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by Tony Consiglio

"Tony Consiglio is a natural-born cartoonist; his drawings are funny, sharp, and uncluttered. Upon his incisive line he somehow manages to balance both misanthropy and a sympathy for human foibles. He may skewer his characters (sometimes literally), but I suspect that, deep down, he has a tender …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-75-4

The 120 Days of Simon

The 120 Days of Simon

by Simon Gardenfors

THE SWEDISH INVASION!

"The 120 Days of Simon is an alternately charming, funny and aggravating four month journal of a self-advertised, couch-surfing freeloader. Highly recommended!" -- Peter Bagge

"I wouldn't call him a hero, but I found Gärdenfors' couch-surfing, mooching, drugged, …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-050-6

 
24x2

24x2

by David Chelsea

"A surreal trip into the headspace of one of comicdom’s more iconoclastic writer/illustrators." -- Bart Croonenborghs, Broken Frontier

“Twenty-Four Times Two.” The author of David Chelsea in Love and Perspective! picks up Scott McCloud's ball and runs with it in these two 24-Hour Comics …

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A Disease of Language

A Disease of Language

by Eddie Campbell and Alan Moore

The Birth Caul and Snakes & Ladders, Alan Moore’s visionary, highly personal magic based performance art pieces as adapted by Eddie Campbell, are collected together for the first time ever in A Disease of Language. Along with an insightful and expansive interview with Moore conducted by Campbell, …

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Abe: Wrong for the Right Reasons

Abe: Wrong for the Right Reasons

by Glenn Dakin

Sporting a glowing introduction by the master of "veiled autobiography," Eddie Campbell, this graphic novel features all of Glenn Dakin's ABE stories from the British comix scene. If you're not familiar with Dakin's work, Glenn has, for the last nineteen years, been one of England's best …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-22-8 - Diamond: STAR14840

Actus Box: 5 Graphic Novellas

Actus Box: 5 Graphic Novellas

by Actus

Their year 2001 release is a deluxe boxed set, featuring FIVE 32-page, full color, perfect bound graphic novellas. Included in the set are: THE PANTY KILLER by Rutu Modan -- A chain of mysterious murders terrorize Tel Aviv, in which all the victims are found with their panties on their heads. The …

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ISBN 978-965-90221-3-7

 
AEIOU or Any Easy Intimacy

AEIOU or Any Easy Intimacy

by Jeffrey Brown

"Jeffrey Brown's work is not precious, broken-heart type stuff, but instead renders the terrific blanches and indelible happiness one can inflict upon another." -- Jennifer Przybylski, Rain Taxi

"Brown is a consummate storyteller, with a mixture of believable dialogue that carries both wistful …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-71-6

Alec (Vol 4): After the Snooter

Alec (Vol 4): After the Snooter

by Eddie Campbell

Alec is a brilliant and insightful romp through Eddie Campbell's own life, and it represents one of the best -- and first! -- works in the autobiographical-comics genre. In it, we witness Eddie's progression from "beer to wine," or to put it more accurately, his inevitable maturation through time. …

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ISBN 978-0-9577896-6-1 - Diamond: STAR17861

 
Alec: The Years Have Pants

Alec: The Years Have Pants

by Eddie Campbell

Winner of the 2010 Ignatz Award!

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"This impressive collection—a high-water mark in the graphic novel’s short history—confirms that no one else in the medium combines emotional truth, literary intelligence, and formal daring with such adroitness and elegance." -- Booklist …

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Alec: The Years Have Pants -- HARDCOVER

Alec: The Years Have Pants -- HARDCOVER

by Eddie Campbell

Also available, a special HARDCOVER edition of ALEC: THE YEARS HAVE PANTS. Diamond: JUL09-1082

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ISBN 978-1-60309-047-6

 
American Elf (Book 1)

American Elf (Book 1)

by James Kochalka

Winner of the Ignatz Award for both Outstanding Comic and Outstanding Online Comic.

"Absolutely impossible to encapsulate into a single review, Kochalka’s eminently likeable SKETCHBOOK DIARIES are a singular experience in the world of comics ... Comics’ foremost optimist, Kochalka really …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-49-5

American Elf (Book 1) (hardcover)

American Elf (Book 1) (hardcover)

by James Kochalka

THE 1ST HARDCOVER EDITION OF AMERICAN ELF

To celebrate the 5-year anniversary of James Kochalka's critically acclaimed SKETCHBOOK DIARIES series, Top Shelf will also produce a hardcover edition of AMERICAN ELF. This is a web exclusive, with the first printing limited to 500 copies. -- 520 pages.

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American Elf (Book 2)

American Elf (Book 2)

by James Kochalka

"Kochalka is disarmingly honest about the details of his life -- sex, diapers, career anxiety and all -- rendered here in vivid colors that accentuate his sense of joy in the mundane. At turns conventionally funny, poignant and simply absurd, the compelling thing about an American Elf book is that …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-85-3

American Elf (Book 3)

American Elf (Book 3)

by James Kochalka

Winner of the Ignatz Award for both Outstanding Comic & Outstanding Online Comic.

"Few people keep a diary as consistently and as entertainingly as James Kochalka. [His] tiny strips convey the personalities of him, his family and friends with astounding and impressive ease. Grade: A" -- Tom …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-016-2

 
Ax (Vol 1): A Collection of Alternative Manga

Ax (Vol 1): A Collection of Alternative Manga

Edited by Sean Michael Wilson.
Stories compiled by Mitsuhiro Asakawa.

One of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2010!

"Within the pages of this greatly anticipated manga anthology are some of the most imaginative, lush, grotesque, and ridiculous comics to come out of Japan... It's an …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-042-1

BB Wolf and the 3 LP's (Music CD Spec Ed)

BB Wolf and the 3 LP's (Music CD Spec Ed)

by J.D. Arnold and Rich Koslowski

This limited edition of B.B. WOLF & THE 3 LP’S comes with a special Music CD of Blues songs recorded specifically to accompany the graphic novel.

Set in the Mississippi Delta of the 1920s, B.B. WOLF & THE 3 LP’S is a classic story of racial injustice, murder, revenge, and music … all told …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-083-4

 
BFF

BFF

by Nate Beaty

"Nate Beaty is a classic whiner in the hallowed autobiographical-comics tradition of R. Crumb and Joe Matt. ...he blows your mind with beautiful, thick-lined, tragedy-strewn, full-page drawings of Seattle or radiant renderings of Oregon swimming holes." -- Village Voice

"If you're a fan of the …

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ISBN 978-1-934620-00-7

Blankets (Original Softcover)

Blankets (Original Softcover)

by Craig Thompson

Winner of the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz Awards for Best Graphic Novel and Best Cartoonist.

"A rarity: a first-love story so well remembered and honest that it reminds you what falling in love feels like … achingly beautiful." -- Time Magazine

"Blankets is a great American novel." -- Andrew …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-43-3

 
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

 
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

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

 
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

DELAYED …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-012-4

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

 
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

 
From Hell

From Hell

by Eddie Campbell and Alan Moore

Winner of the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz Awards for Best Graphic Novel.

A New York Times Bestseller!
"Remarkable." -- Leo Carey, The New Yorker

" … dark, fearsomely complex …" -- Douglas Wolk, Publishers Weekly

"My all-time favorite graphic novel … an immense, majestic work about …

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ISBN 978-0-9585783-4-9

From Hell -- HARDCOVER

From Hell -- HARDCOVER

by Eddie Campbell and Alan Moore

Also available, a special HARDCOVER edition of From Hell. Limited quantities available.

IN PRINT! (NEW PRINTING ARRIVED EARLY)

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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

God Is Disappointed in You

God Is Disappointed in You

by Mark Russell & Shannon Wheeler

"As soon as I started reading it, I was hooked... The Bible is an incredibly weird book, and I thank Mark Russell for rewriting it in a way that made it understandable and interesting." — Boing Boing

"God Is Disappointed in You accomplishes an impressive goal: it takes the holy book—as …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-098-8

 
Hey Princess

Hey Princess

by Mats Jonsson

THE SWEDISH INVASION!

"Funny, relatable, honest. What's not to love?" --Whitney Matheson, USA Today

“The brilliance of Mats Jonsson’s comics is knowing just how funny some of the most pathetic moments of adolescence can be, and not being afraid to share those, no matter how ridiculous it …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-051-3

Hutch Owen (Vol 3): Let's Get Furious!

Hutch Owen (Vol 3): Let's Get Furious!

by Tom Hart

He’s outraged! He’s not going to take it anymore! He’s... not quite sure what to do next. Meet Hutch and his motley crew of lovable malcontents, struggling to make sense of an America that baffles, oppresses, and infuriates them. Collecting the five-year run of Tom Hart’s bitingly …

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol III): Century #1 - 1910

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol III): Century #1 - 1910

by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill

by Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill

A New York Times Bestseller!

"While the premise of mixing and matching famed fictional figures has lost some of its novelty, the thrill of how adroitly and intelligently Moore does it remains. O’Neill’s detailed art matches the intricacy of Moore’s design, …

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol III): Century #2 - 1969

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol III): Century #2 - 1969

by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill

by Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill

"Easily one of the best of the year." -- Scott Thill, Wired

"Fans won't be let down by the latest instalment of this clever, lurid saga." -- James Smart, The Guardian

"The League series exhibits what I like best in comics... Moore's script exhibits the …

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol III): Century #3 - 2009

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol III): Century #3 - 2009

by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill

Co-Published By Top Shelf Productions & Knockabout.
"Century: 2009's neat references are splendid fun, and this is a clever, passionate – and pleasingly open-ended – finale to a fine series." -- The Guardian
"Weaving together Britain's mythic dreamtime into one glorious creative tapestry, …

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The Man Who Loved Breasts

The Man Who Loved Breasts

by Robert Goodin

By day, Robert Goodin works in the animation industry on shows like Rugrats, As Told by Ginger, The Wild Thornberrys and American Dad. And by night, he's a comics artist/illustrator whose work has appeared in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Mome, Project: Romantic and for the Los Angeles Metro …

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The Mirror of Love

The Mirror of Love

by Alan Moore and José Villarrubia

THE ADVOCATE PICKS "THE MIRROR OF LOVE" AS ONE OF THE TOP TEN BOOKS OF THE YEAR -- "José Villarrubia’s amazing photos illustrate an equally amazing epic gay love poem." -- The Advocate

"The only way to go to war with hate is to love. The Mirror of Love is the great weapon in our arsenal. …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-45-7 - Diamond: OCT032748

Moving Pictures

Moving Pictures

by Kathryn and Stuart Immonen

Nominated for the 2011 Stumptown Award and Doug Wright Award!

"A wonderful, poignant surprise." -- Paul Gravett, author of Graphic Novels: Stories to Change Your Life

"Most of the story seems less drawn than peeled and chiseled away from absolute visual and moral darkness... [Moving Pictures] …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-049-0