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The From Hell Companion

The From Hell Companion

by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell

Co-Published by Top Shelf and Knockabout.

"A man-behind-the-curtain look at a seminal graphic novel... an indispensable reference." -- Kirkus Reviews

"The From Hell Companion doesn’t ruin the magic trick that Moore and Campbell pulled off; if anything, it makes their achievement seem all …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-303-3

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

 
God Is Disappointed in You

God Is Disappointed in You

by Mark Russell & Shannon Wheeler

"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 a way that made it understandable and interesting." — Boing Boing

"God Is Disappointed in You accomplishes an impressive goal: it takes the holy book—as …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-098-8

Greetings from Cartoonia

Greetings from Cartoonia

by Stripburger

In Greetings from Cartoonia, twelve modern European cartoonists gathered "objects of inspiration" from each others' homelands (such as architectural styles, animal species, car models, traditional folk products, mythological beings, and so on). Then each artist created a comic story set in their …

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ISBN 978-961-6553-34-6

 
Heck

Heck

by Zander Cannon

Honor Book — 2014 Lynd Ward Prize for Graphic Novel of the Year!

"Cannon really runs with this set-up, telling a morality tale within the trappings of a harrowing adventure that tests all three principals... Sturdily drawn, a helluva good comics caper." -- Ray Olson, Booklist

"Excellent... …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-301-9 - Diamond: FEB131141

Hello, Again

Hello, Again

by Max Estes

"If there's a Brian Ralph recommendation on the back of a book, that's good enough for me. In this paperback, Max Estes tells about a guy who carries around a ton of guilt until a ghost from his past shows up to teach him a lesson about moving forward. The faces and gestures are expressive, the old …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-63-1

 
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

Hey, Mister #1: Birth of the Cruel

Hey, Mister #1: Birth of the Cruel

by Pete Sickman-Garner

"I laughed so hard at HEY MISTER! that about two drops of pee came out." -- Matt Fraction, author of Invincible Iron Man, Hawkeye, and Casanova.

Behold the triumphant return of what Details Magazine called "America’s funniest comic book"! This Eisner-nominated series series is not only …

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Hey, Mister (Vol 1): After School Special

Hey, Mister (Vol 1): After School Special

by Pete Sickman-Garner

"America's funniest comic book." -- Gavin Edwards, Details

This amazing edition collects the original five, self-published Hey, Mister mini-comics. With all the disturbing pathos and blow-milk-through-your-nose comedy we've come to expect, this cool compendium is guaranteed to give you the …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-02-0 - Diamond: STAR14243

Hey, Mister (Vol 2): Celebrity Roast

Hey, Mister (Vol 2): Celebrity Roast

by Pete Sickman-Garner

"Sickman-Garner’s best work shows a complexity of vision and cartooning talent that make him eminently watchable; qualities which belie the seeming hopelessness of his work. Like Shannon Wheeler, he manages to wrench some telling humor from a seemingly inauspicious vehicle." -- The Comics …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-06-8 - Diamond: STAR14244

 
Hey, Mister (Vol 3): The Fall Collection

Hey, Mister (Vol 3): The Fall Collection

by Pete Sickman-Garner

"Funny, wacky, compelling, and best of all, surreal. Leave it to Top Shelf to find an artist like Pete and to put his stuff together in such a nice, neat package." -- Factsheet 5

"Hey, Mister comics are laugh-out-loud, tears-rolling-down-your-face funny." -- Karon Flage, Sequential …

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Hey, Mister: Come Hell or Highwater Pants

Hey, Mister: Come Hell or Highwater Pants

by Pete Sickman-Garner

“Hey, Mister is bleakly, existentially funny in the most dissipated deadpan manner possible.” -- AV Club, "The Best Comics of 2014"

Meet Satan. After eons of ruling the underworld, he’s sad as Hell and can’t take it anymore. So why not skip town and check out “the air up there”? He …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-030-8

 
Hieronymus B.

Hieronymus B.

by Ulf K.

"If you should be lucky enough to see this book in your comic shop on Wednesday, snap it up immediately, take directly it to the cashier, buy it and do not pass Go. ... Whimsical without being cloying, and featuring some truly stunning line work, Ulf K deserves a wider audience in the States." …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-008-7 - Diamond: JAN083928

The Homeland Directive

The Homeland Directive

by Robert Venditti and Mike Huddleston

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
Named one of the year's best graphic novels by CNN, Complex, IFC, School Library Journal, Library Journal, and USA Today!

"A great, paranoid read for the modern age." -- Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

"Venditti’s cat-mouse thriller demands edge-of-your-seat …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-024-7

 
Honey Talks

Honey Talks

by Stripburger

Honey Talks brings back authentic Slovenian folk art by showcasing comics stories based on motifs of painted beehive panels. Each of nine authors, Anke Feuchtenberger (Germany), Jakob Klemencic (Slovenia), Koco (Slovenia), Milorad Krstic (Hungary), Matthias Lehmann (France), Rutu Modan (Israel), …

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ISBN 978-961-6553-04-9 - Diamond: AUG063616

Hutch Owen (Vol 1): The Collected

Hutch Owen (Vol 1): The Collected

by Tom Hart

"Tom Hart is one of the few cartoonists whose work I actively seek. There is a dept of feeling in his Hutch Owen stories that places them among the best comic book work I’ve read." -- Joe Sacco

"[Hart’s] funny-looking people . . . convey a level of character and emotion that more intricate …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-17-4

 
Hutch Owen (Vol 2): Unmarketable

Hutch Owen (Vol 2): Unmarketable

by Tom Hart

"A devastating satire, Unmarketable feels like a scalding hot poker cauterizing the open wound of American corporate and consumer culture." -- Andrew D. Arnold, Time.com

"Hart's angry nonconformist Hutch Owen is a modern comics icon-a pissed-off homeless man who stands up for idealism and …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-55-6

Hutch Owen (Vol 3): Let's Get Furious!

Hutch Owen (Vol 3): Let's Get Furious!

by Tom Hart

He’s outraged! He’s not going to take it anymore! He’s... not quite sure what to do next. Meet Hutch and his motley crew of lovable malcontents, struggling to make sense of an America that baffles, oppresses, and infuriates them. Collecting the five-year run of Tom Hart’s bitingly …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-086-5

 
I Am Going to Be Small

I Am Going to Be Small

by Jeffrey Brown

"Jeffrey Brown is one of the best humorists in modern American comic book." -- Comic Book Bin

Everyone needs something funny to stick in their pocket to read on the train, or on a lunch break, or in line at the DMV. This is that something. Jeffrey Brown sets aside the sappy sentimentality of his …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-86-0

I Am Going To Be Small (Hardcover)

I Am Going To Be Small (Hardcover)

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Incredible Change-Bots One

Incredible Change-Bots One

by Jeffrey Brown

“This pocket-sized volume is to The Transformers what Avenue Q is to Sesame Street -- a mocking, fawning, idiotic, adoring paean to a pop culture phenomenon inseparable from the artist’s person. Although allegory without substance, all action and no moral, it’s delightful fluff.” -- Library …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-91-4

Incredible Change-Bots One -- HARDCOVER

Incredible Change-Bots One -- HARDCOVER

by Jeffrey Brown

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Incredible Change-Bots Two

Incredible Change-Bots Two

by Jeffrey Brown

"Hilarious. Brown's drawings have a charming crudeness to them, and the book gives the impression of a couple of kids playing with their toy robots, making 'bew! bew! bew!' noises and spouting absurd dialogue. It's also really clever, though. Incredible Change-Bots is a parody by someone who …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-067-4

Incredible Change-Bots Two -- HARDCOVER

Incredible Change-Bots Two -- HARDCOVER

by Jeffrey Brown

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Incredible Change-Bots Two Point Something Something

Incredible Change-Bots Two Point Something Something

by Jeffrey Brown

From bestselling author Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son, Jedi Academy) comes the latest installment of his humorous shape-changing robot adventure, Incredible Change-Bots. Collecting previously published and rarely seen material, Change-Bots Two Point Something Something includes short stories, …

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Incredible Change-Bots Two Point Something Something -- HARDCOVER

Incredible Change-Bots Two Point Something Something -- HARDCOVER

by Jeffrey Brown

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The Incredible Cuteness of Being

The Incredible Cuteness of Being

by Keith Knight

The sixth collection of Keith Knight's multi award-winning comic strip finds ye olde gentleman cartoonist welcoming his progeny into the world alongside America's first Black president! Will the nation's premier race cartoonist mellow out now that he's a new dad in a "post-racial" world? …

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ISBN 978-1-4675-3661-5

Infinite Kung Fu

Infinite Kung Fu

by Kagan McLeod

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

Named one of the best graphic novels of the year by Publishers Weekly, Heeb Magazine, io9, CNN, Comic Book Resources, Complex, USA Today, Forbidden Planet International, IFC, ComicsAlliance, Paste, and Graphic Novel Reporter!

"Pure …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-83-9

 
Johnny Boo (Book 1): The Best Little Ghost

Johnny Boo (Book 1): The Best Little Ghost

by James Kochalka

Featured on ALSC's Graphic Novel Core Reading List (Grades K-2)!

"Johnny Boo is the latest creation by the multi-talented James Kochalka. Watch as Johnny and Squiggle encounter the Ice Cream Monster for a 'party in his tummy' of a different kind! Fun for kids of all ages, it's AWESOME!" -- DJ …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-013-1

Johnny Boo (Book 2): Twinkle Power

Johnny Boo (Book 2): Twinkle Power

by James Kochalka

"Kochalka's simple line drawings and bright crayon colors stand out in this sweet, silly graphic novel. Children will easily identify with Johnny Boo’s sense of fun and with his fear at meeting someone new." -- Snow Wildsmith, Booklist

Johnny Boo has boo power and his pet ghost Squiggle has …

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Johnny Boo (Book 4): The Mean Little Boy

Johnny Boo (Book 4): The Mean Little Boy

by James Kochalka

"Perfect for beginning readers." -- Publishers Weekly

"Kochalka's command of the comic form is sublime and adorable. Kids will love Johnny Boo." -- Harry Bliss, illustrator of Diary of a Worm

"Johnny Boo is sweet without being sugary and comfortably familiar yet fresh on every page. All in …

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Johnny Boo (Book 5): Does Something!

Johnny Boo (Book 5): Does Something!

by James Kochalka

A TOP SHELF KIDS CLUB BOOK!

What does Johnny Boo do when there's nothing to do? Johnny Boo Does Something! In fact, he does a LOT of things!

Watch Johnny Boo have a Boring Adventure and discover Yawn Power, write an angry letter to Ice Cream Magazine, get a squiggly new hairdo, fall to the …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-084-1 - Diamond: JAN131275

 
Johnny Boo (Book 6): Zooms to the Moon!

Johnny Boo (Book 6): Zooms to the Moon!

by James Kochalka

Johnny Boo zooms to the moon on a star-powered skateboard, where he meets a spunky little girl ghost named Susie Boom. She has BOOM power, which is pretty darn loud. Luckily, the moon has ice cream. But oh no! It also has an ice cream monster, just like back on Earth. This book fulfills the …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-349-1

Johnny Boo Meets Dragon Puncher!

Johnny Boo Meets Dragon Puncher!

by James Kochalka

From the winner of the Eisner Award for Best Publication for Early Readers!

James Kochalka, the first Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont, has been hailed by School Library Journal for creating “Just the right blend of sarcasm, silliness, and action to appeal to both child readers and to adults …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-368-2

 
Junction True

Junction True

by Ray Fawkes and Vince Locke

"It’s the freaks who always change the world."

"We brought down the genome patents and open-sourced the medical profession. That was us. We crashed the plastic surgery business. We paved the way for parasite chic. The body became a new kind of playground and we, celebrating the future, we …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-99-0

K Chronicles: What a Strange Strip

K Chronicles: What a Strange Strip

by Keith Knight

"[Keith Knight] deals with so many issues with both gravitas and such a light touch, while never missing a chance at a cheap laugh. This is the work of a master." -- David Eggers

"Intelligent, progressive, and damn funny comics." -- Boston’s Weekly Dig

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ISBN 978-1-891830-30-3 - Diamond: STAR16399

 
The King

The King

by Rich Koslowski

"In the crowded and eclectic world of Elvis literature, once in a while, a breath of fresh air comes along to jolt our senses. Rich Koslowski's The King is one of those rare entries which offers us something different, something which stimulates our senses both narratively and visually. … The …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-65-5

Korgi (Book 1) -- HARDCOVER

Korgi (Book 1) -- HARDCOVER

by Christian Slade

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Korgi (Book 1): Sprouting Wings!

Korgi (Book 1): Sprouting Wings!

by Christian Slade

"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." -- Library Journal's Good Comics for Kids

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ISBN 978-1-891830-90-7

Korgi (Book 2) -- HARDCOVER

Korgi (Book 2) -- HARDCOVER

by Christian Slade

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