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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

Bighead

Bighead

by Jeffrey Brown

"... Besides being a superior parody, Bighead slyly reveals the author's personal issues and in some ways, everyone's." -- Andrew Arnold, Time

"Bighead is great, great fun to read; it crackles with energy and a love for the genre of the super hero. Brown takes the silly conventions that weigh …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-56-3 - Diamond: AUG043100

 
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 978-1-60309-273-9 - Diamond: JAN12-1268

The Bojeffries Saga

The Bojeffries Saga

by Alan Moore and Steve Parkhouse

“Think The Munsters written by Alan Bennett high on episodes of Coronation Street, all beautifully rendered in a style equal parts Robert Crumb and The Bash Street Kids’ Leo Baxendale." -- Mike Moran, The Independent

"Parkhouse’s tart artwork perfectly captures the mordantly humorous tone …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-063-6 - Diamond: DEC13-1294

 
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

 
Bughouse (Vol 1)

Bughouse (Vol 1)

by Steve Lafler

"Steve Lafler's comics will have you keeling over backwards with laughter." - Peter Bagge, Hate ... BUGHOUSE is cartoonist Steve Lafler's graphic novel about the life of a jazz band of the same name. Set in an "insect noir" Manhattan of the early fifties, BUGHOUSE is built on an ensemble of …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-13-6 - Diamond: STAR16720

Bughouse (Vol 2): Baja

Bughouse (Vol 2): Baja

by Steve Lafler

Bones the bass player, youngest member of premier jazz band Bughouse, is on the lam from the law! Framed by gangster Johnny Muggles, Bones heads south to Mexico while things cool off in Bugtown. Intrigue, romance and some very funky rockin' blues ensue as our man Bones hooks up with a group of …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-27-3 - Diamond: STAR16715

 
Bughouse (Vol 3): Scalawag

Bughouse (Vol 3): Scalawag

by Steve Lafler

Dennis, the new piano player in Bughouse, is by all accounts a very funky musician and a genial chap. But before long, the real Dennis reveals himself as a gambling, lying, cheating, two-timing, drunken thief and all around Scalawag! Only when he encounters his doppelganger “Dennnis”, does …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-67-9

Burning Building Comix

Burning Building Comix

by Jeff Zwirek

NEW PRINTING! Presented for the first time under one cover and in full color, Burning Building Comix by Jeff Zwirek is a comics art object and reading experience like no other. The innovative format of this book allows readers to follow the plight of the trapped tenants in a ten story burning …

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ISBN 978-0-9858751-3-8

 
Chester 5000 (Book 1)

Chester 5000 (Book 1)

by Jess Fink

"Liquid and elegantly stylized." — Alan Moore

“Chester 5000 is everything I wish I could be in a robot boyfriend and Jess Fink is everything I wish I could be as an artist. This is the most sexcellent book you will ever read.” —Rich Stevens, author of Diesel Sweeties

“Is there any …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-066-7

Chester 5000 (Book 2): Isabelle & George

Chester 5000 (Book 2): Isabelle & George

by Jess Fink

Praise for Chester 5000:

"A woman-friendly, couple-friendly book destined to become a perennial in sex-positive toy and book stores." — The Comics Journal

"Delightfully playful... a genuinely beautiful piece of erotica evidently drawn with love." — Page 45

“Fink’s storytelling is …

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ISBN 978-1-936561-69-8

 
Cicada: A Broken Fender Book

Cicada: A Broken Fender Book

by Josué Menjivar

Josué Menjivar is back (!) with a moving and emotional graphic novel entitled, CICADA. Examining the emotional scars that infidelity can produce, this graphic novel intelligently relates the guilt that one man carries to the hibernation cycle of the cicada. Fans of BROKEN FENDER know how Josué is …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-21-1

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

 
Coffee and Donuts

Coffee and Donuts

by Max Estes

"Estes is a superstar in the making!" -- Giant Robot Magazine
"A bittersweet tale of breakfast and bank robbery told through the eyes of some trouser-wearing felines. There's a child-like innocence to these drawings that makes you sure that Max Estes has lived in a dumpster with a couple of stray …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-80-8

Comic Book Artist (Vol 2) #1

Comic Book Artist (Vol 2) #1

Get ready for CBA Reloaded as the two-time Eisner award-winning magazine -- devoted to the celebration of comics both old and new -- is relaunching with a vengeance under the Top Shelf banner! In honor of our revamp, comics legends Neal Adams and Alex Ross team-up for the first time to contribute a …

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Comic Book Artist (Vol 2) #2

Comic Book Artist (Vol 2) #2

by Jon B. Cooke

Frank "The Monkey Boy" Cho speaks! We get the story behind Brandy, Oscar the weiner dog, Dean and the entire Liberty Meadows gang as one of the finest artists working today gets the CBA treatment when we examine his career in-depth with an exhaustive interview, sketchbook gallery, special color …

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Comic Book Artist (Vol 2) #3

Comic Book Artist (Vol 2) #3

by Jon B. Cooke

Darwyn Cooke's New Frontier! A long, insightful interview with the amazing "new" fan-favorite artist (Selina's Big Score, Catwoman, Batman: Ego) on his careers in animation and comics, from his involvement on the ground-breaking Batman animated show to Darwyn's current DC maxi-series, The New …

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Comic Book Artist (Vol 2) #4

Comic Book Artist (Vol 2) #4

by Jon B. Cooke

Join us on the long, strange trip of the unique Alex Niño! In his first ever full-length interview, the veteran discusses his journey from his start as a "komik" artist in the Philippines to his current work as an animation production designer in Hollywood, U.S.A.! Alex also shares a huge …

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Comic Book Artist (Vol 2) #5

Comic Book Artist (Vol 2) #5

by Jon B. Cooke

Straight Talkin' from Howard Chaykin! The feisty writer/artist gives us a candid interview on his superlative career in comics, from early days assisting Gil Kane, Wallace Wood, and Gray Morrow, to his '80s super-star years on American Flagg and The Shadow, to his current work on Mighty Love and …

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Comic Book Artist (Vol 2) #6

Comic Book Artist (Vol 2) #6

by Jon B. Cooke

The CBA All-Star Tribute Honoring the Great Sequential Art Master, Will Eisner. This double-sized memorial issue features remembrances, art and essays by over 200 artists, writers, editors, friends and fans celebrating the man, his superlative 70-year career and unprecedented impact on the art …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-78-5 - Diamond: APR053289

Crater XV

Crater XV

by Kevin Cannon

"Completely ridiculous, in the most sublime sense of the word... But it’s not all gags, as [Cannon] wrings tremendous tension, action, and intrigue out of his many-stranded plot, and the dozen-strong constellation of major characters each have deep emotional stakes on the line." -- Booklist …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-100-8 - Diamond: FEB131140

 
Cry Yourself to Sleep

Cry Yourself to Sleep

by Jeremy Tinder

"A tiny gem. Tinder no doubt has a long career ahead of him." -- Troy Brownfield, Newsarama

"Cry Yourself to Sleep has adorable characters, a great sense of humor and, at its core, very real emotions. Take a break for your Crisis on Infinite Civil Wars and discover a rabbit, a video store clerk …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-81-5 - Diamond: MAR063449

Daydream Lullabies (Billy Dogma)

Daydream Lullabies (Billy Dogma)

by Dean Haspiel

Billy Dogma - the last romantic anti-hero - is so confused, his guns shoot everything but bullets. Come witness his surrealistic "battles" with the most bizarre group of adversaries ever assembled, as his girlfriend, Jane Legit, questions his grip on reality, yet unconditionally encourages his …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-07-5 - 96 pages, Diamond: STAR16722

 
Dear Beloved Stranger

Dear Beloved Stranger

by Dino Pai

"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

Dear Julia,

Dear Julia,

by Brian Biggs

"This is a thoughtfully creative book in the vanguard of our medium." -- Will Eisner

"Like Edward Gorey, Brian Biggs creates little graphic novellas of genteel malignance and madness." -- CMJ Magazine

Boyd Soloman believes he can fly and is eight floors above a San Francisco street …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-12-9

 
Delayed Replays

Delayed Replays

by Liz Prince

"It’s hard not to love the endearingly funny, sketchbook journal-style autobiographical comics of Liz Prince. ... If you don’t feel good about life (or comics) after reading Liz’s stuff your heart is a black hole of weirdness." -- David Paggi & Kiel Phegley, Wizard's Indie Jones

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ISBN 978-1-60309-012-4

Depressed Cat

Depressed Cat

by Lizz Lunney

A Top Shelf digital exclusive!

Adorable… relatable… miserable. Meet Lizz Lunney's charmingly cheerless hero, Depressed Cat! He's not living any of his nine lives to a fulfilling level. As the seasons turn, and Lizz finds inventive new ways to explore ennui, our lad's misery never wavers, but …

 
Don't Cry Wolfman Chicago

Don't Cry Wolfman Chicago

by Nate Beaty

120 pages of mild tragedy, gadget hate, cats in saunas, riveting bachelor pillow advice, hip hopless hilarity, burrito molestation, dirt fantasies, and a domestic Rambo. Collects all the pretty much funny enough Wolfman strips from 2010 to 2014 in one handy volume suitable for reading. -- …

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Double Barrel #01

Double Barrel #01

by Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon

"The Cannons and Top Shelf are doing something right here. I can't quite pin my finger on it, but I have the feeling this is the true beginning of the future of digital comics." —Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing

"Very promising... I was shocked by just how huge the first issue of Double Barrel …

 
Double Barrel #02

Double Barrel #02

by Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon

Time to reload: DOUBLE BARREL is back! Zander's hero Heck begins his horrific journey through the underworld, with faithful sidekick Elliot at his side... but they'll be reminded of some painful truths about themselves they'd rather not face. Meanwhile in Kevin's Crater XV, the Royal Canadian …

Double Barrel #03

Double Barrel #03

by Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon

Mamas, hide your babies, 'cause the Cannons are back and firing on all cylinders!

Double Barrel #3 is an incredible 116 pages of action, drama, and comic-book passion. Zander Cannon descends to the sixth chapter of Heck and finds it full of WRATH -- and some long-repressed memories! Kevin Cannon …

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Double Barrel #04

Double Barrel #04

by Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon

Man the harpoons! A new DOUBLE BARREL has surfaced!

First, Zander Cannon's HECK enters the city of Dis, the underworld's inner zone where the really bad folks dwell. In fact, some would say he belongs there... Meanwhile in Kevin Cannon's CRATER XV, Soviet Captain Sztab reveals his mad plan to …

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Double Barrel #05

Double Barrel #05

by Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon

Ready, aim, download! That's right, DOUBLE BARREL is back in action with a new issue!

Zander's hero HECK faces the legendary Minotaur for his biggest fight yet, while the series continues to grow in emotional richness and venture into genuine tragedy. Then in Kevin's CRATER XV, Army's amnesiac …

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114 pages

 
Double Barrel #06

Double Barrel #06

by Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon

Roll up, roll up! It's time to roll out another issue of DOUBLE BARREL!

And boy, is this one a doozy. Zander's HECK saga hits its most incredible "holy #@$%" moment yet, as Heck and Elliott take a ride with Hell's horrific winged stinger-beast, Geryon! Meanwhile in Kevin's CRATER XV Wendy …

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Double Barrel #07

Double Barrel #07

by Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon

Time once again to go over the falls... in a DOUBLE BARREL!

In Zander's story, HECK continues his plunge into the depths, only to run into the last person he expected: the man who got him into all this! Over in Kevin's half, Wendy learns the incredible secret of CRATER XV, while Army is reunited …

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87 pages

 
Double Barrel #08

Double Barrel #08

by Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon

Wherever you see trouble there-'ll... always be a DOUBLE BARREL!

In HECK, our hero finally finds the man Amy sent him to the underworld to find -- but what could Amy's message to him possibly be, to be worth all this anguish? The answer may blow your mind. Meanwhile in CRATER XV, Army Shanks and …

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Double Barrel #09

Double Barrel #09

by Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon and Tim Sievert

Rub-a-dub-dub, three men in a DOUBLE BARREL! That's right, with this issue, Kevin & Zander are joined by another brave adventurer, terrific Tim Sievert (THAT SALTY AIR)!

In HECK, our hero finally hits bottom… and you know who lives at the bottom of THAT place, don't you? This may not work out …

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Double Barrel #10

Double Barrel #10

by Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon and Tim Sievert

For adventure most feral -- reach for DOUBLE BARREL!

First, Zander's HECK finally accomplishes the job he was hired for -- but was it worth losing everything? Then in CRATER XV, learn the secret of the mysterious Captain Sztab, while Army explores the occult and Canada nears the launch of its …

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Double Barrel #11

Double Barrel #11

by Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon and Tim Sievert

Is that a light at the end of the tunnel… or the gunpowder flash inside a DOUBLE BARREL!?

In Zander's HECK, our hero sets out to get his best friend back… even if it kills him! It's a titanic battle that'll blow your mind and break your heart. Then, in Kevin's CRATER XV, Captain Sztab risks …

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