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
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 …
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, …
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 …
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
“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 …
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 …
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. …
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 …
"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
“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 …
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. …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …