRESS is the only safe USPS option. For FEDEX HOME/GROUND shipping refer to this map, otherwise choose Overnight, Two Day, or Three Day accordingly.

Thank you for allowing us to serve you for yet another hard-to-explain year. We also have a few more surprises up our sleeves. NOW LET’S GET TO SHIPPING

New Things for the Fall Equinox

The days are getting shorter. The nights, cooler. The stores are filling up with Reese’s Pumpkins. Here are some new products to stave off the chill:



Eternal Scout Patches and Scout Buttons for an extra-eldritch hoodie.



“I Tried” t-shirt and Bunnies Polo, for casual and business casual wear, respectively.



Too Kawaii To Live design now on an attractive and snuggly zip-up hoodie.



Look at these little animals, trying to scare us. Handsome 11×17 print.



To Be Or Not To Be is a choose-your-own-path version of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Written by the inimitable Ryan North, illustrated by 65 of the best artists alive today, and shaped by you, the reader. The most-funded publishing project in Kickstarter history, now available to TopatoCo customers.



The Dr. McNinja Omnibus, Volume 1 is over 500 pages of the popular webcomic. For a limited time, you can get a signed, sketched-in bookplate in your book, for only $10 more!


What a deal!