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COSMOKNIGHTS and Campbell lead a stellar SPX lineup!

September 11, 2019 / More →

We can't wait to see you this weekend at the Small Press Expo, September 14-15 at the Bethesda North Marriott outside Washington, DC.

As usual, Top Shelf will be represented by a stunning assortment of talent, in our booth and across the festival floor...

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Order Now the Signed & Numbered Edition of THEY CALLED US ENEMY — Still a New York Times Bestseller!

August 21, 2019 / More →

As George Takei's graphic memoir, They Called Us Enemy, hits its fifth incredible week on the New York Times Bestseller List, fans of the the iconic actor/author/activist have even more cause to celebrate.

While supplies last, Top Shelf Productions and IDW Publishing are now offering the exclusive signed & numbered edition of They Called Us Enemy to be ordered directly from IDW's web store for shipment worldwide.

Created to commemorate the book's launch at Comic-Con 2019, this deluxe paper-over-board hardcover edition (limited to 1,000 copies worldwide) features an individually numbered, sewn-in, letterpress bookplate hand-signed by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker, plus exclusive endpapers not found in the regular softcover:

They Called Us Enemy (Signed & Numbered Hardcover)
by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker
ISBN 978-1-60309-472-6 • not available in stores
$75.00 (US) • black & white interiors • YA and up
a 208-page hardcover graphic novel • 6.5” x 9”
Available now, direct from IDW Publishing, while supplies last!

Additionally, an unsigned hardcover is available in limited quantities. This deluxe paper-over-board hardcover edition features exclusive endpapers not found in the regular softcover:

They Called Us Enemy (Hardcover)
by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker
ISBN 978-1-60309-470-2 • not available in stores
$29.99 (US) • black & white interiors • YA and up
a 208-page hardcover graphic novel • 6.5” x 9”
Available now, direct from IDW Publishing, while supplies last!

LUPUS and A RADICAL SHIFT OF GRAVITY Bring Existential Sci-Fi to Fall 2019!

August 21, 2019 / More →

Read on for three haunting, unforgettable new books coming this fall:

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George Takei's THEY CALLED US ENEMY is a New York Times Bestseller! Watch him on the TODAY Show!

July 26, 2019 / More →

George Takei at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, photo by Sean Macgowan

It's been a big week for George Takei. To launch his graphic memoir, They Called Us Enemy, co-written with Justin Eisinger & Steven Scott and drawn by Harmony Becker, this iconic actor/author/activist:

  • appeared on The TODAY Show (unprecedented for a graphic memoir!),
  • flew to Comic-Con for a standing-room-only panel and two sold-out book signings,
  • was honored with Comic-Con's prestigious Inkpot Award,
  • held another sold-out signing at the Japanese American National Museum,
  • and finally returned home... as a New York Times bestselling author.

Although the Times removed its "Graphic Books" bestseller list in 2017, comics can now reach the "mainstream" lists if they are hugely popular — so They Called Us Enemy is now an incredible #2 in ALL Paperback Nonfiction, sitting above The Mueller Report and many modern classics of prose.

Additionally, They Called Us Enemy has already become:

  • an Amazon bestseller — #1 Graphic Novel, Top 10 in all books
  • a Barnes & Noble College bestseller — #9 in Paperback Nonfiction

Of course, as the "King of the Internet," Takei responded on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with heartfelt words:

Just one week after its release, I am astounded and grateful to learn that my graphic memoir, THEY CALLED US ENEMY, is a New York Times Bestseller! The story of the Japanese American internment MUST reach new generations — and with your help, it will.

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James Kochalka's JOHNNY BOO wins the Eisner Award!

July 23, 2019 / More →


James Kochalka came full circle last weekend at Comic-Con as he accepted the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award in Best Publication for Early Readers, honoring his book Johnny Boo and the Ice Cream Computer. Seven years ago, he won the Eisner in the very same category for Dragon Puncher Island, the second volume in his Dragon Puncher series. Now, his long-running Johnny Boo series has earned its own Eisner with its 8th volume, in which Johnny Boo invents a machine that turns anything into ice cream.

"They're like Oscars for comics," Kochalka explained to his hometown paper Seven Days, "but cooler, because it's comics."

Kochalka and Johnny Boo show no sign of slowing down. Following The Ice Cream Computer, Johnny Boo Is King! was released in early 2019, and a 10th volume, Johnny Boo and the Midnight Monsters, will be out by the end of the year.

 

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