Posted June 12, 2017 by Norby Ela in Comics

TOP SHELF debuts two new graphic novels by new cartoonists this September

TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS is proud to announce two promising graphic novels to be released this September – ROOTS and BOTTLED.

Both ROOTS and BOTTLED are both initial works by two cartoonists, Tara O’Connor (Roots) and Chris Gooch (Bottled). ‘The thrill of discovery — when an amazing new talent pops out of the ether, blending familiar influences with a fresh perspective and personal touch that’s all their own — is one of the great joys of reading indie comics.’

Roots by Tara O’Connor
On a journey to the old world — she discovered a whole new world.

After a messy year of heartbreak and setbacks, Tara sets off to Ireland in search of clues to her family’s ancestry, but what she finds isn’t at all what she expected. Some of it has to do with the lack of records, but a lot has to do with John, the charming cartoonist she met on Twitter. Wrapped in real family history and set amongst the natural beauty of the Irish countryside, Roots is a classic romantic-comedy adventure and a page-turning account of a young woman finding herself.

$19.99 (US) • 176 pages
black & white softcover graphic novel with French flaps, 5″ x 8″



Bottled by Chris Gooch
What are friends for?

Jane is sick of her dead-end life in the suburbs, and desperate for a change. Her old friend Natalie made it out, living in Japan as a fashion model. Now, as Natalie comes back to town on business, Jane sees a way for her friend to do her a favor… whether she likes it or not. Young Australian cartoonist Chris Gooch debuts with a haunting portrait of millennial alienation, tinged with body horror and Greek tragedy, glamour and terror.

$19.99 (US) • 288 pages
2-color softcover graphic novel with French flaps, 5.8″ x 8.3″


Norby Ela

Now residing in San Diego, CA, I strive to work in art and further grow FlipGeeks around the world.