Stefan Blitz

RICK GEARY At SDCC!

July 24, 2014 by  


Rick shows off a copy of Lovers’ Lane: The Hall-Mills Mystery at Booth 1714.


Jim Benton

The Fashion Writer

July 18, 2014 by  



Margreet de Heer

Dutch History part 3

July 18, 2014 by  


School’s out, but I’m continuing my history lessons to you folks: here’s the next scene in the thrilling life of William I, Holland’s first king. In a previous post, we saw him fleeing to England; now we take a look at his military career:

This panel and nine others are still on tour throughout The Netherlands. Check the site of Museum Meermanno to see if they come to a library near you.

 

 


Stefan Blitz

NBM Publishing Announces SDCC 2014 Plans

July 15, 2014 by  


SDCC 2014: NBM Premieres Jim Benton’s ‘DOG BUTTS AND LOVE. AND STUFF LIKE THAT. AND CATS.’

Rick Geary To Preview New Pages From Upcoming Book

NBM Publishing returns to San Diego Comic-Con International and is proud to premiere New York Times bestselling cartoonist Jim Benton’s first print collection of his web comics, Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats.  Known for creating, It’s Happy Bunny and Dear Dumb Diary, Benton’s web cartoons have become one of Reddit’s most popular draws and are known to be whimsical, dry humored and occasionally a bit nasty.

People Magazine named him “one of the most visible cartoonists in America.” and The Wall Street Journal said “Mr. Benton’s intellectual properties…have made him stand out in an industry dominated by big entertainment companies.”  The winner of three Addy Awards and five top LIMA licensing awards, Benton’s creation It’s Happy Bunny has generated over 3/4 of a billion dollars at retail.

To support the release of Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats., Jim Benton will be appearing at Comic Con for the first time and will be at the NBM Booth (1714) throughout the weekend.

Also appearing at the NBM Booth is legendary cartoonist Rick Geary who will be previewing pages from his next graphic novel, a murder mystery starring Louise Brooks, which will be his first book through NBM that’s not part of his Treasury of Murder series.  The book is planned to premiere in May 2015 at TCAF.

We’ll also have preview pages at the booth of some of our forthcoming books including the return of Dungeon with Twilight Vol.4, Annie Goetzinger’s Girl in Dior, Miss Don’t Touch Me‘s Hubert & Kerascoet’s Beauty and an amazing homage to Rear Window, Pascal Rabaté’s Street View, an awesome accordion book.

In addition, we’ll have several prints available; free with a $30 purchase and a free signed version available with a $50 purchase.  Choices include Jim Benton, Rick Geary, Stan Mack, Margreet de Heer and from Eurotica, Cornell Clarke and Kevin Taylor.

Signing Schedule at Booth 1714:

Thursday
10:30-12:00 JIM BENTON
3:00-4:30 RICK GEARY
5:00-6:30 JIM BENTON

Friday
10:30-12:00 JIM BENTON
1:00-2:30 RICK GEARY
5:00-6:30 JIM BENTON

Saturday
1:00-2:30 JIM BENTON
3:00-4:30 RICK GEARY
5:00-6:30 JIM BENTON

Sunday
10:30-12:00 RICK GEARY


NBM

New print from Jim Benton as choice for when you order!

July 15, 2014 by  


We’ve been offering exclusive limited prints when you order $30 worth of books and we’ve just added a Jim Benton to the choice!

Jim Benton

We already have prints by Rick Geary, Stan Mack, Margreet de Heer and in erotic, Kevin Taylor and Cornnell Clarke. They’re all printed on very fine papers and are collector’s items you won’t find anywhere else.

You get one of your choice when you order $30 worth of books. for $50 or more, you get one signed! See the prints.

This new print will be premiered in San Diego as Jim Benton signs at our booth! Details to come on that…


Jesse Lonergan

Joys of Research

July 13, 2014 by  


This is an image that I stumbled across while doing research for All Star. It’s from a book on hitting that was written by Ted Williams. I was looking for good images of the body in motion during a swing. This image wasn’t too useful for that, but I think it looks absolutely awesome.


NBM

September: The Miss Don’t Touch Me guys are back!

July 11, 2014 by  


Here’s what we’re soliciting for in comics stores now:

BEAUTY

BEAUTY
Hubert & Kerascoet
The team behind Miss Don’t Touch Me is back with an engrossing tale for grown-ups on the nature of beauty, both fascinating and corrupting.
When Coddie unintentionally delivers a fairy from a spell that held her prisoner, she does not realize how poisoned the wish is she gets in return. From repulsive and stinking of fish she becomes perceived as magnetically beautiful, which does not help her in her village. A young local lord saves her but soon it becomes apparent her destiny may be far greater…
8 ½ x11, 144pp. full color hc, $27.99 9781561638949

PREVIEWS

AND WE’RE BRINGING BACK IN A BEAUTIFUL LARGER HARDCOVER THE LONG OUT OF PRINT:

MISS DON’T TOUCH ME

MISS DON’T TOUCH ME
Hubert & Kerascoet
Now in an omnibus complete large format hardcover edition. Paris in the thirties. The ‘Butcher of the Dances’ is on the prowl for young loose women. Blanche works as a maid along with the only family she knows, her sister, fun-loving Agatha. Suddenly, Blanche loses her to what she saw was murder but others only write off as suicide. She decides to take matters into her own hands. In her pursuit, she ends up hired into a luxury house of call-girls. She even becomes quite good at certain lascivious practices while still remaining a virgin! But she also doesn’t lose sight of her goal: find the Butcher.
A suspenseful spicy tale as only the French could so lightly get away with, yet deceptive in its depth and realism. 
8 ½ x11, 192pp. full color hc, $29.99 ISBN 9781561638994

PREVIEWS

What they said of this:

“Miss Don’t Touch Me is really nothing more than a murder mystery and period piece, but it sure is a good one—so good, in fact, that you may find yourself needing to be reminded how un-ambitious an unpretentious it actually is. ” -Newsarama

“It’s hard to imagine a sequential art story better than this!”

-Booklist Starred Review, A BOOKLIST TOP TEN GRAPHIC NOVEL 2009.

NEW FROM EUROTICA:

Sizzle 63

SIZZLE #63
The all-new Sweet Sins by the author of Zombillenium, Peanut Butter and Molly Fredrickson’s hot action, Precinct 69 packs the heat, Barbarian Chicks, and presenting MARA, an all-new series with a clairvoyant and sexually aggressive chick into meting out justice on her own terms!

8 1/2/x11, full color, $6.99


Jesse Lonergan

Back to the Beginning

July 8, 2014 by  


Just after I graduated college I lived in Chicago for a couple of years, and I had this notion of doing comics. I spent about a year working on this silly superhero comic that I thought was about all sorts of things (the rise of multinationalism and the corporatization of the media), but was really about nothing. I had a friend named Brad, who I talked comics with. I showed him this superhero comic, and over drinks at a bar, he said, “You shouldn’t do any more comics like that. It’s not very good.”

And as soon as he said it I knew he was right.

Which started me off on a whole new direction. I had this idea comics that worked more like poems or songs. No need for a narrative. No need for character names. The only goal was to get at an emotion as raw and pure and undiluted as possible. There were some successes, and some failures.

And it was these comics that lead to my first book with NBM, Flower and Fade. The title of which was taken from D.H. Lawrence:

“Life and love are life and love, a bunch of violets is a bunch of violets, and to drag in the idea of a point is to ruin everything. Live and let live, love and let love, flower and fade, and follow the natural curve, which flows on, pointless.”

I was very serious.

01 These Days


Margreet de Heer

De Heer DeSigns

July 5, 2014 by  


A few weeks ago I joined Spoonflower, a site where you can upload your own designs and order them as fabrics and wallpaper. Since then I’ve been having a lot of fun thinking about tiled patterns, color schemes and original themes. This is what my store on Spoonflower currently looks like:

spoonflower

I started out looking for illustrations in my archives that lend themselves for this kind of purpose, and came up with a Burlesque fabric – I drew these models in Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School which I blogged about here – that came out like this:

burlesque

 

And some whimsical English Country Houses I drew in Oxford that came out like this:

country-houses

And I even made a wallpaper plastered full with the Scientific Method as I drew it in my book ‘Science: a Discovery in Comics’ – that came out like this:

scientific-method

But the most fun I had was coming up with new designs. Spoonflower has weekly design contests with different themes, and this is what I came up with for the current one, ‘Fishing Lures‘. If you like it and want to vote for it, please click the image and it will take you to the contest page with all the al-luring (haha) designs:

fishing-lures

Next week’s theme is ‘Rhinoceroses’. I drew nine rhinoceroses on  wheels, and it came out like this:

rhinos_on_bikes

After that, the theme is ‘Herb Garden’. I really pulled out all the stops for this one, especially considering that I have no green fingers whatsoever:

herbgarden

I liked it so much, I also made it into a tea towel, which looks like this:

herbgarden_teatowel

If you consider buying any of these, please note that not all designs are up for sale yet (I need to see the swatches first to colorproof them). But keep an eye on my Spoonflower shop for new stuff being added! There’s a lot already, and definitely more to come!

 


Jim Benton

Lost It

July 3, 2014 by  


lost-it