Top Shelf Productions


Tons of new digital releases!

August 5, 2012

New digital releases from Top Shelf!

Top Shelf's digital publishing program continues to expand, faster than ever! Recently we've not only seen killer new releases in the American Elf digital series, the Cannon brothers' unmissable Double Barrel magazine, and Robert Venditti's new Surrogates Case Files series, we've shared with you a true original with Patt Kelley's What Am I Going to Do Without You? and teamed up with Retrofit Comics to bring you digital editions of some of their finest work. Grab your reading device and load up!

FUNGUS by James Kochalka
-- 36 pages
-- $1.99 (US) Digital
-- Published by Retrofit Comics and distributed digitally by Top Shelf.
This swampy delight bundles together two hilarious 16-page stories from the unstoppable creative mind of James Kochalka (Johnny Boo, Dragon Puncher, American Elf, SuperF*ckers)! First, two "Rotten Little Cuties" search for a killer party and debate the meaning of life, then a pair of moss mounds claim to have invented "Facebook," and get very confused when trying to explain what that means. Saddle up your spores and don't miss the fun of Fungus!

-- 36 pages
-- $1.99 (US) Digital
-- Published by Retrofit Comics and distributed digitally by Top Shelf.
Scoot over on the couch and make room for Corinne Mucha! These funny, poignant short comics blend autobiography with dreamlike fantasy, presented in a disarming and lovable style. Why, when we reach adulthood, do we stop "playing pretend"? What if the reason you never fit in is because you were switched at birth, or reincarnated from a past life? And what the heck is that monkey doing in the basement? Answers within.

-- 52 pages
-- $2.99 (US) Digital
-- Published by Retrofit Comics and distributed digitally by Top Shelf.
The acclaimed creator of Hutch Owen presents a new 52-page comic, a fever dream born from the sleepless chaos of parenting a new baby. Here all the complexities of life are reduced to the fundamentals of food, sleep, and poo. Conceived in a time of joy and finished in the aftermath of a terrible tragedy, Daddy Lightning is a moving display of love, despair, and humanity.

AMERICAN ELF 2000 by James Kochalka
-- 300 pages
-- $1.99 (US) Digital
Welcome to the digital edition of James Kochalka's award-winning, influential, and totally addictive autobiography, American Elf! In 2000, James greets the new millennium, teaches his first class, plays a rock show for Courtney Love, drinks a lot, eats pie in the shower, and gets punched by a fan.

DOUBLE BARREL #3 by Kevin Cannon & Zander Cannon
-- 116 pages
-- $1.99 (US) Digital
Mamas, hide your babies, 'cause the Cannons are back and firing on all cylinders! Double Barrel #3 is an incredible 116 pages of action, drama, and comic-book passion. Zander Cannon descends to the sixth chapter of Heck and finds it full of WRATH -- and some long-repressed memories! Kevin Cannon presents a huge chunk (over 50 pages) of Crater XV -- the plot threads are multiplying like rabbits, as we're starting to see just how huge a mess Army Shanks has gotten himself into...

-- 125 pages
-- $3.99 (US) Digital
A dinosaur carcass, freshly deceased, is found in the local woods. Meteors fall from the sky. These are strange times... but most people have enough to worry about just getting through the day. Aging couple Flo and Murray face tough news from their doctor, while teen goth Jeanie endures clueless parents and heartless classmates. Their stories -- and more -- twine together into a moving examination of grief, mystery, and human connection. Don't miss Patt Kelley's powerful debut at Top Shelf!

THE SURROGATES CASE FILES #1 by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele
-- 25 pages
-- $1.99 (US) Digital
Plug yourself in for the return of The Surrogates, with new stories by the original bestselling creative team of Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, The Homeland Directive) & Brett Weldele (Spontaneous, Southland Tales)! Follow our hero Detective Harvey Greer as he tries to uphold law & order in a world transformed by surrogate technology.