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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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Any Empire

Any Empire

by Nate Powell

Named one of the best graphic novels of the year by Booklist, The AV Club, Comic Book Resources, Complex, and Graphic Novel Reporter!

"The most prodigiously talented graphic novelist of his [generation] ... Powell's exceptional visual-storytelling gift transforms a potentially obvious antiwar …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-077-3

 
Dear Beloved Stranger

Dear Beloved Stranger

"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

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

 
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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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

 
Sounds of Your Name

Sounds of Your Name

by Nate Powell

Now available in a digital edition from Top Shelf!

"This Nate Powell wittily, even surgically, cuts to the bone. Observant, intimate cartooning, anchored with a nice, punchy use of black. Good comics." -- Frank Miller, creator of Sin City and 300

"Frame by frame, his work is more varied in …

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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

 
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

 
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

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

 
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 new 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

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

 
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