Top Shelf Products

Complete your Eddie Campbell library with BACCHUS vol. 2! Plus:
Welcome to THE FUN FAMILY.

Big things coming in June from Top Shelf! At long last,Eddie Campbell‘s magnificent BACCHUS will be available in two omnibus volumes (or one massive OMNIBOX).

In addition, we’re proud to introduce Benjamin Frisch, a brilliant American cartoonist currently wrapping up his residency at the Maison des Auteurs in Angoulême, France. His debut graphic novel The Fun Family is a funny, haunting, and thought-provoking deconstruction of that most American art form — the suburban family comic strip.

From their (broken) home to yours.“Simply wrenching… Benjamin Frisch subverts the iconography of family cartooning, exposing the seedy underbelly of America’s obsession with the perfect family.” — Jessica Abel, author of La Perdida and Drawing Words & Writing Pictures

“Required reading for the coming sanity wars, this story is the stuff of my nightmares… Cute-ify this monstrosity any way you like, Mr. Frisch, I will be in the fetal position weeping, giving you a thumbs up for a job brutally done.” — Paul Hornschemeier, author of Life With Mr. Dangerous and Mother, Come Home

“Best Emerging Graphic Novelist” The Austin Chronicle

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.

COMING IN JUNE 2016!

The Fun Family by Benjamin Frisch 
Full-color softcover graphic novel with French flaps, 240 pages, $24.99 (US)
ISBN 978-1-60309-344-6 – Diamond: APR16-0643
For mature readers (16+)
Now open for pre-order from your favorite store

For details and a 10-page preview, click here!

Pre-order now:
The divine second half of Eddie Campbell’s epic BACCHUS!
Also available with ALEC in one massive OMNIBOX!
Bacchus mixes air hijacks and ancient gods, gangland drama and legends, police procedural and mythic fantasy, swimming pool cleaners and classics. It shouldn’t work, of course, and it works like a charm. … Eddie Campbell is the unsung King of comic books. … The man’s a genius, and that’s an end to it.” — Neil Gaiman“A story of surprising richness and gravity… Bacchus stands as one of Eddie Campbell’s crowning achievements as writer, artist, and executive creator.” The Comics Journal

“Campbell’s breakneck inking and skittering Zip-a-Tone accents perfectly complement his fantasias of the god of wine and cronies wandering through the twentieth century.” — The Village Voice

“Campbell is one of the premier cartoonists of his generation.” Publishers Weekly

“No one else in the medium combines emotional truth, literary intelligence, and formal daring with such adroitness and elegance.” Booklist

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 (includingThe 1001 Nights of Bacchus, Hermes vs. the Eyeball Kid, The Picture of Doreen Grey, King Bacchus, and Banged Up), with new notes and commentary by the author.

COMING IN JUNE 2016!

Bacchus (Omnibus Edition): Volume Two by Eddie Campbell
Black & white softcover graphic novel with French flaps, 552 pages, $39.99 (US)
ISBN 978-1-60309-027-8 – Diamond: APR16-0637
For mature readers (16+)
Now open for pre-order from your favorite store

For details and an 9-page preview, click here!

Eddie Campbell’s Omnibox: The Complete ALEC and BACCHUS
Slipcase of 3 softcover graphic novels, over 1700 pages, $99.99 (US)
ISBN 978-1-60309-387-3 – Diamond: APR16-0638
For mature readers (16+)
Contents:
Alec: The Years Have Pants (A Life-Sized Omnibus)
Bacchus (Omnibus Edition): Volume One
Bacchus (Omnibus Edition): Volume Two

Now open for pre-order from your favorite store!

In stores this week: PIRATE PENGUIN vs NINJA CHICKEN 2!

Pirate Penguin vs. Ninja Chicken is filled with nonsense, from the copyright page to the comics to the endpages, and it’s guaranteed to make your geeklets giggle.” — Jonathan Liu, GeekDad

They’re back! Head to your favorite shop to pick up the brand-new bundle of laughs from the one and only Ray Friesen — the hilarious hardcover Pirate Penguin vs. Ninja Chicken (Book Two): Escape From Skull-Fragment Island!

To celebrate the release, School Library Journal‘s “Good Comics for Kids” blog has interviewed Ray for an author Q&A, and also presents an exclusive new excerpt. Check it out!

In stores shortly: More JOHNNY BOO!

Keep an eye out for new treats from the mind of James Kochalka! The seventh Johnny Boo book, Johnny Boo Goes Like This!, will hit stores next week, followed shortly by Johnny Boo’s Big Boo Box so you can catch up on his first five adventures — or introduce a friend to the world of Johnny Boo & Squiggle!

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