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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

Carnet de Voyage

Carnet de Voyage

by Craig Thompson

"Thought provoking and touching." -- Publishers Weekly

"With all of its pages drawn from life, here at last we have one continuous journey, rich with detail of place and characters, told with humor, pathos and insight." -- Andrew Arnold, Time

"Thompson goes far beyond 'objective reporting', …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-60-0

 
Chester 5000

Chester 5000

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

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

 
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

Crater XV (Signed & Numbered)

Crater XV (Signed & Numbered)

by Kevin Cannon

A special deluxe package of Crater XV for Army Shanks' biggest fans!

This Crater XV hardcover comes with a limited-edition bookplate signed by Kevin Cannon, plus a few bonuses:

  • Exclusive new Army Shanks mini-comic
  • "The Horse Head Killer" mini-comic
  • A Double Barrel sticker
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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 …

 
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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116 pages

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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81 pages

 
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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102 pages

 
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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Double Barrel #12

Double Barrel #12

by Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon and Tim Sievert

At long last, my little pellets, we've reached the end of this DOUBLE BARREL! Time to spray out into the world.

BUT FIRST! Zander's HECK puts the pieces together and gets some bittersweet closure. THEN: Who is Pravda really? What does Captain Sztab truly want? Is anybody actually going to make …

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Dragon Puncher (Book 1)

Dragon Puncher (Book 1)

by James Kochalka

"Kochalka channels his inner child as well as any comic book creator who has ever lived." -- Timothy Callahan, Comic Book Resources

"Kochalka's work makes me feel like I did when I was six years old. He brings the joy back to comics." -- Frank Miller, creator of Sin City, 300, and Batman: The …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-057-5

Dragon Puncher (Book 2): Island

Dragon Puncher (Book 2): Island

by James Kochalka

Winner of the Eisner Award for Best Publication for Early Readers!

A TOP SHELF KIDS CLUB BOOK!

We know the Dragon Puncher is a heroic warrior kitty in a robot battle-suit. But who is this new fierce fighting feline? And what outrageous adventures await on . . . DRAGON PUNCHER ISLAND?! Twice …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-085-8 - Diamond: JUL11-1238

 
Every Girl is the End of the World for Me

Every Girl is the End of the World for Me

by Jeffrey Brown

"An unsparing portrait of male anxiety and twenty-something lassitude, all rendered in drawings that are too crude to be anything but expressive." -- Jeff Salamon, Austin American-Statesman

"It seems Jeffrey Brown has been anointed Our Next Great Cartoonist." -- Mark David Nevins …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-77-8 - Diamond: FEB063347

Far Arden

Far Arden

by Kevin Cannon

Read the thrilling sequel, Crater XV, serialized each month in Double Barrel digital magazine!

"One amazing slice of storytelling magic." -- Junot Díaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

"One of the best graphic novels of the year." -- The AV Club

"Cleverly plotted ... Cannon …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-036-0

 
Fingerprints

Fingerprints

by Will Dinski

From the winner of the 2009 Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics!

“Every comic Will Dinski makes is elegantly and cleverly designed.” —Rob Clough, The Comics Journal

"In Fingerprints, Will Dinski has succeeded in poking fun at an image-obsessed culture by reminding us that all …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-053-7

Fox Bunny Funny

Fox Bunny Funny

by Andy Hartzell

"[A] wordless, deliciously mannered fable about desire, socialization and utopianism . . . Hartzell’s narrative glides along so smoothly that it can take a few readings to notice how clever and nuanced his design sense is." --Douglas Wolk, The New York Times

"Andy Hartzell has beautifully …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-97-6

 
The From Hell Companion

The From Hell Companion

by Eddie Campbell and Alan Moore

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

From the Shadow of the Northern Lights (Vol 1)

From the Shadow of the Northern Lights (Vol 1)

edited by Johannes Klenell

THE SWEDISH INVASION!

Originally inspired by the counterculture work of Robert Crumb, the comical aspect of MAD and the storytelling of the master director Ingmar Bergman, the Swedish magazine Galago began as a publication of political satire during the late 70s. In the three decades since, it …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-011-7 - Diamond: JUL08-4292

 
From the Shadow of the Northern Lights (Vol 2)

From the Shadow of the Northern Lights (Vol 2)

edited by Johannes Klenell

THE SWEDISH INVASION!

"So can comics in a cold climate prosper? Yes, they can still root, send up fresh shoots and eventually sprout and blossom, providing they get the right nurturing care and soil conditions. Thanks to support from cities and the state, from feisty publishers like Galago, the …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-064-3 - Diamond: FEB10-1093

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