For several years, Leigh's been stealing moments with all kinds of comic artists at festivals, getting them to add their spin on Hergé's beloved, sometimes controversial characters. Featuring an impressive cast of contributors including Bryan Lee O'Mally, Jeff Lemire, Raina Telgemeier, James Kochalka and a whole lot more, the project threatens to rival even Chris Pitzer's Alt-Comix Trading Card collection in terms of sheer awesome.
I've filled almost two full sketchbooks so far and there are plenty more artists that I'd love to have contribute, so I'll probably keep going! Although at SPX this year I got the itch to start up a new one for Fabian Nicieza & Rob Liefeld's Shatterstar (who I maintain is ripe for a revival)..."
Our sincere thanks go out to Leigh for taking time out from spreading the gospel of Top Shelf to answer our question. Just in case you missed the link up top, be sure to head on over to Leigh's Tintin Flickr set to have your eyes squeal with yet more delight. Roll on Operation Shatterstar!