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HOME TIME nominated for two awards!

March 15, 2018 / More →

art from HOME TIME by Campbell Whyte
Congratulations are in order for one of our amazing Australians, Campbell Whyte, as his staggering debut graphic novel Home Time (Book One): Under the River has just been announced as a finalist — two times over — in the new Excellence In Graphic Literature Awards!

Campbell's great book is not only a finalist in the Young Adult Books (Fiction) category, it's also one of the eight books contending for the honor of Book of the Year!

These honors join two more recent nominations for Home Time in Australia, the Readings Children's Book Prize and the Aurealis Award.

Attendees of the massive Denver Comic Con in June will get a chance to pick up Home Time from the IDW Publishing booth, along with its fellow EGL finalist Calamity Jane: The Calamitous Life of Martha Jane Cannary by Christian Perrissin & Mattheiu Blanchin, published by our friends at IDW, before the winners are announced at a ceremony during the convention. For more details, keep an eye on the Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards web site. Congratulations to all the nominees, and we'll see you in Denver!

New Nate Powell, the GUMBALLS book, new LOST GIRLS, and SFP 2!

March 1, 2018 / More →

March is upon us, and Top Shelf is, as they say, roaring in like a lion! This month's edition of Diamond Previews has an incredible FOUR summer releases from Top Shelf that you won't want to miss:

Nate Powell returns with the heart-stopping COME AGAIN!
COME AGAIN by Nate Powell
A lover's dream becomes a parent's nightmare in the astonishing new graphic novel from Nate Powell, National Book Award-winning artist of the March trilogy. Coming in July 2018!

Erin Nations' acclaimed GUMBALLS series becomes a book!
GUMBALLS by Erin Nations
Discover the pioneering new comic from transgender cartoonist Erin Nations! Gumballs is a one-man variety show spanning graphic memoir, observational comedy, razor-sharp character studies, and so much more. Coming in June 2018!

STRONG FEMALE PROTAGONIST: bigger, bolder, & full color!
STRONG FEMALE PROTAGONIST (BOOK TWO) by Brennan Lee Mulligan & Molly Ostertag
Superheroes meet social justice as the wildly popular webcomic comes to print, blending action with relatable young-adult drama and remarkably thoughtful philosophy. This full-color collection features over 300 pages of the ongoing series plus a brand-new short story. Coming in June 2018!

Alan Moore & Melinda Gebbie expand the iconic LOST GIRLS!
LOST GIRLS (EXPANDED EDITION) by Alan Moore & Melinda Gebbie
The groundbreaking, controversial masterpiece of erotic comics, decades in the making, now in a sumptuous hardcover collecting all three volumes, with 32 pages of new artwork and commentary. Coming in July 2018!

Entertainment Weekly unveils our new season!

February 8, 2018 / More →

Covers to GIRL TOWN, COME AGAIN, and GUMBALLSThe good folks at Entertainment Weekly talked with our own Chris Staros and Leigh Walton to get the inside scoop on what's ahead for Top Shelf this year! Take your first look at those gorgeous covers and get excited for:

  • Come Again, the major new solo graphic novel from Nate Powell, winner of the National Book Award (Appearing this weekend at the American Library Assocation Midwinter Meeting to make his first public remarks about it!)
  • Gumballs, collecting the first published memoir comics by an out transgender cartoonist
  • Book Two of the brilliant "social justice superhero" webcomic Strong Female Protagonist
  • Two lovely new editions from the legendary Alan Moore, plus the beginning of his & Kevin O'Neill's last hurrah with The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  • A throwback thrill-ride with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman
  • And much more... including the four new gems below!

All with exclusive commentary from Chris & Leigh. Check it out, only on EW!

Four delightful Spring releases you can pre-order now!

February 8, 2018 / More →

Top Shelf titles in the February Previews catalog
The February Diamond Previews catalog is packed with new Top Shelf graphic novels for May & June release — and now you can see a 4-page preview of each one!

  • Check in to a mind-bending mystery in CLOUD HOTEL, by Julian Hanshaw (MAY 2018)!
  • Diesel-powered daring in THE JEKYLL ISLAND CHRONICLES, by Steve Nedvidek, Ed Crowell, Jack Lowe, Moses Nester, and S. J. Miller (MAY 2018)!
  • Transforming, technology, & time travel in JOHNNY BOO #8, by James Kochalka (JUNE 2018)!
  • Jaw-dropping genius in the collected COIN-OP COMICS, by Maria & Peter Hoey (JUNE 2018)!

MARCH museum exhibits in San Francisco and New York!

February 8, 2018 / More →

The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece

Nate Powell's original art from the groundbreaking March trilogy is on the road!

In San Francisco, the Cartoon Art Museum's exhibit "MARCH: A Graphic History of the Civil Rights Movement" runs now through June 19th.

And in New York City, the Society of Illustrators has just announced "The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece" to open February 28 and run through June 30.

Museum-goers on both coasts will get a chance to see the award-winning work of Congressman John LewisAndrew Aydin, and Nate Powell like never before, up close and at full scale.

Check the links above for details on both exhibits, including a host of special events! For starters, you can join Nate Powell tomorrow night in San Francisco...


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