A Chat With P. Craig Russell

Since breaking into the comic book industry in 1972, P. Craig Russell has established himself as one of the comic book industry’s preeminent talents, winning multiple Harvey and Eisner awards.

He’s worked for virtually every major company in comics including Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Eclipse, Image and of course, NBM Publishing, where he has published both his series of The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde as well as his Opera adaptations, which are back in print and bundled at a reduced price.

Craig took some time to chat about his work and the challenges in adapting music to sequential art.

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No Flying, No Tights, TCJ.com, Robot 6: howzat for company?

No Flying No Tights, the site popular with Libraries for reviews of graphic novels has become quite active again. Two reviews of NBM’s books in November to note:

Here’s what they say On Trondheim’s Little Nothings: “The humor is gentle and understated, full of appreciation for quiet moments, personal reflection, and self-deprecation. While each page could be considered a separate gag the effect is nothing like reading a collection of newspaper strips. Part of the reason is that the author is comfortable with letting a final moment on the page simply exist without ending, leaving you with a quiet smile and not locked in to that beat-beat-pause-punchline form that American comic strips slavishly follow. The book is an extremely easy read. You find moments that will make you think as well as plenty of moments that will make you smile. This isn’t a book that goes for the guffaw but rather the knowing wink. Readers will recognize these Little Nothings as moments that everyone has in their life, but it takes someone like Trondheim make us to realize how much we all should be paying more attention to them.”

 Of course, Little Nothings continues to be a once a week feature on this blog.

They also commented on Geary’s Sacco & Vanzetti: “Any book in Geary’s Murder series (A Treasury of XXth Century Murder or A Treasury of Victorian Murder) would be a great read for any teen or adult interested in historical fiction or true crime stories. His books are always meticulously researched and reported and his writing style is never dry – always lively and engaging. Mistaken identity, false imprisonment, doubt on both sides fill all of Rick’s stories to the point that the reader realizes that maybe they never really can know what truly happened.”

Speaking of Libraries: College & Research Library News also commented on Saco & Vanzetti in their November issue: “With a precise eye for detail and the ability to summarize a complex case with remarkable conciseness, Geary sets the standard for graphic historical narrative.”

TCJ.com is excited about our P. Craig Russell Opera set out this week.

And CBR’s Robot 6 is excited about our announcement of ROHAN AT THE LOUVRE, the next in the Louvre series, being solicited now in comics stores for February release.

Vatican Hustle and Elephant Man on sale for $3!

Greg Houston’s outrageous books are now on sale for a low $3 each! Come and get ’em before they all disappear! And we do mean disappear as in 90 days, there will be no more…

ELEPHANT MAN

VATICAN HUSTLE

If you haven’t had a chance to taste the darkest of humors along with the most grotesque (yet brilliant) of art,  now’s your chance at an incredible price before we sell it all off!

And by the way, we still have some graphic novels also available on sale at $3 which are some amazing deals: find Peter Kuper, Prado, Ted Rall and more with books worth up to $22 at ONLY $3!! And there’s some erotica still remaining on sale as well including from Jordi Bernet!