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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

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

 
BB Wolf and the 3 LP's

BB Wolf and the 3 LP's

by J.D. Arnold and Rich Koslowski

Nominated for FOUR Glyph Comics Awards!

Named one of USA TODAY's top graphic novels to watch at San Diego Comic-Con!

"BB Wolf strikes a relentless tempo that grabs you by the ears and refuses to let go. I never put this one down for an instant. Great stuff." -- Greg Ruth, artist of Freaks of …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-029-2

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

 
Bop!: More Box Office Poison

Bop!: More Box Office Poison

by Alex Robinson

"Alex Robinson manages to do something I frightfully admire: create something that's more than just "slice of life" stories. A must-read." -- John "Widgett" Robinson, Need Coffee

More Box Office Poison stories from Alex Robinson! What you might not know is that there were several short stories …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-46-4 - Diamond: STAR20107

Box Office Poison

Box Office Poison

by Alex Robinson

Winner of the Eisner Award for Talent Deserving Wider Recognition, the International Comics Festival Award for Best Debut Graphic Novel (Angouleme, France), and voted by Wizard Magazine as the best indy graphic novel of all time.

"A convincing, absorbing and satisfying fictional portrait of …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-19-8 - Diamond: STAR13562

 
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

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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ISBN 978-1-60309-038-4

 
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

Fingerprints

Fingerprints

by Will Dinski

From the winner of the 2009 Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics!

“Every comic Will Dinski makes is elegantly and cleverly designed.” —Rob Clough, The Comics Journal

"In Fingerprints, Will Dinski has succeeded in poking fun at an image-obsessed culture by reminding us that all …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-053-7

 
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

From Hell

From Hell

by Eddie Campbell and Alan Moore

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

A New York Times Bestseller!
"Remarkable." -- Leo Carey, The New Yorker

" … dark, fearsomely complex …" -- Douglas Wolk, Publishers Weekly

"My all-time favorite graphic novel … an immense, majestic work about …

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ISBN 978-0-9585783-4-9

 
From Hell -- HARDCOVER

From Hell -- HARDCOVER

by Eddie Campbell and Alan Moore

Also available, a special HARDCOVER edition of From Hell. Limited quantities available.

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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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ISBN 978-1-60309-080-3

 
Liar's Kiss

Liar's Kiss

by Eric Skillman and Jhomar Soriano

“Skillman and Soriano weave a twisted tale of classic noir. The story keeps you guessing until the end, and the art delivers the right blend of pitch-black shadows and crisp, sexy line work.” --Sean Phillips, artist of Criminal, Incognito, and Sleeper

"Loved it. The dialogue crackles, the …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-070-4

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!
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

 
Moving Pictures

Moving Pictures

by Kathryn and Stuart Immonen

Nominated for the 2011 Stumptown Award and Doug Wright Award!

"A wonderful, poignant surprise." -- Paul Gravett, author of Graphic Novels: Stories to Change Your Life

"Most of the story seems less drawn than peeled and chiseled away from absolute visual and moral darkness... [Moving Pictures] …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-049-0

The Playwright

The Playwright

by Eddie Campbell and Daren White

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"This quiet character study... succeeds on several levels, but its most potent component is the clearly recognizable and utterly naked humanity." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Campbell’s watercolouring effects take his art into vivid new horizons ... [his] images skilfully …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-056-8

 
Second Thoughts

Second Thoughts

by Niklas Asker

THE SWEDISH INVASION!

Charlie Kaufman meets Sofia Coppola in this stunning debut from Sweden!

"Niklas Asker's debut hits just the right notes of longing, passion and tender reflection about those other lives and other loves that might have been. Like that special, meaningful album track or …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-037-7

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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Super Spy

Super Spy

by Matt Kindt

"Every now and then I get something really super special from someone with so much talent....I can't describe accurately how handsome this book he's created is. You have to pick it up and hold it in your hands to see for yourself. So go get it and be amazed." -- Paul Malmont, author of The …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-96-9 - Diamond: JUN073913

Super Spy (Vol 2): The Lost Dossiers

Super Spy (Vol 2): The Lost Dossiers

by Matt Kindt

"Clever and formally audacious." -- Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Reporter

"Kindt’s fluid outlines, thick swatches of color fill-in, sleek figures, and predominant subdued duotone coloring effectively conjure the ambiguous living hell that crushes the characters’ zeal while it forces them to go …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-043-8

 
Super Spy -- HARDCOVER

Super Spy -- HARDCOVER

by Matt Kindt

Also available with the new printing of Super Spy, a limited run of hardcovers. A Top Shelf web exclusive, so grab one here.

IN PRINT! (NEW HARDCOVER EDITION)

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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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ISBN 978-1-60309-033-9

 
That Salty Air

That Salty Air

by Tim Sievert

Named one of the year's Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth by Booklist!

"An amazing, strong, well-paced graphic novel about relationships and what we must be do to keep them on course while we are submerged in the complexities of life." -- Booklist (starred review)

"Not since Bryan Lee …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-005-6

Three Fingers

Three Fingers

by Rich Koslowski

WINNER of the 2003 Ignatz Award for Best Graphic Novel!

" . . . a single-minded obsession with animation history informs this work even as its creator twists and tears that history into a new, hideous, and hilarious form. There’s a little bit of Roger Rabbit and a whole lot of Spinal Tap at …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-31-0

 
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

Tonoharu (Part One)

Tonoharu (Part One)

by Lars Martinson

"A fully realized, engaging tale of international alienation." -- Francisca Goldsmith, Booklist (Starred Review)

"Stunningly good." -- Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing

Top Shelf is proud to distribute the new SOFTCOVER edition of Tonoharu: Part One.

Daniel Wells begins a new life as an …

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ISBN 978-0-9801023-6-9

 
Tonoharu (Part Two)

Tonoharu (Part Two)

by Lars Martinson

Praise for the Tonoharu series:
"A fully realized, engaging tale of international alienation." -- Francisca Goldsmith, Booklist (Starred Review)

"Stunningly good." -- Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing

As the months go by, Dan Wells settles into his life as an assistant junior high school …

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ISBN 978-0-9801023-3-8

Tricked

Tricked

by Alex Robinson

Winner of the Harvey & Ignatz Awards for Best Graphic Novel.

NOW A BEAUTIFUL HARDCOVER!
"Indie Book of the Year" -- Wizard Magazine

"Most indie film should be this good." -- Entertainment Weekly

"A master of the slice-of-life indie comic genre." -- Publishers Weekly

"A drama and a …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-73-0

 
The Underwater Welder

The Underwater Welder

by Jeff Lemire

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER!
One of Amazon's Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2012!
Amazon.ca's #1 Best Graphic Novel of 2012!
Discover the triumphant new graphic novel from the author of Essex County.

"The most spectacular episode of The Twilight Zone that was never produced. I really, really care …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-074-2 - Diamond: JUN12-1298

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