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.
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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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
by Jared Cullum
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 personality. His characters come …
Winner of the Silver Ledger Award / Comic Arts Awards of Australia!
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, …
by Pat Grant
Finalist for the Aurealis Award!
Winner of the Bronze Ledger Award / Comic Arts Awards of Australia!
“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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
"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 …
by James Albon
"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 wrapped up in gorgeous full-colour art that is all thick lines and bold …
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 …
"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 …
by Ray Friesen
"The funniest friendship in young readers' comics." — ScreenRant
“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 …
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. …
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 redemption." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Emotionally dense, texturally rich and humming with humanity, Ballad for Sophie is a …
"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 …
★ "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 …
"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 …
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 …
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 …
Guess who’s back for even more wacky outer-space adventure? The Glorkian Warrior and his crew! It’s a sticky, soapy, messy delight from the award-winning creator of Johnny Boo and Dragon Puncher!
What a mess! It all started when Glorkian SuperGrandma told the Glork Patrol they could eat …
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 …
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 …
"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 …
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 …
by Sofia Warren
You won the election... now what? Activist organizing meets government gridlock as a millennial New Yorker cartoonist follows a first-year state senator on her unforgettable journey — from outsider to insider.
In early 2018, cartoonist Sofia Warren was not paying attention to New York state …
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 …
Making friends can be hard for a nervous bear, even at summer camp. But Frank’s about to discover a mystery… and the camp needs him to save the day!
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 …
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 …
Being a teenage witch — or rock star — is tougher than it looks! But maybe enemies can become friends… or more? Flying brooms and electric guitars set hearts aflame in this fantastically fizzy graphic novel.
When Margot meets Elena, emotions run high, magic is in the air, and doughnuts …
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! …
A Boy’s Own Story is a now-classic coming-of-age story, but with a twist: the young protagonist is growing up gay during one of the most oppressive periods in American history. Set in the time and place of author Edmund White’s adolescence, the Midwest of the 1950s, the novel became an …
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 …
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 …