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Kochalka's epic MONKEY VS. ROBOT is reborn! Pat Grant's THE GROT and more...

January 24, 2020

Two landmark Top Shelf books — Monkey Vs. Robot and From Hell — are finding new life in masterful new editions! And Pat Grant turns a sharp eye to a pair of grifters in a scorched swamp in his new must-read, The Grot. All coming soon, so now's the time to pre-order them from your favorite shop.

Kochalka's legendary MONKEY VS ROBOT: now in color!

A magnum opus from one of the giants of indie cartooning finally gets its due —
in full color, and expanded with a new 120-page grand finale!

"An expressive, funny-sad book that rewards us with its deft execution." Artbomb

"The Monkey Vs. Robot books are like the best of children’s literature, in that they appeal to the joyfulness of literature and art that appeals so much to children, while adults can enjoy the structure and techniques." Ninth Art

Watch the iconic "Monkey Vs. Robot" music video, co-starring a young Andy Samberg!

Since the dawn of time, the eternal struggle of Monkey Vs. Robot has captivated the hearts of comics fans everywhere. Now, creator James Kochalka and Top Shelf Productions celebrate the 20th anniversary of this timeless epic with a jaw-dropping deluxe collection. Both of the original black & white graphic novels, Monkey Vs. Robot and Monkey Vs. Robot and the Crystal of Power, have been fully colored by James Kochalka for this edition! In addition, Kochalka completes the trilogy with a brand-new graphic novel appearing here for the first time, Monkey Vs. Robot in Love. That’s right, this book has it all… brutal combat and tender moments alike.

Monkey vs Robot: The Complete Epic by James Kochalka

ISBN 978-1-60309-468-9 • Diamond: JAN200754

$29.99 (US) • full-color interiors • for general readers of all ages (10+)

a 432-page softcover graphic novel with flaps • 7” x 7”

SHIPPING JUNE 2020! • Read a 6-page preview.

Preorder from your favorite bookstore or comic shop!

"The Australian Mark Twain" crafts an absolutely ripping yarn for our dystopian times... in Pat Grant's THE GROT!

“Anyone willing to get filthy can also get rich.” In this dystopian swamp city, two brothers find that opportunity and exploitation lurk around every corner. 
But who’s smarter: the hordes of people rushing to move in, or the equal horde desperate to leave?

Penn and Lipton Wise have set out to Falter City to make their fortune. It’s the future, obviously, and things are pretty grim. The Australian landscape is traumatized. Plague is rampant. Machines only work as well as the poor sod pedaling them. Things are hotter and wetter than they used to be, giving the whole place the vibe of a sweaty armpit.

Lippy and Penn are hoping to set up shop in this grimy boom-town, but they've got to stay frosty, because it’s teeming with hustlers, swindlers, and scoundrels. It’s the sort of place where a lucky moron could make an outrageous fortune in an afternoon and lose it all before bedtime. The sort of place where two enterprising teenagers could really make something of themselves. Or so they say.

In his follow-up to the critically acclaimed Blue, Pat Grant confirms his reputation as “the Australian Mark Twain” (Craig Thompson, author of Blankets and Habibi) with a page-turning graphic novel about economic inequality, desperation, and the gambler’s addiction to hope even in the worst of times.


"Pat Grant is serious about comics." — Scott McCloud

“Wholly original, enormously entertaining… a new talent that we may be enjoying for decades to come.” — The AV Club

“Complex and beautiful... uncommonly sophisticated.” — ComicsAlliance

The Grot: The Story of the Swamp City Grifters

by Pat Grant

ISBN 978-1-60309-466-5 • Diamond: JAN200786

$19.99 (US) • full-color interiors • for mature readers (16+)

a 200-page softcover graphic novel with flaps  • 7” x 10”

SHIPPING MAY 2020! • Read a 3-page preview.

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Also returning in a new printing: Pat Grant's stunning debut graphic novel Blue!

Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell's magnum opus concludes — in all-new color — in FROM HELL: MASTER EDITION #10!

“Gull, Ascending.” A monumental work is perhaps best viewed from a distance.

Experience FROM HELL as never before: fully restored and vividly colorized by Eddie Campbell himself!

Five unsolved murders. Two of the greatest creators in the history of comics. One sprawling conspiracy, one metropolis on the brink of the twentieth century, and one bloody-minded Ripper ushering London into the modern age of terror. The award-winning bestseller FROM HELL, often ranked among the greatest graphic novels of all time, takes on haunting new dimensions in FROM HELL: Master Edition.

This volume contains Chapter 14, the Epilogue, and “Dance of the Gull-Catchers,” as well as all the original annotations.

Winner of five Eisner Awards, the Angoulême Prix de la Critique, the Harvey and Ignatz Awards for Best Graphic Novel, and the International Horror Guild Award.

Co-Published by Top Shelf Productions (US) and Knockabout (UK).

From Hell: Master Edition #10 (of 10) by Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell

Diamond: JAN200774

$7.99 (US) • full-color interiors • for mature readers

a 72-page prestige-format comic book • 6 5/8” x 10 1/8”


Preorder from your favorite comic shop!