From the moment they met in Grade 9, Emilia and Charlotte were best friends. Built on creative writing, indie music, feminist literature, a love of purple, and much more, their special connection sustained them through high school and the many ups & downs that followed — until Charlotte died in …
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 …
ISBN 978-1-60309-465-8 - Diamond: DEC190722
"Cat and Bat are full of bad ideas, but buying this book is a good one." — Shannon Wheeler
"Cat'n'Bat can make you laugh, think, and then laugh again. Thoughtfully silly and cleverly dark." — Jordan Calhoun, Black Nerd Problems
Cat and Bat are best friends. Every day, they watch awful …
ISBN 978-1-60309-422-1 - Diamond: DEC170548
by Jess Fink
Winner of the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Series!
"Liquid and elegantly stylized." — Alan Moore
“Chester 5000 is everything I wish I could be in a robot boyfriend and Jess Fink is everything I wish I could be as an artist. This is the most sexcellent book you will ever read.” —Rich …
by Jess Fink
Winner of the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Series!
Praise for Chester 5000:
"A woman-friendly, couple-friendly book destined to become a perennial in sex-positive toy and book stores." — The Comics Journal
"Delightfully playful... a genuinely beautiful piece of erotica evidently drawn …
ISBN 978-1-936561-69-8 - Diamond: MAY168789
Josué Menjivar is back (!) with a moving and emotional graphic novel entitled, CICADA. Examining the emotional scars that infidelity can produce, this graphic novel intelligently relates the guilt that one man carries to the hibernation cycle of the cicada. Fans of BROKEN FENDER know how Josué is …
Shortlisted for the Heritage Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival.
“Utterly endearing, unsentimental, and wise... Matsumoto pinpoints the day-to-day troubles and modest triumphs of city-dwellers striving for independence, security, success, sex, and maybe love.” —Paul …
ISBN 978-1-60309-382-8 - Diamond: MAR16-0496
"Crisp of line and hypnotically peculiar, Hanshaw deftly suspends us between dream and reality, as good comics do. As in life, the harder we look the more we see, and the stranger things invariably become." — Shaun Tan
"[Cloud Hotel's] panel layouts and richly colored mise-en-scène are …
ISBN 978-1-60309-425-2 - Diamond: FEB180480
"You can open to any page and find something unusually bare and honest about these stories. They're surprising, even though half the moments in the book are ones you've probably experienced yourself. Hard trick to pull off." -- Ira Glass, host and producer of public radio's This American …
by Max Estes
"Estes is a superstar in the making!" -- Giant Robot Magazine
"A bittersweet tale of breakfast and bank robbery told through the eyes of some trouser-wearing felines. There's a child-like innocence to these drawings that makes you sure that Max Estes has lived in a dumpster with a couple of stray …
"Spectacular... each page is a feast for the eyes. This is a striking assemblage of two decades of challenging, entertaining, and crisply beautiful stories." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“It’s official: Coin-Op is the most wonderful new comic series you haven’t heard about …
ISBN 978-1-60309-427-6 - Diamond: FEB180483
by Nate Powell
Nominated for two Eisner Awards!
One of Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Graphic Novels for Spring 2018!
A Barnes & Noble Best Graphic Novel of the Month
Read a 26-page excerpt now!
“With his work on Swallow Me Whole and March, Nate Powell established himself as one of the premier talents in …
ISBN 978-1-60309-428-3 - Diamond: MAR180563
Get ready for CBA Reloaded as the two-time Eisner award-winning magazine -- devoted to the celebration of comics both old and new -- is relaunching with a vengeance under the Top Shelf banner! In honor of our revamp, comics legends Neal Adams and Alex Ross team-up for the first time to contribute a …
by Jon B. Cooke
Frank "The Monkey Boy" Cho speaks! We get the story behind Brandy, Oscar the weiner dog, Dean and the entire Liberty Meadows gang as one of the finest artists working today gets the CBA treatment when we examine his career in-depth with an exhaustive interview, sketchbook gallery, special color …
by Jon B. Cooke
Darwyn Cooke's New Frontier! A long, insightful interview with the amazing "new" fan-favorite artist (Selina's Big Score, Catwoman, Batman: Ego) on his careers in animation and comics, from his involvement on the ground-breaking Batman animated show to Darwyn's current DC maxi-series, The New …
by Jon B. Cooke
Join us on the long, strange trip of the unique Alex NiÃ±o! In his first ever full-length interview, the veteran discusses his journey from his start as a "komik" artist in the Philippines to his current work as an animation production designer in Hollywood, U.S.A.! Alex also shares a huge …
by Jon B. Cooke
Straight Talkin' from Howard Chaykin! The feisty writer/artist gives us a candid interview on his superlative career in comics, from early days assisting Gil Kane, Wallace Wood, and Gray Morrow, to his '80s super-star years on American Flagg and The Shadow, to his current work on Mighty Love and …
by Jon B. Cooke
The CBA All-Star Tribute Honoring the Great Sequential Art Master, Will Eisner. This double-sized memorial issue features remembrances, art and essays by over 200 artists, writers, editors, friends and fans celebrating the man, his superlative 70-year career and unprecedented impact on the art …
ISBN 978-1-891830-78-5 - Diamond: APR053289
"Fun, fast-paced, and with a ton of heart, Cosmic Cadets is the perfect adventure for anyone who's dreamed of making first contact." — Conor McCreery, author of The Last Witch
Humanity has gone to the stars, and the ESS Khonsu and its crew are leading the charge to explore the galaxy. As the …
Read Cosmoknights as a free webcomic at www.cosmoknights.space, then pick up the book edition!
One of YALSA's Top 10 Great Graphic Novels for Teens!
Nominated for the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Comic!
One of New York Public Library's "Best Books of 2019"!
"A gorgeous and timely space …
ISBN 978-1-60309-454-2 - Diamond: MAY190659
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 …
by Kevin Cannon
"Completely ridiculous, in the most sublime sense of the word... But it’s not all gags, as [Cannon] wrings tremendous tension, action, and intrigue out of his many-stranded plot, and the dozen-strong constellation of major characters each have deep emotional stakes on the line." -- Booklist …
"A tiny gem. Tinder no doubt has a long career ahead of him." -- Troy Brownfield, Newsarama
"Cry Yourself to Sleep has adorable characters, a great sense of humor and, at its core, very real emotions. Take a break for your Crisis on Infinite Civil Wars and discover a rabbit, a video store clerk …
by Dean Haspiel
Billy Dogma - the last romantic anti-hero - is so confused, his guns shoot everything but bullets. Come witness his surrealistic "battles" with the most bizarre group of adversaries ever assembled, as his girlfriend, Jane Legit, questions his grip on reality, yet unconditionally encourages his …
ISBN 978-1-891830-07-5 - 96 pages, Diamond: STAR16722
by Dino Pai
"Dino Pai's sweet and surprising debut works at a number of levels: it is a fairy tale, an ode to lost love, and a young artist's search for his place in the world. What I find most refreshing and compelling about this debut is the way Dino uses shifting drawing styles and modes of storytelling to …
by Brian Biggs
"This is a thoughtfully creative book in the vanguard of our medium." -- Will Eisner
"Like Edward Gorey, Brian Biggs creates little graphic novellas of genteel malignance and madness." -- CMJ Magazine
Boyd Soloman believes he can fly and is eight floors above a San Francisco street …
by Chris Gooch
Winner of a 2020 Ledger Award!
The award-winning Chris Gooch (Bottled) is a rising star of the vibrant Australian comics scene. This eerie and evocative collection reveals the astonishing spectrum of his storytelling powers.
A space bounty hunter tracks down a frog princess, a woman finds a …
ISBN 978-1-60309-455-9 - Diamond: MAY190660
by Liz Prince
"It’s hard not to love the endearingly funny, sketchbook journal-style autobiographical comics of Liz Prince. ... If you don’t feel good about life (or comics) after reading Liz’s stuff your heart is a black hole of weirdness." -- David Paggi & Kiel Phegley, Wizard's Indie Jones
by James Albon
One of the American Library Association's Best Graphic Novels for Adults!
"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 …
ISBN 978-1-60309-492-4 - Diamond: FEB210446
by Lizz Lunney
A Top Shelf digital exclusive!
Adorable… relatable… miserable. Meet Lizz Lunney's charmingly cheerless hero, Depressed Cat! He's not living any of his nine lives to a fulfilling level. As the seasons turn, and Lizz finds inventive new ways to explore ennui, our lad's misery never wavers, but …
by Nate Beaty
120 pages of mild tragedy, gadget hate, cats in saunas, riveting bachelor pillow advice, hip hopless hilarity, burrito molestation, dirt fantasies, and a domestic Rambo. Collects all the pretty much funny enough Wolfman strips from 2010 to 2014 in one handy volume suitable for reading. -- …
"The Cannons and Top Shelf are doing something right here. I can't quite pin my finger on it, but I have the feeling this is the true beginning of the future of digital comics." —Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing
"Very promising... I was shocked by just how huge the first issue of Double Barrel …
Time to reload: DOUBLE BARREL is back! Zander's hero Heck begins his horrific journey through the underworld, with faithful sidekick Elliot at his side... but they'll be reminded of some painful truths about themselves they'd rather not face. Meanwhile in Kevin's Crater XV, the Royal Canadian …
Mamas, hide your babies, 'cause the Cannons are back and firing on all cylinders!
Double Barrel #3 is an incredible 116 pages of action, drama, and comic-book passion. Zander Cannon descends to the sixth chapter of Heck and finds it full of WRATH -- and some long-repressed memories! Kevin Cannon …
Man the harpoons! A new DOUBLE BARREL has surfaced!
First, Zander Cannon's HECK enters the city of Dis, the underworld's inner zone where the really bad folks dwell. In fact, some would say he belongs there... Meanwhile in Kevin Cannon's CRATER XV, Soviet Captain Sztab reveals his mad plan to …
Ready, aim, download! That's right, DOUBLE BARREL is back in action with a new issue!
Zander's hero HECK faces the legendary Minotaur for his biggest fight yet, while the series continues to grow in emotional richness and venture into genuine tragedy. Then in Kevin's CRATER XV, Army's amnesiac …
Roll up, roll up! It's time to roll out another issue of DOUBLE BARREL!
And boy, is this one a doozy. Zander's HECK saga hits its most incredible "holy #@$%" moment yet, as Heck and Elliott take a ride with Hell's horrific winged stinger-beast, Geryon! Meanwhile in Kevin's CRATER XV Wendy …
Time once again to go over the falls... in a DOUBLE BARREL!
In Zander's story, HECK continues his plunge into the depths, only to run into the last person he expected: the man who got him into all this! Over in Kevin's half, Wendy learns the incredible secret of CRATER XV, while Army is reunited …
Wherever you see trouble there-'ll... always be a DOUBLE BARREL!
In HECK, our hero finally finds the man Amy sent him to the underworld to find -- but what could Amy's message to him possibly be, to be worth all this anguish? The answer may blow your mind. Meanwhile in CRATER XV, Army Shanks and …
Rub-a-dub-dub, three men in a DOUBLE BARREL! That's right, with this issue, Kevin & Zander are joined by another brave adventurer, terrific Tim Sievert (THAT SALTY AIR)!
In HECK, our hero finally hits bottom… and you know who lives at the bottom of THAT place, don't you? This may not work out …
For adventure most feral -- reach for DOUBLE BARREL!
First, Zander's HECK finally accomplishes the job he was hired for -- but was it worth losing everything? Then in CRATER XV, learn the secret of the mysterious Captain Sztab, while Army explores the occult and Canada nears the launch of its …
Is that a light at the end of the tunnel… or the gunpowder flash inside a DOUBLE BARREL!?
In Zander's HECK, our hero sets out to get his best friend back… even if it kills him! It's a titanic battle that'll blow your mind and break your heart. Then, in Kevin's CRATER XV, Captain Sztab risks …
At long last, my little pellets, we've reached the end of this DOUBLE BARREL! Time to spray out into the world.
BUT FIRST! Zander's HECK puts the pieces together and gets some bittersweet closure. THEN: Who is Pravda really? What does Captain Sztab truly want? Is anybody actually going to make …
"This fast-paced enemies-to-lovers romance, filled with magic, music, and pastries, is an upbeat confection." — Publishers Weekly
"Lorinczi’s whimsical illustration style and pastel blue-and-pink color scheme give this adventure a light and cozy feel... a quick and sweet supernatural …
"Kochalka channels his inner child as well as any comic book creator who has ever lived." -- Timothy Callahan, Comic Book Resources
"Kochalka's work makes me feel like I did when I was six years old. He brings the joy back to comics." -- Frank Miller, creator of Sin City, 300, and Batman: The …
Winner of the Eisner Award for Best Publication for Early Readers!
A TOP SHELF KIDS CLUB BOOK!
We know the Dragon Puncher is a heroic warrior kitty in a robot battle-suit. But who is this new fierce fighting feline? And what outrageous adventures await on . . . DRAGON PUNCHER ISLAND?! Twice …
NOTE: A HANDFUL OF SIGNED PLATES TO GO WITH THE FIRST FEW COPIES SOLD ARE STILL AVAILABLE!
Gathered into one amazing package for the first time ever: the complete collection of Eddie Campbell's sprawling, award-winning masterworks ALEC and BACCHUS! See why Booklist calls his work "a high-water …
ISBN 978-1-60309-387-3 - Diamond: APR16-0638
Praise for Edmund White's original novel:
“With A Boy’s Own Story, American literature is larger by one classic novel.” -- The Washington Post Book World
“Edmund White has crossed J. D. Salinger with Oscar Wilde to create an extraordinary novel.” -- The New York Times Book …
Official selection of the Comix Experience Graphic Novel Club!
Named one of the year's best books by the Publishers Weekly Graphic Novel Critics Poll!
"This affable coming-of-age fantasy... add[s] a touch of magic to familiar human comedy." — Publishers Weekly
"A fantasy grounded in the …
ISBN 978-1-60309-462-7 - Diamond: OCT190846
by Jeff Lemire
This critically-acclaimed graphic novel was selected as one of Canada Reads’ Top 5 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade (and won the People's Choice vote in a landslide)! It is also the winner of the American Library Association’s Alex Award, the Doug Wright Award, and the Joe Shuster …
"An unsparing portrait of male anxiety and twenty-something lassitude, all rendered in drawings that are too crude to be anything but expressive." -- Jeff Salamon, Austin American-Statesman
"It seems Jeffrey Brown has been anointed Our Next Great Cartoonist." -- Mark David Nevins …
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 …
by Kevin Cannon
"One amazing slice of storytelling magic." -- Junot Díaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
"One of the best graphic novels of the year." -- The AV Club
"Cleverly plotted ... Cannon is one of the comics world's most energetic storytellers, and his minimalist artwork, far from …
adapted by Troy Little
Winner of the PubWest Book Design Award.
Nominated for the Will Eisner Award.
“Troy Little masterfully captures the madness and essential humor that makes this book an enduring classic.” — Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan)
“I am super-into everything about this.” — Kelly Sue …
adapted by Troy Little
Also available -- a few copies left of the Signed & Numbered Hardcover Edition (Limited to 300 copies) that was released at Comic-Con! Get them while supplies last.
by Will Dinski
From the winner of the 2009 Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics!
“Every comic Will Dinski makes is elegantly and cleverly designed.” —Rob Clough, The Comics Journal
"In Fingerprints, Will Dinski has succeeded in poking fun at an image-obsessed culture by reminding us that all …
"[A] wordless, deliciously mannered fable about desire, socialization and utopianism . . . Hartzell's narrative glides along so smoothly that it can take a few readings to notice how clever and nuanced his design sense is." — Douglas Wolk, The New York Times
"Andy Hartzell has beautifully …
"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 …
ISBN 978-1-60309-505-1 - Diamond: JAN220456
Winner of the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz Awards for Best Graphic Novel.
A New York Times Bestseller!
"Remarkable." -- The New Yorker
" … dark, fearsomely complex …" -- Publishers Weekly
"My all-time favorite graphic novel … an immense, majestic work about the Jack the Ripper …
"My all-time favorite graphic novel … an immense, majestic work about the Jack the Ripper murders, the dark Victorian world they happened in, and the birth of the 20th century." — Entertainment Weekly
"Moore, one of the great fiction minds of his generation, never accomplished anything more …
$14.99 (US) DIGITALDetails
ISBN 978-1-60309-397-2 - Diamond: JUN16-0567