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Pirate Penguin vs Ninja Chicken (Book 1): Troublems with Frenemies

Pirate Penguin vs Ninja Chicken (Book 1): Troublems with Frenemies

by Ray Friesen

A TOP SHELF KIDS CLUB BOOK!

Pirate Penguin vs. Ninja Chicken (Book 1): Troublems with Frenemies. So what is this book about? It's about a Pirate Penguin named Pirate Penguin and a Ninja Chicken who isn't (ninjas are too sneaky to let you know their real names. Hint: It isn't Harold.) They are …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-071-1

Pistolwhip (Vol 1)

Pistolwhip (Vol 1)

by Jason Hall and Matt Kindt

One of Time’s Top Ten Comics of 2001.

"Good storytelling; strong, distinctive (and very pleasing) graphics, and cool names like Charlie Minks and Jack Peril! What more could you ask for? If you like the cartoon stylings of Adrian Tomine or Jason Lutes, you need to read Kindt and Hall’s …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-23-5 - Diamond: STAR13698

 
Pistolwhip (Vol 2): Yellow Menace

Pistolwhip (Vol 2): Yellow Menace

by Jason Hall and Matt Kindt

"Another great success from Hall and Kindt; it’s great to see that not only do they still have it, but they keep getting better with each new project." -- Greg McElhatton, icomics.com

"Richer, more complex, yet deceptively simple and innocent. Pistolwhip: The Yellow Menace absolutely shines." …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-35-8 - Diamond: STAR17693

The Playwright

The Playwright

by Eddie Campbell and Daren White

REVIEWS:

"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

 
Ragmop

Ragmop

by Rob Walton

"Hilarious, action-packed and thought provoking... Sure to become an underground classic." - Metro Canada

If you were looking for the missing link between Karl Marx and Groucho Marx, you've found it! Rob Walton's RAGMOP is a completely loony romp through time and space, woven cunningly around a …

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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

 
Renée

Renée

by Ludovic Debeurme

Named one of the year's 20 Essential Graphic Novels by ACBD (the French Association of Comics Critics)!

"Do you love to be unsettled and shaken up by a book? Then you'll love Renée… the artist's sleek line wells up into the middle of the pure white page, unbound by boxes or balloons, and …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-304-0

Scene But Not Heard

Scene But Not Heard

by Sam Henderson

"Quite doodling hilarious gags and get back to work!" — Steve Hillenburg, creator of SpongeBob SquarePants

"Sam Henderson is the single greatest comedic force in America. Except for me. And guys who wipe their mouths on their sleeves." — Mark Newgarden, co-creator of Garbage Pail Kids and …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-089-6

 
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

Shuck Unmasked

Shuck Unmasked

by Rick Smith

"It’s like Promethea meets Little Lulu, and quite beguiling." -- Chris Allen, Breakdowns
"I don't think any explanation could do it justice, but how about: What if Seth and Alan Moore decided to do a ghost story with a George Herriman feel to it?" -- Dave Sim, Cerebus

Shuck is a demon who …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-47-1 - 168 pages, Diamond: STAR19980

 
The Soap Lady

The Soap Lady

by Renée French

Inspired by an actual mummy that resides in the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia, THE SOAP LADY is a wonderfully clever tale about a creature made entirely of soap who befriends a small child. Exploring the eternal theme of "not judging a book by its cover," this Children's Book will appeal to …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-24-2 - Diamond: STAR16773

Speechless

Speechless

by Peter Kuper

"Kuper’s own provocative, conscience-driven work has made him one of the most important activist artists of his generation." -- Douglas Wolk, World Art Magazine

"Peter Kuper is a filmmaker. In the same way that Egyptians who carved mile upon mile of hieroglyphics on temple walls were …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-14-3 - Diamond: STAR12830

 
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

Splendour in the Snow

Splendour in the Snow

by Diana Thung

The incredible imagination that brought you August Moon is back with another wild adventure!

Diana Thung welcomes you to Botany, a quaint and quiet little town nestled in the wintry hills. Here, Oliver Peach had a life of simple pleasures -- making puppets, working in his dad's tailor shop, and …

 
Sulk (Vol 1): Bighead and Friends

Sulk (Vol 1): Bighead and Friends

by Jeffrey Brown

Top Shelf presents a new one-man anthology series showcasing the tireless creative energy of Jeffrey Brown! SULK is a series of pocket-sized standalone mini-graphic novels, providing the world its regular dose of 100% pure Jeffrey. What will he come up with next!?

SULK (VOL 1): BIGHEAD & FRIENDS …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-020-9

Sulk (Vol 3): The Kind of Strength...

Sulk (Vol 3): The Kind of Strength...

by Jeffrey Brown

Sulk (Vol 3): The Kind of Strength That Comes From Madness explores the world of fantasy and science fiction, and turns it on its head. Or rather, just kind of tilts it slightly to the side. Stories include "Being Awesome Is Its Own Reward," where two brothers deal with a giant monster rampaging …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-055-1

 
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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SuperF*ckers

SuperF*ckers

by James Kochalka

NOW AN ANIMATED SERIES ON CARTOON HANGOVER!
First episode debuts November 30 only on YouTube.
Subscribe now -- for free -- and don't miss a thing!

"James Kochalka draws beautiful music.” -- Nicholas Gurewitch, creator of The Perry Bible Fellowship

"[Kochalka] brings the joy back to …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-052-0

 
The Surrogates (Vol 1)

The Surrogates (Vol 1)

by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele

THE SURROGATES is now a major motion picture from TOUCHSTONE PICTURES, starring BRUCE WILLIS, VING RHAMES, RADHA MITCHELL, and ROSAMUND PIKE. Now on DVD and Blu-Ray!

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

"The Best Indie Book of the year. Sci-fi tales are making a comeback and The Surrogates is quietly …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-87-7

The Surrogates (Vol 2): Flesh and Bone

The Surrogates (Vol 2): Flesh and Bone

by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele

MOVIE NEWS: THE SURROGATES is now a major motion picture from TOUCHSTONE PICTURES, starring BRUCE WILLIS, VING RHAMES, RADHA MITCHELL, and ROSAMUND PIKE. Now on DVD and Blu-Ray!

"Flesh and Bone reads like Philip K. Dick writing an episode of The Wire ... a smart, compelling and adult work asking …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-018-6

 
The Surrogates Owner's Manual

The Surrogates Owner's Manual

by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele

AVAILABLE NOW: A SPECIAL EDITION OF THE SURROGATES, CONTAINING BOTH VOLUMES 1 & 2 IN A SINGLE DELUXE HARDCOVER VOLUME! -- 304 PAGES, 7" x 10 1/2", Diamond: FEB098169

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ISBN 978-1-60309-045-2

The Surrogates: Case Files #1

The Surrogates: Case Files #1

by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele

Plug yourself in for the return of The Surrogates, with new stories by the original bestselling creative team of Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, The Homeland Directive) & Brett Weldele (Spontaneous, Southland Tales)!

These Case Files are set in between the first two Surrogates graphic novels, …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-258-6

 
The Surrogates: Case Files #2

The Surrogates: Case Files #2

by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele

Plug yourself in for the return of The Surrogates, with new stories by the original bestselling creative team of Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, The Homeland Directive) & Brett Weldele (Spontaneous, Southland Tales)!

These Case Files are set in between the first two Surrogates graphic novels, …

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Tales of Woodsman Pete

Tales of Woodsman Pete

by Lilli Carré

"Lilli Carre’s little book Tales of Woodsman Pete from Top Shelf is really worth a look. It is, in its way, a heartbreaking little thing." -- Warren Ellis

"A delightful little book of folk tales and folk tale types." -- Leroy Douresseaux, Comic Book Bin

"A fantastic inquiry into …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-84-6

 
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 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

 
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

Top Shelf #1: The Anthology

Top Shelf #1: The Anthology

by Brett Warnock

Brett Warnock began publishing in 1995 with the anthology TOP SHELF. Created in the spirit of promoting the careers of up-and-coming cartoonists, the anthology has since grown in scope and size, garnering critical accolades, as well as Best Anthology nominations from both the Harvey and Ignatz …

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Top Shelf #2: The Anthology

Top Shelf #2: The Anthology

by Brett Warnock

Brett Warnock began publishing in 1995 with the anthology TOP SHELF. Created in the spirit of promoting the careers of up-and-coming cartoonists, the anthology has since grown in scope and size, garnering critical accolades, as well as Best Anthology nominations from both the Harvey and Ignatz …

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Top Shelf #5: The Anthology

Top Shelf #5: The Anthology

by Brett Warnock

Brett Warnock began publishing in 1995 with the anthology TOP SHELF. Created in the spirit of promoting the careers of up-and-coming cartoonists, the anthology has since grown in scope and size, garnering critical accolades, as well as Best Anthology nominations from both the Harvey and Ignatz …

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Top Shelf #6: The Anthology

Top Shelf #6: The Anthology

by Brett Warnock

Brett Warnock began publishing in 1995 with the anthology TOP SHELF. Created in the spirit of promoting the careers of up-and-coming cartoonists, the anthology has since grown in scope and size, garnering critical accolades, as well as Best Anthology nominations from both the Harvey and Ignatz …

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Top Shelf #7: On Parade

Top Shelf #7: On Parade

by Brett Warnock

Brett Warnock began publishing in 1995 with the anthology TOP SHELF. Created in the spirit of promoting the careers of up-and-coming cartoonists, the anthology has since grown in scope and size, garnering critical accolades, as well as Best Anthology nominations from both the Harvey and Ignatz …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-04-4 - Diamond: STAR16778

 
Top Shelf #8: Under the Big Top

Top Shelf #8: Under the Big Top

by Josh Simmons and Brett Warnock

Brett Warnock began publishing in 1995 with the anthology TOP SHELF. Created in the spirit of promoting the careers of up-and-coming cartoonists, the anthology has since grown in scope and size, garnering critical accolades, as well as Best Anthology nominations from both the Harvey and Ignatz …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-11-2 - Diamond: STAR16779

Top Shelf #9: Asks the Big Questions

Top Shelf #9: Asks the Big Questions

by Nicolas Mahler and Brett Warnock

Co-edited by Rob Goodin and Brett Warnock, Top Shelf Asks The Big Questions, features the controversial Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie Cobweb story, previously banned by DC Comics from the ABC/Wildstorm anthology Tomorrow Stories, providing Moore's heroine and her fans with the sense of completion …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-32-7 - Diamond: STAR19263

 
Top Shelf Action Pack #1

Top Shelf Action Pack #1

by McLeod, Venditti, Huddleston, Lemire, Moore, Campbell, Kochalka, Brown, & Powell

A DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE RELEASE!

Welcome to the Top Shelf Action Pack! This 168-page monster is a FREE digital smorgasbord of Top Shelf talent, an explosive expo of some of our greatest authors and artists.

Inside you'll find pulse-pounding chapters from Infinite Kung Fu, The Homeland Directive, …

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Topsy Turvy

Topsy Turvy

by Peter Kuper

"Kuper's own provocative, conscience driven work has made him one of the most important activist artists of his generation." -- Douglas Wolk, World Art Magazine. A collection of politically charged strips, by the award winning cartoonist Peter Kuper, that stare into the gaping jaws of hypocrisy and …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-18-1 - Diamond: STAR17027