Belzebubs and Mary Tyler MooreHawk headline Top Shelf's Comic-Con 2024!

July 23, 2024 / More →

Join us at the IDW Publishing booth #2729 at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Wednesday night through Sunday!

Metal maestro JP Ahonen is flying all the way from Finland to celebrate the second collection of his demonic family comedy strip Belzebubs Vol. II, and Dave Baker has resolved his disputes with Dave Baker, Dave Baker, and the Dave Baker Estate just in time to join us for the Comic-Con signing of his metafictional masterpiece Mary Tyler MooreHawkPLUS: the 10th anniversary celebration of the groundbreaking March trilogy continues — get your free poster at the booth!


Dave Baker signing Mary Tyler MooreHawk:

  • THURSDAY, 7/25 from 4:30-5:15pm

JP Ahonen signing Belzebubs (both the first volume and the brand-new second volume):

  • THURSDAY, 7/25 from 12:30-1:15pm
  • FRIDAY, 7/26 from 6:00-6:45pm
  • SATURDAY, 7/27 from 12:00-1:00pm

And come by the booth anytime to get your free copy of the March 10th Anniversary Poster!

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Coming in August: New gems from Kochalka and Hanshaw!

July 11, 2024 / More →

Talk to your favorite retailer to pre-order two brilliant new books coming in August from familiar faces:

Explore the hilarious frontiers of mind and body with James Kochalka in Jimmy's Elbow!

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.

Two troubled teens are pulled into new emotional orbits in... Space Junk!

In the shattered remnants of a doomed planet, the last shuttles are leaving soon… So why do these misfits want to stay behind? Top Shelf fave Julian Hanshaw (Tim Ginger, Cloud Hotel, Free Pass) returns with another quirky and profound sci-fi parable.

Power chords & family chores in Belzebubs (Vol. II): No Rest for the Wicked!

July 10, 2024 / More →

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!

The highway to black metal stardom is finally open, but Belzebubs frontman Sløth is running out of gas! His wife Lucyfer is starting to curse her office job, little Leviathan is terrorizing his school principal, and Lilith's sneaking around with a boy who looks suspiciously like Belzebubs' new drummer... Can Sløth find time for both his band and family, or must he sacrifice his dreams on the altar of Real Life?

In a matter of years, JP Ahonen's webcomic Belzebubs has become a global online phenomenon with over a half-million fans, a #1 album, and wildly popular animated music videos. No Rest for the Wicked is the second collected edition of the beloved cult sensation, documenting the daily lives of your beloved black metal bffs.

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Make friends with America's mythical monsters in Deja Ross Speaks to Freaks!

July 3, 2024 / More →

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

On a long family road trip, she pulls out her new video camera to search for legendary creatures at every stop. One night, Deja sneaks out of the RV and meets the famous Texas chupacabra face-to-face! In her excitement to meet an actual cryptid, she charms the beast out of eating her. It turns out that mythical animals are not only real... they can talk. And maybe it’s time for their stories to be heard!

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COMING IN SEPTEMBER: Undergrowth by Ricky Lima & Daniele Aquilani!

June 28, 2024 / More →

Just announced at The Beat! Click through for an exclusive interview with the creators and a look at their stunning sample pages.  

After Red and her friends are killed by invaders from beyond, they’re revived inside massive organic battle-mechs. Time to take their planet back! It's a truly epic graphic novel about global crisis, mental health, and giant robots.

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American Library Association, here we come!

June 28, 2024 / More →

We're so excited to return to the beautiful city of San Diego twice this summer, and we're kicking that off this weekend! Our team will be spending some quality time with some of our most fervent supporters, the librarians of the American Library Association! 

If you're attending ALA this year, we can't wait to connect with you at booth #1625. Rumor has it that there may even be an advance copy of the long-awaited Moon and Serpent Bumper Book of Magic at our table that can be viewed with the right incantation. (And by that we mean “ask us nicely and we'll give you a little peek!”)

If you aren't attending this year, this is a great weekend to visit your local library and check out the amazing things they have on offer! Keep an eye on our social media channels for updates from ALA Annual, as well. 

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Love is a Battle of the Bands in WOLFPITCH! On Sale Now!

June 12, 2024 / More →

From the creator of the GLAAD Award-nominated Doughnuts and Doom comes a tale of music, milkshakes, making up, and making out!

Izzy’s a bass-playing werewolf. Geraldine’s the ghost of an amazing jazz pianist. Delilah’s the meanest drummer in town. They’d be the perfect trio to win the Battle of Bands...except Geraldine can't play a solo since she passed away, and Izzy and Delilah are at each other’s throats at every opportunity. Can they work through their problems to win the competition, or will they be defeated by Delilah's ex-band and their villainous frontman, Dylan?

Sparks will fly, milkshakes will melt, and ears will ring in this delicious queer tale!

Wolfpitch by Balazs Lorinczi
ISBN 9978-1-60309-539-6 | Diamond: APR241160
$19.99 (US) | 192 pages | Full Color Paperback
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The Magic of KORGI: THE COMPLETE TALE is In Stores Today!

May 8, 2024 / More →

Christian Slade's incredible wordless fantasy story is now collected in a single epic volume. Fall in love with the spectacular world of Korgi Hollow in this tale of thrills, chills, and joy. 

Join the ranks of Korgi's many fans at your local comic shop or indie bookstore today!

Praise for Korgi:
“Once you pick up Korgi, if you have a heart, you will not be able to put it down or stop going ‘That’s so cute!!!’” — Heidi MacDonald, The Comics Beat

“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 Journal’s Good Comics for Kids

Korgi: The Complete Tale by Christian Slade
ISBN 978-1-60309-538-9 | Diamond: MAR241194
$39.99 (US) | 584 pages | B&W Softcover with Flaps
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IN PERPETUITY is In Stores Now!

April 17, 2024 / More →

Greek mythology meets film noir -- It’s a surreal smuggling operation across the boundaries of life and death in the latest moody mystery from award-winning graphic novelists Peter & Maria Hoey! 

Peter and Maria Hoey spoke with HiLoBrow about the book in an enlightening interview about the influences, storytelling, and setting of In Perpetuity, and how its A.L. isn't so different from L.A. after all... 

"I looked at the Greek model of the afterlife: shades wandering forever in the Elysian fields. No sensual pleasures or pain, just a sort of anesthetized blankness. All of this pointed to a rootless sort of experience that might be found in Los Angeles. Since “no one walks in L.A.,” the shades would spend a lot of time driving aimlessly. At that point I figured there had to be some organizing principal of an economy. People would have jobs and apartments, but since it’s a city of the dead their main preoccupation is killing time." 

Visit your favorite indie bookstore or local comic shop today for your own copy of In Perpetuity

In Perpetuity by Peter & Maria Hoey
ISBN 978-1-60309-537-2 | Diamond: FEB241082
$19.99 (US) | 208 pages | Full Color Paperback
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Congratulations to our Editor-in-Chief Chris Staros on his 30th anniversary in publishing!

March 29, 2024 / More →

From the very first STAROS REPORT fanzine to our latest releases of Jeff Victor’s You Wish, Chris Gooch’s In Utero, Dave Baker’s Mary Tyler MooreHawk, and Maria & Peter Hoey’s In Perpetuity! 600 indie comics & graphic novels later, he still loves working with talented creators to help the medium of comics grow as a well-rounded and literary art form.

*Portrait by Julian Hanshaw

Top Shelf Takes Manhattan: MoCCA Arts Fest This Weekend!

March 13, 2024 / More →

In the New York area this weekend? We heard all the cool kids are meeting up at the Metropolitan Pavilion for MoCCA Arts Fest 2024!

Visit us at table #25 to meet a bevy of Top Shelf talent! You'll meet:

In addition, we'll have two show debuts! Ryan Jampole will join us to sign his new book Taka (on sale 3/19/24 from our friends at IDW Publishing), and Maria Hoey will premiere her latest stunning collaboration with Peter Hoey, In Perpetuity, at the Coin-Op Books table #125.

All those plus our buzzed-about new releases like Dave Baker's Mary Tyler MooreHawk, Chris Gooch's In Utero, and much more! We'll see you at MoCCA table #25!


February 16, 2024 / More →

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 16, 2024). Internationally celebrated publishers Top Shelf Productions (USA) and Knockabout Ltd (UK) are proud to announce the publication date of the long-awaited THE MOON AND SERPENT BUMPER BOOK OF MAGIC. Born of the longstanding creative partnership between legendary writer Alan Moore (From Hell) and his creative and magical mentor Steve Moore (no relation), this celebration of magic and the occult has been meticulously under development for nearly two decades and is brought to life through a combination of prose, illustration, and sequential art from five incredible artists. This veritable grimoire of the magical, the mystical, and even the macabre will be on sale in October 2024.

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Unravel the Mystery of MARY TYLER MOOREHAWK - On Sale Now!

February 14, 2024 / More →

Mary Tyler MooreHawk from the mind of Eisner-nominated madman Dave Baker is On Sale Now! Need more reasons to check it out? Some very cool people have been saying some really nice things! 

“Easily one of the most intriguing new graphic novels of 2024.” — IGN

“A dense, fascinating work.” — The Beat

“One of the most exciting things to hit the American comics market in a long time... Put simply, Mary Tyler MooreHawk is a masterpiece. It is the kind of graphic novel that will be talked about, pored over, and re-examined for years to come.” —

“Mary Tyler MooreHawk emerges as a beacon of optimism, reminiscent of classic adventure characters like Nancy Drew and Jonny Quest, setting the stage for a narrative that challenges the norms of contemporary comics." — ToonsMag

“It’s unlikely that you’ve ever read a graphic novel quite like Dave Baker’s Mary Tyler MooreHawk before. This sprawling adventure tale is both a heady pulp adventure and a formally inventive work with more layers than you’d expect. (It would fit comfortably beside the work of James Stokoe and Tom Scioli on your shelves.)” — Vol. 1 Brooklyn

Dave chatted with Freaksugar to dish on what music is on his Mary Tyler MooreHawk playlist!

We also want to call out an incredible video review/essay from YouTube channel NuComics. Their stylish, in-depth video “Mary Tyler Moorehawk: On Fandom & Cult Media” is a stunning demonstration of the thought-provoking riches contained in the MTMH experience.

We can't wait for you to check out Mary Tyler MooreHawk. Tell us when you do! 

Mary Tyler MooreHawk by Dave Baker
ISBN 978-1-60309-536-5 | Diamond: DEC231104
$29.99 (US) | 276 pages | Full Color Hardcover
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Growing Up is a Real Monster in IN UTERO - On Sale Now!

January 24, 2024 / More →

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

We're thrilled to work with the great Australian cartoonist Chris Gooch (Bottled, Deep Breaths, Under-Earth) on his next gem. In Utero is a teen action-horror with heart that explores mother-daughter relationships, growing up, and the feeling of being alien... in more ways than one. 

In Utero is everything I love about comics. Gripping, heartfelt storytelling and wonderful characters set in a haunting sci-fi world. Chris Gooch might be my new favorite cartoonist!” —Jeff Lemire, author of Sweet Tooth and Descender

“Tightly plotted... eerie and introspective.” Publishers Weekly

“A coming-of-age story wrapped in an eerie creature feature, backdropped by a rotting shopping mall and a psychic realm... a creepy read and a great-looking book.” — Kotaku AU

In Utero by Chris Gooch
ISBN 978-1-60309-534-1 | Diamond: NOV231067
$24.99 (US) | 248 pages | Limited Color Paperback with Flaps | Young Adult (13+)
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Cosmoknights is Nominated for a GLAAD Media Award!

January 22, 2024 / More →

Congratulations to Hannah Templer! Cosmoknights (Book Two) has been nominated in the category of Outstanding Original Graphic Novel in the 35th Annual GLAAD Media Awards!