Top Shelf Products

Now that March: Book Three has launched — and madeMarch the 3 best-selling books in America that aren’t the new Harry Potter — we want to offer you the chance to catch up on all our amazing 2016 new releases!

Please take a look at the titles below and let us know your “wish list” of the books you’d be interested in covering.


by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

$19.99 (US) • ISBN 978-1-60309-402-3
A 256-page graphic novel with French flaps, 6.5” x 9.5”

Top Shelf is honored to present a milestone of comics history: the stunning conclusion to the award-winning and best-selling MARCH trilogy. Book Three covers such earthshaking events as the Missippi Freedom Summer, the 1964 Democratic National Convention, and the Selma-Montgomery Marches, brought to stunning life through the eyes of John Lewis.

“This memoir’s unique eyewitness view of epochal events makes it essential reading for an understanding of those times—and these.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Simultaneously epic and intimate… These vivid black-and-white visuals soar.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

THE FUN FAMILY by Benjamin Frisch

$24.99 (US) • ISBN 978-1-60309-344-6
Full-color softcover graphic novel with French flaps, 240 pages, 6.5” x 9.25”

Beloved cartoonist Robert Fun has earned a devoted following for his circle-shaped newspaper comic strip, celebrating the wholesome American family by drawing inspiration from his real home life… but the Fun Family bears some dark secrets. As their idyllic world collapses and the kids are forced to pick up the pieces, can they escape the cycle of art imitating life imitating art? In his debut graphic novel, Benjamin Frisch presents a surreal deconstruction of childhood, adulthood, and good old American obsession.

APOCRYPHA NOW by Mark Russell & Shannon Wheeler

196-page, 2-color illustrated prose hardcover, 5 1/4″ x 8 1/4″
with foil-stamped cover, gilded edges, and satin ribbon
$19.99 (USD) • ISBN 978-1-60309-369-9

Mark Russell & Shannon Wheeler’s faithful-yet-irreverent approach to the Bible made their book God Is Disappointed in You spark an instant connection with readers of all backgrounds. Now, by popular demand, they turn their attention to the best parts left out of the canonical Bible, including the Midrash, the Apocrypha, Gnostic Gospels, and more! And if you thought the BIBLE had some weird stuff in it…


by Eddie Campbell

$39.99 (US) • ISBN 978-1-60309-027-8
B&W softcover graphic novel with French flaps, 552 pages, 7 1/2″ x 10″

Eddie Campbell’s Bacchus is a true epic, spanning a decade of work, over a thousand pages, and several millennia of alcohol consumption. In Bacchus, the visionary behind From Hell (with Alan Moore) and Alec: The Years Have Pants presents his version of “an American-style comic book,” filtered through his own brilliant, whimsical, and wide-ranging sensibility. With a fine blend of action, comedy, suspense, and an ear for a great story, Bacchus brings the gods and myths of ancient Greece to modern life, as if they had never left. Nearly 600 pages, this deluxe volume collects the second half of the Bacchus saga with new notes and commentary by the author.

by Koren Shadmi

$24.99 (US) • ISBN 978-1-60309-393-4
Full-color 232-page graphic novel w/French flaps, 6.25″ x 9″
For mature readers (18+)

Reeling after a breakup, young animator “K” is pushed by a friend to join the popular dating site Lovebug. His journey begins as a search for true love, but soon awakens a relentless craving for novelty and sexual conquest. Who can stop when Lovebug offers an endless stream of prospective mates, ready on demand like TV episodes or Chinese takeout? In the face of this addiction, can K hold on to his friends, his job, or even his humanity?

Book One: A Machine Age War

Written by Steve Nedvidek, Ed Crowell, & Jack Lowe.
Illustrated by Moses Nester, with colors by S. J. Miller.

$19.99 (US) • ISBN 978-1-60309-388-0
Full-color softcover graphic novel with French Flaps, 176 pages, 6.875” x 10.435”

In the early 20th century, the world’s wealthiest men — captains of industry like Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan and Carnegie — spend their leisure on the tiny Georgia island of Jekyll. But when a terrifying new threat rises from the ashes of the Great War, it will take more than money to defend the free world — it will take a new generation of heroes. Blending elements of historical fact, clockwork technology, and dieselpunk style, The Jekyll Island Chronicles span an age of furious mechanical advancement while exploring the span of man’s soul – whether good or evil.

CIGARETTE GIRL by Masahiko Matsumoto

264-page softcover graphic novel with French flaps
b&w interiors (Japanese format, right-to-left)
$24.99 (US) • ISBN 978-1-60309-382-8
Welcome to the quiet, evocative urban dramas of Masahiko Matsumoto, one of the leading lights of the Japanese alternative-comics movement known as “gekiga.” Originally published in the 1970s, these eleven stories now form the first English-language collection of Matsumoto’s mature work. His shy, uncertain heroes face broken hearts, changing families, money troubles, sexual anxiety, and the pressures of tradition, but with a whimsy and lightness of touch that is Matsumoto’s trademark. With a new introduction by Matsumoto’s well-known colleague, the late Yoshihiro Tatsumi.

RENÉE by Ludovic Debeurme

$29.95, 464 pages, softcover with French flaps, b&w, ISBN 978-1-60309-304-0

The acclaimed French cartoonist Ludovic Debeurme returns with the devastating follow-up to his prize-winning graphic novel Lucille. While Lucille moves back in with her mother and Arthur serves time in prison for murder, directionless young Renée becomes obsessed with a married jazz musician twice her age. Balancing the grotesque and the graceful, Debeurme’s haunting border-less panels follow these three lost souls between dreams and reality, twining their stories together into a poignant and universal search for redemption.

Escape from Skull-Fragment Island! by Ray Friesen

full color hardcover
112 pp • 6.5” x 8.5” • $14.99 • all ages (9-12+)
$14.99 (USD) • ISBN 978-1-60309-367-5

Set phasers for maximum silly: Ray Friesen, the non-stop sugar rush called by Booklist “a manic blend of mayhem and adventure,” is back for more! When Pirate Penguin and Ninja Chicken stumble across a mystical lost sword, a rip-roaring aquatic adventure ensues, with appearances by cousin Privateer Puffin, the terrifying Pirate Queen, and two unforgettable “mermaids.” PLUS: our heroes get trapped in a Swedish furniture store, and a dozen more wacky short stories!

by James Kochalka

full color hardcover
48pp • 6” x 9” • $9.99 • all ages (4-8+)
ISBN 978-1-60309-384-2

Johnny Boo and Squiggle come across a giant pencil! Is it magical? Whatever it is, when Johnny Boo draws with it, his drawings come to life. Before you know it, they’re off on another adventure, filled with tigers, ice cream monsters, and truly unbelievable hairstyles. Celebrate the power of creativity – the Johnny Boo way!

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