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Pop in your quarters and see what pops out of GUMBALLS — a brand new one-man anthology comic from Portland cartoonist Erin Nations! His bright, candy-colored palette and crisp linework pop off the page, while his stories reflect a fascination with humanity in all its diverse foibles — hinting at one of his earliest creative influences, Matt Groening’s The Simpsons.
In GUMBALLS #1, Erin serves up a delicious variety of stories: recollections of growing up as a triplet, interactions with oddball grocery-store customers, the adventures of clueless dork Tobias, painfully funny faux Personal Ads, and “Tales of Being Trans” — reflections on Erin’s true-life journey of gender transition.
GUMBALLS tips its hat to the classic alt-comic tradition of Eightball, Optic Nerve, and Box Office Po...Read More
Johnny Boo and Squiggle come across a giant pencil! Is it… magical? Whatever it is, when Johnny Boo draws with it, his drawings come to life. Before you know it, they’re off on another adventure, filled with tigers, ice cream monsters, and truly unbelievable hairstyles. Celebrate the power of creativity – the Johnny Boo way! — a full-color hardcover graphic novel, 48 pages, 6” x 9” (portrait)
I want to be all calm and such, but I just can’t. I fell in love with this book from the first page and even closing the back cover didn’t end my love for Johnny Boo Goes Like This! I had never read or even heard of this series before I received this book. Okay, let me take a few deep breathes and I’ll try to explain my love…
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Ever wondered if the bible had deleted scenes? Always wanted to check them out but lacked the necessary skills in old aramaic to decipher the lost scrolls? Despair no longer, Mark Russell, Shannon Wheeler and Top Shelf Production have come to your rescue.
In answer to the hugely popular first edition of irreverent takes on the bible, this somewhat less than saintly duo have returned to tackle the ancient books of the Apocrypha. Sit down, and buckle up for some views on the early books of the bible as you never, EVER expected to see them.
You’ll see Eve. You’ll See Adam, and of course that dastardly Satan who can never leave well enough alone, as well as the often harried supreme being who should have invented Excedrin a couple of thousand years sooner for his own sake...Read More