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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)!

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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)!

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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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Top Shelf Seasonal Sampler - 2007

Top Shelf Seasonal Sampler - 2007

Top Shelf Productions celebrates its 10th anniversary in publishing with this FREE Seasonal Sampler, showcasing preview pages from the new graphic novels and comics for 2007, key future releases, and the perennials that should already be on your (top) shelf. Fans, use this guide to help you pick up …

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Top Shelf Seasonal Sampler - 2008

Top Shelf Seasonal Sampler - 2008

Welcome to the 2008 edition of the FREE Top Shelf Seasonal Sampler … showcasing this year's graphic novels and comics, key future releases, and the perennials that should already be on your (top) shelf. Fans, use this guide to try out a few new things this year. Retailers, keep a copy on the …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-032-2

 
Top Shelf Seasonal Sampler - 2009

Top Shelf Seasonal Sampler - 2009

Welcome to the 2009 edition of the FREE Top Shelf Seasonal Sampler/Catalog … showcasing this year's graphic novels and comics, key future releases, and the perennials that should already be on your (top) shelf. Fans, use this guide to try out a few new things this year. Retailers, keep a copy on …

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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

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 the misery and violence that awaits them. Can an aloof …

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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

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 and Jordan in New York

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

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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
"The perfect balance between silliness, simplicity, and …

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

 
Van Helsing's Night Off

Van Helsing's Night Off

by Nicolas Mahler

"Mahler has succeeded in injecting human neuroses into the horror realm in a way that most other over-the-top comedians never broached. It resonates with the part of you that understands that even monsters need a dependable tavern in which to drown their sorrows, fears and foibles." -- Jarret …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-38-9

Veeps

Veeps

by Bill Kelter and Wayne Shellabarger

"I never thought there was anything funny about our vice-presidents, until I read Veeps, a welcome, often hilarious respite from the tedium of national politics." —Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States

"Here’s the weird skinny on the Little Guys waiting for the Big …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-003-2

 
Voice of the Fire

Voice of the Fire

by Alan Moore and José Villarrubia

NOW IN PAPERBACK!

"Do not trust the tales, or the town, or even the man who tells the tales. Trust only the voice of the fire."-- from the introduction by Neil Gaiman
"Alan Moore is the best and most innovative writer in graphic novels. I have been a huge admirer for years." -- Michael Moorcock …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-035-3

We Can Fix It!

We Can Fix It!

by Jess Fink

"Jess Fink's work is full of so much casual charm, you think you know her by the time you finish the book. Her light touch brings you through slapstick humor to emotional depths and back again without missing a beat." --Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant)

"We Can Fix It is sexy AND funny at the same …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-065-0

 
Welcome to Forest Island

Welcome to Forest Island

"Bwana Spoons' art puts me in the mind of secure expansion, perfect days sculpting in seaweed and driftwood, forgetting about clocks, and unknowingly impressing your best friend." -- J. Otto Seibold, illustrator of Olive, the Other Reindeer

Top Shelf presents Welcome to Forest Island, the …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-040-7

What Am I Going to Do Without You?

What Am I Going to Do Without You?

by Patt Kelley

"[A] beautiful little cartoon meditation on mortality, regret and rebirth." -- North Adams Transcript

"[A] great triumph... What Am I Going to Do Without You? is both unbearably poignant and painful, and yet splendidly heartwarming and life-affirming too." --Broken Frontier

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Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed

Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed

by Liz Prince

Winner of the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Debut.

"Beautifully simple and sweet, Liz prince portrays couples in a delightfully self-conscious way." -- Farel Dalrymple

"An adorable little collection of snippets and snapshots of moments from their relationship … the silly, gross and …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-72-3

Wizzywig

Wizzywig

by Ed Piskor

"The next big thing in graphic novels." -- Rolling Stone

"Fascinating... Piskor superbly balances action and insight, and gives us a unique window through which to view the ingenious mind of a hacker." -- Publishers Weekly, Best Books of 2012

"Extremely pleasurable... A gripping story with …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-097-1 - Diamond: MAY12-1293

 
Workburger

Workburger

The Workburger International Comics Anthology features stories from 50 world-renowned artisans of the comics medium. This skillfully woven patchwork of diverse comic narratives revolves around the topic of contemporary work. Contributing artists have tackled this elusive term, bridled its creative …

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ISBN 978-961-6553-57-5

World War 3 Illustrated #44

World War 3 Illustrated #44

WORLD WAR 3 ILLUSTRATED #44: THE OTHER ISSUE
Edited by Hilary Allison and Ethan Heitner

“To approach the Other in conversation is to welcome his expression. The relation with the Other, or conversation, brings me more than I contain. If one could possess, grasp, and know the Other, it would …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-267-8