Margreet de Heer

In memoriam Peter Pontiac

January 25, 2015 by  


Een strip voor en over Peter Pontiac – a comic for and about Peter Pontiac.

English version below.

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Margreet de Heer

On Speechlessness and Fundamentalism

January 13, 2015 by  


I was about to proudly announce that my graphic novel Religion: a Discovery in Comics will be published this year by NBM – when the attack on Charlie Hebdo happened and left me speechless.

This might not be the best time to promote a work that puts pictures and religious thought together. Or maybe it is the best of times, now that there’s this enormous graphic surge of cartoons that cry out for freedom of speech.

I don’t know. But here are two pages of my upcoming book that have some bearing on all that is happening.

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Terry

Call to Artists: The Charlie Hebdo benefit book!

January 13, 2015 by  


 

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Just got this through Mediatoon’s newsletter, France’s largest comics publisher.


Terry

Charlie Hebdo: Our thoughts must go to the French cartooning community

January 7, 2015 by  


I am absolutely in shock over what happened at their offices.

Wolinski and Cabu I can tell you are giants in cartooning and comics history in France. All of these people that died are now

MARTYRS

Martyrs to Free Expression

How can one defend oneself against such senseless attacks? do we shut up, like Sony did on The Interview? To express one’s opinion or to parody something means risking our life?

I remember how the French comics community, among others, immediately e-mailed me on 9/11 expressing their shock and solidarity. I am giving back now, as we all should in our comics community.

France has always been a leader in championing free expression. Much of our ideals come from the French revolution. Charlie Hebdo embodied fearless no holes barred satire, screw the consequences. They had been firebombed in 2011 and obviously showed no submission as a result. That takes real courage. Those Islamic extremists have only accomplished the contrary of what they wanted.

My thoughts are with you, Charlie Hebdo, and France in general.

Charlie Hebdo: may your next issue skewer Islamist extremists to the max.


Margreet de Heer

Happy New Year!

January 2, 2015 by  


Here’s the New Year’s card Yiri and I made:

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Yes, it’s a direct tribute to this famous Calvin & Hobbes strip by Bill Watterson:

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What are we dancing about in the New Year? Well, for the pending publication of Religion: a Discovery in Comics, for starters. It will be out at NBM in Fall, and this is the cover:

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Jeff Whitman

New NBM in March 2015: Lulu Anew

January 2, 2015 by  


NBM’s March selections are now appearing in Diamond Previews magazine. Head down to your nearest comic book store to place your preorders!

This March, LULU ANEW makes its English debut. The graphic novel has already been turned into a movie in its native country, France. This is the second translated piece NBM has done by Etienne Davodeau. The creator was recently nominated for Angoulême’s prestigious Grand Prix award.

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LULU ANEW
Etienne Davodeau
At the end of yet another unproductive job interview, Lulu, on a whim, takes off for the shore just to get away from it all. She’s got a husband and kids left bewildered but it’s nothing against them. This is just her time, getting away from the grind and being taken for granted with no other plan than savoring it. Surprised at her own temerity, she meets other people on the edge of the world. It wasn’t meant to be for long. It wasn’t meant to be anything but in the end, thrilling, fun, and possibly dangerous, this improvised experience will make of Lulu a different woman. By the author of the acclaimed The Initiates.
“Pleased to see more of his work available in English, and looking forward to seeing how he fares with a fictional narrative.”
-Comics Alliance
8 ½ x 11, 160pp. full-color hardcover: $27.99
ISBN: 9781561639724
Diamond Order Code: JAN151512

See previews here.

Available now is Davodeau’s THE INITIATES, a social experiment where a comic artist and a winemaker switch jobs. The book received many nominations, even winning the best wine book translation of 2013! Order now at your local comic book store if you missed it the first time around!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE INITIATES: A Comic Artist And a Wine Artisan Exchange Jobs
Etienne Davodeau
Etienne Davodeau is a comic artist. He doesn’t know much about the world of wine-making.
Richard Leroy is a wine-maker. He‘s rarely even read comics.
But these two are full of good will and curiosity. Why do we choose to spend one’s life writing and creating comics or producing wine? How and for whom do we do them?
To answer these questions, for more than a year, Etienne went to work in Richard’s vineyards and cellar. Richard, in return, leapt into the world of comics. They opened a lot of bottles and read many comics. They traveled around, meeting authors and wine-makers sharing their passion for their jobs.
The first time a book explores the nature of a man’s vocation with a true life representation of it from two very different perspectives. They get to realize they both have that precious and necessary power to bring people together.
With guest appearances by Trondheim (Dungeon, Little Nothings), Emmanuel Guibert (The Photographer) and Marc-Antoine Matthieu (Museum Vaults).
8×11, 272pp., B&W hardcover: $29.99
ISBN 9781561637034
Diamond Order Code: NOV121246

See previews here!

Take a look at all NBM’s March offerings in the latest issue of Diamond Previews.


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Girl in Dior advances are in… looks scrumptious

December 31, 2014 by  


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The book is in! One of our most beautiful productions. A quarter-bound (with cloth around the spine) hardcover with raised titles and spot lamination which hopefully this photo shows you…

We received a few advance copies for press via air freight. The full stock comes into our distributor IPG’s warehouse in a month.

We are busy setting up quite a launch for this, with Kinokuniya NYC involved and lots more… details to come! Meantime, the Wall St. Journal has just put up a piece on the growing involvement of women in comics and this is well represented in it. From the looks of the interest we’re getting from the press, working with DIOR US as well, this should only be the beginning…

See more about the book.


Terry

A Great Year For Us: Thank You! Happy 2015!

December 31, 2014 by  


Dog Butts and Love

We’ve done well this year, most notably achieving 50% growth in the general trade (general bookstores, libraries, Amazon, and such)! We’re up significantly overall with such successes as Beauty and All Star being warmly received and going back to press rapidly but also with Bilal’s entry in the Louvre collection (we have some major names coming up for this series, stay tuned!) and Jim Benton’s snarky collection Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff like That. And Cats.

But we’ve also been building a reliable backlist, as we call it in publishing, with such perennial sellers as Zombillenium (#3 out next summer), The Discovery in Comics series (Religion is next, Fall ’15!), the comeback of Dungeon, the Louvre collection and many authors, European and American.

Well, goodbye to an excellent 2014 where, thanks to you, NBM turned a significant corner and is on the up and here’s to an even better 2015 for all!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Jeff Whitman

New NBM for March ’15: 101 Outstanding Graphic Novels

December 30, 2014 by  


NBM’s March selections are now appearing in Diamond Previews magazine. Head down to your nearest comic book store to place your preorders!

What’s your favorite graphic novel? Do you have a personal list of your best comics? Stephen Weiner has curated his list of outstanding graphic novels. Now, in the list’s third incarnation, Stephen shares 101 of the best examples the genre has to offer! The list has been updated to reflect today’s best comic offerings, literature about the art form, films and documentaries, and much more to delve into the world of comics and graphic novels. The updated edition is complete with a new introduction by Ellen Forney, creator of Penguins’ Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir. Look for this in stores starting in March.

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101 OUTSTANDING GRAPHIC NOVELS
Stephen Weiner, author

Foreword by Ellen Forney
Daniel J. Fingeroth, editor

The popular primer on the best graphic novels, initially called The 101 Best Graphic Novels, is back in its 3rd updated edition! Expert Librarian Stephen Weiner (Rise of the Graphic Novel, The Hellboy Companion, The Will Eisner Companion), with the crowdsourcing help of professionals in the field, from artists to critics to leading comic store owners, has sifted through the bewildering thousands of graphic novels now available to come up with an outstanding, not-to-be-missed 101. With an all-encompassing variety of genres, fiction and non-fiction, this serves as a great introduction to this increasingly influential world of pop culture and entertainment while also serving as a reference list for fans on what they may have possibly overlooked. Edited by Daniel J. Fingeroth, a writer (Spider-Man) and also an expert on comics (How to Create Comics from Script to Print, The Stan Lee Universe).
6×9, 80pp., full-color hardcover:  $15.99
ISBN: 9781561639441
Diamond Order Code: JAN151511

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Still on sale is the second edition of Stephen Weiner’s other NBM book, FASTER THAN A SPEEDING BULLET: THE RISE OF THE GRAPHIC NOVEL. In it, Weiner looks at the graphic novel phenomenon. This edition features a cover by Bone’s Jeff Smith and an introduction by the father of the American graphic novel, Will Eisner.

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FASTER THAN A SPEEDING BULLET:
THE RISE OF THE GRAPHIC NOVEL, 2nd Edition
Stephen Weiner, author
Introduction by Will Eisner

 Cover by Jeff Smith
Graphic novels have exploded off bookstore shelves and into movies, college courses and the New York Times Book Review, and onto the coffee tables of the cognoscenti. What’s fueling this explosion? Where did all the excitement come from? Stephen Weiner, a comics historian and children’s literature specialist, provides the answers in this groundbreaking book—the first history of graphic novels.
From the agonizing Holocaust vision of Art Spiegelman’s Maus to the teenage angst of Dan Clowes’s Ghost World, this book takes you into the heart of the graphic novel revolution. The author of 101 Best Graphic Novels now tells the whole history of this new medium—from the first modern urban autobiographical graphic novel, Will Eisner’s A Contract with God, to the hip indy comics of the Hernandez Bros.’ Love and Rockets, the dark mysteries of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, and the postmodern superheroics of Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight.
It’s all here, in this newly updated edition—the must-reads, the milestones, and what to look for in the future of this exciting new medium..
6×9, 80pp., Black and white hardcover: $14.99
ISBN 9781561637027
Diamond Order Code: AUG121210

See a preview here!


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Beauty and Miss Don’t Touch Me now on Comixology

December 24, 2014 by  


Just in time for Xmas, you can now get Beauty, one of our 2014 bestsellers, and Miss Don’t Touch Me on Comixology, Sequential and wherever e-books are sold!

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MISS DON’T TOUCH ME

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Most of NBM’s books from 2013 and 2014 are available as e-books wherever they are sold. They can make nice gifts! Here’s our catalog on Comixology and Sequential.