Top Shelf 2.0

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May 4th, 2019

Come Again (excerpt)

By Nate Powell

To celebrate COME AGAIN's two Eisner Award nominations and Free Comic Book Day 2019, we're proud to share a 25-page excerpt of Nate Powell's most hypnotic and fascinating graphic novel yet!

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June 1st, 2012

Okie Dokie Donuts: The Peter Pork Problem

By Chris "Elio" Eliopoulos

We celebrate National Donut Day with this classic story from last year's FREE Top Shelf Kids Club comic. Watch out for stinky beef loafs!

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February 14th, 2012

I Think About Whitney

By Liv Strömquist

As a tribute to one of music's greatest voices, here's a special presentation of Liv Strömquist's comic "I Think About Whitney," originally published in 2010 and collected in the Top Shelf / Galago anthology From the Shadow of the Northern Lights, vol 2. As in much of her work, Liv uses the life of a celebrity as the inspiration for serious thinking about feminism and everyday life - in this case, domestic abuse.

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November 28th, 2011

3 A.M.

By Fred Chao

It's a total joy to welcome Fred Chao, creator of Johnny Hiro, to the Top Shelf 2.0 family! This is a great story about the ones that get away and the ones we hold on to. Thanks, Fred!

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November 1st, 2011

The Quiet Burden

By Craig Collins
and Iain Laurie

Can't let the Halloween spirit die just yet! Here's another horror story, albeit with a wry pop-culture twist (hint for the curious).

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October 31st, 2011


By Douglas Draper
and Steve Ekstrom
and Jesse Turnbull

To celebrate Halloween, here's the return of an impressive trio with a very gruesome horror tale, previously published in Negative Burn -- but now with new colors!

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October 21st, 2011


By Adam Del Re

Adam makes his Top Shelf 2.0 debut with a devastating personal account of the loss of his grandmother -- or, for German families, his Oma. Don't miss it.

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October 20th, 2011


By Marcus Ivarsson

ARCHIVE SPOTLIGHT! Today we remember the Top Shelf Swedish Invasion with a story from the talented cartoonist Marcus Ivarsson! He's one of the dozens of artists whose work is collected in our Swedish comics anthology, From the Shadow of the Northern Lights. Enjoy!

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October 19th, 2011


By Max Karl Key

Here comes a tender new story from one of Portland's most promising young talents, Max Karl Key! Glad to have you back, Max.

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October 4th, 2011


By Andrew Drilon

The always-impressive Andrew returns for possibly his most ambitious story yet! Inspired by the tradition of superhero crisis stories, this short epic crams a whole lot of action, pathos, and metacommentary into just a few pages.


Previous Updates

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September 28th, 2011

Wood Elves & Eel Hill

By Gabe Gill

Welcome wunderkind Gabe Gill! At only 14, Gabe shows great potential, and we're pleased to showcase his work here on 2.0.

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September 26th, 2011

Romantic Bison

By Lizz Lunney

More comics from Lizz are always a delight! Here we join Sweary Cat and Sylvia Rabbit as they deal with everyone's favorite ungulate... Romantic Bison!

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September 7th, 2011

Glutenous: The Beach

By Kevin Woody

It's the long-awaited return of Top Shelf 2.0! Yes, after a super-busy summer, your humble editor is back in action, newly relocated as Top Shelf's man in New York City! Now with the Massive Top Shelf $3 Sale kicking off, let's celebrate with some webcomics! Here's Kevin Woody with the hilarious full-color sequel to his strip "Glutenous."

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May 18th, 2011

Red Plains #26.2 - "Jackson's Back & There's Gonna Be Some Trouble" pt 2

By Caryn A. Tate
and Kelly Williams

Things never stay quiet in Red Plains for long, do they?

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May 17th, 2011

Mathilda's Mother

By Johandson Rezende

Also returning after some time away is Johandson! Here he channels his psychedelic imagination into a relatively wholesome fable.

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May 16th, 2011

Pericos Tao

By Andrew Drilon

We're glad to see Andrew back on 2.0 after a long break! This is a new colorized version of a Philippine-flavored tale that originally appeared in the vol. 3 of the anthology Hive.

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May 13th, 2011

Gingerbread Girl, part 33

By Colleen Coover and Paul Tobin

All good things must come to an end! Thanks for following the online serial of Gingerbread Girl - it's been great fun. Remember, you can order the beautiful flexi-cover book (including some bonus art not included in this online version) directly from our web site, or at your favorite comic shop / bookseller!

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May 12th, 2011

Deep Breath

By J.M. Shiveley

ARCHIVE SPOTLIGHT! It was a treat to see Jordan Shiveley and his publishing operation Grimalkin Press at TCAF last weekend. Here's a re-presentation of the first webcomic he ever created for 2.0: a great mini-monologue with a depth that belies its tiny presentation.


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