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Top Shelf Announces Two Debuts: Monster on the Hill and God is Disappointed in You


As a mom, I appreciate a good all-ages title that I can enjoy along with my 9 year old. He introduced me to Adventure Time, I introduced him to The Tick. It’s a wonderful, reciprocal relationship. So I appreciate that Top Shelf is giving me a new book that I can enjoy with him. Rob Harrell is a newspaper comic strip veteran, and his first graphic novel, Monster on the Hill, is getting amazing advanced praise from Neil Gaiman, Jeff Smith, Richard Thompson, and The AV Club’s Noel Murray. It’s a tale of friendship, redemption, and promises battles and wild beasties for all! Monster on the Hill ships in July.


Next up is God is Disappointed in You. As a 12-year Catholic school veteran, I needed this book just on seeing the title. Then, I got a load of the cover. This book. It speaks to me.


Top Shelf calls God Is Disappointed in You a book “for people who would like to read the Bible…if it would just cut to the chase. Stripped of its arcane language and interminable passages, every book of the Bible is condensed down to its core message, in no more than a few pages each.”

God is Disappointed in You is written by Mark Russell and features cartoons by New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler. It ships in August, and will be on my bookshelf immediately thereafter.

Monster on the Hill
Writer: Harrell, Rob
Artist: Harrell, Rob
On Sale: July, 2013
Publisher: Top Shelf
Diamond Id: MAY131277
Format: Graphic Novel
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-60309-075-9

God is Disappointed in You
Writer: Russell, Mark
Artist: Wheeler, Shannon
On Sale: August, 2013
Publisher: Top Shelf
Diamond Id: FEB138154
Format: Graphic Novel
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-60309-098-8

About Author

Rosemary Kiladitis is a children’s librarian, a mom, and a proud fangirl/nerdgirl. She did her homework while watching reruns of the 1966 Batman series, which led to her longstanding relationship with the Bat, and she’s pretty sure that Barbara Gordon is the real reason she went to library school. She loves superheroes, supervillains, and is secretly married to Hellboy. Or Loki. She can’t remember, but it’s one of them. Roe blogs about children’s and teen books at, and you can read her 140 character ramblings on twitter @RoeSolo.


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