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Announcing SH*T MY PRESIDENT SAYS by Shannon Wheeler

March 14, 2017 / More →

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FDR had radio. JFK had TV. Trump has Twitter.

Top Shelf Productions is pleased — big league — to announce Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump, in which Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Shannon Wheeler tackles the 140-character president. For the first time, these revealing snapshots of the world’s most powerful man will be collected, curated, and brought to memorable new life as cartoons. This compulsively readable hardcover will reach stores in August 2017.

Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump
by Shannon Wheeler
-- A 120-page hardcover, 5” x 6.5”
-- ISBN 978-1-60309-410-8
-- For mature readers (16+)
-- Available August 2017

Some people are saying, I don’t know, you tell me, but a lot of people are saying this is the greatest book of the year. This guy, Shannon Wheeler, he draws these cartoons for the New Yorker, MAD, the Onion — he’s very, very, good, okay? Now he’s illustrated the most incredible tweets. Wow! You won’t believe what he does with these tweets. I mean, these tweets changed the world, folks. It’s true! It’s very true. EVERYONE is going to want this book — even the haters and losers (Sad!).

"Shannon Wheeler drew a book I wish I had thought of; that's the ultimate compliment I can offer in 140 characters! #buyit #wheelerisagenius"
—Jack Ohman, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning

In Sh*t My President Says, Donald Trump's most revealing tweets are transformed into razor-sharp cartoons, offering a subversive and illuminating insight into the mind of the most divisive political figure of our time. Whether you love him or hate him, this take on Trump will help you come to grips with the man and his ideas thanks to Wheeler's signature mix of slapstick and sophistication.

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Jeff Lemire's THE UNDERWATER WELDER Optioned for Film

March 3, 2017 / More →

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Ryan Gosling, Ken Kao’s Waypoint and Anonymous Content will produce the Best-Selling Graphic Novel ‘The Underwater Welder’ from Award-winning Cartoonist Jeff Lemire
The New York Times Bestseller from Top Shelf/IDW has been Optioned for a Feature Film

THE UNDERWATER WELDER is the mind–bending graphic novel written by critically acclaimed, award–winning cartoonist Jeff Lemire, and published by Top Shelf/IDW.

Ryan Gosling, Ken Kao, and Anonymous Content will produce the film.

The New York Times bestselling graphic novel details a man in the dangerous profession of underwater welding, who has a supernatural encounter at the bottom of the sea.

Jeff Lemire, Chris Staros (Editor–in–Chief, Top Shelf), and Ted Adams (CEO and Publisher, IDW Publishing) are attached as executive producers.

The deal was brokered on Jeff Lemire's behalf by Angela Cheng Caplan of the Cheng Caplan Company, Inc. and Allison Binder, esq. of Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher, LLP, and on Top Shelf/IDW’s behalf by Tuvyah Aronoff of Schwell Wimpfheimer & Associates.

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MARCH is an LA Times Book Prize Finalist!

February 22, 2017 / More →

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The prestigious Los Angeles Times Book Prizes announced today their list of finalists, and March: Book Three (by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell) is one of five books listed as a finalist for Young Adult Literature.

This is the first LA Times nomination for the acclaimed March trilogy, which has already won the National Book Award as well as a record-breaking four major awards from the American Library Association. Nate Powell was previously an LA Times finalist in 2009 for his book Swallow Me Whole, also in Young Adult Literature. At the time, no graphic novel had been nominated for the prize in any category since Art Spiegelman's Maus.

This year's LA Times Book Prizes will be awarded at the University of Southern California on April 21, 2017, inaugurating the LA Times Festival of Books. Tickets to the ceremony will be on sale starting March 16. For more information, visit http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/book-prizes/.

Fall in Love with Top Shelf's Spring Books:
HOME TIME and NATE POWELL'S OMNIBOX!

February 14, 2017 / More →

It's February — which means our pre-order calendar is rolling on into the spring! And appropriately enough for Valentine's Day, we know you're going to love these comics. Click through for previews and talk to your favorite retailer about...


Campbell Whyte explodes onto the scene with HOME TIME!

It's the last summer before high school, and these six friends are ready for a vacation of sleepovers, video games, and romance. But after tumbling into a river, they emerge in a wild world stranger than any RPG! Australian cartoonist Campbell Whyte makes his jaw-dropping debut with a kaleidoscopic saga  — each chapter drawn in a different visual style — and a love letter to the fantasy worlds of the 80s and 90s, all bound together with whimsy and heart.

Home Time: Under the River by Campbell Whyte
A 228-page full-color hardcover graphic novel, 9" x 9"
ISBN 978-1-60309-412-2 - Diamond: FEB170448
$24.99 (US), advance-solicited for release in June 2017
You absolutely must see these interior pages — click here for a 7-page preview!


A stunning decade of Nate Powell's award-winning talent!

Celebrate the first cartoonist ever to win the National Book Award.

Nate Powell has been called “a writer-artist of genius” and “the most prodigiously talented graphic novelist” of his generation. This box contains the reasons why.

Swallow Me Whole won the Eisner Award for its portrayal of teen mental illness, Any Empire explores the trickle-down effects of war on young minds, and You Don’t Say collects Powell’s short comics from 2004 up to the debut of the landmark March trilogy.

Together, these three volumes represent the first decade of mature work from one of the new giants of cartooning: a creator renowned for his sensitivity, intimacy, and visual courage.

Nate Powell's Omnibox by Nate Powell
A slipcase set of Swallow Me Whole, Any Empire, & You Don't Say (696 total pages!)
ISBN 978-1-60309-409-2 - Diamond: FEB170449
$49.99 (US), advance-solicited for release in June 2017

Click here for details and a 10-page preview!

MARCH Sweeps American Library Association Awards with Record-Breaking FOUR Wins

January 23, 2017 / More →

ATLANTA — The bestselling March graphic novel trilogy broke new records today by winning four major awards in the American Library Association's Youth Media Awards, more than any book in the awards' history. March: Book Three, the concluding volume by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, was announced as the winner of:

  • the Coretta Scott King Book Award (for outstanding African-American books for youth),
  • the Michael L. Printz Award (for excellence in young adult literature),
  • the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award (for most distinguished informational book for children),
  • and the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.

These honors for March: Book Three follow closely on the heels of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature and the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature – Young Adult Category, making it the first book to win both the Printz and the National Book Award.

"I'm delighted and honored that America's librarians are supporting March with these awards," said Congressman Lewis. "I love books and I love librarians. When I was growing up I tried to read every single thing I could. I hope these awards will help inspire all of our young people — and some of us not so young — to read, to learn, and to act. March is a guidebook reminding us that we all must speak up and stand up for what is right, what is fair, and what is just."

The March trilogy, which depicts Lewis’s firsthand account of the Civil Rights Movement, has previously won such honors as the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, the Eisner Award, two Harvey Awards, and a Coretta Scott King Author Honor. It is rapidly being adopted by universities and public school systems from New York to San Francisco, and recently spent six continuous weeks holding the top 3 spots on the New York Times Bestseller List.

Congressman Lewis accepted the YALSA Nonfiction Award on behalf of the three creators today at the ALA Midwinter Conference in Atlanta. The King, Printz, and Sibert Awards will be handed out in ceremonies at the ALA Annual Conference in June.

 

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