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Comic-Con 2015: Top Shelf debuts, con exclusives, Team MARCH, and more!

July 1, 2015 / More →

♫It's the most wonderful time of the year...♫ — Comic-Con time, of course! Join us next week for a special milestone: Top Shelf's first San Diego Comic-Con since joining the IDW Publishing family. We'll be marking the occasion in TWO locations, both at IDW's booth #2743 and at the Top Shelf island in its historic home, booth #1721.

And what have we got in store? You may have already heard about our special Comic-Con exclusives, but that's just the tip of the iceberg...


Legendary civil rights icon and #1 New York Times bestselling author Congressman John Lewis returns to Comic-Con along with his award-winning collaborators Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, ready to meet you at their Saturday morning panel and discuss their newest bestseller March: Book Two, now available in a limited signed & numbered hardcover edition!


After years away, the internationally renowned Eddie Campbell returns to Comic-Con to celebrate the debut of his massive Bacchus (Omnibus Edition): Volume One, also available in the exclusive signed & numbered Bacchus Hardcover "Private Reserve" Edition!

Likewise, Jeff Lemire joins us to celebrate the exclusive new signed & numbered Essex County Deluxe Slipcase Edition, also available in a super-limited Sketch Edition!

Troy Little makes his Top Shelf con debut with a FREE giveaway of your first look at his hotly-anticipated graphic novel adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, ahead of its October release!


By popular demand! Chris Sheridan's hit digital series The Motorcycle Samurai is now a gorgeous printed graphic novel — and it debuts at Comic-Con, with Chris on hand to sign your copy!

Also debuting: prizewinning UK cartoonist Julian Hanshaw's gorgeous and moody Tim Ginger, ready to blow your mind and break your heart, in the finest Top Shelf tradition. Give him a fine American welcome and he just may help you understand the rules of cricket!

Join these titanic talents, along with Nate Powell (promoting his stunning new short-story collection You Don't Say as well as March) and Ray Fawkes (author of next month's mind-bending Junction True with Vince Locke), on Friday's panel Top Shelf Productions — Live!


Speaking of panels, Mark Russell & Shannon Wheeler have developed a cult following for their tongue-in-cheek version of the Bible, God Is Disappointed in You — don't miss their gut-busting Thursday panel and be the first to hear the Good News about the unbelievable sequel!

All this AND Jess Smart Smiley, joining us to delight readers of all ages with his Top Shelf Kids Club hit Upside Down: A Vampire Tale and to tell you what he's cooking up for Book Two!)

Announcing Jennifer Hayden's magnum opus: THE STORY OF MY TITS!

June 30, 2015 / More →

"Heartbreaking and riveting, Jennifer Hayden's caustic, sarcastic wit streams through her quirky drawings, unfolding a survivor's tale and so much more. The Story of My Tits takes us from her flat-chested adolescence to small-boobed acceptance, then loss - until the dramatic reconstruction of Jennifer herself." —Marisa Acocella Marchetto, author of Cancer Vixen and Ann Tenna

"Hayden's work reminds me of why I began drawing comics, and why I continue... comforting, straightforward and strongly connected to life." — Gabrielle Bell, author of Lucky and Cecil & Jordan in New York

"Hayden's cheerful profanity and scratchy lines give the work a homey, intimate feel." Publishers Weekly

"The central character is the author herself, and she's a joy... seriously fun, alive, and inspiring — as an artist, a writer, a woman, and a human being." Under the Radar

When Jennifer Hayden was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 43, she realized that her tits told a story. Across a lifetime, they’d held so many meanings: hope and fear, pride and embarrassment, life and death. And then they were gone. Now, their story has become a way of understanding her story. Growing up flat-chested and highly aware of her inadequacies… heading off to college, where she “bloomed” in more ways than one… navigating adulthood between her mother’s mastectomy, her father’s mistress, and her musician boyfriend’s problems of his own—not to mention his sprawling family. Then the kids come along… As cancer strikes three different lives, some relationships crumble while others emerge even stronger, and this sarcastic child of the ‘70s finally finds a goddess she can believe in.

For everyone who’s faced cancer personally, or watched a loved one fight that battle, Hayden’s story is a much-needed breath of fresh air, an irresistible blend of sweetness and skepticism. Rich with both symbolism & humor, The Story of My Tits will leave you laughing, weeping, and feeling grateful for every day.

Release date: September 2015, ahead of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October).
Format: A 352-page softcover graphic novel with French flaps, 8” x 8”.
ISBN: 978-1-60309-054-4 Cover price: $29.99 (US)
Click here for preorder options and a 12-page preview!

Pre-order now: the stunning FROM HELL Slipcase Set!

June 30, 2015 / More →

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A quarter-century after its first chapter appeared in Taboo magazine, From Hell is universally acclaimed as a landmark in the field of graphic novels. This sprawling epic of Victorian murder and human darkness, created by British comics legends Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell, has racked up international awards, landed on bestseller lists, and spawned a Hollywood film.

Now, Top Shelf presents From Hell together with its indispensable From Hell Companion in a gorgeous new slipcase set! Get a jump on your holiday shopping with this September release and introduce a friend to a timeless masterpiece. Pre-order today!

Release date: September 2015
Format: Shrinkwrapped slipcase of two softcover books (572 + 288 pages), 7 5/8” x 10” x 2.25”
ISBN: 978-1-60309-374-3 Cover price: $49.99 (US)
Pre-order here or through your local comic shop!

Jaw-dropping Comic-Con exclusives from Eddie Campbell and Jeff Lemire!

June 22, 2015 / More →

July approaches, so it's time once again to prepare for the biggest convention of the year — but this year marks a special landmark: Top Shelf's first Comic-Con since joining the IDW Publishing family! To celebrate, we've teamed with IDW to bring you some gorgeous premium editions of Top Shelf's most beloved books, developed exclusively for San Diego Comic-Con International!

These exclusives are available for pre-order from IDW’s webstore beginning today, June 22. Fans that preorder will be able to pick up their books throughout the show from the Top Shelf booth #1721, the IDW booth #2743, or for the first time from the San Diego Comic Art Gallery located in Liberty Station in the Point Loma area of San Diego (Wednesday, July 8 through Monday, July 13).

Essex County — Deluxe Slipcase Edition (Comic-Con Exclusive)

Essex County — Deluxe Slipcase Edition (Comic-Con Exclusive)
Top Shelf celebrates the award-winning masterpiece that made Jeff Lemire a household name. This elegant, foil-stamped slipcase edition features an exclusive letterpress bookplate signed & numbered by the author! Don’t miss the chance to get a deluxe version of this intimate study of an eccentric farming community and a tender meditation on family, memory, grief, secrets, reconciliation — and hockey.
$75, Limited to 500 copies, 3 per person.
Also available in a super-limited edition with an original sketch by Jeff Lemire!
$150, Limited to 50 copies, 2 per person

Bacchus Omnibus: Volume One — Hardcover

Bacchus Omnibus: Volume One — Hardcover "Private Reserve" Edition (Comic-Con Exclusive)
Eddie Campbell’s Bacchus is a true epic, spanning a decade of work, over a thousand pages, and several millennia of alcohol consumption. Volume One collects the first half of the Bacchus saga with new notes and commentary by the author. This convention exclusive hardcover comes signed and numbered by Campbell!
$75, Limited to 250 copies, 3 per person.

Stay tuned for more Comic-Con news!

Get plugged in to Ray Fawkes & Vince Locke's JUNCTION TRUE!

June 8, 2015 / More →

Hail, symbionauts of the Neumod frontier: your time is at hand! After many years of development, Top Shelf Productions is organically proud to announce Junction True: the intoxicating new graphic novel by Ray Fawkes and Vince Locke, now open to pre-orders for an August 2015 release.

"It's the freaks who always change the world."

Naoko is a journalist... but these days, isn't everyone? Her friend Dirk has always been experimental, but this time, he may have gone too far. He'll do anything to prove his devotion to the woman of his dreams, even if it means submitting to the ultimate life-hack — to begin a new existence with the radical and highly illegal surgery they call JUNCTION TRUE.

In a twisted near-future where biology is open-source and body modification has evolved to shocking extremes, acclaimed creators Ray Fawkes (One Soul, Constantine) and Vince Locke (A History of Violence, Deadworld) present a mind-bending and hypnotic story of love, sex, and servitude.

Click through for an 8-page preview and pre-order now: the next step of human evolution begins in August!

 

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