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Numerous nods for Top Shelf talent at 2019 Eisner Awards!

April 26, 2019 / More →

Judges for the 2019 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards announced their list of nominees today, honoring a fantastic array of Top Shelf titles: 

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April solicits: A LETTER TO JO and JOHNNY BOO Book 10!

April 25, 2019 / More →


August and September bring the remarkable true story of A Letter to Jo and a spooky new Johnny Boo!

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George Takei unveils first look at THEY CALLED US ENEMY

March 28, 2019 / More →


They Called Us Enemy brings to life the unforgettable memories of American icon George Takei. Watch him introduce this massively-anticipated graphic memoir in a must-watch video trailer!

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March solicits: NOCTURNE, WHY DID WE TRUST HIM, and more FROM HELL!

March 20, 2019 / More →


It's a feast for the senses — and for the funnybone. Announcing the second in Anne Opotowsky's acclaimed Walled City Trilogy, a new Shannon Wheeler collection, and From Hell: Master Edition continues...

Plus Belzebubs and the penultimate issue of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen are in stores! Let's dive in, shall we?

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Hannah Templer's COSMOKNIGHTS begin their quest today!

March 8, 2019 / More →


The queer sci-fi action adventure is now a free webcomic at www.cosmoknights.space, where the entire book will be serialized before publication as a graphic novel this fall.

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Save up for Penny Nichols and three more amazing Spring books!

February 16, 2019 / More →


We've got a fantastic and diverse lineup in this month's Diamond Previews now for release in May and June: Penny Nichols (a hilarious love letter to indie/DIY culture), two delightful kids' books in Surfside Girls 2 and Box, and the final issue of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen!

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Hannah Templer's COSMOKNIGHTS storm the castle starting in March!

January 17, 2019 / More →

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Top Shelf Productions will publish the solo debut graphic novel by acclaimed cartoonist Hannah Templer (Jem and the Holograms, GLOW). Written, drawn, and colored by Templer, Cosmoknights is a thrilling galactic adventure set in a world where mech-suited warriors duel over the daughters of the aristocracy, and a fledgling resistance of lady knights aim to bring down the system from within.

Templer will serialize Cosmoknights on its own dedicated web site, www.cosmoknights.space, beginning in March 2019 (International Women's Month), leading to its print publication in Fall 2019. Many retailers are already taking online pre-orders, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Hudson Booksellers, and Penguin Random House — or you can speak to your local shop.

For more on Cosmoknights, including an exclusive Q&A with Hannah Templer, visit today's article in The Hollywood Reporter!

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Koren Shadmi's most stunning graphic novel yet: HIGHWAYMAN.

January 12, 2019 / More →

Image for Koren Shadmi's most stunning graphic novel yet: HIGHWAYMAN.

“A bewitching and fascinating roadtrip… with impeccable writing and narration.” Planete BD

“Shadmi intrigues with his mysteries and his evocative skill, asking more questions than he answers.”BoDoï

Israeli cartoonist Koren Shadmi (Love Addict, The Abaddon) turns to science fiction in a sprawling, ambitious journey across time and space.

Forever on the move, Highwayman travels through the vastness of North America searching for the source of his condition. He suffers from a strange, seemingly incurable disease: immortality. Bound to the road and at the mercy of whomever will give him a ride, he encounters people who reflect the rapidly changing world around him. Moving through centuries of change, he watches humanity’s precarious trajectory towards an unknown future.

Highwayman by Koren Shadmi
$19.99 (US) • ISBN 978-1-60309-441-2 • Diamond order code: JAN190855
160 pages • full color • softcover graphic novel w/ flaps • 7.15" x 9"
For mature readers (16+) • Read a 4-page preview

Coming in May 2019!
Pre-order from your favorite comic shop or anywhere books are sold.


RED PANDA & MOON BEAR save the world before bedtime!

December 14, 2018 / More →


Two Latinx kids battle supernatural threats to their working-class neighborhood with the power of science, magic, and some very special hoodies.

Red Panda and Moon Bear are the defenders of their community! Together, these brave siblings rescue lost cats, scold bullies, and solve mysteries, all before Mamá and Papá get home. But lately… the mysteries have been EXTRA mysterious. All of RP and MB’s powers may not be enough to handle spooks, supervillains, alien invaders, and time warps! It’ll take all their imagination — and some new friends — to uncover the secret cause behind all these events before the whole world goes crazy.

In his first book for young readers, Cuban-American cartoonist Jarod Roselló presents a whimsical and tender-hearted adventure, packed with Saturday-morning action and glowing with Caribbean sunshine.

Red Panda and Moon Bear by Jarod Roselló
ISBN 978-1-60309-444-3 • Diamond: DEC180805
$14.99 (US) • Full-color interiors • For young readers (8-12) and up
a 184-page softcover graphic novel with flaps • 6" x 9"

Coming in March 2019
Check out an interior preview.
Then pre-order from your favorite retailer!


April 2019 brings James Albon's lush, political A SHINING BEACON!

December 14, 2018 / More →


Pictures at a revolution: acclaimed graphic novelist James Albon (Her Bark and Her Bite) explores the role of the artist in a frighteningly familiar near-future of tyrannical regimes and popular revolts.

Francesca Saxon, artist and loyal citizen of the nation, is thrilled when she receives a commission to design the central mural of an epic new swimming pool: the jewel in the crown for an insecure regime obsessed by propaganda. Leaving the comfort of her coastal hometown for the lap of luxury of the capital, she is swept up in the paranoia of a government threatened by underground revolutionaries, whose promise of a freer, happier future looks increasingly appealing. Torn between rival factions and her personal loyalties, she realizes that when ideology has a stranglehold on art, the picture is rarely pretty.

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The JEKYLL ISLAND CHRONICLES commemorate Veterans Day with a very special fundraiser

November 9, 2018 / More →

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With its second volume landing in bookstores everywhere this week, The Jekyll Island Chronicles is an award-winning series of alternate-history graphic novels, featuring an unlikely band of World War I veterans who continue to serve their country by battling an anarchist cabal in a post-war era of invention.

On the centennial of the end of that war, the creators and publishers of the series have prepared a very special way for readers to join in honoring the heroes of “The Great War.”

This Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. In all that time, there has never been a national memorial in our capital dedicated to the millions who served and sacrificed. So as The Jekyll Island Chronicles brings new light to that era, the Top Shelf/IDW publishing family is proud to assist.

Through the end of 2018, a portion of every purchase of The Jekyll Island Chronicles, whether in print or digital, will go toward helping complete the National WWI Memorial in Washington, DC.

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Johnny Boo is back! In fact... JOHNNY BOO IS KING!?!

November 8, 2018 / More →


In March 2019—
The beloved young-reader series by Eisner Award winner James Kochalka returns
with a new adventure fit for a king!

Johnny Boo is wearing a crown on his head, so that means he's the king! Squiggle wants to be king too, so he puts a rock on his head. After a brief argument, they decide to share their new flying castle, and fly to the moon. Or are they just pretending? After a madcap encounter with the Ice Cream Monster, they finally get too sleepy to stay awake... making this silly story excellent for bedtime.

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George Takei presents THEY CALLED US ENEMY to school librarians

November 1, 2018 / More →

A few days ago, legendary actor, activist, and author George Takei visited New York to deliver the keynote address at School Library Journal's 14th annual Leadership Summit.

Speaking to a rapt audience of key figures from schools and libraries around the United States, Takei narrated his wrenching firsthand experience in childhood as one of 120,000 Japanese Americans forced into internment camps during World War II. Takei also explored the complex lessons of patriotism and civic engagement passed down by his father, the duty of all Americans to stand up for our ideals, and his hopes for They Called Us Enemy to both educate and inspire new generations with the lessons of the past.

"Next year, we will put it in your hands, you librarians, to build the future of America, to inform the young people who will become the leaders of our future that we have a glorious history... but we should also be mindful of some of the horrible mistakes that we made," he said. "As Americans, we all have a responsibility to build a better America."

They Called Us Enemy is currently in preparation for release in Summer 2019, but some retailers are already beginning to offer pre-orders — including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Hudson Booksellers, and the IndieBound network of independent bookstores.

For the full story on Takei's address to the SLJ Leadership Summit, see this article.

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BELZEBUBS: Juggling work and family can be… hell.

October 12, 2018 / More →


Calvin & Hobbes meets Call of Cthulhu as the sensationally popular heavy metal webcomic BELZEBUBS comes to your bookshelf in a grim, goofy, and gorgeous hardcover.

Belzebubs is a “trve kvlt mockumentary” focusing on the everyday challenges of family life: raising kids, running a small business, and making time for worship. Except the kids are named Lilith and Leviathan, the business is a black-metal band, and the worship… isn’t exactly aimed upstairs.

In a few short years, what started out as improvised social-media doodles has now become a wildly successful webcomic with hundreds of thousands of fans. The irresistible cartooning of JP Ahonen (Sing No Evil) combines relatable slice-of-life humor with over-the-top occult antics and references from metal music to Lovecraftian horror, making Belzebubs a devil of a good time.

See what Belzebubs' quarter-million frenzied Facebook fans have been raving about!

PLUS: watch for the official Belzebubs soundtrack album, coming in early 2019 from the world’s largest heavy metal record label, Century Media!

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Young & old alike will get lost in the lush adventures of YE!

October 12, 2018 / More →


“A story whose pleasure lies not only in appreciating the beauty of its artwork, but in deciphering what lies hidden in its metaphors.” Nerd Geek Feelings

“Beautiful and unique… Ye delicately portrays how difficult it is to find oneself in the world and, more importantly, how to control our insecurities.” Conexão Comix

“Here are Eastern European cultures, medieval myths, works of fantasy, the Sandman stories of Neil Gaiman, and the drawings of Hayao Miyazaki… It’s one of the year’s most interesting works.” O Grito

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