FOUR must-have graphic novels: Pre-order now for summer release!

Nate Powell returns with the heart-stopping COME AGAIN!

Praise for Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole, Any Empire, March):

“A writer-artist of genius.” – The Times (UK)

“The most prodigiously talented graphic novelist of his [generation].” Booklist

“His layouts, his touch with shadow and darkness… Nate Powell can do it all.” The Oregonian

“Extraordinarily talented.” The Boston Globe

“Anything that Nate Powell writes and draws is pretty much a must-read.” Comics Alliance

“One of today’s most gifted storytellers.” Scott Snyder, author of Batman and American Vampire

“[Powell] is a master of shadows and space… his exquisite camera movement is never less than interesting and always in sync with the story.” The Washington Post

A lover’s dream becomes a parent’s nightmare in the astonishing new graphic novel from Nate Powell, National Book Award-winning artist of the March trilogy.

As the sun sets on the 1970s, the spirit of the Love Generation still lingers among the aging hippies of one “intentional community” high in the Ozarks. But what’s missing?

Under impossibly close scrutiny, two families wrestle with long-repressed secrets… while deep within those Arkansas hills, something monstrous stirs, ready to feast on village whispers.

With his first solo graphic novel in seven years, #1 New York Times bestseller Nate Powell presents a haunting tale of intimacy, guilt, and collective amnesia.

Come Again by Nate Powell (JULY 2018)
$24.99 (US) – ISBN 978-1-60309-428-3 – Diamond: MAR180563 – For mature readers (16+)
Full-color hardcover graphic novel – 6.5’ x 9.5’ – 272 pages
Read a 5-page preview now and pre-order from your favorite retailer!

Erin Nations’ acclaimed GUMBALLS series becomes a book!

“Fantastic.”– Virginia Library Association Graphic Novel Diversity Awards

“Nations is a standout, portraying his experience with humor and honesty, and with distinctive, whimsical art.” Publishers Weekly, Top 10 Comics & Graphic Novels for Spring 2018

“No comic in 2017 spoke as deeply and personally while entertaining as Gumballs did. A mix of autobiographical comic strips about the author’s journey as a trans man and other socially awkward funnies, Gumballs consistently delivered warmth, optimism in the face of challenge, and one of the finest printed publications around.” Comicosity

Gumballs is funny, sincere, and just generally brilliant .. when dealing with autobiography, fake personal ads, or any number of other events. Nations is a promising new voice in comics, and you need to read Gumballs.” ComicsVerse

Gumballs lays bare a lot of serious, complicated stuff and presents it with a frankness and humor that really moved me to my core.” Multiversity Comics

Discover the pioneering new comic from transgender cartoonist Erin Nations! Gumballs is a one-man variety show spanning graphic memoir, observational comedy, razor-sharp character studies, and so much more.

Gumballs dispenses an array of bright, candy-colored short comics about Erin’s gender transition, anecdotal true tales of growing up as a triplet, and fictional stories of a socially inept lovestruck teenager named Tobias. The wide-ranging series is filled with single-page gag cartoons, visual diaries of everyday life, funny faux personal ads, and real-life horror stories of customers at his day job. Gumballs offers a variety of flavors that will surely delight anyone with a taste for candid self-reflection and observations of humanity.

Gumballs tips its hat to the classic alt-comic tradition of Eightball, Optic Nerve, and Box Office Poison, but speaks with a delightfully fresh voice for the modern age.

This book collects Gumballs #1-4, plus 32 pages of brand-new content!

collecting the first published memoir comics by an out transgender cartoonist

Gumballs by Erin Nations (JUNE 2018)
$19.99 (US) – ISBN 978-1-60309-431-3 – Diamond: MAR180561 – For young adults & up (13+)
Full-color softcover graphic novel with flaps – 6.625’ x 9.5’ – 160 pages
Check out 4 sample pages now and pre-order from your favorite retailer!

STRONG FEMALE PROTAGONIST: bigger, bolder, & full color!

“[It brings] new questions about vigilantism, justice, and heroics to the field… Mulligan and Ostertag’s creation strikes just the right balance. It’s super.” – Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

“The perfect superhero comic for people who aren’t really interested in the superhero genre. Actually, it’s also a pretty perfect comic for people who are interested in superheroes.” Autostraddle

“Deliberately shatter some stereotypes… with a story about a young woman who is strong in every sense of the word.” Entertainment Weekly

“A smartly written and emotional exploration of the morality of superheroes.” io9

Superheroes meet social justice as the wildly popular webcomic comes to print, blending action with relatable young-adult drama and remarkably thoughtful philosophy. This full-color collection features over 300 pages of the ongoing series plus a brand-new short story.

Alison Green used to be a superhero. With unlimited strength and invulnerability, fought crime with a group of other teens under the alter ego Mega Girl. All that changed after an encounter with Menace, her mind-reading arch-enemy, who showed her evidence of a sinister conspiracy that made battling giant robots seem suddenly unimportant.

Now Alison is going to college in New York City, trying to find ways to actually help the world while making friends and getting to class on time. It’s impossible to escape the past, however, and trouble comes in the form of mysterious murders, ex-teammates with a grudge, robots with a strange sense of humor, an inconvenient crush, a cantankerous professor, and many different kinds of people who think they know the best way to be a hero.

Strong Female Protagonist (Book Two) by Brennan Lee Mulligan & Molly Ostertag (JUNE 2018)
$24.99 (US)- ISBN 978-0-692-90610-1 – Diamond: MAR180560 – For mature readers (16+)
Full-color softcover graphic novel with flaps – 6’ x 9’ – 336 pages
Read a 4-page preview now and pre-order from your favorite retailer!

Alan Moore & Melinda Gebbie expand the iconic LOST GIRLS!

Lost Girls is to erotic literature what Moore’s now classic 1987 Watchmen (with Dave Gibbons) was to the superhero scene. Each busts the frames of its respective genre with formal precision; each reflects upon its own ways and means through books within the book; and, most importantly, each kicks great writing into hyperdrive with dense and resonant imagery. The Village Voice

“I think Lost Girls is not only one of the best things Alan Moore has ever written, I also think it’s a fairly important work of art judged by any standard. It’s genuinely dangerous. … One of the most human and heartfelt pieces of work of his career.” Ain’t It Cool News

“Intelligent writing, intricate plotlines and gorgeous Victorian-style art.” USA Today

“As thoughtful as it is provocative.” Wired

“As an exercise in the formal bounds of pure comics, Lost Girls is remarkable, as good as anything Moore has done in his career. … Whatever you call it, there has never been anything quite like this in the world before, and I find myself extraordinarily pleased that someone of Moore’s ability actually has written that sort of comics for adults.” – Neil Gaiman

The groundbreaking and controversial masterpiece of erotic comics, decades in the making, is now available in a sumptuous hardcover collecting all three volumes plus 32 pages of new artwork and commentary.

For more than a century, Alice, Wendy and Dorothy have been our guides through the Wonderland, Neverland and Land of Oz of our childhoods. Now like us, these three lost girls have grown up and are ready to guide us again, this time through the realms of our sexual awakening and fulfillment.

Through their familiar fairytales they share with us their most intimate revelations of desire in its many forms, revelations that shine out radiantly through the dark clouds of war gathering around a luxury Austrian hotel.

Drawing on the rich heritage of erotica, Lost Girls is the rediscovery of the power of ecstatic writing and art in a sublime union that only the medium of comics can achieve.

Exquisite, thoughtful, and human, Lost Girls is a work of breathtaking scope that challenges the very notion of art fettered by convention. This is erotic fiction at its finest.

Lost Girls (Expanded Edition) by Melinda Gebbie & Alan Moore (JULY 2018)
$49.99 (US) – ISBN 978-1-60309-436-8 – Diamond: MAR180562- For adults only (18+)
Full-color hardcover graphic novel (shrinkwrapped) – 9’ x 12’ – 352 pages
Co-published by Top Shelf Productions & Knockabout Comics.
Check out 12 sample pages now and pre-order from your favorite retailer!

Welcome to Dave Calver’s LIMBO LOUNGE!

Limbo Lounge by the great illustrator Dave Calver is gorgeous, weird, great to read, and great to look at.” – Roz Chast, New Yorker cartoonist and author of Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

Here’s a fun project we teamed up with Yoe! Books on – an original graphic novel where newly dead people in Limbo await their fate at a bar while surrounded by bored interlopers from hell. Check it out!

This trippy, surreal, full-color adventure brings us from the hot, swirling sands of hell to the colorfully bizarre Limbo Lounge, filled with the recently deceased as well as bored oddball interlopers from hell. Meet flower-headed freaks, Bud and Lou. Root for their new friend, a spry, elderly nun, Sister Eunice, as she works remotely in Limbo continuing to rid earth of despicable dirtbags. And, by all means, avoid the knife-wielding little pageant-princess-gone-bad as she plots for anything she can get at anyone’s expense.

Limbo Lounge by Dave Calver (IN STORES NOW!)
$29.99 (US) – ISBN 978-1-63140-984-4 – Diamond: JUL170673 – For mature readers (16+)
Full-color hardcover graphic novel (with B&W portions) – 8″ x 10″ – 168 pages
Co-published by Top Shelf Productions, Yoe! Books, and IDW Publishing.
Check out 6 sample pages and pick it up now from your favorite retailer!


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