Catalog / 2024 Releases

2024 Releases

Here's everything Top Shelf has planned for 2024 (subject to change) listed in order of release -- with a few highlights from 2023 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 2023

Funny Things: A Comic Strip Biography of Charles M. Schulz

Funny Things: A Comic Strip Biography of Charles M. Schulz

by Luca Debus and Francesco Matteuzzi

“The human being — self-doubting, proud, committed and sometimes dark — who forged one of the most significant artistic creations of the 20th century comes through in these pages. By using the visual language of the Peanuts comic strip, Debus and Matteuzzi tap into our collective …

$39.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-526-6 - Diamond: JUN231394

Transitions: A Mother’s Journey

Transitions: A Mother’s Journey

by Élodie Durand

Translated by Evan McGorray.

“Tackling a potentially controversial subject with intelligence and sympathy, Élodie Durand creates an informative, original, and deeply healing work.” —BDGest

“Through the character of Anne and the conflicted relationship between mother and …

$19.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-518-1 - Diamond: SEP231323

 
The Second Fake Death of Eddie Campbell & The Fate of the Artist [FLIP HARDCOVER]

The Second Fake Death of Eddie Campbell & The Fate of the Artist [FLIP HARDCOVER]

by Eddie Campbell

“Through a collage of early 1900s–style illustrations, blunt political cartoons, subtle slice-of-life moments, gallows humor, and a surreal crime story, Campbell wrestles with his own existential crisis as he attempts to uncover the truth behind his apparent doppelgänger. It’s an indelible …

$29.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-524-2

Cosmoknights (Book Two)

Cosmoknights (Book Two)

by Hannah Templer

Nominated for the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel!

"I was absolutely obsessed with the first volume and this second one took my breath away. The space gays are still rescuing princesses and fighting the patriarchy, but the characters grow so much in this volume. Their …

$24.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-511-2 - Diamond: JUN228600

 
But You Have Friends

But You Have Friends

by Emilia McKenzie

One of NYPL's Best Comics of 2023!

“A tender graphic memoir about the loss of a close friend... thoughtful, loving, and honest.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A scrapbook of vignettes, some brief and lighthearted, others longer and emotionally wrenching, that …

$14.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-527-3 - Diamond: MAR239302

Lisa Cheese and Ghost Guitar (Book 1): Attack of the Snack

Lisa Cheese and Ghost Guitar (Book 1): Attack of the Snack

by Kevin Alvir

Winner of the 2024 MoCCA Arts Festival Award of Excellence!

“Combining a vintage comics aesthetic with vibrant, saturated colors... this fun and chaotic comic evokes underground punk zines through its blend of anger, heart, and anti-corporate themes. Lisa’s self-doubt and journey to find her …

$19.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-528-0 - Diamond: JUL231273

 
The Unpetables

The Unpetables

by Dennis Messner

"Hog wild hilarity." —Kirkus Reviews

"Pigmund and Lizárdo are flippin' awesome! They may be unpetable, but they're also UNSTOPPABLE! Bring on the next adventure!" — Rob Harrell, author of Wink, Batpig, Life of Zarf, and Monster on the Hill

“Take a wild ride with Dennis Messner’s The …

$9.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-523-5

Shelley Frankenstein! (Book One): CowPiggy

Shelley Frankenstein! (Book One): CowPiggy

by Colleen Madden

"Readers will enjoy watching Shelley in her destructive mode, but they will also enjoy seeing her evolve into a girl who learns important lessons about whether getting scared is really fun. The cute and colorful artwork is ­simply charming, with plenty of visual humor that will keep kids (and …

$14.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-522-8

 
Rose Wolves (Book 1)

Rose Wolves (Book 1)

by Natalie Warner

A Finalist for the Excellence in Graphic Literature Award!

“Warner’s sketchy illustrations, rendered using varying red hues, eloquently convey a story of love, friendship, and acceptance that is heartwarming and sweet.” — Publishers Weekly

“Cute without being …

$14.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-531-0 - Diamond: AUG231462

Johnny Boo (Book 14): Johnny Boo is Bored! Bored! Bored!

Johnny Boo (Book 14): Johnny Boo is Bored! Bored! Bored!

by James Kochalka

"Johnny Boo is still as sharp and adorable as ever, and this stand-alone story makes for a great jumping on point to the series at large. Kochalka has a Mo Willems–like ability to take a limited number of sight words and make them into a genuinely funny book. — School Library Journal

Even …

$11.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-533-4 - Diamond: OCT231370

 

January 2024

You Wish (Book 1)

You Wish (Book 1)

by Jeff Victor

“A whimsical new twist on the genie legend! This book is gorgeous!” —Jeff Smith, creator of Bone

“Magical, charming, gorgeous, funny and heartfelt! Jeff Victor’s You Wish is the kind of graphic novel I wholeheartedly wish I had growing up. Aside from the glorious art, get …

$14.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-532-7 - Diamond: NOV231066

In Utero

In Utero

by Chris Gooch

Akira meets Aliens, and Annihilation meets Evangelion, in this coming-of-age monster tale from award-winning graphic novelist Chris Gooch.

Twelve years after a disastrous explosion, young Hailey is dropped off by her mum at a holiday camp in a dilapidated shopping mall. Alienated from the other …

$24.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-534-1 - Diamond: NOV231067

 

February 2024

Mary Tyler MooreHawk

Mary Tyler MooreHawk

by Dave Baker

“Mary Tyler MooreHawk is a uniquely immersive psychedelic odyssey, etched in energetic and detailed linework and bursting with surreal invention and mind-boggling concepts. Strap yourself in and take a deep breath.” —Bryan Talbot, creator of The Adventures of Luther Arkwright

“America …

$29.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-536-5 - Diamond: DEC231104

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 …

$49.99 (US)

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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 …

$14.95 (US)

$9.99 (US) DIGITAL

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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, …

$19.95 (US)

$12.99 (US) DIGITAL

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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 …

$19.99 (US)

$12.99 (US) DIGITAL

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

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 …

$19.99 (US)

$9.99 (US) DIGITAL

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

 

April 2024

In Perpetuity

In Perpetuity

by Maria Hoey and Peter Hoey

"The Hoey siblings (The Bend of Luck) twist pulp fiction into Lynchian strangeness in this savvy noir thriller set in the land of the dead. " - Publishers Weekly

"The muted tragedy, the gray melancholy of the A.L. and the still, silent wonder of the living world, the indescribable yet palpable …

$19.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-537-2 - Diamond: FEB241082

May 2024

Korgi: The Complete Tale

Korgi: The Complete Tale

by Christian Slade

The beloved wordless fantasy graphic novel is now collected in a single epic volume! Fall in love with the wondrous world of Korgi Hollow, packed with thrills, laughs, and exquisitely illustrated animal magic.

“An utterly charming fantasy world... Korgi is as intricately illustrated, rich, and …

$39.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-538-9 - Diamond: MAR241194

June 2024

Wolfpitch

Wolfpitch

by Balazs Lorinczi

“An exuberant howl of a graphic novel, its swirling musical color celebrating the power of transformations, second chances, and the joyful noise of finding your people.” —Shannon Watters, co-creator of Lumberjanes

“Electric chemistry and leap-off-the-page …

$19.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-539-6 - Diamond: APR241160

July 2024

Deja Ross Speaks to Freaks

Deja Ross Speaks to Freaks

by Lisa Naffziger

Who's brave enough to make friends with a monster? Deja discovers the hidden world of America’s mythical creatures in this lovable and exciting graphic novel!

Deja Ross is a seventh-grade cryptozoologist. That means she loves monsters… and hopes to someday prove they're real!

On a long …

$19.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-540-2 - Diamond Code: APR241163

Belzebubs (Vol 2): No Rest for the Wicked

Belzebubs (Vol 2): No Rest for the Wicked

by JP Ahonen

Hail Satan and help with your kid’s math homework! It’s the return of everyone’s favorite demon-summoning family next door, the cartoon black-metal band Belzebubs!

Sløth is juggling his stay-at-home dad obligations with his lifelong dream of being a black metal icon. His breadwinner wife, …

$19.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-542-6 - Diamond Code: FEB248827

 

August 2024

Jimmy’s Elbow

Jimmy’s Elbow

by James Kochalka

Jimmy has an elbow! Do you have one, too? Well, what if it could talk? Award-winning graphic novelist James Kochalka explores surreal frontiers of the body and mind in this psychedelic comedy for all ages.

Jimmy is a very good boy. He even wears a tie! But when he bumps his elbow on a table, …

$14.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-541-9

Space Junk

Space Junk

by Julian Hanshaw

“These are broken people in a broken world... but so are we. The tenderness that Julian Hanshaw finds for his characters will touch you as deeply as his dystopian sci-fi visuals will haunt your dreams.” — Moby

“Dazzling, enigmatic, and intimate. Nobody captures the …

$19.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-543-3

 

September 2024

Undergrowth

Undergrowth

by Ricky Lima and Daniele Aquilani

“Wild, weird, and strangely heart-wrenching, Undergrowth is a lot of fun… a tale of terror and obsession, told with great empathy and off-the-charts excellent mech violence.” — Zander Cannon (Kaijumax, Heck)

“Action-packed, heartfelt, and stunning.” …

$24.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-544-0

October 2024

The Moon and Serpent Bumper Book of Magic

The Moon and Serpent Bumper Book of Magic

by Alan Moore & Steve Moore with various artists

The most acclaimed writer in comics history, Alan Moore, joins his late mentor Steve Moore (no relation) for one last graphic grimoire: a sprawling and stunning introduction to magic in all its timeless forms, brought to life by six wondrous and whimsical artists.

Splendid news for enquiring …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-550-1

November 2024

The Unpetables (Book 2): Unpetable in the City

The Unpetables (Book 2): Unpetable in the City

by Dennis Messner

Out of the petting zoo and into the city! In their second hilarious adventure, best friends Pigmund and Lizárdo discover a crazy old movie theatre…full of secrets. And tasty nachos.

Not long ago, a pot-bellied pig and an iguana declared independence from their petting zoo. And now Pigmund and …

$9.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-545-7

December 2024

Surfside Girls (Book 4): The Clue in the Reef

Surfside Girls (Book 4): The Clue in the Reef

by Kim Dwinell

Splash into a new adventure with Sam & Jade in the graphic novel series that inspired the Apple TV+ show! Past and present collide with land and sea as the girls leave the mainland and strive to save the animals!

How did girls do anything dressed like this? Sam is cranky -- the Surfside Days …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-529-7

January 2025

Dreamover

Dreamover

by Dani Diaz

In this captivating debut, two best friends becoming more than friends feels like a dream come true. But when one sleepover literally turns into a dream, will they ever want to wake up again?

"I wish we could stay here forever."

Amber and Nico would make an odd couple. She’s a headstrong …

$19.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-546-4

February 2025

Shadowplay (Book 1): Midnight School

Shadowplay (Book 1): Midnight School

by Sam Fonseca

Jaw-dropping artwork illuminates a mind-bending work of psychological horror about creative souls struggling against oppression and depression.

The light came from the street. It looked like there was no light on in the school—even though this was the evening class. "Get down from that chair," …

$24.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-548-8

March 2025

Shred or Dead

Shred or Dead

by D. Bradford Gambles

Can skateboarding save the world?! Level up from total noob to cosmic hero in this totally epic graphic novel that will kickflip your brain.

Sam and her little sister Gearhead just wanted a crew to belong to. But when the Too Cool Crew takes over their skating territory, this motley bunch of …

$19.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-547-1

April 2025

The Well

The Well

by Jon Allen

Cute characters, quarter-life crises, chemical supplements, and corporate catastrophes… Jon Allen’s cult-favorite online comic is now a must-read graphic novel!

Veronika is 24 years old and tired. Tired of her crummy boyfriend, tired of living with her parents, tired of feeling stalled out …

$29.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-549-5

Low Orbit

Low Orbit

by Kazimir Lee

An atmospheric and profound coming-of-age graphic novel about a Malaysian-American teen carving out her own identity in the uneasy space between friends and family.

Fifteen-year-old Azar feels stuck. Her mom's job forced them to move to Vermont, where Azar doesn't know anyone. Her only friends …

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ISBN 978-1-60309-552-5

 

May 2025

Love Languages

Love Languages

by James Albon

Two foreigners in France reach across language barriers and turn each other’s lives upside down in this stunningly beautiful queer romance graphic novel painted in dazzling watercolor.

Sarah Huxley has moved from London to Paris, only to find a lonely life of corporate drudgery and …

$19.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-557-0

June 2025

You Wish (Book 2): Wishborn

You Wish (Book 2): Wishborn

by Jeff Victor

COMING IN 2025!

Avery's wish has been granted -- her family has been reunited, but she's about to discover her troubles are just beginning. A menacing new creature called the Shadow Spinner has kidnapped Gribblet, and it's up to Avery to venture back into the lamp world to rescue him. Along the …

$14.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-553-2

July 2025

Karmopolis (Book 1): The Land of Cars

Karmopolis (Book 1): The Land of Cars

by Nick Bertozzi

COMING IN 2025!

Karmopolis is a world made up of super-highways and super-vehicles! Drivers zip from their wheeled houses to the moving super-mall without ever touching the ground, while the few mysterious Walkers skulk within the highway median. Two young Drivers, Pooja and her brother Om, are …

$14.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-554-9

August 2025

The Land of Unfinished Dreams

The Land of Unfinished Dreams

by Marco Ferraris and Marco Daeron Ventura

Ned is a retired literature teacher without much excitement in his life, but when his grandkids come to visit, he loves to tell them bedtime stories. Every evening, the clumsy knight tries to save the princess in new and different ways, but they never reach the end of the story. On one fateful …

$19.99 (US)

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ISBN 978-1-60309-555-6