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Announcing ROOTS and BOTTLED, two gripping graphic novels for September!

June 9, 2017 / More →

There's nothing quite like a debut. The thrill of discovery — when an amazing new talent pops out of the ether, blending familiar influences with a fresh perspective and personal touch that's all their own — is one of the great joys of reading indie comics. This month, we're delighted to announce two excellent cartoonists' first graphic novels.

Roots by Tara O'Connor

On a journey to the old world — she discovered a whole new world.

After a messy year of heartbreak and setbacks, Tara sets off to Ireland in search of clues to her family’s ancestry, but what she finds isn't at all what she expected. Some of it has to do with the lack of records, but a lot has to do with John, the charming cartoonist she met on Twitter. Wrapped in real family history and set amongst the natural beauty of the Irish countryside, Roots is a classic romantic-comedy adventure and a page-turning account of a young woman finding herself.

Roots by Tara O'Connor

ISBN 978-1-60309-417-7 • Diamond: JUN170548
$19.99 (US) • 176 pages
black & white softcover graphic novel with French flaps, 5" x 8"
On sale September 2017
Check out an 11-page preview!

Bottled by Chris Gooch

What are friends for?

Jane is sick of her dead-end life in the suburbs, and desperate for a change. Her old friend Natalie made it out, living in Japan as a fashion model. Now, as Natalie comes back to town on business, Jane sees a way for her friend to do her a favor… whether she likes it or not. Young Australian cartoonist Chris Gooch debuts with a haunting portrait of millennial alienation, tinged with body horror and Greek tragedy, glamour and terror.

Bottled by Chris Gooch
ISBN 978-1-60309-420-7 • Diamond: JUN170551
$19.99 (US) • 288 pages
2-color softcover graphic novel with French flaps, 5.8" x 8.3"
On sale September 2017
Check out an 8-page preview!

Shannon Wheeler Will Livetweet "Sh*t My President Says" Thursday

June 7, 2017 / More →

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Shannon Wheeler knows Donald Trump pretty well — or at least his Twitter account. Wheeler read the president's complete archive of over 30,000 posts and illustrated over 120 of the best tweets for his new book Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump. Now, in reaction to rumors that Trump (despite all advice to the contrary) plans to "livetweet" the Senate testimony tomorrow of former FBI Director James Comey, Wheeler has announced that he will live-draw Trump's livetweets, bringing vital new insight to these important contributions to American presidential history.

To follow along at home, follow @MuchCoffee on Twitter or the hashtag #shitmypresidentsays.

In Sh*t My President Says (in stores August 2017), Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Shannon Wheeler tackles the 140-character president. For the first time, Donald Trump's most revealing tweets are collected, curated, and transformed into razor-sharp cartoons, offering a subversive and illuminating glimpse 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.

Sh*t My President Says will be a 120-page hardcover book, 5” x 6.5”, published by Top Shelf Productions, an imprint of IDW Publishing. It features a foreword by Esquire cartoon editor Bob Mankoff. The book goes on sale August 2017 and can be pre-ordered now with ISBN 978-1-60309-410-8 wherever books are sold. For more details and sample pages, visit www.sh-tmypresidentsays.com.

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Now in Previews: Sh*t My President Says, Spacebat & the Fugitives, and new Korgi!

May 10, 2017 / More →

Top Shelf continues our summer 2017 rollout with red-hot political humor, all-ages outer-space action, and a whimsical celebration of woodland fantasy — all in this month's Diamond Previews catalog!


FDR had radio. JFK had TV. Trump has Twitter.
In Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump, Eisner-Award-winning cartoonist Shannon Wheeler tackles the 140-character president. For the first time, Donald Trump’s most revealing tweets are collected, curated, and transformed into razor-sharp cartoons, offering a subversive and illuminating glimpse into the mind of the most divisive political figure of our time.

"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

"A book of cartoons written by a living caricature and illustrated by one of the best cartoonists working... it perfectly captures the grim absurdity of life in the darkest timeline." —Tom Tomorrow, creator of This Modern World

Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump by Shannon Wheeler
120-page B&W hardcover • 5" x 6.5" • $14.99 (US)
ISBN 978-1-60309-410-8 • Diamond: MAY170525
On sale August 2017
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"Unrelenting stylishness," said the Village Voice. "Truly jaw-dropping," said Pipedream Comics. "Glorious," said Paste. Now, Chris Sheridan follows the success of The Motorcycle Samurai with a brand-new graphic novel for all ages! Spacebat, the galaxy’s greatest misfit, is pressed into service by three kids to stop a mad scientist, his army of ill-mannered robots, and a universe-bending machine.

Spacebat and the Fugitives: Tacos at the End of the World by Chris Sheridan
120-page full-color softcover w/flaps • 7.25” x 10.25" • $14.99 (US)
ISBN 978-1-60309-414-6 • Diamond: MAY170529
On sale August 2017
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Christian Slade celebrates ten years of his heartwarming wordless fantasy adventure series, Korgi! This 48-page monster issue is stuffed with Korgi stories previously published in Free Comic Book Day specials, plus a brand-new "tail."

Korgi: Short Tails by Christian Slade
48-page B&W comic book • 6 5/8" x 10 3/16" • $4.99 (US)
Diamond: MAY170531 (regular cover), MAY170532 (variant cover)
On sale July 2017
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Top Shelf at TCAF with Nate Powell, James Albon, and more!

May 9, 2017 / More →


We're making a run for the border! Catch both Chris Staros and Leigh Walton in Canada this weekend for the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, May 13-14 at the Toronto Reference Library. We're thrilled to be bringing you National Book Award winner Nate Powell to debut the stunning Nate Powell's Omnibox (collecting Swallow Me Whole, Any Empire, and You Don't Say), as well as James Albon flying in from France to debut Her Bark & Her Bite, a scalding dark comedy in bright luscious hues. Plus, keep an eye out for Molly Ostertag (Strong Female Protagonist), Eric Orchard (Maddy Kettle), Kagan McLeod (Infinite Kung Fu), Jeff Lemire (Essex County, The Underwater Welder), and other members of the extended Top Shelf family!

TCAF panels you won't want to miss:

  • Thursday 6:30pm at Alliance Française: Heroines in Comic Arts (in French, featuring James Albon)
  • Saturday 11am in Learning Centre: Teamwork: Comics and Collaboration (including Nate Powell & Molly Ostertag)
  • Saturday 4pm in Marriott Forest Hill: LGBTQ Comics Abroad (including Molly Ostertag)
  • Sunday noon in Marriott Forest Hill: Comics As Political Resistance (including Nate Powell)
  • Sunday 4pm in Marriott High Park: Spotlight on Nate Powell

MARCH: BOOK THREE Nominated for Eisner Award!

May 2, 2017 / More →

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Congratulations are in order once again for Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, as their record-breaking graphic novel March: Book Three has been nominated for Best Reality-Based Work in the 2017 Will Eisner Awards.

The trio won last year in the same category for March: Book Two, while Book Three has received an unprecedented array of honors, including the National Book Award, the Printz Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, and many others.

Join us at the Eisner Award ceremony this summer at Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 21, 2017!

 

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