art from ALTERCATIONS
F O U N D E D  i n  1 9 9 6  by David Yurkovich as Sleeping Giant Comics, SGC has been
both a weird and wonderful endeavor. The company began with the Xeric-powered
DEATH BY CHOCOLATE in 1996, a satirical secret-agent thriller that spawned three
sequels, including the critically acclaimed
BROCCOLI AGENDA.

Yurkovich developed THRESHOLD (later relaunched as The Super-Heroes of
Philadelphia [SHOP]) in fall 1996. While deconstructionism in super-heroics had already
been examined by various writers, most notably Alan Moore (WATCHMEN), Yurkovich's
approach to the genre dealt with the absurdity of the basic super-hero concept. In 1999
Yurkovich began an ambitious project entitled ALTERCATIONS, which was recently
offered in a 192-page
DELUXE EDITION. In 2004 Yurkovich's early THRESHOLD stories
were published in a collected edition by TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS. Top Shelf published
the collected
DEATH BY CHOCOLATE in August 2007. David also wrote and  produced
MANTLO: A LIFE IN COMICS
(a tribute to writer Bill Mantlo that includes previously
unpublished Mantlo stories). The magazine-format project was revised in 2014 and is
back in print. David and SGC co-founder Dianne Pearce are producing a series of
children's books. Dianne is in writing her first novel.

In addition to his work in the comics industry, Yurkovich has written more than 100,000
words (both fiction and nonfiction) on WIDE AWAKE. He is a former contributing editor
to the media web site,
POP THOUGHT. David's has published two prose novels,
BANANA SEAT SUMMER and GLASS ONION.

Yurkovich also produced three issues of the series
NOCTURNE, which consists of
prose stories and essays told through photo manipulation. He is currently working on a
new prose novel, scheduled for release in 2017. In 2016 SGC became an imprint of
DEVIL'S PARTY PRESS.
art from ALTERCATIONS
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