As the holiday season arrives, we’re so thankful for your support — our fans have always been the engine powering everything we do, and the motivation to make the best Top Shelf books possible. This year, amid all the seasonal shopping madness, we’re showing our thanks with a massive one-day Cyber Monday Sale: 30% OFF EVERYTHING in the web store! Just enter the code CYBERTSP at checkout to get 30% off your entire order. The sale ends Monday night, so be quick!
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED COMICS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR GIFT LIST!
“The great strength of [Infinite Kung Fu] is its originality, but equally impressive are McLeod’s extraordinary illustrations and compelling narrative… one of the 10 best graphic novels of the year.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The Homeland Directive: an addictive page-turner that feels like an edge-of-your-seat theater experience.” — MTV Splash Page
For moms who still know how to have a good time: Underwire by Jennifer Hayden
“Hayden’s cheerful profanity and scratchy lines give the work a homey, intimate feel… Hayden’s stories are like comfortable, lived-in jeans–not the most stylish or flattering, but the ones you want to spend time wearing.” — Publishers Weekly
For small-town folks, family members, or hockey fans: Essex County by Jeff Lemire
“A rich tapestry … Mr. Lemire infuses his characters with vivid details that make them burst to life.” — The New York Times
“The art, storytelling, pacing, and world [Christian] Slade has created is fantastic, and you don’t have to be a kid to appreciate it.” — About.com
For 20-30somethings with mixed feelings about growing up: Any Empire by Nate Powell
“Powell’s exceptional visual-storytelling gift transforms a potentially obvious antiwar parable into a ravishingly beautiful, emotionally resonant, thoughtful, and provocative work of art.” — Booklist (starred review)
For middle schoolers (and middle-schoolers at heart): Pirate Penguin vs Ninja Chicken by Ray Friesen
“Each panel is punctuated with so many quips and jokes that they don’t work to form a narrative so much as they collectively embody an extended Abbot and Costello routine.” — Graphic Novel Reporter
“Just the right blend of sarcasm, silliness, and action to appeal to both child readers and to adults reading this with their kids.” — School Library Journal‘s Good Comics For Kids
“Reading Blankets is like reliving your youth as you wander through the artist’s personal trials of fundamentalist religion and teenage heart-break in small-town America… The Best Graphic Novel of the Decade.” — Paste Magazine
“Debeurme gets underneath what makes these young lovers tick, and is realistic enough to realize that they’re too inexperienced and impulsive to fix each other. Still, the love affair in Lucille burns bright, illuminating two lives.” — The AV Club
“Fans won’t be let down by the latest instalment of this clever, lurid saga.” — The Guardian
All these, and every other item on the site, are 30% off when you use the Cyber Monday code CYBERTSP, so you can load up on plenty of graphic novels for the ones you love. Thanks, and happy holidays from Top Shelf!