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MoCCA 2018 Means MARCH, CAT'N'BAT, and More!

April 5, 2018 / More →

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*sniff sniff* That scent... Paper, ink... Fresh comics? Why, convention season must be blooming once again!

Join the Top Shelf crew at New York City's Metropolitan West this weekend for the 2018 MoCCA Arts Festival! Visit us at Table B129-130 to meet Guests of Honor Nate Powell and Andrew Aydin (March) and celebrate the silent-comedy debut of Cat 'n' Bat with Sashko Danylenko! Plus: don't miss Ward's Valley hot off the press, as well as Mechaboys, The Three Rooms in Valerie's Head, I Am a Number, and other recent favorites!

The Festival will also feature select components of the exhibit The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece and will host a talk by Aydin & Powell on Saturday (April 7), 3:30pm, in the Garamond Room at Ink48.

The festival runs April 7-8, 2018 from 11:00AM - 6:00PM. We look forward to seeing you!

Welcome to the story to end all stories.
The final LEAGUE volume begins in June!

March 28, 2018 / More →

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol IV): The Tempest #1

After an epic seventeen-year journey through the entirety of human culture, Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill conclude both their legendary League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and their equally legendary comic-book careers with the series’ spectacular fourth and final volume, The Tempest. This six-issue miniseries is a celebration of everything comics were, are and could be.

Opening simultaneously in the panic-stricken headquarters of British Military Intelligence, the fabled Ayesha’s lost African city of Kor and the domed citadel of ‘We’ on the devastated Earth of the year 2996, the dense and yet furiously-paced narrative hurtles like an express locomotive across the fictional globe.

This is literally, and literarily, the story to end all stories. Here’s how it begins.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol IV): The Tempest #1 (of 6) 
by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill (JUNE 2018)
$4.99 (US) • Diamond: APR180310 • For mature readers (16+)
32 pages in (mostly) full color • saddle stitched • 6 5/8” x 10 1/8” (standard comic-book size)
Co-published by Top Shelf Productions and Knockabout Comics.
Read a 2-page preview now and pre-order from your favorite retailer!

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol. III): Century softcover edition

“Splendid fun.” The Guardian
“Relentlessly clever.” The Miami Herald
“Easily one of the best of the year.” Wired
“A stunning return to form.” The First Post
“Magnificent.” Forbidden Planet International
“One glorious creative tapestry.” The Independent
“A magical mystery tour through Alan Moore's head.” io9
“The completed Century sits happily alongside the previous League volumes as arguably one of the greatest comics of all time.” Comic Book Resources

New in paperback: the New York Times bestselling “Century” trilogy sees our famous fraternity of meta-fictional marauders romping across the modern age, blending countless strands of British culture into a thrilling tapestry.

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Liz Prince invites you to LOOK BACK & LAUGH! - coming in July

March 28, 2018 / More →

LOOK BACK & LAUGH by Liz Prince

PRAISE FOR LIZ PRINCE:

“Magnificently evocative… Simple, line-based art provides a perfect complement to her keen narration, giving this an indie, intimate feel and leaving readers feeling like they really know her. Liz’s story, captured with wry humor and a deft, visceral eye, is a must-read.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Charming… gloriously herself.” People

“Prince’s tongue-in-cheek black-and-white line drawings, in a charming style reminiscent of Jeffrey Brown’s autobiographical comics, pack a punch.” Booklist

Liz Prince invites you to spend a year walking in her (Converse) shoes! Look Back and Laugh collects the 365 comic strips she drew to document every day of her life in 2016. Follow Liz through such life-changing adventures as: buying a house, moving to a new state, getting married, crippling insomnia, and as always, lots of cats, cats, cats! Full of humor, pathos, and insight, these comics reveal the ups and downs that make up the glamorous micro-celebrity life of a freelance cartoonist.

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Kevin Eastman & Simon Bisley's over-the-top BODYCOUNT! - coming this summer

March 28, 2018 / More →

BODYCOUNT by Kevin Eastman & Simon Bisley

Legendary talents team up for a jaw-dropping action-romp starring the baddest dudes in the TMNT universe: Raphael and Casey Jones. It's a must for grown-up Turtles fans and anyone nostalgic for the grim 'n' gritty days of 90s comics.

“Pure, unfiltered and unhindered Kevin Eastman.” TMNT Entity

After years out of print, a grindhouse-style classic returns — better than ever. Inspired by the magazine Heavy Metal and the films of John Woo, legendary cartoonists Kevin Eastman and Simon Bisley present a much darker take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, spinning a pulse-pounding yarn of over-the-top action and more than a bit of the old ultraviolence.

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HOME TIME nominated for two awards!

March 15, 2018 / More →

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Congratulations are in order for one of our amazing Australians, Campbell Whyte, as his staggering debut graphic novel Home Time (Book One): Under the River has just been announced as a finalist — two times over — in the new Excellence In Graphic Literature Awards!

Campbell's great book is not only a finalist in the Young Adult Books (Fiction) category, it's also one of the eight books contending for the honor of Book of the Year!

These honors join two more recent nominations for Home Time in Australia, the Readings Children's Book Prize and the Aurealis Award.

Attendees of the massive Denver Comic Con in June will get a chance to pick up Home Time from the IDW Publishing booth, along with its fellow EGL finalist Calamity Jane: The Calamitous Life of Martha Jane Cannary by Christian Perrissin & Mattheiu Blanchin, published by our friends at IDW, before the winners are announced at a ceremony during the convention. For more details, keep an eye on the Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards web site. Congratulations to all the nominees, and we'll see you in Denver!

 

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