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Eric Skillman & Jhomar Soriano Create Criterion Noir in ‘Liar’s Kiss’ [Preview]

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On sale from now from Top Shelf is Liar's Kiss, the debut graphic novel by writer Eric Skillman, whose work is likely to known to many ComicsAlliance readers in the form of his beautiful cover artwork and designs for The Criterion Collection. Working with artist Jhomar Soriano, Skillman processes his gifts for elegant and provocative visual presentations into a tight comic b

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‘Any Empire’ Enlists Award-Winning Cartoonist Nate Powell for New Graphic Novel [Preview]

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Coming in July from Top Shelf Productions is Any Empire, the new graphic novel by Nate Powell, author of Swallow Me Whole, winner of the 2009 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel. In Any Empire, Powell deals explicitly with the themes of war and violence as they'r

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Jess Fink’s ‘Chester 5000′ Explores Victorian Robo-Sexuality [Preview]

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The summer of Top Shelf continues with Chester 5000, a beautifully stylized and distinctly weird graphic novel from cartoonist Jess Fink. An adults-only period drama illustrated in a charming cartoony style, Chester 5000 is the story of a woman's relationship with a sex toy that happens to be a steampunk robot. But is there more to this basic pleasure model than meets the monoc

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‘Infinite Kung Fu’ Combines Martial Arts, Zombies and Funk [Preview]

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The summer of Top Shelf continues with Infinite Kung Fu, a massive 464-page zombie martial arts epic by writer-artist Kagan McLeod. Employing the genre tropes of both kung fu, horror and Western films, Infinite Ku

‘Night Animals’: Where the Wild Watercolors Are [Preview]

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One of the hottest names at the MoCCA comics festival last month was Brecht Evens, and if you're an indie comics fan who hasn't encountered the gorgeous, magnetic watercolors of the Belgian cartoonist, you will. Right now, actually, because we're about to show them to you. We've got an exclusive five-p

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‘Lucille’ Begins the Summer of Top Shelf in Devastating Style [Preview]

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The summer of 2011 will be remembered as an especially productive one for Top Shelf Productions, as the publisher is releasing a plethora of graphic novels and other books that it's comparing to such classics as Blankets and Essex County. We'll be bringing you previews of those comics over the next several days and we begin with L

Top Shelf and ZIP Comics to Release Harvey Pekar’s ‘Cleveland’

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The first of several major works to see print after his death, Harvey Pekar's Cleveland will be a 112-page graphic novel published by new outfit ZIP Comics in collaboration with Top Shelf. Illustrated by Joseph Remnant, a collaborator of Pekar's f

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Top Shelf to Publish Graphic Novel Memoir of U.S. Rep. John Lewis

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In what the company is calling a first for the United States Congress and comic book publishing as a whole, Top Shelf Productions announced Monday an agreement with Representative John Lewis to publish March, an original graphic novel co-authored by the Georgia Democrat based on his life in the American Civil Rights Movement. Lewis will collaborate with Andrew Aydin of his Washington, D.C.-based staff, who for years has worked with the congressman in a variety of capacities. Artists are presently being considered.A narrative of the Civil Rights Movement in America as seen through the eyes of Lewis, March will be the first graphic novel created by a sitting member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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James Kochalka Appointed Vermont’s first Cartoonist Laureate

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The prolific author of such beloved Top Shelf comics including American Elf, Johnny Boo, Monkey Vs. Robot and Sketchbook Diaries, James Kochalka has been appointed Cartoonist Laureate of his home state of Vermont. This

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‘Gingerbread Girl’ by Colleen Coover and Paul Tobin Free at Top Shelf 2.0

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Fans of Paul Tobin (Spider-Girl, Marvel Adventures) and Colleen Coover (X-Men: First Class, Girl Comics) rejoice! The comics supercouple is launching an all-new independent comic on Top Shelf 2.0 today called Gingerbread Girl, about a 26-year-old woman named Annah

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