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Carolyn Nowak's GIRL TOWN debuts this weekend at SPX!

September 12, 2018 / More →

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Plus: meet Nate Powell, Liz Prince, Erin Nations, Maria Hoey, Molly Ostertag, Jennifer Hayden, Jess Fink, and more!

Brave the hurricane and join Top Shelf at Small Press Expo this weekend in Bethesda, MD! We're honored to host Carolyn Nowak and Nate Powell as Special Guests of the festival, and thrilled that Carolyn's much-anticipated Girl Town will make its world debut at the show. (Following SPX, Girl Town will reach comic shops in October and mainstream booksellers in November.)

The Top Shelf booth will also feature Liz Prince (Look Back & Laugh) and Erin Nations (Gumballs), and you won't have to look far to find Maria Hoey (Coin-Op), Molly Ostertag (Strong Female Protagonist), Jennifer Hayden (The Story of My Tits), Jess Fink (Chester 5000)...

It's an Extraordinary day! LOEG (vol. IV): THE TEMPEST #1 & 2 are in stores now.

September 12, 2018 / More →

It's a Top Shelf Two-in-One! Issue #1 of Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill's final project (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest) sold out immediately upon release, but reprints are now back in stock… along with the brand-new issue #2! Call your favorite comic shop now to grab 'em.

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The astonishing MASTER EDITION of Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell's FROM HELL approaches issue #2!

September 12, 2018 / More →

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“What Doth the Lord Require of Thee?” Blackmail and black magic — and one unforgettable tour of London — come to life in full color!

"My all-time favorite graphic novel … an immense, majestic work about the Jack the Ripper murders, the dark Victorian world they happened in, and the birth of the 20th century." — Warren Ellis, Entertainment Weekly

Experience FROM HELL as never before: fully restored and in color for the first time!

This volume contains Chapters 3 and 4, as well as all the original annotations.

Co-Published by Top Shelf Productions (US) and Knockabout (UK).

From Hell: Master Edition #2 (of 10)
by Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell
$7.99 (US) • 72 pages • full-color prestige-format comic book (with spine and 3" flaps)
Diamond order code: SEP180779

Check out 4 preview pages now and pre-order at your favorite comic shop for release in NOVEMBER!

In this month's PREVIEWS catalog: fantasy action meets family heartbreak in the irresistible SUPERS!

August 9, 2018 / More →

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“A great adventure that will delight young and old alike.” Bande à Bulle

"Grabbing you with its action (midnight mischief, combat), its themes (teamwork, self-improvement, coming of age, friendship, love), its humor, and its freshness, Supers pleases right away…. one of the most beautiful young-fantasy comics in recent years.” Comixtrip

ACBD Award Winner! Real life meets super-powered action when three refugee siblings start a new school year as the ultimate illegal aliens.

“Will you tell me about Mom?”
“I don’t remember much, you know.”
“You can make it up. I don’t mind.”

Mat, Lili, and Benji aren’t from around here. Abandoned on planet Earth, hiding far from their home, they can’t even use their powers in public, for fear of being discovered. Starting at a new school is hard enough already…

Supers won the first ever Youth Award from ACBD (the French Association of Comics Critics) thanks to its rich blend of family tension, super-thrills, and classroom drama, all presented in gorgeous full-color artwork. Now it’s your turn to meet these awesome immigrants. Welcome to the family!

Supers (Book One) by Frédéric Maupomé and Dawid
$14.99 (US) • ISBN 978-1-60309-439-9 • Diamond order code: AUG180832
112 pages • full-color softcover graphic novel with French flaps • 6.5" x 9”
Advance solicited for release in November 2018
Read an 11-page preview now and pre-order with your favorite retailer!

Kim Dwinell announces Surfside Girls sequel for 2019

July 20, 2018 / More →

Second volume of acclaimed middle-grade graphic novel series brings supernatural new adventures for California tween sleuths

SAN DIEGO, CA (July 20, 2018) — Top Shelf Productions announced today that Surfside Girls, Kim Dwinell’s celebrated graphic novel series for middle-grade readers about friendship, fun, and lost mysteries of the local landscape, will receive a full-length sequel next summer.

Surfside Girls (Book One): The Secret of Danger Point introduced readers to best friends Sam and Jade, who put together clues ranging from suspicious beachcombers to spooky ghosts to baby dinosaurs in order to save their town from an unexpected threat. Surfside Girls (Book Two): The Mystery at the Old Rancho, scheduled for June 2019, presents even more beautiful beaches, hidden secrets, distracting cuties, and wild adventures:

When one of the ghosts from Danger Point gets… spooked, it’s time for Sam and Jade to pull out the Journal of Weird and jump into action! Trying to solve this two-hundred-year-old mystery takes the girls all over their town and beyond, all while Surfside’s Annual Surf Competition is going on. Add to the mix a cute surfer boy, a mysterious mustached man with a guitar, and a very jealous Sam — can the surfing sleuths save the day again?

“I’ve had so much fun this last year watching readers of all ages discover Sam and Jade’s world,” says author Kim Dwinell. “I packed Surfside Girls with Southern California sunshine, and I hope everyone enjoys spending time with it as much as I do. I'm absolutely stoked to show you what the girls get up to in Book Two!”

Kim Dwinell will meet fans and sign Surfside Girls at Comic-Con International today, Friday July 20th, from 10am-11am and 4pm-5pm in booth 2743 (Top Shelf / IDW Publishing).

"Kim Dwinell’s Surfside Girls has a timeless quality. With its likable characters, sunny colors, and supernatural mystery, it’s a perfect summer read." — Brigid Alverson, School Library Journal's Good Comics for Kids

"Kim Dwinell supplies a great-looking world of infinite potential... Anyone fondly remembering the tenacious and good-hearted Nancy Drew adventures from their youth can locate a spiritual successor for their own children in Surfside Girls." — Slings & Arrows

Surfside Girls (Book One): The Secret of Danger Point is now available wherever books are sold. Surfside Girls (Book Two): The Mystery at the Old Rancho will be published in June 2019 by Top Shelf Productions, an imprint of IDW Publishing. For more information, visit


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