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TCAF 2018: James Kochalka, Eddie Campbell, Brenda Hickey, Bobby Curnow, Carolyn Nowak, & more!

May 10, 2018 / More →

This weekend we're off to Canada for the famous Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF)! It's our first year exhibiting on the busy first floor (#128-129), so come on by — you can't miss us!

Joining us are two award-winning legends of alt-comics, James Kochalka and Eddie Campbell, making their TCAF debuts as featured guests of the festival. It'll mark the world premiere of Kochalka's latest book Johnny Boo and the Ice Cream Computer and his first festival appearance with Mechaboys, while Campbell celebrates the launch of The Goat Getters: Jack Johnson, the Fight of the Century, and How a Bunch of Raucous Cartoonists Reinvented Comics from our friends at The Library of American Comics as well as Bizarre Romance with Audrey Niffenegger. 

We're also thrilled to have both Bobby Curnow and Brenda Hickey for their first ever joint signing of the electrifying and emotional fantasy adventure Ward's Valley!

The inimitable Carolyn Nowak will be on hand as well — stop by for a free signed poster for her upcoming short story collection Girl Town, coming this fall!

Elsewhere on the floor, you'll find Molly Ostertag with Strong Female ProtagonistConor McCreery with Kill Shakespeare, and so much more!

We'll see you soon at TCAF table #128-129!

Get blown away by HIS DREAM OF THE SKYLAND in August!

May 10, 2018 / More →

Emmy Award winner Anne Opotowsky teams up with visionary artist Aya Morton for a stunning exploration of youth, ambition, loyalty, and the walls we build both inside and out, animating historical Hong Kong with powerful modern resonance.

“A stunning piece of work… it has depth, lots of drama, bucket-loads of charm, and comedy and tragedy in equal measure. His Dream of the Skyland is a beautiful book that looks set to become a classic.” — Grovel

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Eisners 2018: HOME TIME is on a roll!

April 26, 2018 / More →

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Campbell Whyte's debut graphic novel Home Time: Under the River placed another feather in its colorful cap today, as the Eisner committee of Comic-Con International announced it as a finalist for the Eisner Award in Best Publication for Kids (ages 9–12)!

Earlier this month, Home Time received the DINKy Award for Best Work: Mid/Large Press at the Denver Independent Comics & Art Expo (DINK), where Erin Nations' Gumballs series also received the Outstanding Diversity Award.

Home Time is also a finalist for such honors as the National Cartoonist Society Graphic Novel Award, Excellence in Graphic Literature Award, Readings Children's Book Prize, and Aurealis Award. Fans know that Campbell crafted the book around six main characters, famously using a different art style in each chapter to represent each one — and at this rate, he's on track to get an award for each kid!

Congratulations to Campbell, Erin, and all the outstanding nominees.

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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