Australian cartoonist Chris Gooch and his upcoming graphic novel ‘Under-Earth’

Chris Gooch loves the thick spine on his upcoming, nearly 600 page graphic novel Under-Earth

“That was a fantasy,” Gooch said. “I wanted to have a book that if you threw it at somebody and you hit them with it, it would really hurt.”

This upcoming book, slated for release in October, marks the third book published by Top Shelf Productions from Gooch, an Australia-based indie cartoonist who has done a wide variety of both short and long form comics that run the gamut on style, format and subject matter.  Continue reading