It may not be summer yet, but the sun is finally out, and if you listen closely, you can hear the waves calling… That means it’s time to welcome Kim Dwinell to the Top Shelf family and introduce the world to her debut graphic novel, Surfside Girls: The Secret of Danger Point!
We’re so excited to be working with Kim. She’s a California-based animator, teacher, and former lifeguard who now combines all her talents into one irresistible book. Check out an 8-page preview of her beautiful watercolor pages, and get ready to join twelve-year-old heroes Samantha and Jade as they investigate spooky ghosts, creepy creatures, greedy politicians… and cute boys!
It’s 232 pages of full-color adventure, surfing your way this summer. Click here for more details and pre-order now from your favorite shop!
A light wind that started a sway,
and the sway started a turn,
and the turn…
The turn started EVERYTHING.
Top Shelf is delighted to reveal details of the rebirth of one of this decade’s most acclaimed graphic novels: Return of the Dapper Men by Jim McCann and Janet Lee. Their whimsical clockwork fairytale, which won the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel some years back, now comes to Top Shelf in a deluxe new edition designed by Eric Skillman and filled with bonus content. Even better, the Dapper Men saga will ultimately be expanded into a trilogy, with Book Two and Book Three planned for subsequent years.
“Return of the Dapper Men is a transformational experience… be prepared to take a fantastic journey.” — from the introduction by Tim Gunn
“The writing is lyrical and reads like a forgotten fairy tale… The artwork is often stunning.” — The New York Times
“It’s an instant classic, combining steampunk, science fiction and fantasy with an impeccable fashion sense.” — USA Today
“This book is everything the hype promised it would be… a mind-opening, eye-shutting book that sings to your dreams and dreams of your songs.” — Comic Book Resources
“Arresting layouts give the book an ethereal, timeless quality and turn each page into a frame-worthy work of art. A true dazzler that speaks on multiple levels for both child and adult readers, and one that gets richer with each read.” — Booklist (starred review)
“Magnificent… the lush artwork is easy to get lost in, and the fantastical setting and atmosphere create a unique background for a timeless parable about time.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)