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PENNY NICHOLS wins Oregon Book Award!

June 23, 2020 / More →

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Congratulations are in order for MK Reed, Greg Means, and Matt Wiegle! Their graphic novel Penny Nichols, recently announced as a nominee for two Eisner Awards, has just won the Oregon Book Award for Graphic Literature!

As summarized in the Oregonian's announcement, "This tongue-in-cheek tale about a very amateur effort to make a slasher flick is a hilarious ode to creativity, the can-do spirit and friendship."

TWO amazing Kochalka kids' books in September!

June 17, 2020 / More →

This fall... it's time to join the Glork Patrol! Plus, YOU can help Johnny Boo solve a mystery!

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THEY CALLED US ENEMY and PENNY NICHOLS Nominated for Eisner Awards!

June 4, 2020 / More →

The judges for the 2020 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards have just announced their nominations, and we're honored to report that three are for Top Shelf books!

They Called Us Enemy, by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker, is nominated for Best Reality-Based Work.

Penny Nichols, by MK Reed, Greg Means, and Matt Wiegle is nominated in two categories: Best Publication for Teens and also Best Writer.

“We’re so proud to have Penny Nichols and They Called Us Enemy honored with Eisner nominations,” says Top Shelf editor-in-chief Chris Staros. “Penny Nichols is a hilarious celebration of DIY creativity and a love letter to the comics community, so it’s wonderful to see that love being returned. And unfortunately, George Takei’s memories of legalized racism are still painfully relevant today, making They Called Us Enemy a vital book that calls us to build a better future.”

HOT OFF THE PRESSES: A Radical Shift of Gravity, Camp Spirit, Rascal, and The Lab!

April 8, 2020 / More →

Wishing health and safety to all of y'all out there. While COVID-19 reshapes our world, we're continuing to publish amazing comics, and we hope you'll support your comic shops and booksellers to the extent possible. Why not start with today's new release, A Radical Shift of Gravity?

"This beautiful book is very smart about global catastrophes and very honest about personal ones. For everyone asking ‘How can we raise a family in a world like this?’, A Radical Shift of Gravity offers a powerful answer.” — Jeff Lemire

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Watch Jared Cullum's stunning video trailer for KODI!

March 20, 2020 / More →

Kodi by Jared Cullum
ISBN 978-1-60309-467-2 • Diamond: FEB200686
$14.99 (US) • 176 pages
Full-color softcover graphic novel with flaps • For ages 9+ (including adults!)
Coming in August 2020!

The gorgeous story of two friends separated by everything in the world — except love. Readers and animal-lovers of every age will want to relive this journey over and over again.

"Jared Cullum brings to Kodi a fresh watercolor style that's brimming over with personality. His characters come alive in their world, and they'll convert a casual reader into a devoted fan." — James Gurney, creator of Dinotopia

"Kodi is the perfect combination of an exciting adventure and a heartwarming tale of friendship. Jared’s exquisitely painted pages bring his characters to life and invite you to get lost in the gentle embrace of this wonderful story. Even though Kodi doesn’t say a word, Jared uses every brush stroke to delicately communicate his very real emotions. I absolutely love Kodi and you will too!" — Andy Runton, creator of Owly

Watch the video trailer on YouTube!


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