Welcome Stan Mack and Margreet de Heer

Quick post to welcome two new artists to our blog:

Stan Mack, formerly of the Village Voice, who’ll be talking about his upcoming:

 

 

 

 

 

 

of which you can see more right here… This is being solicited at comics stores now…

 

 

 

 

 

and Margreet whose charming, concise and clear presentations of the baffling (for most of us) will win you over. This month, we ‘re also soliciting through comics stores this from her:

 

 

 

 

see more here (our site) and here (her site). Should this work, we’ll have more ‘discoveries in comics’ from her. Go ahead, ask them impossible quiz questions on Philosophy and History.

I Blog, therefore I Am

This month NBM will start announcing my comic ‘Philosophy: a Discovery in Comics’, and I am very happy and excited about it! This book appeared originally in Dutch in 2010, and I am very pleased with the American title NBM came up with. (the original is ‘Philosophy in the Picture’).

Philosophy: a Discovery in Comics

 

Because it IS a Discovery in Comics – as much for me as for the reader, I hope. I have no formal education in philosophy and I think you don’t need one to be a philosopher. Philosophy is literally: love of knowledge, so all you need to enjoy my book is an interest in Thinking, and Thinking about Thinking. And I throw in the occasional cartoony joke as well, so a sense of humor is also a pre-requisite.

If you want to know more about the book, check it out on my website: www.senoeni.net

On this blog I will post more about myself and how the book came about in the coming months, see keep an eye on this spot.

Philosophy: a Discovery in Comics

Next episode: WHO AM I and WHEN DID I START THINKING?

Everybody is Talking About RICK GEARY

The Legendary Rick Geary

Last week we announced that Rick Geary’s latest volume of The Treasury of XXth Century Murder, Lover’s Lane: The Hall-Mills Mystery will be released this June.

Here’s what iFanboy said just about the solicitation:

“Each time Rick Geary releases a new comic on a historical murder, you can be sure that I’ll recommend it.”

Geary’s true crime books continue to attract readers and fans years after their release.

Check out what some folks have been saying recently:

A Treasury of Victorian Murder V.7: The Murder of Abraham Lincoln

“Rick Geary once again proves his artistic and story-telling chops in this volume. He packs an amazing number of historical references into this beautifully rendered tale while also making it compelling and suspenseful, even to readers familiar with the facts”

Graphic Novel Resources

A Treasury of XXth Century Murder The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans

“Geary’s artwork, as usual is wonderful.  No one does b&w like he does and his artwork is simply perfect for the mood and atmosphere of murder and the macabre.”

Back to Books

A Treasury of Victorian Murder V. 3: The Borden Tragedy

“Geary does his usual top-notch job of rendering historical scenes with great accuracy and detail as well as catching readers up in a tight plot.”

Graphic Novel Resources

Treasury of XXth Century Murder: The Lives of Sacco & Vanzetti

“In short, The Lives of Sacco and Vanzetti details a court case that is so full of improper procedures, sketchy evidence, and outright tampering that reading Geary’s account makes you wonder how on earth this wasn’t declared a mistrial. That’s part of what makes Geary’s Treasury books so powerful; he has a gift of pulling you deep into these people’s stories and making you feel like you’re living alongside these news events. “

Read About Comics

“His meticulous art injects a sense of drama and intrigue into the proceedings.”

Graphic Novel Resources

For more details, be sure to visit Rick’s homepage at RickGeary.com!

Ephemeral Tidbits – New Reviews For NBM Favorites

It’s always nice to see that a book lives on beyond it’s release date.  Hopefully being shared and recommended to like minded readers.

Teacher Librarian Magazine‘s Joe Sutliff Sanders recently took a look at Sean Michael Wilson and Chie Kutsuwada’s The Story of Lee commenting:

“Drawn with the iconic faces and screen-tones manga aficionados cherish, and written with the sensitivity to the passion of first love, The Story of Lee is a story to move any heart.

Several months after it’s release, Ernie Colón’s Inner Sanctum is still gathering new readers.

“Colón demonstrates his considerable talents and offer(s) sufficient chills to interest even the most jaded horror comics fan…Essentially, Inner Sanctum serves as a showcase for the extraordinary Colón.”

The SF Site

“The stories are a mix of psychological horror (the kind where there’s always a rational explanation for the most irrational-seeming events) and fantasy horror (the kind where the devil really does walk the earth, and vampires are not just the product of overheated, virginal imaginations), with the more successful playing with the boundaries between the two genres. This is a fun volume to read, particularly if you have nostalgic bent.”

PLAYBACK:stl

“Renowned for his intuitive ability to spot the blacks and the use of contrast to help build atmosphere…Colón’s art alone is worth the price of admission.”

Broken Frontier

Altering the support of sounds for the support of pictures is only part of Colón’s work here: his choices of panels and perspectives come to the fore to create a new—but loyal—way of experiencing what started as actor’s voices.

School Library Journal

“It’s fun to see Colón attempting Warren-style horror again, and at the least, the overall gruesomeness and cleverness of these stories might drive some readers to rediscover the radio show.”

Foilball.com

And finally, a new look at the Eisner-nominated On The Odd Hours,

“On the Odd Hours is a nifty graphic novel, full of fascinating scenes that highlight the relationship people have with art and why we care so much about it. I’d definitely Recommend you check it out. It’s more thoughtful and clever than you might expect, and it’s a gorgeous looking comic book, which goes a long way!”

Comics Should Be Good!

More Thoughts On STARGAZING DOG

Sure, Takashi Murakami’s Stargazing Dog was well received when it first came out (making several “Best of 2011” Lists), but what are other reviewers thinking in regard to this title?

“Takashi Murakami’s Stargazing Dog will break your heart. I can’t emphasize that enough…The story sucked me in that hard. I’m a softie for this book, completely.”

Comic Book Resources

” It’s one of the sweetest, saddest stories you could pick up.”

Slightly Biased Manga

Stargazing Dog has been a best-seller in Japan since its release, and what’s charming and universally appealing about this little novel isn’t the pictures—it’s the story”

Newcity Lit

“This graphic novel strikes a resonating and emotional chord. It really gets at the heart of what makes us happy, what makes us human, and what makes us family.”

Kirkwood Public Library Staff Reads Blog

Stargazing Dog will make you despair at the unfairness of life and wonder at the power of love and loyalty.”

– The Star Online

Have you read Stargazing Dog yet?  What do you think?