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Lone Racer

Lone Racer

by Nicolas Mahler

"A sleeper of a book that deserves a wider audience ... a charming little gem." -- Chris Mautner, The Patriot-News

"The magic in Nicolas Mahler’s work does not exist in its impeccable writing, or in its elegant drawings, but in the strange alchemy between the two." -- Lewis Trondheim

"Lone …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-69-3

Lost Dogs

Lost Dogs

by Jeff Lemire

"Pure pulp pugilism." -- Rue Morgue

"Lost Dogs is rough, it is raw as hell, but it's rough like a bareknuckle fist fight and raw like a rusty knife into your gut... Lemire's stories pour out of him on to the page, his id spilling out into the world." -- from the introduction by Timothy …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-154-1 - Diamond: FEB12-1158

 
The Lovely Horrible Stuff

The Lovely Horrible Stuff

by Eddie Campbell

"Campbell is one graphic novelist who has the potential—both creative and intellectual—to reach beyond the typical audience and into the wider world of essayists traditionally inhabited by the likes of Bill Bryson or Christopher Hitchens. Coupled with personable artwork that often seems like …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-152-7

Lower Regions

Lower Regions

by Alex Robinson

"By basically transcribing a completely mental D&D session into comics - down to healing potions and backstabbing, which must be this week's theme - Alex Robinson's made the only Red Sonja comic I'd want to read. For $7, it's a perfect stocking-stuffer for the gaming nerd(s) in your life." --Kevin …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-009-4

 
Lower Regions: Defense of the West Gate

Lower Regions: Defense of the West Gate

by Alex Robinson

Alex Robinson's Lower Regions was an exuberantly over-the top fantasy dungeon crawl, executed without a single word of dialogue! Now, you can take the gamer out of the dungeon, but you can't take the dungeon out of the gamer -- so Alex is back with a new tale of his Lower Regions, from a rather …

Maddy Kettle (Book 1): The Adventure of the Thimblewitch

Maddy Kettle (Book 1): The Adventure of the Thimblewitch

by Eric Orchard

Nominated for the Joe Shuster Award!
A Junior Library Guild selection!

"Maddy Kettle... looks fantastic: every panel exudes quirky, gorgeous atmosphere. ” -- Glen Weldon, NPR

"Quirky, beautifully illustrated, and frankly looks like it's going to be an instant classic. Don't miss it." -- …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-072-8 - Diamond: JUN14-1453

 
March: Book One

March: Book One

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Discover the phenomenal graphic novel memoir by US Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis!
Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award — Special Recognition
A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A #1 Washington Post Bestseller
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
An ALA Notable Book
One of YALSA's …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-300-2 - Diamond: JUN13-1298

Micrographica

Micrographica

by Renée French

"Eccentrically impressive." -- Ray Olson, Booklist

"Nobody can touch Renee French for sweet fiendishness." -- Jim Woodring

"Renee French has long been one of my favorite artists and she doesn't disappoint in her latest work. Tiny creatures in tiny drawings with lots of crapballs makes this …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-93-8

 
Minisulk

Minisulk

by Jeffrey Brown

"'Not everything in here is true,' it says in the indicia, but enough of it feels true that Brown's well-earned reputation as one of today's better autobiographical cartoonists is secure." -- Alan David Doane, Comic Book Galaxy

Jeffrey Brown takes a break from books about girls for this humorous …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-66-2 - Diamond: JAN053031

Monkey Vs. Robot (Vol 1)

Monkey Vs. Robot (Vol 1)

by James Kochalka

"An expressive, funny-sad book that rewards us with its deft execution." -- Peter Aaron Rose, Artbomb

A factory of self-replicating robots is stripping the jungle of its natural resources, threatening the territory of a colony of nearby monkeys. A series of encounters between the two groups …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-15-0 - Diamond: MAR053223

 
Monkey vs. Robot (Vol 2): Crystal of Power

Monkey vs. Robot (Vol 2): Crystal of Power

by James Kochalka

"The Monkey vs. Robot books are like the best of children’s literature, in that they appeal to the joyfulness of literature and art that appeals so much to children, while adults can enjoy the structure and techniques." -- Ninth Art

Deep in the forest, robots are gathering plant and animal …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-36-5

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

 
Night Animals

Night Animals

by Brecht Evens

Nominated for the Eisner Award!
Praise for Brecht Evens:
His book The Wrong Place is an official 2011 selection of the Angoulême International Comics Festival!

“When I was in Angoulême last year, the best looking book I found at the festival was Brecht Evens’ The Wrong Place... Quite a …

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Okie Dokie Donuts (Story 1): Open for Business!

Okie Dokie Donuts (Story 1): Open for Business!

by Chris "Elio" Eliopoulos

A TOP SHELF KIDS CLUB BOOK!

"Elio consistently impresses me with his supercharged kid-friendly comics. His style is wholly distinct, and everything he does seems to explode with joy and pure fun." -- John Martz, Drawn!

"2 scoops of silly, 5 cups of cute, and a bucket load of fun! Chris …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-068-1

 
Pinky & Stinky

Pinky & Stinky

by James Kochalka

Nominated for the Eisner Award!
Now in a new edition, with a new cover!

"Kochalka's work makes me feel like I did when I was six years old. He brings the joy back to comics." -- Frank Miller, creator of Sin City, 300, and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

"Oh, lord, did Pinky & Stinky make me …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-29-7

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

 
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

Please Release

Please Release

by Nate Powell

"Sharp and incisive ... Even though the book is focused squarely on Powell’s life, he spares the reader from excessive navel gazing along the way. He seems to have a better idea of when to share and when to pull away and let the pictures do the talking, demonstrating an overall more mature …

 
The Pterodactyl Hunters

The Pterodactyl Hunters

by Brendan Leach

PTERODACTYL HUNTERS is a story of sibling rivalry and family tradition in a rapidly changing world: a version of 1904 New York where generations of working-class hot-air-balloonists take to the skies each night to defend their city from a dwindling population of pterodactyls. In this town, heroic …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-263-0 - Diamond: FEB12-1159

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

 
Stuff About Sex

Stuff About Sex

by David Mellon

THE TOP SHELF DIGITAL HIT COMES TO PRINT!

Hey dude! So... you've never had sex before. Or maybe you have, but you're not 100% sure what you're doing or how to feel about it. Well, join the club!

Thoughtful, funny, and sincere, David Mellon's STUFF ABOUT SEX... FOR GUYS WHO ARE NOT LIKE, TOTAL …

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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ISBN 978-1-60309-020-9

 
Sulk (Vol 2): Deadly Awesome

Sulk (Vol 2): Deadly Awesome

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!?

In SULK (VOL 2): DEADLY …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-031-5

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

 
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

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

 
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

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

 
Undeleted Scenes

Undeleted Scenes

by Jeffrey Brown

"Thoroughly engaging and loaded with charm to burn, this latest work from Brown is a perfect example of how to do autobiographical comics right. ... this is good stuff that solidly resonates with a palpable and universal humanity and bears repeated readings." -- Publishers Weekly

"It's …

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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 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

 
Underwire

Underwire

by Jennifer Hayden

"Hayden's work reminds me of why I began drawing comics, and why I continue. They're comforting, straightforward and strongly connected to life." -- Gabrielle Bell, author of Lucky and Cecil & Jordan in New York

"Underwire explores the funny, and often absurd, aspects of being a lady. Cheers to …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-076-6

Unlikely

Unlikely

by Jeffrey Brown

"Mr. Brown seems to understand perfectly the day-to-day rhythms of the modern 'young adult' relationship. Unlikely, like his first book Clumsy, is pretty much impossible to put down." -- Daniel Clowes, creator of Ghost World, Art School Confidential, and Eightball

"A million little brilliant and …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-41-9

 
Van Helsing's Night Off

Van Helsing's Night Off

by Nicolas Mahler

"Mahler has succeeded in injecting human neuroses into the horror realm in a way that most other over-the-top comedians never broached. It resonates with the part of you that understands that even monsters need a dependable tavern in which to drown their sorrows, fears and foibles." -- Jarret …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-38-9

Veeps

Veeps

by Bill Kelter and Wayne Shellabarger

"I never thought there was anything funny about our vice-presidents, until I read Veeps, a welcome, often hilarious respite from the tedium of national politics." —Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States

"Here’s the weird skinny on the Little Guys waiting for the Big …

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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 …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-035-3

Welcome to Forest Island

Welcome to Forest Island

by Bwana Spoons

"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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Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed

Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed

by Liz Prince

Winner of the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Debut.

"Beautifully simple and sweet, Liz prince portrays couples in a delightfully self-conscious way." -- Farel Dalrymple

"An adorable little collection of snippets and snapshots of moments from their relationship … the silly, gross and …

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ISBN 978-1-891830-72-3

Wizzywig

Wizzywig

by Ed Piskor

"The next big thing in graphic novels." -- Rolling Stone

"Fascinating... Piskor superbly balances action and insight, and gives us a unique window through which to view the ingenious mind of a hacker." -- Publishers Weekly, Best Books of 2012

"Extremely pleasurable... A gripping story with …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-097-1 - Diamond: MAY12-1293

 
Yam

Yam

by Corey Barba

More than 900,000 Nickelodeon Magazine readers have basked in the fun that is Yam!
"A solid addition to any graphic novel collection." -- School Library Journal
"Corey Barba is a natural-born cartoonist and his Yam comics are warm, funny, and super-real. This
man remembers childhood -- what it …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-014-8

Yearbook Stories: 1976-1978

Yearbook Stories: 1976-1978

by Chris Staros

"Great, truthful little moments and a genuinely reflective conclusion leave the reader with real insight into Staros's personality -- hell, even into his inclusive vision of comics." -- Alan David Doane, Comic Book Galaxy

Yearbook Stories: 1976-1978 features two autobiographical stories from …

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