“Delightfully audacious and risque”

“If you like fictional worlds you can really get lost in, you owe it to yourself to check out Joann Sfar and Lewis Trondheim’s Dungeon.”

Says Playback:stl on the occasion of Dungeon Monstres #3

Miss Don’t Touch Me gets a few raves:

“The art, much like in the first volume, is wonderful – a bit more refined and tighter, but still retaining a charming cartoony look to it. Kerascoët moves easily from the artful and artificial world of the Pompadour to the squalor of the streets to the hothouse environment of the upper crust, and the details are tremendous.”

Comic Book Resources in a review that is particularly insightful and well thought out. Definitely go read this one!

“Delightfully audacious and risqué sequel. A compelling saga full of secrets, this engagingly sophisticated confection from writer/colorist Hubert, illustrated with irrepressible panache by Kerascoet (artistic collaborators Marie Pommepuy and Sébastien Cosset) will further delight the wide variety of grown-up readers who made the first book such a popular and critical success.”

Now Read This!

Meanwhile on Salvatore by De Crecy:

“Thematically brilliant and visually stunning, De Crécy elevates the genre of funny animal comics far past general public perception. Self-deprecating, razor-sharp, and at times truly laugh-out-loud funny, Salvatore: Transports of Love is one of my favorite books offered by NBM in the last few months.

The funny thing about it is that if De Crécy chose to cast humans in the main roles, Salvatore wouldn’t work nearly so well. The story of a love-besotted, fondue-slurping hermit-mechanic, who builds the ultimate mode of transportation to drive, sail, and soar across the world to his beloved wouldn’t resonate the same way if the protagonist was Ben Stiller or Seth Rogen. The plot’s just too ludicrous. What better way to make the medicine go down than by couching it in an innocuous world of grotesquely cute talking animals?”

The Broken Frontier

Yowza, it’s raves like these that remind us what we toil for!

Sean Michael Wilson at Anime League

I have been invited to be a ‘creator in residence’ thing on a popular anime/manga website, called ANIME LEAGUE, which has about 20,000 members it seem. And it looks like all of them have posted some questions for me on their forum already!:

http://www.animeleague.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=203&t=125581

So, I better going an answer some… including posting some pages and info about the type of conflict and relationship between the characters in THE STORY OF LEE.

Story of Lee: Young Women Should Eat this One Up.

On Elephant Man by Greg Houston, while Robot 6 on CBR thought it “a bit too self-aware and a bit too in love with how “zany” it is,” Chris Mautner also went on to say: “Still, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t laugh several times and the plot is a lot tighter than [Vatican] Hustle‘s. For those who don’t get easily offended and don’t mind yet another collection of smart-ass jokes about superheroes, Elephant Man will suit you fine.”

The Story of Lee is a pretty strong outing. I am not sure about the crossover appeal, but young women should eat this one up.”

So says cxPulp. And there’s a great article on Sean, the writer of this, in Multiverse #1.

On Miss Don’t Touch Me Vol.2:
“There’s no real reason why a comic soap opera about a virgin dominatrix should be this good, but Hubert’s clever scripts and Kerascoet’s absolutely gorgeous artwork elevate the basic elements in very unexpected ways — a real treasure!”

Worcester Magazine who also reviews Salvatore 1, calling it “An alluring mix of subtle whimsy and over-the-top shenanigans.”

A great article on Sean Michael Wilson and more…

Find out about Sean Michael Wilson, the author of our Story of Lee and editor of Ax:Alternative Manga, and Scotsman writing manga in Japan, in a great article in the paper The Scotsman.

“It’s always awesome to see Dungeon come out. Dungeon Monstres Vol. 3: Heartbreaker is one of the better duo piece graphic novels I have read in a long time. Great quality stuff and a good . Definitely entertaining. 8 out 10″

Sequential Tart

“The best kind of grown-up fable. You will believe a pig can fly. . .”
Bill Sherman, Blogcritics On Salvatore 

USA Today on Salvatore: “I LOVE THIS BOOK!”

“Late last night I started a new graphic novel. To my surprise, I couldn’t fall asleep until I found out whether the short talking pig [sic, actually a dog] was able to build his giant love-mobile and the shady goth cat had a change of heart.

A near-perfect book.

I was delighted by the art, which has been compared to Bill Plympton but reminded me of another French export: 2003’s Oscar-nominated The Triplets of Belleville.

I can think of nothing better than another late night filled with pigs in overalls and bulls wearing AC/DC T-shirts. As soon as I can pre-order Vol. 2, I’m on it.”

Whitney Matheson, USA Today ‘Pop Candy’ on our brand new Salvatore.

And on this same book the Cleveland Plain Dealer chimes in calling it ‘delightful.’

Our books through June.

A quick note to say that we’ve now got our planned books through June up on the site in Coming Up, laid out month by month for you to take a sneak preview of!

We’ve just added April through June of what we’ve got planned which includes an irresistible new nefarious strip Kinky & Cosy we’ll be previewing regularly on our home page soon and with Rick Geary’s next book in his Murder Series, a fascinating take on Sacco & Vanzetti, we’ll be starting up a whole new way of publishing that will mix E-book same date release and a very limited direct-only collector’s edition… More about that later…

Thank you Marc Mason!

… For a great job helping us on our publicity for a couple of years. As he goes back to school to tweak his career, he alas does not have the time for us anymore, so now we’ve consolidated all our publicity under the energetic Stefan Blitz who’s been taking care of our social media side. Welcome, Stefan, we hope to have a fruitful and long relationship!

And again, thanks, Marc, all the best to you!

reactions to Story of Lee, Salvatore and The Broadcast

For Salvatore:

“This fun, heartfelt and blithe book is a joy to read and one of the best and most imaginative books NBM has published in recent years.”

Comics Waiting Room

“it’s a solidly entertaining, quiet story of possible love and family entanglements.”

Says Antick Musings of our brand new Story of Lee by Sean Michael Wison and Chie Kutsuwada. In stores now.

“A gripping and original story” says School Library Journal of The Broadcast, although it was less sanguine about the art which some get and some …don’t.

NBM in March: SIZZLE goes full color!

NBM’s news this month comes from its EUROTICA side:

Our quarterly adult comics magazine SIZZLE which previews many of its graphic novels goes from black & white to full color throughout!

Best yet: the price stays the same at $5.95!

The magazine has been regularly featuring the works of Kevin Taylor (Girl), Christian Zanier (Banana Games), Cornnell Clarke (Peanut Butter), as well as Barbarian Chicks & Demons. But of late it’s also added the best-selling author from the Spanish Kiss comics magazine Atilio Gambedotti (Room-Mates, 4 Girlfriends) with a new series Three of a Kind. This issue will also feature a new hot artist from Kiss: Mapp and It Could Happen to You. From China, a beautiful story from a graphic novel coming in April The Jade Door making the magazine truly international. Omaha the Cat Dancer will also continue, albeit in its usual black & white.

Time to rediscover this magazine of quality adult comics which has been surprisingly stable in its circulation through these turbulent times for magazines.

For more info and previews (you must be over 18) click here and then click on the Coming Up in March banner on the left.

By the way, we want to remind you Eurotica has its own blog now where such authors as Zanier, Clarke and Taylor regularly participate with their latest creations.

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Meanwhile, for a completely younger audience, we’ll take this opportunity to inform you of what’s up over at our sister co. Papercutz:

This month a nutty spoof of Twilight is featured.

PAPERCUTZ SLICES #2 “Breaking Down”
Stefan Petrucha, writer
Rick Parker, artist
The team that brought you the best-selling Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid cuts up the best-selling series starring love-sick vampires and jealous werewolves! The “Twilight Saga” gets sliced up in this unauthorized parody of the blockbuster book and movie series! For fans sick of glittery vampires and wonky werewolves, here’s an hilarious antidote.
6½  x 9, 64pp., full-color paperback: $6.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-244-1; PREVIEWS

THE HARDY BOYS The New Case Files #2 “Break-Up!”
Gerry Conway, writer
Paulo Henrique, artist
The world-famous Hardy Boys have been solving mysteries together for years, but the unthinkable has happened – Joe and Frank have decided to no longer work together. Like Lennon and McCartney, Martin and Lewis, and Sonny and Cher, all things must pass. Will they continue as agents of A.T.A.C. (American Teens Against Crime) separately? And will Joe and Frank still be effective as solo crime fighters?
6½  x 9, 64pp., full-color paperback: $6.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-242-7; PREVIEWS

THE SMURFS  #5 “The Smurfs and the Egg”
Peyo and Yvan Delporte, writers
Peyo, artist
What is the secret of the egg? The annual event known as “Smurf Day” is near, and Papa Smurf wants to celebrate by making a big cake. The Smurfs gather all of the ingredients for the cake, but are missing an egg. When two Smurfs find an egg in the forest and bring it back, the other Smurfs soon learn that it is a magic egg that grants wishes! Soon all of the Smurfs are making unwise wishes and the entire village is a mess. It’s up to Papa Smurf to find a way to restore calm. Also featuring “The Fake Smurf,” where the evil wizard Gargamel finds a way to infiltrate the Smurf Village – by becoming a Smurf himself!
6½  x 9, 64pp., full-color paperback: $5.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-246-5
6½  x 9, 64pp., full-color hardcover: $10.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-247-2

 

50% sale on Random House and First Second graphic novels

We’re clearing our warehouse of distributed books and while we’ve sold out a number of titles recently from that list we’ve also added a number just today available at half the cover price!

This includes Chicken with Plums by Satrapi (hardcover for $8.50!), The Eternal Smile by Gene Yan and Derek Kirk Kim (also $8.50!), A whole bunch of fun Sardine in Outer Space volumes ($7.50) and more. See it all here.

NOTE! in many cases we are down to just a couple copies so you should come over and check this out quickly before they sell out!

We’ve also got The ACME Novelty Library by Chris Ware at half off, Art Spiegelman’s Breakdowns, GNs by Eddie Campbell, Harvey Pekar and much more.

A great opportunity to get some great new classics at a price you won’t find anywhere else. They’re gonna go quickly, though!