Here's everything Top Shelf has planned for 2020 (subject to change) listed in order of release -- with a few highlights from 2019 as well! Do yourself a favor this year and try some things that you're not that familiar with. You won't be disappointed.
A New York Times Bestseller!
Winner of the 2020 Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult Literature!
Named one of the Best Books of the Year by Amazon, NPR, New York Public Library, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, IGN, and Forbes!
Selected by the LA Times Book Club …
“The Unfortunate Mr Druitt.” London is desperate to solve its most notorious crime — and one schoolteacher will pay the price.
"My all-time favorite graphic novel … an immense, majestic work about the Jack the Ripper murders, the dark Victorian world they happened in, and the birth of …
Read Cosmoknights as a free webcomic at www.cosmoknights.space, then pick up the book edition!
One of New York Public Library's "Best Books of 2019"!
"A gorgeous and timely space adventure saga... Every panel hums and crackles with glowingly lush, well-realized worldbuilding. The dynamic …
by Koren Shadmi
“A bewitching and fascinating roadtrip… with impeccable writing and narration.” — Planete BD
“Shadmi intrigues with his mysteries and his evocative skill, asking more questions than he answers.” — BoDoï
"Shadmi skillfully mixes together [a] sweeping kind of mystical scientism …
“Tremendous fun, as Penny Nichols quips her way through the chaotically creative world of independent horror film-making. A real joy from start to finish!” — Graham Annable, director of The Boxtrolls and author of Peter & Ernesto
"[A] smart, snarky ode to the joy of creation... Wiegle’s …
by James Albon
"A fantastic book, extrapolating British current affairs into a dystopian nightmare. It’s on point, superbly written, joyously illustrated and a pleasure to read." — Grovel
Pictures at a revolution: acclaimed graphic novelist James Albon (Her Bark and Her Bite) explores the role of the …
by JP Ahonen
“As twisted as it is sidesplitting… [Belzebubs] weaves slice-of-life drama and mockumentary-style humor into a pentagram of laughs, relatable moments, and a love for black metal.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"This webcomic has become a cult sensation... it’s a silly, Addams …
by Kim Dwinell
Sam and Jade are back! Get ready for more ghostly mysteries, beautiful beaches, cute boys, and wild adventures in this delightful full-color graphic novel.
When one of the ghosts from Danger Point gets… spooked, it’s time for Sam and Jade to bring out the Journal of Weird and leap into …
One of Chicago Public Library's Best Books of 2019!
"Red Panda & Moon Bear is fun, wacky and heartfelt. Everyone can enjoy this adventure, but it will resonate especially with Latinx kids. I look forward to seeing more!" — Duncan Tonatiuh, author of Dear Primo and Separate Is Never Equal
The best little ghost in the world — and his pet ghost, Squiggle — continue their award-winning adventures with a spooky story that can turn any night into Halloween!
Are you scared of the dark? Did you know that when the clock strikes twelve, that’s when the midnight monsters come out? …
"This wild metafictional romp is a fitting goodbye to two singular talents." — The Guardian (Best Comics and Graphic Novels of 2019)
After an epic twenty-year journey through the entirety of human culture – the biggest cross-continuity ‘universe’ that is conceivable – Alan Moore and …
This unforgettable graphic novel presents the gripping firsthand account of a Polish-American machinegunner in World War II, adapted from a genuine letter home from the author’s own grandfather.
As Leonard fights on the frontlines of World War II, memories of Josephine and home help keep him …
“Massive. Mesmerizing.” — Paul Gravett, author of 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die
“Opotowsky effortlessly weaves over twenty complex characters together... Hoffmeister’s limpid gray wash and ink drawings render the cityscapes with dreamy affectionate realism.” — Library …
"Indescribably gorgeous... it's a tale that ranges over cruelty and dignity, love and venality, unspeakable crimes and unstoppable bravery." — Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
“A stunning piece of work… it has depth, lots of drama, bucket-loads of charm, and comedy and tragedy in equal measure. …
“The Apprehensions of Mr Lees.” A sham psychic and a weary police inspector steel themselves for a long pursuit… only to find their world turned upside down by the killer’s confession.
"My all-time favorite graphic novel … an immense, majestic work about the Jack the Ripper murders, …
"An evocative 'arctic noir,' this graphic novel unfurls a study in desolation, mounting tensions, and chilling atmosphere." — Publishers Weekly
"An affecting, lonely, and ruthless novel of cold capitalism, the sicknesses of patriotism, and one man with the grip of history on the shoulder …
Winner of the “Essential” Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival
"Peeters examines the complexity of human relationships—among friends, lovers, parents and their children—in this moving and unpredictable sf epic... Peeters is a compositional genius, utilizing stunning …
The Eisner-Award-winning wit of Shannon Wheeler breaks hilarious new ground in a handsome new collection.
He roasted us with Too Much Coffee Man.
He found religion with God Is Disappointed in You.
He tackled Trump’s tweets with Sh*t My President Says.
Now, beloved cartoonist Shannon …
Winner of the National Book Award
"March can help a new generation understand that the arc of the moral universe doesn't just bend toward justice; humans must struggle to bend it. To read Lewis's graphic memoir... is to be reminded that what so many have taken for granted in American life today …
Discover the phenomenal graphic novel memoir by US Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis!
Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award — Special Recognition
A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A #1 Washington Post Bestseller
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
An ALA Notable Book
One of YALSA's …
Don't miss the sequel to the #1 bestseller March: Book One!
New York Times Bestseller
One of YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens
Winner of the Will Eisner Award
Winner of the Street Literature Book Award Medal
Winner of the Denver Independent Comic & Art Expo Award
"With March, …
Top Shelf is honored to present a milestone of comics history: the stunning conclusion to the award-winning and best-selling MARCH trilogy.
A #1 New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature
Winner of the Coretta Scott King Book Award
Winner of the …
"This affable coming-of-age fantasy... add[s] a touch of magic to familiar human comedy." — Publishers Weekly
"A fantasy grounded in the mundane, An Embarrassment of Witches is a work with magic at its center, casting a unique spell through its memorable, lovable characters." — Foreword …
“Gull, Ascending.” A monumental work is perhaps best viewed from a distance.
"My all-time favorite graphic novel … an immense, majestic work about the Jack the Ripper murders, the dark Victorian world they happened in, and the birth of the 20th century." — Warren Ellis, Entertainment …
This “silent” graphic novel follows a nameless subject trapped in a nightmarish test facility, raising unsettling questions of exploitation and oppression.
The Lab is a wordless visual journey into the grim machinery of exploitation. Its nameless protagonist is held in solitary captivity, …
"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
Against the dreamlike backdrop of massive planetary …
It’s the spooky LGBTeen hard-rock rom-com that’s as wild as a hot summer night.
“At first glance, a light and frothy comedy, but little by little it transforms into something wild.” — BDGest
“Axelle Lenoir weaves a sympathetic story around a very endearing heroine. Inside: tons of …
Rascal is a cat. My cat. I didn’t ask for him, he just sort of... happened to me. But that’s how it works sometimes, isn’t it?
When a mysterious mewling package arrives in the mail, one busy young woman’s life changes forever. Rascal lives up to his name, filling every day with wild …
Praise for Home Time:
“Beautifully realised, funny, smart, weird and surprisingly epic in scope, Home Time is also just plain brilliant.” — Shaun Tan
“Campbell Whyte’s debut graphic novel is cute, funny, scary, exciting, and cleverly constructed. The drawings are always a pleasure, …
ISBN 978-1-60309-464-1 - Diamond: NOV190725
by Pat Grant
“The Grot has the makings of a true Australian classic. As absurdly funny as it is disturbingly realistic." -- Shaun Tan, Author of The Arrival
"A twisting plot and a seething, filthy world thread together in these hand-made pages, each one a work of art and some so beautiful they take my …
ISBN 978-1-60309-466-5 - Diamond: JAN200786
by Pat Grant
Blue is a fascinating blend of autobiography and fiction with a sci-fi twist: in a seaside Australian town struggling with alien tentacle-creature immigration, a trio of aimless teenagers skip school to go surfing, chase rumors of a dead body, and avoid dealing with their own fears. A re-release of …
by Jared Cullum
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 …
ISBN 978-1-60309-467-2 - Diamond: FEB200686
A magnum opus from one of the giants of indie cartooning finally gets its due -- in full color, and expanded with a new 120-page grand finale!
"An expressive, funny-sad book that rewards us with its deft execution." — Artbomb
"The Monkey Vs. Robot books are like the best of children’s …
ISBN 978-1-60309-468-9 - Diamond: JAN200754
Meet the most notorious serial killer of all time, Jack the Ripper -- and meet the vast and vibrant communities of Victorian London where his foul deeds gave birth to the modern era. In this remarkable new edition, the award-winning bestseller FROM HELL now features astonishing colors by Eddie …
ISBN 978-1-60309-469-6 - Diamond: FEB200689
The New York Times bestselling graphic memoir from actor/author/activist George Takei returns in a deluxe hardcover edition with bonus material! Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.
George Takei …
ISBN 978-1-60309-470-2 - Diamond: FEB200687
The solemn wisdom of gems and jaded history. Watch in the last volume of the trilogy how one entangles the other. The gems float down from the Mekong, gathering dragon fire, ancient qi and vengeful powers along the way.
One such gem, embedded in a ring, first discovered in Volume One when it …
Who keeps the galaxy silly? The Glork Patrol! When the patrol crash-lands on the sinister Bad Planet, Baby Gonk finds a giant egg... so of course he sits on it. Soon it hatches a baby Quackaboodle, the most dangerous creature in the universe! Will there be a fight to the death, or will the Baby …
The Eisner-Award-winning Johnny Boo series just keeps getting wilder and funnier! This time, a secret thief has stolen Johnny Boo’s ice cream. Armed with his mighty magnifying glass, Johnny Boo will find all the clues and capture the vicious villain. The main suspect is a purple mountain whose …
by Koren Shadmi
Bionic is a coming-of-age tale for the digital generation, taking place in the near future. It’s the story of Victor, a geeky teenager on a hopeless quest to win the love of the gorgeous Patricia — but when she returns from a horrible accident with astonishing new robotic parts, both their …
by Chris Gooch
Under-Earth takes place in a subterranean landfill, hollowed out to serve as a massive improvised prison. Sunken into the trash and debris of the past -- gameboys, iphones, coffee cups, old cars -- we follow two parallel stories.
In the first, a new arrival struggles to adapt to the everyday …
by Andi Watson
Upon the publication of his latest novel, G. H. Fretwell, a minor English writer, embarks on a book tour to promote it. Nothing is going according to plan, and his trip gradually turns into a nightmare. But now the police want to ask him some questions about a mysterious disappearance, and it seems …
Teen girls rewrite the universe on a daily basis! This comic collection proves there's nothing better than using your imagination... except maybe talking nonsense with your friends. Hey, why not both?
Nathalie and Marie are 17 years old and best friends. Since elementary school, they’ve been …
Julie is barely out of her teens when a tumor begins pressing on her brain, ushering in a new world of seizures, memory gaps, and loss of self. Suddenly, the sentence of her normal life has been interrupted by the opening of a parenthesis that may never close.
Based on the real experiences of …
Constructed on top of a former animal cemetery, a nautical space with odd, surrealist architecture becomes the theatre for a series of strange phenomena. A mysterious whale, inexplicable disappearances, a locker key tossed years ago into what was supposed to be a bottomless pit… This pool …