Catalog / 2021 Releases

2021 Releases

Here's everything Top Shelf has planned for 2021 (subject to change) listed in order of release -- with a few highlights from 2020 as well! Do yourself a favor this year and try some things that you're not that familiar with. You won't be disappointed.

And click on the links for a quick look at the entire publishing schedule; our mature-reader perennials, and our all-ages perennials.

December 2020

They Called Us Enemy: Expanded Hardcover Edition

They Called Us Enemy: Expanded Hardcover Edition

by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker

The New York Times bestselling graphic memoir from actor/author/activist George Takei returns in a deluxe hardcover edition with bonus material! Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.

Now with …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-470-2 - Diamond: FEB200687

They Called Us Enemy SDCC Exclusive Hardcover (1st Printing)

They Called Us Enemy SDCC Exclusive Hardcover (1st Printing)

by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker

WAREHOUSE FIND! A FEW COPIES REMAINING OF THE SDCC EXCLUSIVE HARDCOVER (1ST PRINTING)

George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his magnetic performances, sharp wit, and outspoken commitment to equal rights. But long before he braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as a …

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They Called Us Enemy

They Called Us Enemy

by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker

A New York Times Bestseller!
An ALA Notable Children's Book for Older Readers!
Winner of the Will Eisner Award for Best Reality-Based Work!
Winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult Literature!
Winner of the American Book Award!
Winner of the National Cartoonists Society …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-450-4 - Diamond: MAR190630

They Called Us Enemy: Spanish Edition (Nos llamaron Enemigo)

They Called Us Enemy: Spanish Edition (Nos llamaron Enemigo)

by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker

The award-winning New York Times Bestseller is now available in Spanish!

"Nos Llamaron Enemigo toma el cómic como plataforma educativa que aprovecha una historia personal para contar la historia de un momento crucial que no debe ser olvidado... uno de los mejores libros de historia …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-483-2 - Diamond: FEB200742

 
From Hell: Master Edition -- HARDCOVER

From Hell: Master Edition -- HARDCOVER

by Eddie Campbell

Meet the most notorious serial killer of all time, Jack the Ripper -- and meet the vast and vibrant communities of Victorian London where his foul deeds gave birth to the modern era. In this remarkable new edition, the award-winning bestseller FROM HELL now features astonishing colors by Eddie …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-469-6 - Diamond: FEB200689

Kodi

Kodi

by Jared Cullum

Nominated for two Eisner Awards!

The gorgeous story of two friends separated by everything in the world — except love. Readers and animal-lovers of every age will want to relive this journey over and over again.

"Jared Cullum brings to Kodi a fresh watercolor style that's brimming over with …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-467-2 - Diamond: FEB200686

 
Home Time II: Beyond The Weaving

Home Time II: Beyond The Weaving

by Campbell Whyte

Praise for Home Time:
“Beautifully realised, funny, smart, weird and surprisingly epic in scope, Home Time is also just plain brilliant.” — Shaun Tan

“Campbell Whyte’s debut graphic novel is cute, funny, scary, exciting, and cleverly constructed. The drawings are always a pleasure, …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-464-1 - Diamond: NOV190725

The Grot: The Story of the Swamp City Grifters

The Grot: The Story of the Swamp City Grifters

by Pat Grant

Finalist for the Aurealis Award!

“The Grot has the makings of a true Australian classic. As absurdly funny as it is disturbingly realistic." -- Shaun Tan, Author of The Arrival

"A twisting plot and a seething, filthy world thread together in these hand-made pages, each one a work of art and …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-466-5 - Diamond: JAN200786

 
Camp Spirit

Camp Spirit

by Axelle Lenoir

It’s the spooky LGBTeen hard-rock rom-com that’s as wild as a hot summer night.

"Funny and believable, with wonderful expressions and amusing dialogue... There’s a lot readers will enjoy about this coming-of-age camp comedy: romance, a dose of paranormal horror, and laugh-out-loud …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-465-8 - Diamond: DEC190722

What If We Were...

What If We Were...

by Axelle Lenoir

Nominated for the Eisner Award!

Teen girls reimagine the universe on a daily basis! This graphic novel proves there's nothing better than using your imagination... except maybe talking nonsense with your friends. Hey, why not both?

"This coming-of-age comic captures the joy and creativity of …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-480-1 - Diamond: AUG200566

 
The Book Tour

The Book Tour

by Andi Watson

A page-turning, Kafkaesque dark comedy in brilliant retro style, this graphic novel watches one man try to keep it together while everything falls apart.

★ ★ ★ Nominated for the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: New ★ ★ ★
★ ★ ★ Official Selection of the Angoulême …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-479-5 - Diamond: JUL200575

Monster on the Hill (Expanded Edition)

Monster on the Hill (Expanded Edition)

by Rob Harrell

In a fantastical 1860s England, every quiet little township is terrorized by a ferocious monster -- much to the townsfolk’s delight! Each town’s unique monster is a source of local pride, not to mention tourism. Each town, that is... except for one. Unfortunately for the people of …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-491-7 - Diamond: JUN200621

 

February 2021

Parenthesis

Parenthesis

by Élodie Durand

Winner of the Revelation Prize, Liberation Readers’ Prize, and Poland Prize from the Angoulême International Comics Festival!
Named one of FNAC’s “Top 10 Graphic Novels About Illness”!

"Durand’s smoky pencil illustrations are terrifyingly good at evoking the interior experiences of …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-481-8 - Diamond: SEP200516

Johnny Boo (Book 12): Johnny Boo and the Silly Blizzard

Johnny Boo (Book 12): Johnny Boo and the Silly Blizzard

by James Kochalka

James Kochalka's beloved Eisner-award-winning series takes a wintry turn as Johnny Boo and Squiggle discover the delights of eating snow -- and the importance of staying warm!

Kids love to eat snow! It looks a lot like ice cream… hey, maybe it really IS ice cream! Johnny Boo and Squiggle are …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-485-6 - Diamond: SEP200515

 
March (Trilogy Slipcase Set)

March (Trilogy Slipcase Set)

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Winner of the National Book Award

"March can help a new generation understand that the arc of the moral universe doesn't just bend toward justice; humans must struggle to bend it. To read Lewis's graphic memoir... is to be reminded that what so many have taken for granted in American life today …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-395-8 - Diamond: JUN16-0409

March: Book One

March: Book One

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Discover the phenomenal graphic novel memoir by US Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis!
Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award — Special Recognition
A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A #1 Washington Post Bestseller
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
An ALA Notable Book
One of YALSA's …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-300-2 - Diamond: JUN13-1298

 
March: Book Two

March: Book Two

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Don't miss the sequel to the #1 bestseller March: Book One!

New York Times Bestseller
One of YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens
Winner of the Will Eisner Award
Winner of the Street Literature Book Award Medal
Winner of the Denver Independent Comic & Art Expo Award

"With March, …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-400-9 - Diamond: NOV141657

March: Book Three

March: Book Three

by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Top Shelf is honored to present a milestone of comics history: the stunning conclusion to the award-winning and best-selling MARCH trilogy.

A #1 New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature
Winner of the Coretta Scott King Book Award
Winner of the …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-402-3 - Diamond: JUN160408

 

March 2021

Korgi (Book 5): End of Seasons

Korgi (Book 5): End of Seasons

by Christian Slade

Praise for the Korgi series:

"If there was ever a true ‘all-ages’ book, this is it. Korgi hits every note perfectly, and can hook readers all across the spectrum with its tantalizing suspense and action.... The art is spectacular." — School Library …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-486-3 - Diamond: NOV200432

May 2021

Onion Skin

Onion Skin

by Edgar Camacho

"A visual feast of art so energetic that it constantly breaks through and beyond the panel borders, in a brilliant, saturated palette and stylized, angular figures... quite the toothsome thrill ride." — Booklist

“Onion Skin earned the first National Young Graphic Novel Award for its ample …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-489-4 - Diamond: DEC200435

June 2021

The Delicacy

The Delicacy

by James Albon

“I was absolutely floored by the twists and turns in James Albon’s storytelling, and his illustrations are absolutely beautiful. As a former truffle dealer and mushroom forager, I highly recommend The Delicacy for anyone who loves great comics, good food, and suspenseful stories!” — Helen …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-492-4 - Diamond: FEB210446

The Jekyll Island Chronicles (Book Three): A Last Call

The Jekyll Island Chronicles (Book Three): A Last Call

Written by Steve Nedvidek, Ed Crowell, & Jack Lowe. Illustrated by Prentis Rollins, with colors by S. J. Miller.

Praise for The Jekyll Island Chronicles:

“An alternative-history steampunk treasure… Consider this historian impressed.” — Matt Kim, Inverse

“The Jekyll Island Chronicles... shines a bright light on alternate history in the comic medium with its deep characterizations of historical …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-493-1 - Diamond: FEB210447

 

July 2021

The Science of Surfing: A Surfside Girls Guide to the Ocean

The Science of Surfing: A Surfside Girls Guide to the Ocean

by Kim Dwinell

“This fun book contains lots of cool marine biology and oceanography tidbits for budding surfers… and future scientists! Surfing is an amazing way to enjoy the ocean, and the more you know, the better a guest you’ll be to the wonderful creatures that live there.” — Dr. Christopher G. …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-494-8 - Diamond: MAR210453

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol IV): The Tempest (TPB)

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol IV): The Tempest (TPB)

by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill

After an epic twenty-year journey through the entirety of human culture – the biggest cross-continuity ‘universe’ that is conceivable – Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill conclude both their legendary League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and their equally legendary comic-book careers with the …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-496-2 - Diamond: MAR210451

 

August 2021

Rivers

Rivers

by Dan Berry and David Gaffney

"Cleverly written, great characters, all brought vigorously to life by Dan Berry’s ebullient artwork."
—Glyn Dillon, author of The Nao of Brown, artist/designer for Star Wars films

"Multilayered, thoughtful, funny and strange — David and Dan try everything in this book, pulling together …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-490-0 - Diamond: JAN210510

Pirate Penguin vs Ninja Chicken (Book 3): Macaroni and Bees?!?

Pirate Penguin vs Ninja Chicken (Book 3): Macaroni and Bees?!?

by Ray Friesen

“Ray Friesen is a remarkable cartoonist. He makes the silly funny and the funny sublime. The world seems lighter after reading a Ray Friesen book.” — Jimmy Gownley, author of Amelia Rules!

“Ray Friesen is a veritable fount of silliness... Pirate Penguin vs. Ninja Chicken is filled with …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-497-9 - Diamond: MAR210452

 
Better Place

Better Place

by Duane Murray and Shawn Daley

This sidekick misses his superhero... After hearing that his grandfather has gone to a "better place", a boy sets off on a grand adventure to find him, dressed as his favourite comic book character.

Dylan just moved to a new house, with no friends, and a mother who doesn’t have time for him. …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-495-5 - Diamond: APR210626

September 2021

Ballad for Sophie

Ballad for Sophie

by Filipe Melo and Juan Cavia

Watch Juan Cavia's cover come to life with the tender theme music of writer/pianist Filipe Melo!

“Probably the most talented and productive duo in the recent Portuguese graphic novel scene.” — José Mário Silva, Expresso

When a young journalist prompts a reclusive musical superstar to …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-498-6 - Diamond: MAY210433

October 2021

Junkwraith

Junkwraith

by Ellinor Richey

What she once possessed... now threatens to possess her. This vibrant Swedish debut graphic novel is an epic quest for the things left behind, with icy-cool artwork and astonishing sci-fi settings.

What happens when our most precious belongings... no longer belong? When something we loved …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-500-6 - Diamond: JUN210472

December 2021

Animal Stories

Animal Stories

by Maria Hoey and Peter Hoey

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 …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-502-0

January 2022

Secret Passages

Secret Passages

by Axelle Lenoir

Ever since my cosmic twin disappeared, nothing makes sense anymore. Friends, work, life—well, you get the picture.

For all of five minutes I thought therapy might be the answer. But then I remembered: I’m a cartoonist. Why waste a skilled professional’s time when I could just spend 10 …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-499-3 - Diamond: JUL210485

February 2022

Red Panda & Moon Bear (Book Two): The Curse of the Evil Eye

Red Panda & Moon Bear (Book Two): The Curse of the Evil Eye

by Jarod Roselló

When an evil curse descends upon the city of Martí, it’s up to Red Panda and Moon Bear to put a stop to it… but it won’t be easy! First, they’ll have to solve weird mysteries, fend off new monsters, and uncover the secret history of their neighborhood. With their trusty dog companions and …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-501-3

Glork Patrol (Book 2): Glork Patrol Takes a Bath!

Glork Patrol (Book 2): Glork Patrol Takes a Bath!

by James Kochalka

What a mess! It all started when Glorkian SuperGrandma told the Glork Patrol they could eat candy for breakfast… now their “Dada,” the Glorkian Warrior, has a lot of cleaning up to do. Super Backpack gets a robot super-suit made of candy wrappers and takes Baby Gonk on the adventure of a …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-504-4

 

March 2022

Voice of the Fire (25th Anniversary Edition)

Voice of the Fire (25th Anniversary Edition)

by Alan Moore

The precursor to Jerusalem.

In a story full of lust, madness, and ecstasy, we meet twelve distinctive characters that lived in the same region of central England over the span of six thousand years. Their narratives are woven together in patterns of recurring events, strange traditions, and …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-507-5

April 2022

Free Pass

Free Pass

by Julian Hanshaw

George Orwell said ''You are free to be a drunkard, an idler, a coward, backbiter, a fornicator. You are not free to think for yourself.''

Huck and Nadia are enjoying their twenties: working in Big Tech and developing an adventurous sex life. As they discuss their fantasies, including the …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-505-1

May 2022

Loved and Lost: A Relationship Trilogy

Loved and Lost: A Relationship Trilogy

by Jeffrey Brown

Twenty years ago, young painter Jeffrey Brown grew frustrated with the expectations of the art world and wanted desperately to make something real. In a single sketchbook, working directly in ink, he began recording his memories of a recent long-distance relationship, matching the emotional frailty …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-506-8

June 2022

Radical: My Year with a Socialist Senator

Radical: My Year with a Socialist Senator

by Sofia Warren

In 2018, cartoonist Sofia Warren was not paying attention to state politics. But that summer, her Brooklyn neighborhood started buzzing about Julia Salazar, a 28-year-old democratic socialist running for state senate whose grassroots campaign inspired an army of volunteers. When they beat the odds …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-512-9

Johnny Boo (Book 13): Johnny Boo Goes to School

Johnny Boo (Book 13): Johnny Boo Goes to School

by James Kochalka

Johnny Boo doesn’t know what school is, but if Squiggle is going, he wants to go too! School is where you have to wear an apple on your head so the teacher doesn’t mistake you for ice cream and eat you accidentally, right? Well, maybe if your teacher is the Ice Cream Monster.

There’s so …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-503-7

 

July 2022

Order of the Night Jay (Book One): The Forest Beckons

Order of the Night Jay (Book One): The Forest Beckons

by Jonathan Schnapp

Frank is perhaps the most un-bear-like bear Camp Jay Bird has ever seen. Actually, he's probably the ONLY bear Camp Jay Bird has ever seen. And there are tons of bugs, he's getting picked on, and he can't seem to earn a single badge! But there's Ricky, an excitable little raccoon who shares Frank's …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-510-5

Cosmoknights (Book Two)

Cosmoknights (Book Two)

by Hannah Templer

Pan has finally escaped her dead-end planet, piecing together a new sort of family with the rebel gladiators Bee & Cass and the mysterious hacktivist Kate. They’ve even rescued a princess… but what if this princess has her own ideas? Whatever happened to Pan’s childhood friend Tara? And if …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-511-2

 

August 2022

The Bend of Luck

The Bend of Luck

by Peter Hoey and Maria Hoey

Imagine a world where Luck, the most ephemeral of ideas, has a physical form. Precious stones of luck, mined like gold, are worn as bringers of fortune. But luck breaks both ways. While the blue gems may grant advantage to those who wear them, their blessing is fickle and unpredictable. In the …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-509-9