Here's everything Top Shelf has planned for 2016 (so far!) listed in order of release (including a few key reprints of Top Shelf perennials as well). Do yourself a favor this year and try some things that you're not that familiar with. You won't be disappointed.
One of Comic Book Resources' Best Books of the Year!
"Strong Female Protagonist... bring[s] new questions about vigilantism, justice, and heroics to the field, standing alongside stories like Watchmen and Soon I Will Be Invincible in the canon of witty, thoughtful commentaries on superheroism …
Nominated for the Will Eisner Award!
Named one of the Best Books of the Year by:
The New York Times, NPR, Library Journal, Amazon, GQ, Comic Book Resources, Paste, Mental Floss, Forbes, and many more!
"Heartbreaking and riveting, Jennifer Hayden's caustic, sarcastic wit streams through her …
adapted by Troy Little
Winner of the PubWest Book Design Award.
Nominated for the Will Eisner Award.
“Troy Little masterfully captures the madness and essential humor that makes this book an enduring classic.” — Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan)
“I am super-into everything about this.” — Kelly Sue …
adapted by Troy Little
Also available -- a few copies left of the Signed & Numbered Hardcover Edition (Limited to 300 copies) that was released at Comic-Con! Get them while supplies last.
Top Shelf celebrates Black History Month with a special Over-Sized Deluxe Hardcover Edition of March: Book One!
The groundbreaking graphic novel memoir of a living legend of the civil rights movement, March: Book One has swiftly become an iconic work. Created by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew …
Named one of the year's 20 Essential Graphic Novels by ACBD (the French Association of Comics Critics)!
"Dreams merge into reality with unnerving ease in Debeurme’s captivating sequel to Lucille... a powerfully tragic meditation on the alienating force of memory." — Publishers Weekly
Johnny Boo and Squiggle come across a giant pencil! Is it... magical? Whatever it is, when Johnny Boo draws with it, his drawings come to life. Before you know it, they're off on another adventure, filled with tigers, ice cream monsters, and truly unbelievable hairstyles. Celebrate the power of …
Johnny Boo is the best little ghost in the whole world, because he has Boo Power. This means that he can go "BOO" really loudly! His pet ghost named Squiggle has Squiggle Power, which means that he can fly and do really fast loop-the-loops. Together they have the world's greatest ghost adventures! …
by Ray Friesen
Set phasers for maximum silly: Ray Friesen, the non-stop sugar rush called by Booklist “a manic blend of mayhem and adventure,” is back for more! When Pirate Penguin and Ninja Chicken stumble across a mystical lost sword, a rip-roaring aquatic adventure ensues, with appearances by cousin …
“Accurate yet rib-tickling, these scriptural riffs are perfect for fans of Monty Python’s Life of Brian.” — Publishers Weekly
"Pairing Russell’s irreverent prose interpretations of Biblical legend with Wheeler’s droll single-panel cartoons... it’s a jam-packed read that turns …
Hallelujah — the beloved classic has risen again! And this time it brought company. Celebrate the second coming of Mark Russell & Shannon Wheeler with this handy slipcase set, containing both God Is Disappointed in You and the new sequel Apocrypha Now — two hilarious must-haves in one beautiful …
"Mr. Russell and Mr. Wheeler have used irreverence to win an audience for what is actually a slyly empathetic retelling of Bible stories." — The New York Times
"As soon as I started reading it, I was hooked... The Bible is an incredibly weird book, and I thank Mark Russell for rewriting it in …
Written by Steve Nedvidek, Ed Crowell, & Jack Lowe. Illustrated by Moses Nester, with colors by S. J. Miller.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, 1/6th of the world’s wealth vacationed in and around the tiny Georgia island of Jekyll. Captains of industry like Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan and Carnegie all called the Jekyll area home. The Jekyll Island Chronicles uses this place of grandeur and …
Shortlisted for the Heritage Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival.
“Utterly endearing, unsentimental, and wise... Matsumoto pinpoints the day-to-day troubles and modest triumphs of city-dwellers striving for independence, security, success, sex, and maybe love.” —Paul …
"Best Emerging Graphic Novelist" — The Austin Chronicle
"A surreal exploration of the fractured suburban family, worthy of a Sam Mendes directorial turn... revealing that nothing is ever quite as fun as it seems." — Publishers Weekly
"Menacing… If you’ve ever dismissed newspaper …
Eddie Campbell’s Bacchus is a true epic, spanning a decade of work, over a thousand pages, and several millennia of alcohol consumption.
In Bacchus, the visionary behind From Hell (with Alan Moore) and Alec: The Years Have Pants presents his version of “an American-style comic book,” …
Also available -- a Signed & Numbered Hardcover Edition (Limited to 300 copies) exclusively from Top Shelf! Get them while supplies last.
SHIPPING JUNE 2016!
Gathered into one amazing package for the first time ever: the complete collection of Eddie Campbell's sprawling, award-winning masterworks ALEC and BACCHUS! See why Booklist calls his work "a high-water mark in the graphic novel’s short history... no one else in the medium combines emotional …
by Jeff Lemire
"Beautiful, moving, wholly satisfying." — Publishers Weekly
"All kinds of wonderful. Buy it. You will wet yourself with tears, your brain will spin from masterful storytelling, and you will love it." — Entertainment Weekly
"One of the most haunting, arresting, and unforgettable books of …
by Jeff Lemire
Also available, a limited signed & numbered edition (limited to 300 copies).
SHIPPING JULY 2016!
by Koren Shadmi
"Koren Shadmi's Love Addict is a romp back to the great confessional comics of the 1990's and a trip up to the moment of mind-bending modern hijinx. So few comics find the sweet spot of sensational art, pitch perfect dialogue, compelling characters and flawless storytelling. Shadmi nails all that, …
Top Shelf is honored to present a milestone of comics history: the stunning conclusion to the award-winning and best-selling MARCH trilogy.
"March is one of the most important graphic novels ever created — an extraordinary presentation of an extraordinary life, and proof that young people can …
Available in limited quantities, exclusively from Top Shelf: a hardcover edition of March: Book Three!
SHIPPING AUGUST 2016!
The award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy is complete! Celebrate with this commemorative set containing all three volumes of March in a stunning new slipcase designed by Nate Powell and Chris Ross and colored by José Villarrubia. -- a slipcased set of March: Book One, March: Book …
Don't miss the sequel to the #1 bestseller March: Book One!
One of YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens
Nominated for three Eisner Awards
Winner of the Street Literature Book Award Medal
Winner of the Denver Independent Comic & Art Expo Award
"With March, Congressman John Lewis takes us …
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 …
"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 Weekly
"Moore, one of the great fiction minds of his generation, never accomplished …
by Aaron Renier
Winner of the Eisner Award for Talent Deserving Wider Recognition.
"Top Shelf has a real winner with Aaron Renier's delightful, action-packed graphic novel for all ages. Innocence and naiveté dominate the character traits of the cast of cute, anthropomorphic characters while the meaning of …
"If there was ever a true 'all-ages' book, this is it. Korgi hits every note perfectly, and can hook readers all across the spectrum with its tantalizing suspense and action.... The art is spectacular." — School Library Journal's Good Comics for Kids
“Guaranteed to be loved by children. Its …
TONOHARU: PART THREE
by Lars Martinson (w/a/c)
“A fully realized, engaging tale of international alienation.” —Francisca Goldsmith, Booklist (Starred Review)
“Stunningly good.” —Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing
“For fans of Lost in Translation.” —Sean Howe, …
by Erin Nations
Pop in your quarters and see what pops out of GUMBALLS -- a brand new one-man anthology comic from Portland cartoonist Erin Nations! His bright, candy-colored palette and crisp linework pop off the page, while his stories reflect a fascination with humanity in all its diverse foibles — hinting at …
by Lauren Purje
With a BFA, solo exhibitions, and work experience at a New York gallery, Lauren Purje has spent plenty of time in the art world… consider this her cry for help.
You Might Be An Artist If… collects several years of her comic strips about the ups and downs of life in the arts. Her wry and …