Booklist and Smithsonian chime in on Stargazing Dog.

Stargazing Dog gets another appreciative nod this time from the Smithsonian magazine online.

And Booklist is about to publish this review of it:

“Reading this graphic novel is the emotional equivalent to listening to NPR’s StoryCorps—moving, beautiful, and ultimately heart-wrenching.”

Dungeon  Monstres 3 and 4 get good reviews from Unshelved, a favorite comics blog amongst Librarians, calling the series “a fabulous array of five inter-related graphic novel series.”

Salvatore 2 hits comics stores Wednesday!

Volume 1 proved very popular and well reviewed. Now here comes volume 2 with the further eccentric adventures of Salvatore by De Crecy, hitting comics stores with good taste Wednesday.

Salvatore, vol.2
“An Eventful Crossing”
Nicholas De Crecy
The next chapter of this highly acclaimed off-the-wall nominated for an Eisner series that never ceases to astonish and amuse! Salvatore the crack dog mechanic has now finished his rig and is off to all the way out somewhere in Latin America to his sweetheart pooch he has been pining for. His trip which he takes with his reluctant assistant, a minuscule human who communicates only through his PC, goes all the way through Russia and the Bering Straits, a route he characterizes as epic but is really designed to avoid the seas which Salvatore is deadly afraid of. On the way, there are many temptations such as the pretty cat Julie who, as it turns out, has adopted the missing piglet Amandine the Sow has been so desperately spending her last penny trying to find while, unbeknownst to her, the rest of her litter is busy in a lucrative endeavor of bio recycling.
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1/2 x 9, 112pp. full color trade pb, $14.99 ISBN 978-1-56163-613-6
see previews

Here’s one recommending it as the best of this Wednesday’s arrivals…

Just in, another:

“There’s really only one item of interest to me on this week’s ComicList, but it makes the trip to the local comic shop worthwhile. It’s the second volume of Nicolas de Crécy’s Salvatore, An Eventful Crossing, from NBM. Kate (The Manga Critic) Dacey and I discussed the first volume at some length and found it intriguing if a little bit unnerving. I’m looking forward to this one, even if it puts me a bit on edge in ways I can’t quite describe.”

Manga Curmudgeon. (and this ain’t even manga!)

Stargazing Dog back to press!

Within 2 months of its release, we are back to press with Stargazing Dog and taking the occasion to correct a couple typos some reviewers have given us maybe a bit too much grief over. Fact is we worked quite heavily on this book, a first for us with manga so it was a learning curve we had to go up.

At first we were going to do the book in the original Japanese reading direction, by the way, but because the theme of this is all audiences, not just manga fan oriented, we were advised and indeed had to agree that reverting it to our more standard direction would be wiser. That meant a last minute effort to make everything right, as best as possible, unfortunately we did miss a couple elements.

Rectified now!

And if this is important for you, we’re happy to replace your copy with the new one if you care to write us and send the copy back, well packed, please, so it won’t get damaged.

The reprint is shipping within the next week…

John Hodgman on Dungeon + more press

“The companionship of Daddy and his dog stands for something that is attainable in our lives — even in an era when so many other dreams are being dashed. No wonder this book resonated so much in its native land.”

Seattle Post Intelligencer on Stargazing Dog

“Geary works his magic once again. This would be an excellent choice for schools and libraries looking for literary graphic novels, for teachers who want to spark discussion of the case, and for any teens looking for an enthralling nonfiction read.”

School Library Journal on Geary’s Sacco & Vanzetti.

TV Personality John Hodgman (The Daily Show) has some nice things to say about our series Dungeon over at Newsarama.

Happy Gobble Gobble.

Sean’s interview in Ireland

An nice radio/podcast type interview with me went up today in Ireland  – talking about various of my books. I especially go into some detail about  the writing of The Story of Lee, some critics views and my reactions – but also about my books AX and Yakuza Moon and others.

A good mix of serious discussion about comics and also relaxed joking around, but please excuse me sniffing quite a lot, my nose was blocked up that day!: http://thecomiccast.com/2011/11/22/alternative-manga-an-interview-with-sean-michael-wilson/

Indie digital comics: welcome Top Shelf

I’d like to welcome Top Shelf to the 21st century and digital comics.

I find the hoopla around their announcement somewhat amusing especially as we’ve been there, done that for over two years now and have quite a nice library up on Comixology building for some time now! So declarations about being the first, well, Chris, I luv ya, but…

not exactly.

Check out our Comixology page here and the other choices we have.

We’re also working with our distributor IPG to get us available with e-tailers and providers beyond comics ones in the general realm of e-books. So, Libraries: Overdrive should have us already! And that’s just one.

End of bass drum beating.

Sneak Peak! “Death of a Doll” From Ernie Colón’s INNER SANCTUM!

This December comics legend Ernie Colón makes his NBM debut with his adaptation of stories from the classic radio series, Inner Sanctum.

We’re so excited for this upcoming release that we’re proud to present one of the stories from the book in it’s entirety, “Death of a Doll”.

Originally broadcast on October 18, 1948, “Death of a Doll” is one of the most fondly remembered episodes of the thrilling series, and Mr. Colón certainly delivers with his adaptation.

So, taking my cue from original host Raymond Johnson, “Good evening, friends of the Inner Sanctum

We’re about to begin our story….”

 

 

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