J. N. Monk and Harry Bogosian (co-creators of the web-comic StarHammer) present a wild outer-space fantasy about fixing your mistakes and the friends you meet along the way.

When Jo, a headstrong maintenance technician, makes an error that destabilizes her planet's core, she knows only one way to fix things: leaving her underground home for a trip to the planet's dangerous, unruly surface. Soon she's wandering through deserts, riding on the back of giant beats, and cutting deals with con artists and bounty hunters. Meanwhile, agents of the core are in hot pursuit.


J. N. Monk is a Midwesterner with a song in their heart. They've lived in a lighthouse, an active volcano, and Florida but always return to the heartland. They live in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Harry Bogosian is an illustrator and comic artist from New York City. There is nothing he enjoys more than making new fantastical worlds, and filling them with his creations.


An intriguing mix of adventure and wonder and the mundane, both quietly epic and very personal. Wonderful art. Highly recommended.

Topside is an engrossing adventure buoyed by lush sci-fi landscapes and unlikely friendships. Monk and Bogosian have crafted an imaginative odyssey that calls to mind the works of Hayao Miyazaki.

Immersive, mysterious, and just the right amount of trippy.

Kirkus Reviews

This compelling, offbeat journey will resonate with future Douglas Adams fans.

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