Here's everything Top Shelf has planned for 2022 (subject to change) listed in order of release -- with a few highlights from 2021 as well! Do yourself a favor this year and try some things that you're not that familiar with. You won't be disappointed.
by Kim Dwinell
Soon to be an Apple TV+ series!
“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 …
ISBN 978-1-60309-494-8 - Diamond: MAR210453
One of the American Library Association's Top 10 Best Graphic Novels for Adults!
Nominated for four Eisner Awards and two Harvey Awards!
Watch Juan Cavia's cover come to life with the tender theme music of writer/pianist Filipe Melo!
★ "A moving saga of artistic rivalry, guilt, and …
ISBN 978-1-60309-498-6 - Diamond: MAY210433
★ "Big imagination and heart produce a winning adventure that belongs on display next to Hey Kiddo, I Kill Giants, and Almost American Girl." — School Library Journal (starred review)
"Heartfelt... Daley’s action-packed, mostly black-and-white panels burst with technicolor …
ISBN 978-1-60309-495-5 - Diamond: APR210626
"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 …
ISBN 978-1-60309-490-0 - Diamond: JAN210510
by James Albon
One of the American Library Association's Best Graphic Novels for Adults!
"A vivid, shrewdly observed satire of fine dining... a treat from start to finish." — The Guardian
"A tremendously entertaining moral fable that delights because it never quite goes where you think it will... all …
ISBN 978-1-60309-492-4 - Diamond: FEB210446
by Rob Harrell
An ALA Notable Children's Book!
One of YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens!
One of YALSA's Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers!
Featured on ALSC's Graphic Novel Core Reading List (Grades 3-5)!
Can a depressed monster learn how to be a hero? Maybe with a little help. The hilarious and …
ISBN 978-1-60309-491-7 - Diamond: JUN200621
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 …
ISBN 978-1-60309-450-4 - Diamond: MAR190630
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 …
ISBN 978-1-60309-469-6 - Diamond: FEB200689
"This wild metafictional romp is a fitting goodbye to two singular talents." — The Guardian (Best Comics and Graphic Novels of 2019)
After an epic twenty-year journey through the entirety of human culture – the biggest cross-continuity ‘universe’ that is conceivable – Alan Moore and …
ISBN 978-1-60309-496-2 - Diamond: MAR210451
"A story of memory, belonging, patience, and oddly enough, recycling... Richey’s delightfully odd characters and increasingly strange landscapes cultivate a rich sense of atmosphere. Highly recommended for teens and adults who want to learn how to be brave." — Booklist (starred …
ISBN 978-1-60309-500-6 - Diamond: JUN210472
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 …
ISBN 978-1-60309-395-8 - Diamond: JUN16-0409
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 …
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, …
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 …
ISBN 978-1-60309-402-3 - Diamond: JUN160408
by Alan Moore
Returning in a gorgeous new paperback format: the astonishing first prose novel from the legendary Alan Moore — an epic yet intimate portrait of a single English town across the whole span of human history.
"Do not trust the tales, or the town, or even the man who tells the tales. Trust only …
ISBN 978-1-60309-507-5 - Diamond: NOV210422
"Hilarious... There’s a lot of slapstick humor and a lot of totally absurd situations, so if your kid likes extreme silliness, this is a fun series to share." — GeekDad
"A perfect graphic novel for adults to read to children... Full of smart cartooning, kids will love it for the colourful …
ISBN 978-1-60309-504-4 - Diamond: SEP210459
"A delightfully strange collection of linked stories pondering just how little people truly know about animals." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"While the humans in these stories have little control over what happens to them, the Hoeys have absolute control of their craft, for the …
ISBN 978-1-60309-502-0 - Diamond: AUG210540
Welcome to an autobiography from another dimension. A wildly inventive cartoonist begins her imaginary memoir -- exploring the girlhood she never had.
Many LGBTQ adults look back on their youth and wonder: what might have been? Growing up “in the closet” tends to produce a sort of double …
ISBN 978-1-60309-499-3 - Diamond: JUL210485
Super siblings save the world! In their second amazing graphic novel, these Cuban American kids are getting even better at using their powers to protect the community... but has their luck just run out? How do you stop a curse?!
When an evil curse descends upon the city of Martí, it’s up to …
ISBN 978-1-60309-501-3 - Diamond: OCT210384
"Free Pass is an optimistic, clever and amusing look at where we are heading as a society. And Julian’s use of colour is gorgeous." — Chester Brown, author of Ed the Happy Clown, Paying for It, and Louis Riel
"Hanshaw has outdone himself with Free Pass. A futuristic sex fantasy that is as …
ISBN 978-1-60309-505-1 - Diamond: JAN220456
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 …
by Sofia Warren
“What kind of politico embeds a cartoonist in her office for a year? Well, a remarkably savvy one, it turns out, and the payoff is Sofia Warren’s beautifully-rendered account of a rookie’s initiation into state politics: an exhilarating baptism of fire, and a sorely-needed love letter to the …
ISBN 978-1-60309-512-9 - Diamond: APR221606
"An extremely impressive debut, full of all the things that make a story good — doomed relationships, embarrassing personal details, and the insatiable need to put it all down on paper." — Chris Ware, author of Jimmy Corrigan and Rusty Brown
"You can open to any page and find something …
ISBN 978-1-60309-506-8 - Diamond: JAN220465
“A detective-duo heist, a moving and cautionary tale of friendship and openness prevailing against prejudice, or a chilling campfire yarn... [Order of the Night Jay] somehow manages to be all three and more.” —Kirkus Reviews
Making friends can be hard for a nervous bear, even at summer …
✭ "The Bend of Luck is both a lyrical modern-day fable and a somber crime drama that turns on a touch of magic realism and the true, intricate twists of fate and chance that connect people to one another... never dull for an instant; lyrical, somber, but immensely satisfying." — Booklist …
"This fast-paced enemies-to-lovers romance, filled with magic, music, and pastries, is an upbeat confection." — Publishers Weekly
"Lorinczi’s whimsical illustration style and pastel blue-and-pink color scheme give this adventure a light and cozy feel... a quick and sweet supernatural …
The world has been waiting a full decade for a new installment in this Eisner award-winning series, and now it’s finally here! Let the battle begin… again! The world's cutest book series about a cat who punches stuff just got even cuter, because this time the dragon is a big cute baby one! …
Praise for Edmund White's original novel:
“With A Boy’s Own Story, American literature is larger by one classic novel.” -- The Washington Post Book World
“Edmund White has crossed J. D. Salinger with Oscar Wilde to create an extraordinary novel.” -- The New York Times Book …
For every hero who saves the galaxy and makes the front page, there are a dozen staffers working behind the scenes… and a hundred up-and-comers hoping to take his place. F.A.R.M. System is your ticket to the hidden world of super-powered individuals hoping to "make the Big Leagues.”
In the …
It’s an age-old story: for her birthday, Dul wanted the hottest new video game, but her mom accidentally bought her Super Trash Clash... one of the worst games ever made. But years later, when older Dul finds a cartridge in a vintage store, memories come flooding back: simpler times when she …
by Alvaro Ortiz
“Álvaro Ortiz mixes The Sopranos, The Wire, The Bridges of Madison County, Paul Auster and David Lynch in a blender, and instead of mint leaves he adds a pinch of his morbid but amazing imagination, which gives the authentic flavor to the story. Oh, how I hate wicked Ortiz for his way of …
Even though the castle is an eerie place, full of dark secrets, Scully is excited to start his new job and prove himself to be a great gardener. But wait a minute… what happened to all his co-workers? Were they devoured by bloodthirsty vampires? Spooked by a love-struck ghost? Pranked by a …
A mysterious package arrives with a tiny robot inside, named Glorkbot. Say hello to the newest member of the Glork Patrol! But when Gonk and Baby Quackaboodle quickly deplete its batteries by making it do too many funny dance moves, there’s only one entity they can turn to for help: the giant …
"Fun, fast-paced, and with a ton of heart, Cosmic Cadets is the perfect adventure for anyone who's dreamed of making first contact." — Conor McCreery, author of The Last Witch
Humanity has gone to the stars, and the ESS Khonsu and its crew are leading the charge to explore the galaxy. As the …
Shelley Frankenstein is the great-great-great-granddaughter of a pretty famous mad scientist. She loves to be scared, and tries to make creepy creatures to spook all her friends… but all her experiments seem to backfire. The other kids love her adorable creations. What a disappointment! Finally …
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 …
Pigmund and Lizárdo have declared independence from their petting zoo. They’re striking out on their own as THE UNPETABLES — offering themselves as “freelance pets” to all kinds of crazy customers. But whatever pet job this pot-bellied pig and iguana take, they have one simple rule: NO …
Eddie Campbell is not himself. But these days, who is? It’s meta-fictional mystery and mischief as the award-winning artist of From Hell sets out to find his own imposter. Plus, on the flipside: a deluxe new presentation of The Fate of the Artist, Eddie Campbell’s classic work of graphic …
Charles M. Schulz was arguably the most influential and popular cartoonist of the 20th century, and he poured many of his own emotions and experiences into the world of Peanuts over its iconic 50-year run. Now, Luca Debus and Francesco Matteuzzi pay tribute to the master by telling the story of …
From the moment they met in Grade 9, Emilia and Charlotte were best friends. Built on creative writing, indie music, feminist literature, a love of purple, and much more, their special connection sustained them through high school and the many ups & downs that followed — until Charlotte died in …
by Kevin Alvir
Lisa Cheese moved to Earth City hoping to make a name for herself as a folk singer… but her very first open mic was a disaster, leaving her with a bionic arm and an identity crisis. Now she’s starting a crummy office job, her parents back in their home dimension are laying on the guilt trip, …
“I thought I was open-minded… The news of my child’s transition hit me like a tidal wave, sweeping away all my preconceived notions. Sweeping away the comfort of my tidy little life.”
When university biologist Anne Marbot learns that her 19-year-old daughter Lucie is a transgender man …
Marie and Nathalie are the queens of make-believe. They’ve run through every scenario that is possible, somewhat plausible, or frankly unbelievable – secret-agent ninjas launching a surprise-attack on an ice-cream stand, super-heroes hell-bent on making country music disappear, even lost …
One day, a little girl picks an unusual flower from an unusual bush in the forest. Overnight, the flower blooms and turns into a magical creature: a rose wolf, missing a leg just like she is missing an arm. Together, the new friends must go on a journey to find where they belong.
In her graphic …
by Jeff Victor
Avery McLean is just your normal ten-year-old tomboy, helping her dad run a tiny, run-down gas station in the middle of the desert. With no friends and no fun to be had, Avery has been teaching herself to do card tricks to entertain passing motorists, figuring that her lonely life could use a …
Johnny Boo lets Squiggle borrow his magic hammer so Squiggle can work on a mysterious project, but that leaves Johnny Boo with nothing to do today. He has lots of great ideas about how to spend his time while he waits, but — oh NO! — ends up getting bored of each and every one of them. Not to …
by Chris Gooch
Twelve-year-old geek Hailey is dumped unceremoniously by her mum at a holiday camp in a dilapidated shopping mall. Alienated from the other kids, she connects with an eerie older teen named Jen… but soon dark horrors awaken, and the two new friends are caught up in a terrifying battle between two …