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The 120 Days of Simon

The 120 Days of Simon

by Simon Gardenfors

THE SWEDISH INVASION!

"The 120 Days of Simon is an alternately charming, funny and aggravating four month journal of a self-advertised, couch-surfing freeloader. Highly recommended!" -- Peter Bagge

"I wouldn't call him a hero, but I found Gärdenfors' couch-surfing, mooching, drugged, …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-050-6

24x2

24x2

by David Chelsea

"A surreal trip into the headspace of one of comicdom’s more iconoclastic writer/illustrators." -- Bart Croonenborghs, Broken Frontier

“Twenty-Four Times Two.” The author of David Chelsea in Love and Perspective! picks up Scott McCloud's ball and runs with it in these two 24-Hour Comics …

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A Matter of Life

A Matter of Life

by Jeffrey Brown

"[A] characteristically heartfelt memoir." -- Booklist

"Jeffrey Brown's new autobiographical work, A Matter of Life, will sit next to Craig Thompson's Blankets as one of the most touching and wise graphic memoirs we have about growing up in a religious household and grappling with faith... It is …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-266-1

Abe: Wrong for the Right Reasons

Abe: Wrong for the Right Reasons

by Glenn Dakin

Sporting a glowing introduction by the master of "veiled autobiography," Eddie Campbell, this graphic novel features all of Glenn Dakin's ABE stories from the British comix scene. If you're not familiar with Dakin's work, Glenn has, for the last nineteen years, been one of England's best …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-22-8 - Diamond: STAR14840

 
AEIOU or Any Easy Intimacy

AEIOU or Any Easy Intimacy

by Jeffrey Brown

"Jeffrey Brown's work is not precious, broken-heart type stuff, but instead renders the terrific blanches and indelible happiness one can inflict upon another." -- Jennifer Przybylski, Rain Taxi

"Brown is a consummate storyteller, with a mixture of believable dialogue that carries both wistful …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-71-6

Alec (Vol 4): After the Snooter

Alec (Vol 4): After the Snooter

by Eddie Campbell

Alec is a brilliant and insightful romp through Eddie Campbell's own life, and it represents one of the best -- and first! -- works in the autobiographical-comics genre. In it, we witness Eddie's progression from "beer to wine," or to put it more accurately, his inevitable maturation through time. …

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ISBN 978-0-9577896-6-1 - Diamond: STAR17861

 
Alec: The Years Have Pants

Alec: The Years Have Pants

by Eddie Campbell

Winner of the 2010 Ignatz Award!

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"This impressive collection—a high-water mark in the graphic novel’s short history—confirms that no one else in the medium combines emotional truth, literary intelligence, and formal daring with such adroitness and elegance." -- Booklist …

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Alec: The Years Have Pants -- HARDCOVER

Alec: The Years Have Pants -- HARDCOVER

by Eddie Campbell

Also available, a special HARDCOVER edition of ALEC: THE YEARS HAVE PANTS. Diamond: JUL09-1082

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ISBN 978-1-60309-047-6

 
Alone Forever

Alone Forever

by Liz Prince

Liz Prince, author of the world's cutest relationship comic, Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed?, returns with a new comic about being -- gasp! -- SINGLE. At last bringing her popular webcomic to printed form, Alone Forever explores the joys of flying solo, free to focus on what really …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-322-4 - Diamond: DEC13-1293

American Elf (Book 1)

American Elf (Book 1)

by James Kochalka

Winner of the Ignatz Award for both Outstanding Comic and Outstanding Online Comic.

"Absolutely impossible to encapsulate into a single review, Kochalka’s eminently likeable SKETCHBOOK DIARIES are a singular experience in the world of comics ... Comics’ foremost optimist, Kochalka really …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-49-5

 
American Elf (Book 1) (hardcover)

American Elf (Book 1) (hardcover)

by James Kochalka

THE 1ST HARDCOVER EDITION OF AMERICAN ELF

To celebrate the 5-year anniversary of James Kochalka's critically acclaimed SKETCHBOOK DIARIES series, Top Shelf will also produce a hardcover edition of AMERICAN ELF. This is a web exclusive, with the first printing limited to 500 copies. -- 520 pages.

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American Elf (Book 2)

American Elf (Book 2)

by James Kochalka

"Kochalka is disarmingly honest about the details of his life -- sex, diapers, career anxiety and all -- rendered here in vivid colors that accentuate his sense of joy in the mundane. At turns conventionally funny, poignant and simply absurd, the compelling thing about an American Elf book is that …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-85-3

 
American Elf (Book 3)

American Elf (Book 3)

by James Kochalka

Winner of the Ignatz Award for both Outstanding Comic & Outstanding Online Comic.

"Few people keep a diary as consistently and as entertainingly as James Kochalka. [His] tiny strips convey the personalities of him, his family and friends with astounding and impressive ease. Grade: A" -- Tom …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-016-2

American Elf (Book 4)

American Elf (Book 4)

by James Kochalka

"What makes American Elf so good is that it's incredibly personal and it runs the full spectrum from super-sickening sweetness to gut-wrenching terror and sorrow. It's a funny and powerful window into a real person's mind." --Tony Millionaire

"Extremely good stuff... Not just because Kochalka …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-265-4 - Diamond: MAY12-1295

 
American Elf 1999

American Elf 1999

by James Kochalka

Welcome to the digital edition of James Kochalka's award-winning, influential, and totally addictive autobiography, American Elf! It's a simple idea -- every day, James draws a comic strip capturing a moment from his life-- but gathered all together, these moments take on rich new meanings. Both …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-2395 - 455 pages

American Elf 2000

American Elf 2000

by James Kochalka

Welcome to the digital edition of James Kochalka's award-winning, influential, and totally addictive autobiography, American Elf! It's a simple idea -- every day, James draws a comic strip capturing a moment from his life—but gathered all together, these moments take on rich new meanings. Both …

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300 pages

 
American Elf 2001

American Elf 2001

by James Kochalka

Welcome to the digital edition of James Kochalka's award-winning, influential, and totally addictive autobiography, American Elf! It's a simple idea -- every day, James draws a comic strip capturing a moment from his life-- but gathered all together, these moments take on rich new meanings. Both …

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380 pages

American Elf 2002

American Elf 2002

by James Kochalka

Welcome to the digital edition of James Kochalka's award-winning, influential, and totally addictive autobiography, American Elf! It's a simple idea -- every day, James draws a comic strip capturing a moment from his life-- but gathered all together, these moments take on rich new meanings. Both …

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369 pages

 
American Elf 2003

American Elf 2003

by James Kochalka

Welcome to the digital edition of James Kochalka's award-winning, influential, and totally addictive autobiography, American Elf! It's a simple idea -- every day, James draws a comic strip capturing a moment from his life-- but gathered all together, these moments take on rich new meanings. Both …

American Elf 2004

American Elf 2004

by James Kochalka

Welcome to the digital edition of James Kochalka's award-winning, influential, and totally addictive autobiography, American Elf! It's a simple idea -- every day, James draws a comic strip capturing a moment from his life-- but gathered all together, these moments take on rich new meanings. Both …

 
American Elf 2005

American Elf 2005

by James Kochalka

Welcome to the digital edition of James Kochalka's award-winning, influential, and totally addictive autobiography, American Elf! It's a simple idea -- every day, James draws a comic strip capturing a moment from his life-- but gathered all together, these moments take on rich new meanings. Both …

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370 pages

American Elf 2006

American Elf 2006

by James Kochalka

Welcome to the digital edition of James Kochalka's award-winning, influential, and totally addictive autobiography, American Elf! It's a simple idea -- every day, James draws a comic strip capturing a moment from his life-- but gathered all together, these moments take on rich new meanings. Both …

 
American Elf 2007

American Elf 2007

by James Kochalka

Welcome to the digital edition of James Kochalka's award-winning, influential, and totally addictive autobiography, American Elf! It's a simple idea -- every day, James draws a comic strip capturing a moment from his life-- but gathered all together, these moments take on rich new meanings. Both …

American Elf 2008

American Elf 2008

by James Kochalka

Welcome to the digital edition of James Kochalka's award-winning, influential, and totally addictive autobiography, American Elf! It's a simple idea -- every day, James draws a comic strip capturing a moment from his life-- but gathered all together, these moments take on rich new meanings. Both …

 
American Elf 2010

American Elf 2010

by James Kochalka

Welcome to the digital edition of James Kochalka's award-winning, influential, and totally addictive autobiography, American Elf! It's a simple idea -- every day, James draws a comic strip capturing a moment from his life-- but gathered all together, these moments take on rich new meanings. Both …

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American Elf 2011

American Elf 2011

by James Kochalka

Welcome to the digital edition of James Kochalka's award-winning, influential, and totally addictive autobiography, American Elf! It's a simple idea -- every day, James draws a comic strip capturing a moment from his life-- but gathered all together, these moments take on rich new meanings. Both …

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American Elf 2012

American Elf 2012

by James Kochalka

Welcome to the digital edition of James Kochalka's award-winning, influential, and totally addictive autobiography, American Elf! It's a simple idea -- every day, James draws a comic strip capturing a moment from his life-- but gathered all together, these moments take on rich new meanings. Both …

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Blankets

Blankets

by Craig Thompson

A BRAND NEW SOFTCOVER EDITION OF BLANKETS -- RESIZED & WITH A NEW COVER!

Winner of the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz Awards for Best Graphic Novel and Best Cartoonist.
"Thompson describes the ecastasy and ache of obsession (with a lover and with God)." -- The New York Times Book Review

"A …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-43-3

 
Blankets (Original Softcover)

Blankets (Original Softcover)

by Craig Thompson

Winner of the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz Awards for Best Graphic Novel and Best Cartoonist.

"A rarity: a first-love story so well remembered and honest that it reminds you what falling in love feels like … achingly beautiful." -- Time Magazine

"Blankets is a great American novel." -- Andrew …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-43-3

Blankets -- HARDCOVER

Blankets -- HARDCOVER

by Craig Thompson

A BRAND NEW HARDCOVER EDITION OF BLANKETS -- RESIZED & WITH A NEW COVER!

Wrapped in the landscape of a blustery Wisconsin winter, Blankets explores the sibling rivalry of two brothers growing up in the isolated country, and the budding romance of two coming-of-age lovers. A tale of security …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-096-4

 
Carnet de Voyage

Carnet de Voyage

by Craig Thompson

"Thought provoking and touching." -- Publishers Weekly

"With all of its pages drawn from life, here at last we have one continuous journey, rich with detail of place and characters, told with humor, pathos and insight." -- Andrew Arnold, Time

"Thompson goes far beyond 'objective reporting', …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-60-0

Clumsy

Clumsy

by Jeffrey Brown

"You can open to any page and find something unusually bare and honest about these stories. They're surprising, even though half the moments in the book are ones you've probably experienced yourself. Hard trick to pull off." -- Ira Glass, host and producer of public radio's This American …

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ISBN 978-0-9713597-6-5

 
Dear Beloved Stranger

Dear Beloved Stranger

by Dino Pai

"Dino Pai's sweet and surprising debut works at a number of levels: it is a fairy tale, an ode to lost love, and a young artist's search for his place in the world. What I find most refreshing and compelling about this debut is the way Dino uses shifting drawing styles and modes of storytelling to …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-271-5 - Diamond: NOV121316

Every Girl is the End of the World for Me

Every Girl is the End of the World for Me

by Jeffrey Brown

"An unsparing portrait of male anxiety and twenty-something lassitude, all rendered in drawings that are too crude to be anything but expressive." -- Jeff Salamon, Austin American-Statesman

"It seems Jeffrey Brown has been anointed Our Next Great Cartoonist." -- Mark David Nevins …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-77-8 - Diamond: FEB063347

 
Hey Princess

Hey Princess

by Mats Jonsson

THE SWEDISH INVASION!

"Funny, relatable, honest. What's not to love?" --Whitney Matheson, USA Today

“The brilliance of Mats Jonsson’s comics is knowing just how funny some of the most pathetic moments of adolescence can be, and not being afraid to share those, no matter how ridiculous it …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-051-3

The Lovely Horrible Stuff

The Lovely Horrible Stuff

by Eddie Campbell

"Campbell is one graphic novelist who has the potential—both creative and intellectual—to reach beyond the typical audience and into the wider world of essayists traditionally inhabited by the likes of Bill Bryson or Christopher Hitchens. Coupled with personable artwork that often seems like …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-152-7

 
March: Book One

March: Book One

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

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 …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-300-2 - Diamond: JUN13-1298

March: Book Two

March: Book Two

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Don't miss the long-awaited sequel to the #1 bestseller March: Book One!

Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, continues his award-winning graphic novel trilogy with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell, inspired by a 1950s …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-400-9

 
Regards From Serbia

Regards From Serbia

by Aleksandar Zograf

"The Serbian cartoonist Aleksandar Zograf has created some of the most compelling comics of the last 15 years. His war stories about the 1990s in the former Yugoslavia, heartbreaking dissections of the cartoonist's inner and outer life as his world fell to pieces all around him, are as fine a group …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-42-6

Undeleted Scenes

Undeleted Scenes

by Jeffrey Brown

"Thoroughly engaging and loaded with charm to burn, this latest work from Brown is a perfect example of how to do autobiographical comics right. ... this is good stuff that solidly resonates with a palpable and universal humanity and bears repeated readings." -- Publishers Weekly

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ISBN 978-1-60309-058-2