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Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer (Vol. 2): The Great Puppet Theater

Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer (Vol. 2): The Great Puppet Theater

by Dusty Higgins and Van Jensen

Slaying the vampires who killed his father was only the beginning... the undead hordes are back, and more dangerous than ever. Fortunately, Pinocchio's not alone: in this thrilling sequel you'll meet his brothers and sisters from the famous Great Puppet Theater! Jensen and Higgins present a …

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Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer (Vol. 3): Of Wood and Blood

Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer (Vol. 3): Of Wood and Blood

by Dusty Higgins and Van Jensen

At last, Pinocchio has been turned into a real boy — but, er, that might be a problem for his vampire-slaying career. Even worse, he and his friends are stuck on an island in the middle of the sea! They'll have to fight their way off the island before they're able to resume the hunt to save …

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

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

by Ray Friesen

“Ray Friesen is a remarkable cartoonist. He makes the silly funny and the funny sublime. The world seems lighter after reading a Ray Friesen book.” — Jimmy Gownley, author of Amelia Rules!
“Ray Friesen is a veritable fount of silliness... Pirate Penguin vs. Ninja Chicken is filled with …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-071-1

Pirate Penguin vs Ninja Chicken (Book 2): Escape from Skull-Fragment Island!

Pirate Penguin vs Ninja Chicken (Book 2): Escape from Skull-Fragment Island!

by Ray Friesen

Set phasers for maximum silly: Ray Friesen, the non-stop sugar rush called by Booklist “a manic blend of mayhem and adventure,” is back for more! When Pirate Penguin and Ninja Chicken stumble across a mystical lost sword, a rip-roaring aquatic adventure ensues, with appearances by cousin …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-367-5 - Diamond: JAN16-0456

 
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 - Diamond: NOV150469

 
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

 
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 …

 
The Story of My Tits

The Story of My Tits

by Jennifer Hayden

Nominated for the Will Eisner Award!
Named one of the Best Books of the Year by:
The New York Times, NPR, Library Journal, Amazon, GQ, Comic Book Resources, Paste, Mental Floss, Forbes, and many more!

"Heartbreaking and riveting, Jennifer Hayden's caustic, sarcastic wit streams through her …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-054-4 - Diamond: JUL15-0519

Strong Female Protagonist: Book One

Strong Female Protagonist: Book One

by Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag

One of Comic Book Resources' Best Books of the Year!

"Strong Female Protagonist... bring[s] new questions about vigilantism, justice, and heroics to the field, standing alongside stories like Watchmen and Soon I Will Be Invincible in the canon of witty, thoughtful commentaries on superheroism …

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ISBN 978-0-692-24618-4 - Diamond: JUN148321

 
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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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!
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

 
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

 
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

 
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

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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