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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!

The Return of RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN!

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)

Top Shelf Makes MoCCA Magic!

March 30, 2017 / More →


This weekend, our calendars turn to April, and New York's comic-lovers turn to the terrific MoCCA Fest (April 1-2 at Metropolitan West, 639 W 46th St)!

Top Shelf / IDW Publishing will be there in style, featuring: Jess Fink (Chester 5000, appearing Saturday only), Lauren Purje (You Might Be an Artist If...), Benjamin Frisch (The Fun Family), Koren Shadmi (Love Addict), W. Maxwell Prince (The Electric Sublime),
and more friends & family of IDW, including Craig Yoe and Yoe! Books.

Come visit Booth A101 and discover a new favorite!

Announcing SH*T MY PRESIDENT SAYS by Shannon Wheeler

March 14, 2017 / More →

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FDR had radio. JFK had TV. Trump has Twitter.

Top Shelf Productions is pleased — big league — to announce Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump, in which Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Shannon Wheeler tackles the 140-character president. For the first time, these revealing snapshots of the world’s most powerful man will be collected, curated, and brought to memorable new life as cartoons. This compulsively readable hardcover will reach stores in August 2017.

Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump
by Shannon Wheeler
-- A 120-page hardcover, 5” x 6.5”
-- ISBN 978-1-60309-410-8
-- For mature readers (16+)
-- Available August 2017

Some people are saying, I don’t know, you tell me, but a lot of people are saying this is the greatest book of the year. This guy, Shannon Wheeler, he draws these cartoons for the New Yorker, MAD, the Onion — he’s very, very, good, okay? Now he’s illustrated the most incredible tweets. Wow! You won’t believe what he does with these tweets. I mean, these tweets changed the world, folks. It’s true! It’s very true. EVERYONE is going to want this book — even the haters and losers (Sad!).

"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

In Sh*t My President Says, Donald Trump's most revealing tweets are transformed into razor-sharp cartoons, offering a subversive and illuminating insight into the mind of the most divisive political figure of our time. Whether you love him or hate him, this take on Trump will help you come to grips with the man and his ideas thanks to Wheeler's signature mix of slapstick and sophistication.

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Jeff Lemire's THE UNDERWATER WELDER Optioned for Film

March 3, 2017 / More →

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Ryan Gosling, Ken Kao’s Waypoint and Anonymous Content will produce the Best-Selling Graphic Novel ‘The Underwater Welder’ from Award-winning Cartoonist Jeff Lemire
The New York Times Bestseller from Top Shelf/IDW has been Optioned for a Feature Film

THE UNDERWATER WELDER is the mind–bending graphic novel written by critically acclaimed, award–winning cartoonist Jeff Lemire, and published by Top Shelf/IDW.

Ryan Gosling, Ken Kao, and Anonymous Content will produce the film.

The New York Times bestselling graphic novel details a man in the dangerous profession of underwater welding, who has a supernatural encounter at the bottom of the sea.

Jeff Lemire, Chris Staros (Editor–in–Chief, Top Shelf), and Ted Adams (CEO and Publisher, IDW Publishing) are attached as executive producers.

The deal was brokered on Jeff Lemire's behalf by Angela Cheng Caplan of the Cheng Caplan Company, Inc. and Allison Binder, esq. of Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher, LLP, and on Top Shelf/IDW’s behalf by Tuvyah Aronoff of Schwell Wimpfheimer & Associates.

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