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THEY CALLED US ENEMY wins the Dwayne McDuffie Award!

February 21, 2021 / More →


Over the weekend, George Takei's bestselling graphic memoir received another prestigious honor: the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics!

All four members of the creative team — George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker — contributed eloquent acceptance speeches to the livestreamed award ceremony, which was held on the tenth anniversary of McDuffie's death. You can watch the full program, hosted by actor Phil LaMarr and including testimonials about McDuffie's career and legacy in the industry, on Facebook.

They Called Us Enemy has also recently been nominated for many state-level Teen Book Awards, and selected for community reading programs ranging from multiple California cities to the entire state of Ohio! We are deeply honored that this book's timely lessons about family, identity, patriotism, and justice continue to resonate with readers around the world.

You meet the strangest people on the internet. Introducing RIVERS!

January 26, 2021 / More →

With The Three Rooms in Valerie's Head, Dan Berry and David Gaffney turned an unexpected metaphor into a unique, hilarious, and quietly profound character study. Now they're back with an even more ambitious opus:

Three ordinary weirdos, one recurring dream. The acclaimed minds behind The Three Rooms in Valerie’s Head return with a whimsical and ambitious portrait of human connection in the age of digital fragmentation.

Rivers by David Gaffney & Dan Berry
ISBN 978-1-60309-490-0 | Diamond: JAN210510 | $19.99 (US) | 176 pages
Full-color softcover graphic novel with flaps | 8" x 9.75" | for mature readers (16+)
Coming SPRING-SUMMER 2021 — Read 5 preview pages!
Buy it from your comic shop | IndieBound | Top Shelf | elsewhere

More awards and honors for recent Top Shelf gems!

January 25, 2021 / More →

Camp Spirit, They Called Us Enemy, and An Embarrassment of Witches have all recently won awards and honors.
The American Library Association's Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) recently unveiled their 2021 list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens, and Axelle Lenoir's irresistible English debut Camp Spirit made the list! Join us in celebrating this spooky LGBTeen hard-rock rom-com that’s as wild as a hot summer night.

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Top Shelf's 2020: incredible books in an unprecedented year.

December 15, 2020 / More →


Thank you for supporting independent publishing during perhaps the strangest year of our lifetimes! Here at year's end, we're looking back with pride on this incredible lineup of creators and their books. If you're shopping for final gifts or picking up a new treat for yourself, take a look to see what you might have missed!

Meet Mexican award-winner Edgar Camacho with the fantastic and flavorful ONION SKIN!

December 14, 2020 / More →


Discover a bright new star of Mexican comics in this romantic and thrilling tale, stuffed with adventure and delicious food.

Coming April 2021!

Winner of Mexico’s first ever National Young Graphic Novel Award!

Rolando’s job was crushing him… and then it literally crushed his hand. Now he can barely get out of the house, binging TV and struggling to find meaning. On a rare night out with friends, he meets Nera, a woman who lives only in the moment. Dazzled by her hedonistic attitude, Rolando sees a new life opening before him. Together, these restless youths fix up an old food truck and hit the road for a wild journey. But have they truly found the spice of life? Or has Rolando bitten off more than he can chew?

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