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Now in Previews: Sh*t My President Says, Spacebat & the Fugitives, and new Korgi!

May 10, 2017 / More →

Top Shelf continues our summer 2017 rollout with red-hot political humor, all-ages outer-space action, and a whimsical celebration of woodland fantasy — all in this month's Diamond Previews catalog!

FDR had radio. JFK had TV. Trump has Twitter.
In Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump, Eisner-Award-winning cartoonist Shannon Wheeler tackles the 140-character president. For the first time, Donald Trump’s most revealing tweets are collected, curated, and transformed into razor-sharp cartoons, offering a subversive and illuminating glimpse into the mind of the most divisive political figure of our time.

"Shannon Wheeler drew a book I wish I had thought of; that's the ultimate compliment I can offer in 140 characters! #buyit #wheelerisagenius" —Jack Ohman, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning

"A book of cartoons written by a living caricature and illustrated by one of the best cartoonists working... it perfectly captures the grim absurdity of life in the darkest timeline." —Tom Tomorrow, creator of This Modern World

Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump by Shannon Wheeler
120-page B&W hardcover • 5" x 6.5" • $14.99 (US)
ISBN 978-1-60309-410-8 • Diamond: MAY170525
On sale August 2017
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"Unrelenting stylishness," said the Village Voice. "Truly jaw-dropping," said Pipedream Comics. "Glorious," said Paste. Now, Chris Sheridan follows the success of The Motorcycle Samurai with a brand-new graphic novel for all ages! Spacebat, the galaxy’s greatest misfit, is pressed into service by three kids to stop a mad scientist, his army of ill-mannered robots, and a universe-bending machine.

Spacebat and the Fugitives: Tacos at the End of the World by Chris Sheridan
120-page full-color softcover w/flaps • 7.25” x 10.25" • $14.99 (US)
ISBN 978-1-60309-414-6 • Diamond: MAY170529
On sale August 2017
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Christian Slade celebrates ten years of his heartwarming wordless fantasy adventure series, Korgi! This 48-page monster issue is stuffed with Korgi stories previously published in Free Comic Book Day specials, plus a brand-new "tail."

Korgi: Short Tails by Christian Slade
48-page B&W comic book • 6 5/8" x 10 3/16" • $4.99 (US)
Diamond: MAY170531 (regular cover), MAY170532 (variant cover)
On sale July 2017
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Top Shelf at TCAF with Nate Powell, James Albon, and more!

May 9, 2017 / More →

We're making a run for the border! Catch both Chris Staros and Leigh Walton in Canada this weekend for the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, May 13-14 at the Toronto Reference Library. We're thrilled to be bringing you National Book Award winner Nate Powell to debut the stunning Nate Powell's Omnibox (collecting Swallow Me Whole, Any Empire, and You Don't Say), as well as James Albon flying in from France to debut Her Bark & Her Bite, a scalding dark comedy in bright luscious hues. Plus, keep an eye out for Molly Ostertag (Strong Female Protagonist), Eric Orchard (Maddy Kettle), Kagan McLeod (Infinite Kung Fu), Jeff Lemire (Essex County, The Underwater Welder), and other members of the extended Top Shelf family!

TCAF panels you won't want to miss:

  • Thursday 6:30pm at Alliance Française: Heroines in Comic Arts (in French, featuring James Albon)
  • Saturday 11am in Learning Centre: Teamwork: Comics and Collaboration (including Nate Powell & Molly Ostertag)
  • Saturday 4pm in Marriott Forest Hill: LGBTQ Comics Abroad (including Molly Ostertag)
  • Sunday noon in Marriott Forest Hill: Comics As Political Resistance (including Nate Powell)
  • Sunday 4pm in Marriott High Park: Spotlight on Nate Powell

MARCH: BOOK THREE Nominated for Eisner Award!

May 2, 2017 / More →

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Congratulations are in order once again for Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, as their record-breaking graphic novel March: Book Three has been nominated for Best Reality-Based Work in the 2017 Will Eisner Awards.

The trio won last year in the same category for March: Book Two, while Book Three has received an unprecedented array of honors, including the National Book Award, the Printz Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, and many others.

Join us at the Eisner Award ceremony this summer at Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 21, 2017!

Meet the SURFSIDE GIRLS — coming this summer!

April 14, 2017 / More →

Author Kim Dwinell and SURFSIDE GIRLS
It may not be summer yet, but the sun is finally out, and if you listen closely, you can hear the waves calling... That means it's time to welcome Kim Dwinell to the Top Shelf family and introduce the world to her debut graphic novel, Surfside Girls: The Secret of Danger Point!

We're so excited to be working with Kim. She's a California-based animator, teacher, and former lifeguard who now combines all her talents into one irresistible book. Check out an 8-page preview of her beautiful watercolor pages, and get ready to join twelve-year-old heroes Samantha and Jade as they investigate spooky ghosts, creepy creatures, greedy politicians... and cute boys!

It's 232 pages of full-color adventure, surfing your way this summer. Click here for more details and pre-order now from your favorite shop!


April 14, 2017 / More →

Return of the Dapper Men by Jim McCann & Janet Lee is returning in a new deluxe hardcover edition!

Everything began with a single breath.

A light wind that started a sway,
and the sway started a turn,
and the turn...

The turn started EVERYTHING.

Top Shelf is delighted to reveal details of the rebirth of one of this decade's most acclaimed graphic novels: Return of the Dapper Men by Jim McCann and Janet Lee. Their whimsical clockwork fairytale, which won the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel some years back, now comes to Top Shelf in a deluxe new edition designed by Eric Skillman and filled with bonus content. Even better, the Dapper Men saga will ultimately be expanded into a trilogy, with Book Two and Book Three planned for subsequent years.

Check out more details and preview images from this 144-page deluxe hardcover, which stands a hefty 9.75" x 11.25", and check in with your favorite shop to pre-order it!

"Return of the Dapper Men is a transformational experience... be prepared to take a fantastic journey." — from the introduction by Tim Gunn

“The writing is lyrical and reads like a forgotten fairy tale... The artwork is often stunning.” The New York Times

“It’s an instant classic, combining steampunk, science fiction and fantasy with an impeccable fashion sense.” USA Today

“This book is everything the hype promised it would be… a mind-opening, eye-shutting book that sings to your dreams and dreams of your songs.” Comic Book Resources

“Arresting layouts give the book an ethereal, timeless quality and turn each page into a frame-worthy work of art. A true dazzler that speaks on multiple levels for both child and adult readers, and one that gets richer with each read.” Booklist (starred review)

“Magnificent... the lush artwork is easy to get lost in, and the fantastical setting and atmosphere create a unique background for a timeless parable about time.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)


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