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Coming of Age

Any Empire

Any Empire

by Nate Powell

Named one of the best graphic novels of the year by Booklist, The AV Club, Comic Book Resources, Complex, and Graphic Novel Reporter!

"The most prodigiously talented graphic novelist of his [generation] ... Powell's exceptional visual-storytelling gift transforms a potentially obvious antiwar …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-077-3

August Moon

August Moon

by Diana Thung

Named one of YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens!

"A dream of a book. August Moon hums with menace and wonder, like the coolest childhood you never had. Diana Thung's work is beautiful in all the right ways, for all the right reasons." -- Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-069-8 - Diamond: AUG12-1309

 
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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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

Blue

Blue

by Pat Grant

BACK IN PRINT! -- NOW IN SOFTCOVER!

Blue is the debut graphic novel of Australian cartoonist Pat Grant. It's 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 …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-153-4 - Diamond: JAN12-1268

 
Dear Beloved Stranger

Dear Beloved Stranger

"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

Essex County

Essex County

by Jeff Lemire

This critically-acclaimed graphic novel was recently chosen as one of Canada Reads’ Top 5 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade! It is also the winner of the American Library Association’s Alex Award, the Doug Wright Award, and the Joe Shuster Award. And here's a brand new printing!

"A …

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Essex County (Vol 1): Tales From The Farm

Essex County (Vol 1): Tales From The Farm

by Jeff Lemire

JEFF LEMIRE'S ESSEX COUNTY IS THE:

-- WINNER OF THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION/YALSA "ALEX AWARD" -- THE PRIZE THAT RECOGNIZES ADULT BOOKS WITH SPECIFIC TEEN APPEAL!

-- WINNER OF THE SHUSTER AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CANADIAN COMIC BOOK CARTOONIST (WRITER/ARTIST)!

-- WINNER OF THE DOUG …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-88-4 - Diamond: JAN073894

Fox Bunny Funny

Fox Bunny Funny

by Andy Hartzell

"[A] wordless, deliciously mannered fable about desire, socialization and utopianism . . . Hartzell’s narrative glides along so smoothly that it can take a few readings to notice how clever and nuanced his design sense is." --Douglas Wolk, The New York Times

"Andy Hartzell has beautifully …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-97-6

 
Gingerbread Girl

Gingerbread Girl

by Colleen Coover and Paul Tobin

Read the complete story online at Top Shelf 2.0!

"Complex and engaging... I found this graphic novel to be enthralling." -- Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing

"An engaging, breezy read... Gingerbread Girl captures the romance of being young and kooky in a hip city, while acknowledging that …

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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

 
Lucille

Lucille

by Ludovic Debeurme

"Moving and rich." -- GQ France

“Lucille impresses as much by the power of its drawing as by the subtlety of its dialogue and plotting... it alternates tender moments of joy with scenes that evoke tears... Tremendous.” -- Didier Pasamonik, ActuaBD

"A coherent, compelling narrative... …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-073-5

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!
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 Top 10 Great Graphic Novels for Teens!
One of YALSA's …

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

 
The Pterodactyl Hunters

The Pterodactyl Hunters

by Brendan Leach

PTERODACTYL HUNTERS is a story of sibling rivalry and family tradition in a rapidly changing world: a version of 1904 New York where generations of working-class hot-air-balloonists take to the skies each night to defend their city from a dwindling population of pterodactyls. In this town, heroic …

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Same Difference & Other Stories

Same Difference & Other Stories

by Derek Kirk Kim

by Derek Kirk Kim
Named one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly.

Winner of the 2004 Eisner and Harvey Awards.

"Kim captures the ups and downs of early adulthood with sensitivity and gentle wit." -- The Comics Journal

Through a series of sensitive--and often hilarious--short …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-57-0 - Diamond: MAR042839

 
Sounds of Your Name

Sounds of Your Name

by Nate Powell

Now available in a digital edition from Top Shelf!

"This Nate Powell wittily, even surgically, cuts to the bone. Observant, intimate cartooning, anchored with a nice, punchy use of black. Good comics." -- Frank Miller, creator of Sin City and 300

"Frame by frame, his work is more varied in …

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Spiral-Bound

Spiral-Bound

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 …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-50-1 - Diamond: JUN053272

 
Swallow Me Whole

Swallow Me Whole

by Nate Powell

Winner of the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel.
Nominated for three Eisner Awards including Best Cartoonist and Best Lettering.
WInner of the Ignatz Awards for Outstanding Artist and Outstanding Debut.
One of YALSA’S "Great Graphic Novels for Teens."
Finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. …

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The Ticking

The Ticking

by Renée French

FINALLY, RENEE FRENCH'S MASTERPIECE IS BACK IN PRINT!

"A gem that means more with every reading." -- Booklist

"The Ticking is a journey to a place we've never seen or imagined, yet which somehow and inexplicably we know intimately. To be so deeply moved in so many directions at once is a rare …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-70-9

 
Too Cool to Be Forgotten

Too Cool to Be Forgotten

by Alex Robinson

ONE OF AMAZON.COM'S TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS OF THE YEAR!

WINNER OF THE HARVEY AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL!

Selected for the Texas Library Association's Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List!

"My favorite comic of the year." --Jeff Smith, creator of Bone
"This is Alex Robinson's best …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-98-3 - Diamond: MAY084159

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

"It's …

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Underwire

Underwire

by Jennifer Hayden

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

"Underwire explores the funny, and often absurd, aspects of being a lady. Cheers …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-076-6

Unlikely

Unlikely

by Jeffrey Brown

"Mr. Brown seems to understand perfectly the day-to-day rhythms of the modern 'young adult' relationship. Unlikely, like his first book Clumsy, is pretty much impossible to put down." -- Daniel Clowes, creator of Ghost World, Art School Confidential, and Eightball

"A million little brilliant and …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-41-9

 
We Can Fix It!

We Can Fix It!

by Jess Fink

"Jess Fink's work is full of so much casual charm, you think you know her by the time you finish the book. Her light touch brings you through slapstick humor to emotional depths and back again without missing a beat." --Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant)

"We Can Fix It is sexy AND funny at the same …

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What Am I Going to Do Without You?

What Am I Going to Do Without You?

by Patt Kelley

"[A] beautiful little cartoon meditation on mortality, regret and rebirth." -- North Adams Transcript

"[A] great triumph... What Am I Going to Do Without You? is both unbearably poignant and painful, and yet splendidly heartwarming and life-affirming too." --Broken Frontier

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Wizzywig

Wizzywig

by Ed Piskor

"The next big thing in graphic novels." -- Rolling Stone

"Fascinating... Piskor superbly balances action and insight, and gives us a unique window through which to view the ingenious mind of a hacker." -- Publishers Weekly, Best Books of 2012

"Extremely pleasurable... A gripping story with …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-097-1 - Diamond: MAY12-1293