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by Tony Consiglio

"Tony Consiglio is a natural-born cartoonist; his drawings are funny, sharp, and uncluttered. Upon his incisive line he somehow manages to balance both misanthropy and a sympathy for human foibles. He may skewer his characters (sometimes literally), but I suspect that, deep down, he has a tender …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-75-4

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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A Disease of Language

A Disease of Language

by Eddie Campbell and Alan Moore

The Birth Caul and Snakes & Ladders, Alan Moore’s visionary, highly personal magic based performance art pieces as adapted by Eddie Campbell, are collected together for the first time ever in A Disease of Language. Along with an insightful and expansive interview with Moore conducted by Campbell, …

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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: 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

 
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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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American Elf 2009

American Elf 2009

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 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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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

 
At the Comics

At the Comics

by Lizz Lunney

A Top Shelf digital exclusive!

"Sometimes I just look at everyone and think how crazy it is that we are talking when we are all just animals." It's a majestic grab-bag of Lunney goodness, starring her beloved cast of weirdos and cute things: Keith the Wizard, Sour Rabbit & Crispy Duck, Food …

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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

 
Awesome 2: Awesomer

Awesome 2: Awesomer

Edited by Indie Spinner Rack's Charlito and Mr. Phil!

You can't keep a great indie anthology down! The boys at Indie Spinner Rack have been producing the premiere indie comics podcast for over three years, and in 2007 produced the aptly-titled AWESOME anthology. Now they're back, along with a …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-039-1 - Diamond: MAR094431

Ax (Vol 1): A Collection of Alternative Manga

Ax (Vol 1): A Collection of Alternative Manga

Edited by Sean Michael Wilson.
Stories compiled by Mitsuhiro Asakawa.

One of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2010!

"Within the pages of this greatly anticipated manga anthology are some of the most imaginative, lush, grotesque, and ridiculous comics to come out of Japan... It's an …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-042-1

 
Banks/Eubanks

Banks/Eubanks

by Tom Hart

The Comics Journal has raved, "There's nobody better at telling a story than Tom Hart", and Banks/Eubanks is an ambitious tale told with simplicity, wit, and the unique combination of wild antics and deep insight that is his signature. Set in summertime Boston (and central Florida during a tropical …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-10-5

The Barefoot Serpent (hardcover)

The Barefoot Serpent (hardcover)

by Scott Morse

The Barefoot Serpent is also available in a deluxe hardcover edition. A special Top Shelf exclusive:
First Printing: 300 copies.

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The Barefoot Serpent (softcover)

The Barefoot Serpent (softcover)

by Scott Morse

"Both Kurosawa and Scott are storytellers who can work on an intimate scale or on grand epics, but the focus is always on the individual, on characters, and that is what makes them succeed." -- Stan Sakai, from the introduction
"The union of a biography about a master filmmaker [Akira Kurosawa] to …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-37-2

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

 
BB Wolf and the 3 LP's (Music CD Spec Ed)

BB Wolf and the 3 LP's (Music CD Spec Ed)

by J.D. Arnold and Rich Koslowski

This limited edition of B.B. WOLF & THE 3 LP’S comes with a special Music CD of Blues songs recorded specifically to accompany the graphic novel.

Set in the Mississippi Delta of the 1920s, B.B. WOLF & THE 3 LP’S is a classic story of racial injustice, murder, revenge, and music … all told …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-083-4

Beach Safari

Beach Safari

by Mawil

"Stunning in both its simplicity and its depth. . . . By the time you finish reading Beach Safari, you’ll be begging for more." -- Greg McElhatton, icomics.com

A whimsical and beautifully illustrated allegory by German newcomer, Mawil Witzel. Beach Safari is a surreal tale of a male bunny …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-40-2

 
BFF

BFF

by Nate Beaty

"Nate Beaty is a classic whiner in the hallowed autobiographical-comics tradition of R. Crumb and Joe Matt. ...he blows your mind with beautiful, thick-lined, tragedy-strewn, full-page drawings of Seattle or radiant renderings of Oregon swimming holes." -- Village Voice

"If you're a fan of the …

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ISBN 978-1-934620-00-7

Big Clay Pot

Big Clay Pot

by Scott Mills

An historical novel set in ancient Japan, told with heart and a bellyful of laughs. With his sensitive take on humanity and his completely original artistic vision, Scott Mills' thoughtful tale of early Japan has already proven itself quite popular. ... It has been several thousand years since the …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-16-7 - Diamond: STAR12266