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James Kochalka's GLORK PATROL Takes a Bath in Feb '22!

September 10, 2021 / More →



Families come in all kinds… even in outer space. This kooky, colorful adventure will feel hilariously relatable and have kids giggling through story time and bath time alike! 

It’s a sticky, soapy, messy delight from the award-winning creator of Johnny Boo.

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The Hoey Siblings (Coin-Op) Return with ANIMAL STORIES!

August 30, 2021 / More →


PRAISE FOR PETER & MARIA HOEY:

  • "Spectacular... each page is a feast for the eyes. Challenging, entertaining, and crisply beautiful stories." Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • "Right up there with Chris Ware for craft, composition and complexity... like nothing at all that I can recall." Page 45

What separates us from animals? What connects us? Award-winning cartoonists Peter and Maria Hoey probe these mysteries across six surreal and interconnected stories.

After tremendous acclaim for their series Coin-Op Comics, two brilliant creators present their first graphic novel: a menagerie of wild tales. Pushing the boundaries of their dazzling and unique narrative style, Animal Stories weaves together six short stories exploring the mysterious relationships between humans and other animals.

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Jarod Roselló and Kim Dwinell at the SD Festival of Books!

August 25, 2021 / More →

The recent San Diego Festival of Books featured two Top Shelf authors on fascinating panels that you can watch online now:

Jarod Roselló (Red Panda & Moon Bear) joined the amazing Stan & Julie Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo) to discuss "Comic Consciousness": morality, personal growth, and characterization in comics for young readers. You can watch the conversation, moderated by Comic-Con's Laura Jones, here!

Kim Dwinell (The Science of Surfing: A Surfside Girls Guide to the Ocean) chatted with Theanne Griffith (The Magnificent Makers) about making science come alive for kids, on the panel "From Surf to Science in Middle-Grade STEM," moderated by Jose Cruz of the San Diego Council on Literacy. Don't miss it!

Top Shelf's Australian Invasion wins a triple crown of awards!

July 30, 2021 / More →

News from down under! The prestigious Ledger Awards, which are now called the Comic Arts Awards of Australia, livestreamed their 2021 ceremony on Friday night and — would you believe it? — all three of Top Shelf's "Australian Invasion" graphic novels were honored with awards!

Pat Grant received a Bronze Award for The Grot: The Story of the Swamp City Grifters, while Silver Awards went to Campbell Whyte for Home Time II: Beyond the Weaving as well as Chris Gooch for Under-Earth. To hear their heartfelt acceptance speeches and see all the great winners, you can watch the award ceremony below.

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Break out of the Zoom box with creative Comic-Con virtual panels!

July 25, 2021 / More →

If you're feeling "Zoom fatigue," you're not alone! With San Diego Comic-Con gone virtual again, we knew we had to get creative. So Edgar Camacho and James Albon promoted their thrilling foodie graphic novels with a virtual cooking show, and Kim Dwinell headed to the beach — and the famous Long Beach Shark Lab — to discuss The Science of Surfing! You can watch both programs on-demand on our YouTube channel.

Comics Kitchen: Incredible Food-Themed Graphic Novels!
Reading comics can really make you hungry . . . especially if it’s the gorgeous full-color artwork and juicy storytelling of Edgar Camacho (Onion Skin) and James Albon (The Delicacy)! Visit these international talents in their very own homes and learn how they started from basic story ingredients from their native lands of Mexico and Scotland and cooked them up into sizzling graphic novel adventures—full of romance, murder, food fights, and magic mushrooms! Hosted by @ThatHangryGurl Nikki Hendry, this nourishing conversation will also invite viewers to follow along at home and whip up a tasty treat! A free PDF download of this exclusive recipe inspired by the graphic novels is available, as well as previews of each book!

Dive into an Ocean of Science with Surfside Girls!
Kids, families, and water-lovers of all ages: join Kim Dwinell (creator of Surfside Girls) and the CSULB Shark Lab’s Dr. Christopher Lowe for a light and lively walk on the beach and visit to the Shark Lab, as they discuss tide pools, awesome animals, wave physics, surfing tips, caring for the ocean, and much more—all explored within Kim’s new middle-grade graphic novel, The Science of Surfing: A Surfside Girls Guide to the Ocean! Whether you live on a mountain or a plain, in a big city or right on the beach . . . see how much fun it can be to discover the natural world all around you!