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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!?

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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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Super Tokyoland

Super Tokyoland

by Benjamin Reiss

"[Super Tokyoland's] visual style, strongly inspired by manga, enhances the story's tone beautifully... This well-constructed graphic novel illuminates a radically different way of life from European culture." — Planete BD

"Humble, sincere and spontaneous... The drawing is original, and Reiss …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-418-4 - Diamond: JUL17-0675

 
SuperF*ckers

SuperF*ckers

by James Kochalka

NOW AN ANIMATED SERIES!
Catch all 12 episodes and more on Cartoon Hangover.

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

"[Kochalka] brings the joy back to comics.” -- Frank Miller, creator of Sin City and 300

"Easily my …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-052-0

Superf*ckers Forever

Superf*ckers Forever

by James Kochalka

KRAK IS BACK! After kind of destroying the world (whoops!), the wonderfully profane and destructive Superf*ckers are returned to life to hang out, make out, punch each other out, and generally cause a ruckus. But when their leader, SuperDan, insists on their help in rescuing an old friend still …

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ISBN 9781684050895 - Diamond: MAY170533

 
Supers (Book One)

Supers (Book One)

by Frédéric Maupomé and Dawid

“A great adventure that will delight young and old alike.” — Bande à Bulle

"Grabbing you with its action (midnight mischief, combat), its themes (teamwork, self-improvement, coming of age, friendship, love), its humor, and its freshness, Supers pleases right away…. one of the most …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-439-9 - Diamond: AUG180832

Surfside Girls (Book One): The Secret of Danger Point

Surfside Girls (Book One): The Secret of Danger Point

by Kim Dwinell

"I loved this book! Surfside Girls is exactly what I wish all my summer vacations had been like. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to the beach!" — Janet Lee, Eisner-Award-winning artist of Return of the Dapper Men

"Kim Dwinell’s Surfside Girls has a timeless quality. With its likable …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-411-5 - Diamond: APR170634

 
Surfside Girls (Book Two): The Mystery at the Old Rancho

Surfside Girls (Book Two): The Mystery at the Old Rancho

by Kim Dwinell

Sam and Jade are back! Get ready for more ancient mysteries, beautiful beaches, cute boys, and wild adventures in this delightful full-color graphic novel.

When one of the ghosts from Danger Point gets… spooked, it’s time for Sam and Jade to pull out the Journal of Weird and jump into …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-447-4

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

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 questions …

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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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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

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

They Called Us Enemy

They Called Us Enemy

by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker

In a stunning graphic memoir, actor/author/activist George Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of 120,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon — and America itself — …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-450-4

 
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 Three Rooms in Valerie's Head

The Three Rooms in Valerie's Head

by David Gaffney & Dan Berry

"Lightly balanced between writer and artist, each the right amount of crazy... Snortingly funny." — NPR

"Ingenious... Valerie’s poignant romances open larger vistas where music and imagination offer wit and insight beyond the grayness of daily life." — Library Journal

"Funny and …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-415-3 - Diamond: SEP170483

 
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

Tim Ginger

Tim Ginger

by Julian Hanshaw

Finalist for the British Comic Award and the LA Times Book Prize!
Named one of the year's best books by Forbidden Planet, Under the Radar, and The Comics Alternative!

"It's wonderful and inspiring to see a generation of authors with no preconceptions about what comics should be, and what sort …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-350-7 - Diamond: MAY15-0426

 
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

 
Tonoharu (Part Three)

Tonoharu (Part Three)

by Lars Martinson

“A fully realized, engaging tale of international alienation.” —Francisca Goldsmith, Booklist (Starred Review)

“Stunningly good.” —Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing

“For fans of Lost in Translation.” —Sean Howe, Entertainment Weekly

“Tonoharu is brilliant.” —Linda L. …

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ISBN 978-0-9801023-1-4 - Diamond: SEP16-0542

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

Trenches

Trenches

by Scott Mills

Winner of the 2002 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Story.
Scott Mills hits the trenches ... Lloyd and David Allenby are two brothers with little in common, except the will to survive what we've come to know as World War I. When they arrive in the trenches of the Western Front, they have no idea of …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-28-0

 
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

Troglodytes

Troglodytes

by Marcel Ruijters

An anthropological undertaking in comics form, this gritty collection of stories examines the lifestyles, religion, reproductive nature, and hierarchy of a complex, subterranean species. Racy and provocative, these fictional tales resonate with the primal nature of man ”“ a mysterious quandary …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-53-2

 
The Troll King

The Troll King

by Kolbeinn Karlsson

THE SWEDISH INVASION!

"Vivid as a fever dream... sweaty, uncanny, and intuitive rather than logical." -- Publishers Weekly

“The magical biology of The Troll King reads like a psychedelic Hans Christian Andersen, blended with the neo-traditional storytelling of Miyazaki and just a touch of …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-061-2

Undeleted Scenes

Undeleted Scenes

by Jeffrey Brown

"Thoroughly engaging and loaded with charm to burn, this latest work from Brown is a perfect example of how to do autobiographical comics right. ... this is good stuff that solidly resonates with a palpable and universal humanity and bears repeated readings." -- Publishers Weekly

"It's …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-058-2

 
The Underwater Welder - HARDCOVER

The Underwater Welder - HARDCOVER

by Jeff Lemire

"Beautiful, moving, wholly satisfying." — Publishers Weekly

"All kinds of wonderful. Buy it. You will wet yourself with tears, your brain will spin from masterful storytelling, and you will love it." — Entertainment Weekly

"One of the most haunting, arresting, and unforgettable books of …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-392-7 - Diamond: MAY16-0537

The Underwater Welder - SIGNED & NUMBERED HARDCOVER

The Underwater Welder - SIGNED & NUMBERED HARDCOVER

by Jeff Lemire

To celebrate the release of the hardcover edition of The Underwater Welder, while supplies last we also offer a deluxe special edition —  with a ribbon bookmark and a numbered bookplate signed by Jeff Lemire & sewn into the binding. Limited to 300 copies.

IN PRINT! (PUBLISHED JULY 2016)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-398-9

 
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 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 & Jordan in New York

"Underwire explores the funny, and often absurd, aspects of being a lady. Cheers to …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-076-6

 
Unearthing (Oversized Hardcover)

Unearthing (Oversized Hardcover)

by Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins

THE SPECIAL OVER-SIZED HARDCOVER EDITION (LIMITED TO 1500 COPIES)

“A tribute to a colleague and mentor and a demonstration that Moore has transcended the boundaries of the graphic novel.” – The New York Times

"Steve Moore, who lives in the same room he was born in 61 years earlier, is a …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-150-3 - Diamond: OCT121208

Unearthing (Softcover)

Unearthing (Softcover)

by Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins

THE FULL-COLOR SOFTCOVER EDITION WITH FRENCH FLAPS

“A tribute to a colleague and mentor and a demonstration that Moore has transcended the boundaries of the graphic novel.” – The New York Times

"Steve Moore, who lives in the same room he was born in 61 years earlier, is a living …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-151-0 - Diamond: OCT121209

 
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

Upside Down (Book 1): A Vampire Tale

Upside Down (Book 1): A Vampire Tale

by Jess Smart Smiley

A TOP SHELF KIDS CLUB BOOK!

"I really enjoyed Upside Down! It has a goofiness that reminds me of Joann Sfar, and the simplicity of its art is like a sophisticated version of Ed Emberley." — Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese and Boxers & Saints

"The perfect balance between …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-088-9 - Diamond: JUL12-1233