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THANKS FOR AN AMAZING $3 SALE!

September 27, 2014 / More →

Our big sale is now over. Thank you to everyone for making it such a success! Our tireless team has been packing & shipping your orders from day one, and they will all be out the door within the next few weeks (as there's still a bunch of packing to do!). We appreciate your patience, and again, thanks for helping us continue to make great books. Happy reading!
Your friend thru comics,
Chris Staros

STRONG FEMALE PROTAGONIST joins the Top Shelf distro family!

September 8, 2014 / More →

STRONG FEMALE PROTAGONIST by Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag

She thought super-strength could save the world... but lately she's not so sure. Having put away her cape and tights, Alison Green is now a college student in the big city, trying to find ways to help the world while still getting to class on time. It's impossible to escape the past, however, and everyone has their own idea of what it means to be a hero...

After a phenomenal success on Kickstarter, Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag bring their popular webcomic Strong Female Protagonist into print, collecting the first four issues as well as some all-new full-color pages! Top Shelf is pleased to partner with Brennan & Molly to distribute their excellent self-published book. Click here to view interior preview pages and pre-order today!

Top Shelf zooms to SPX 2014!

September 8, 2014 / More →

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We're off to Bethesda, MD for a one of the best weekends in comics — the Small Press eXpo!

Don't miss this chance to grab early pre-release copies of two delightful graphic novels from the Top Shelf Kids Club, the stunning debut Maddy Kettle (by Eric Orchard) and the long-awaited SIXTH book in the Johnny Boo series, Johnny Boo Zooms to the Moon! by James Kochalka. What's more, James has zoomed himself all the way from Vermont to meet you and sign copies of this unforgettable outer-space adventure!

And that's not all! SPX this year will feature ALL these Top Shelf talents (located at our booth and throughout the exhibit hall):
—Andrew Aydin (March: Book One)
—James Kochalka (debuting Johnny Boo Zooms to the Moon!)
—Jess Fink (We Can Fix It!)
—Liz Prince (Alone Forever, Delayed Replays, Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed?)
—Nate Powell (March: Book One, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole)
—Pete Sickman-Garner (Hey, Mister: Come Hell or Highwater Pants)
—Renee French (The Ticking, Micrographica)
—Shannon Wheeler (God Is Disappointed in You)

Kevin O'Neill leads a LEAGUE of Top Shelf talent at Comic-Con 2014!

July 17, 2014 / More →

Hang on to your seats... this is the big one! San Diego Comic-Con is nearly upon us, and once again we've got an incredible line-up ready for you there. Let's dive right in:

limited-edition League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century hardcover signed & numbered by Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill

Famed artist Kevin O'Neill is coming all the way from London for his first US appearance in years, to debut the complete League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century hardcover, including a $50 limited edition, signed & numbered by both himself and writer Alan Moore (which is Top Shelf's first ever official Comic-Con exclusive)!

Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell will be signing March: Book One and sharing more details about Book Two!

Earlier this week we revealed the cover to possibly our most-anticipated release ever, March: Book Two! At Comic-Con we'll have Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell signing Book One and sharing more details about Book Two (an early 2015 release).

Special advance debut of Maddy Kettle by Eric Orchard!

We'll have the special advance debut of Eric Orchard's buzzed-about fantasy graphic novel Maddy Kettle: The Adventure of the Thimblewitch - plus free Maddy Kettle posters!

Jeffrey Brown at Comic-Con 2014

Jeffrey Brown will join us to sign all his terrific Top Shelf books as well as the brand-new Goodnight Darth Vader (Chronicle) and Jedi Academy Book 2: Return of the Padawan (Scholastic)!

Don't miss our TWO incredible panels:

God Is Disappointed in You panel

God Is Disappointed in You with Shannon Wheeler & Mark Russell
Thursday, 7/24/14, 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m., Room: 32AB
God Is Disappointed in You, published by Top Shelf, is the tongue-in-cheek "condensed" version of the Bible you never knew you needed -- hilariously modern, but surprisingly authentic -- with illustrations and gags by New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man). Join him and writer Mark Russell for an hour of unforgettable irreverence, including Q&A, audience sketches, and the hilarious-yet-accurate "ten-minute Bible." PLUS: a taste of the new audiobook, read by Dr. Venture himself, James Urbaniak (The Venture Bros.)!

Top Shelf Productions featuring Kevin O'Neill and more!

Top Shelf Productions featuring Kevin O'Neill and more!
Friday, 7/25/14, 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m., Room: 32AB
We're so excited to debut The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century hardcover that we flew artist Kevin O'Neill all the way from England for his first US visit in years! You think in his 15 years of collaboration with Alan Moore on the League, he's picked up a good story or two? PLUS: Top Shelf continues to innovate with new digital projects, meet the genius minds behind our latest graphic novels, and get a look at the much-anticipated Book Two of March, the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic memoir trilogy by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell!

Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer and Hey, Mister: Come Hell or Highwater Pants

Meet the authors of two outstanding recent releases: Van Jensen will be signing the thrilling Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer (complete edition), while Pete Sickman-Garner signs the fiendishly entertaining Hey, Mister: Come Hell or Highwater Pants!

Whew! You'll find all this -- and more -- at the Top Shelf booth (#1721). See you there!

MARCH: BOOK TWO cover revealed -- the sequel to Rep. John Lewis' award-winning graphic memoir!

July 14, 2014 / More →

US Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis made history with the release of March: Book One, his award-winning and #1 bestselling graphic novel memoir co-written with Andrew Aydin and drawn by Nate Powell. Aside from the unprecedented factor of such a major figure using the graphic novel format, the book has been embraced as both a true work of literature and also a much-needed tool for reaching new generations with the history and lessons of the civil rights movement.

But John Lewis isn't finished making history.

March: Book Two by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Today, for the first time, we're revealing the gorgeous cover design of March: Book Two, the much-anticipated second part of the March trilogy. It's scheduled for release in early 2015, so we're still half a year away — but the interest in this title is so tremendous that we wanted to showcase something special now, as we head into Comic-Con next week.

Book Two will be significantly longer than Book One, taking a step forward into the tumultuous events of 1961-1963 while continuing the framing narrative of President Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009. Major plot lines include the famous journey of the Freedom Riders, imprisonment at Mississippi's Parchman Penitentiary, and young John Lewis' involvement in helping to plan and lead the legendary 1963 March on Washington.

Nate Powell's powerful cover showcases (on top) the Freedom Riders' bus set on fire by a white supremacist mob in Anniston, AL, May 14, 1961, and (on bottom) Lewis' fiery speech at the March on Washington, August 28, 1963.

Watch Lewis and Aydin discuss March and showcase the Book Two cover on CNN!

As before, we're offering two special editions of March: Book Two exclusively from Top Shelf, in addition to the regular softcover — there is a hardcover edition as well as a limited edition signed & numbered hardcover.

Please join us in celebrating this first look at the next step in the record-breaking March project! Book One continues to rack up awards and honors, has been adopted by schools in 30 states, and is currently being read by 15,000 incoming freshmen at 3 major universities, so the journey of this project is truly just beginning.

 

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