Top Shelf Productions


Jennifer Hayden's UNDERWIRE now available for pre-order!

August 3, 2011

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Hey friends,

In the new Diamond PREVIEWS catalog we have a very special book: the Top Shelf debut of Jennifer Hayden! She's a marvelous artist with a larger-than-life writing voice, as her autobiographical webcomic UNDERWIRE has demonstrated. Now Jennifer presents the book collection of UNDERWIRE, collecting her very best stories together with brand-new pages.

We loved reading Jennifer's stories, and through them, exploring her world and meeting her family. Now we're delighted to welcome her to the Top Shelf family and share her with you all. Check the online preview and pre-order now!

UNDERWIRE by Jennifer Hayden
-- $9.95 (US)
-- ISBN 978-1-60309-076-6
-- Diamond order code: AUG11-1205
-- 80-page softcover graphic novel with french flaps, 6.5" x 8.5"

"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 AND JORDAN IN NEW YORK

"Underwire explores the funny, and often absurd, aspects of being a lady. Cheers to the artist for spotlighting female characters... and, hopefully, getting more women psyched about comics." -- Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY

"With a busy black-and-white palette of comforting cartoon grit, Hayden recalls Robert and Aline Crumb in this offkey anthem to misfit domesticity." -- Adam McGovern, COMIC CRITIQUE

Sometimes you just gotta pick yourself up by your brastraps.

UNDERWIRE collects the wise and witty autobiographical comics of an captivating new voice: Jennifer Hayden, cartoonist and politically incorrect mother of two. She may not have all the answers, but she's not gonna let that stop her from enjoying the prime of her life -- her forties!

Since its internet debut at, UNDERWIRE has attracted praise for its sharp tongue, enchanting style, and warm wisdom. These everyday observations -- about womanhood, parenthood, growing up, and rocking out -- add up to something not only funny, but also quite profound. After a few stories, you might even feel like a member of the family.

Now, for the first time in print, Top Shelf presents twenty-two stories from the beloved webcomic, plus seventeen new pages of comics and art created exclusively for this collection.