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Coming in January: Prepare to open PARENTHESIS by Elodie Durand!

September 25, 2020 / More →

A triumph of graphic memoir, Parenthesis narrates the author's experience with tumor-related epilepsy — losing herself, and finding herself again.

Judith is barely out of her teens when a tumor begins pressing on her brain, ushering in a new world of seizures, memory gaps, and loss of self. Suddenly, the sentence of her normal life has been interrupted by the opening of a parenthesis that may never close.

Based on the real experiences of cartoonist Élodie Durand, Parenthesis is a gripping testament of struggle, fragility, acceptance, and transformation which was deservedly awarded the Revelation Prize of the Angoulême International Comics Festival.

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Kochalka lands in stores: Glork Patrol and a new Johnny Boo!

September 25, 2020 / More →


Great news for fans of James Kochalka's award-winning graphic novels for young readers: He's got TWO brand-new ones that you can buy this very minute!

Glork Patrol (Book One): Glork Patrol on the Bad Planet
by James Kochalka
Exploding from the beloved Glorkian Warrior video game and graphic novels: a hilarious new outer-space adventure, from the creator of the Eisner-Award-winning series Johnny Boo and Dragon Puncher!

Johnny Boo (Book 11): Johnny Boo Finds a Clue?
by James Kochalka
Johnny Boo and Squiggle team up with old friends in a jaw-dropping new adventure--to solve a very silly mystery!

THEY CALLED US ENEMY wins American Book Award and NCS Reuben Award

September 25, 2020 / More →

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They Called Us Enemy, the New York Times bestselling graphic memoir depicting actor, author, and activist George Takei’s childhood imprisonment within an American internment camp during World War II, continues to garner critical acclaim for co-authors Takei, Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott, and artist Harmony Becker.

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COSMOKNIGHTS and THE LAB score Ignatz nominations!

September 1, 2020 / More →


Today the Small Press Expo (SPX) announced its nominees for the 2020 Ignatz Awards, and we're proud to announce two great Top Shelf books are honored!

Cosmoknights by Hannah Templer is up for Outstanding Comic. For this ragtag band of space gays, liberation means beating the patriarchy at its own game.

The Lab by Allison Conway is up for Outstanding Story. This “silent” graphic novel follows a nameless subject trapped in a nightmarish test facility, raising unsettling questions of exploitation and oppression.

Congratulations to all the great nominees! Voting is open to the public and runs from now though September 8, so head on over and cast your ballots now!

One Book, One San Diego selects THEY CALLED US ENEMY!

August 31, 2020 / More →

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Over the weekend, the prestigious community reading program One Book, One San Diego announced their selections for the 2020 region-wide read: the bestselling They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott and Harmony Becker is the official selection for adult readers, readers of Spanish, and young adult readers, along with Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind by Cynthia Grady and Amiko Hirao for children.

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