A fascinating new series is the highlight of NBM’s solicits for May in Diamond’s Previews out this month in comics stores:
PERSIA BLUES, VOL.1
Dara Naraghi, Brent Bowman
Minoo Shirazi is a rebellious young Iranian woman, struggling to define herself amidst the strict social conventions of an oppressive regime, and the differing wishes of an overbearing father, in between life in Iran and life in midwestern America. Minoo Shirazi is also a free-spirited adventurer in a fantasy world, a place where aspects of modern America and ancient Persia meld into a unique landscape. And yet, neither of these women are the true Minoo Shirazi. At the intersection of guilt and freedom, family and self, ancient myths and modern enigmas, lies…Persia Blues.
6×9, 128pp., B&W trade pb., $12.99, ISBN 9781561637065
As mentioned in this post, this is being pre-serialized in e-comic book form over at Comixology, in 4 issues, one every 2 weeks, check it out. This was also the subject of a successful Kickstarter campaign end of last year.
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Also this month, we resolicit for the last few copies of a keepsake full presentation on Peyo with rare art and sketches: PEYO, The Life and Work of a Marvelous Storyteller. See it here (scroll down a bit). This may be allocated, frankly, order from here now before it goes forever!
and in Eurotica we resolicit Liberatore’s awesome pin up book LE DONNE. If you missed it, now’s your chance to order it through your comic bookstore:
The Italian artist of the controversial RanXerox comic series which shook the world of comics in the eighties presents women in-your-face proud of their feminity. Women in all their physical glory and empowered. This explores limits without shame or fear and is occasionally pornographic, bizarre, or even disturbing. Includes chapters entitled ‘Desire’, ‘Pulse’ with stark black & white illustrations, ‘Embraces’ with a fearless abandonment to sheer lust, ‘Chiaroscuro’, ‘Intimacies’ with never before seen angles on the nude figure, ‘Flesh’ with soft beautiful aquarelles. This book challenges and does not leave indifferent.
“This is the most thrilling part of the works featured, the personalization, the intimate look into the sheer joy in Tanino Liberatore’s art”
Mark Squirek, NY Journal of Books
“An intriguing – and provocative – collection of Liberatore’s work.” -Comics Waiting Room
9×12, 168pp., full color clothbound: $39.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-713-3
Same goes for issue 56 of SIZZLE which presents the grand finale of the legendary OMAHA saga!
AS FOR PAPERCUTZ, our sister company with fun kids comics, we present a never before seen series by the great Peyo, ladies & gentlemen, the charming:
Benny Breakiron #1: “The Red Taxis”
Peyo, writer and artist
Will Maltaite, artist
Peyo, creator of The Smurfs, brings everybody’s childhood fantasy to life in this charming new graphic novel series! Benny Breakiron is an honest, polite little boy with an en exceptional quality: he possesses superhuman strength, can leap over huge distances, and can run unbelievably fast. This little kid packs quite a punch, and he devotes his play time to stopping crime and injustice. In this first volume, a new taxi service has moved into Benny’s town threatening to put Benny’s friend, taxi driver Mr. Dussiflard, out of business. The more Benny learns about the Red Taxi Company, the more he realizes something isn’t right. Who’s behind this mysterious enterprise, and just what are they up to? Benny aims to find out and put a stop to it once and for all, and hopefully keep the property damage to a minimum!
6 1/2 x 9, 64pp., full-color hardcover: $11.99
Also new this month:
See all the new books added to our sale list at only $3 each! There are quite a few notable ones:
* Our jolly collection of the classic Happy Hooligan
* The set of remaining volumes in our adaptation of Marcel Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past
* Lewis Trondheim’s Mister I
* The remarkable Moresukine about a dare to ask the artist to try anything while he was in Japan.
* Lea Hernandez’ Rumble Girls
And these join other books on sale by Peter Kuper, Lance Tooks, Prado and more!
Get very low print run (less than 100) exclusive prints from Rick Geary or Stan Mack when you order our books from our website. No where else can you find these special prints with art made specially for this offer, printed on very high quality artpaper.
If you order $30 worth of books you can choose from 4 different prints with art also by Eurotica artists Cornnell Clarke (Peanut Butter) and Kevin Taylor (Girl), besides Rick Geary (Treasury of Murder) and Stan Mack (Taxes, The Tea Party, and Those Revolting Rebels).
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Our Coming Up section is now replete with our entire program through December!
Zombiellenium, our new Boneyard! A wry spoof of horror, beautifully painted. Leading retailers at the ComicsPro event all saw it as a winner. Coming in June.
And our imprint EUROTICA also shows off its rest of the year line up in its Coming Up section including two major finales:
The last long awaited volume of Omaha the Cat Dancer.
and same for Kevin Taylor’s Girl, Second Coming.
Go take a look at these two great books just in stores now:
A Comic Artist And a Wine Artisan Exchange Jobs
Etienne Davodeau is a comic artist. He doesn’t know much about the world of wine-making. Richard Leroy is a wine-maker. He‘s rarely even read comics. But these two are full of good will and curiosity. Why do we choose to spend one’s life writing and creating comics or producing wine? How and for whom do we do them? To answer these questions, for more than a year, Etienne went to work in Richard’s vineyards and cellar. Richard, in return, leapt into the world of comics. They opened a lot of bottles and read many comics. They traveled around, meeting authors and wine-makers sharing their passion for their jobs. The first time a book explores the nature of a man’s vocation with a true life representation of it from two very different perspectives. They get to realize they both have that precious and necessary power to bring people together. With guest appearances by Trondheim (Dungeon, Little Nothings), Emmanuel Guibert (The Photographer) and Marc-Antoine Matthieu (Museum Vaults).
OVER 100,000 SOLD IN FRANCE
“This nugget in black & white is both graphic novel and autobiography. Proposing discovery of the making of a wine and a book at the same time, the story is up to the natural and living nectar it’s looking to make evident.”
8×11, 272pp., B&W hardcover $29.99, ISBN 9781561637034
In the Louvre Collection:
Those two, they never should have met. In the night, in a long corridor pinned with ancient dreams, they make of this encounter a party. Those two, they must have a gift.
The next remarkable graphic novel in the Louvre collection after Glacial Period, The Sky Over the Louvre and Rohan at the Louvre tells the tale of the retiring museum director on a fugue from his retirement dinner through the vast halls of the museum, eloping with a muse…
“[A]sweet sense of mystery and magic. Beautiful lark of a story.” -Publishers Weekly
10 ½ x 11 ¼, 72pp, full color hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-705-8
We’re proud another one of our graphic novels made this exclusive listing!
See more about the book here.
Since yesterday, your comics store and all stores selling books, have our first ever quarterbound Treasury Compendium by Geary.
Here’s the info on that:
A TREASURY OF VICTORIAN MURDER COMPENDIUM
Including Jack The Ripper, The Beast of Chicago and The Fatal Bullet
In this first omnibus volume from Geary’s increasingly storied Treasuries of Murder: the first trilogy of murders that made up the very first volume of this series, Jack the Ripper as only he can narrate it, The Beast of Chicago about H.H. Holmes, possibly the first serial murderer with chilling methodical means and The Fatal Bullet about the assassination of president James Garfield.
6×9, 228pp., B&W hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 9781561637041
By quarterbound, we mean it has real cloth around the spine, silver stamped, with printed panels on the cover, front and back. With so many volumes out in this series (14!) we were getting a lot of requests to start such omnibus volumes. If you missed these volumes separately before, here’s your chance to catch up!
One of our best books this season, The Initiates, about a comic artist swapping jobs with a wine artisan, is on its way to stores now!
Advance buzz from reviewers on this is high, once people get to read this we’re sure this will become a can’t miss for this year! Out of nowhere it rose to bestseller in France recently surpassing 100,000 copies sold.
Check it out here
and see a long preview here.
An Alaskan Crime Drama
Eric Hobbs, Noel Tuazon
Hoping to secure a future for his children, an aging Alaskan crime boss looks to retire and divide his empire amongst his three heirs. But when his idealistic son refuses the inheritance, the old man disowns him. This turns out to be a fatal mistake when he sees his cold-blooded daughters use their new-found power and influence against him. Inspired by the classic play KING LEAR, THE GODFATHER meets Shakespearean tragedy in this epic tale of betrayal and loss. 6×9, 208pp., B&W trade pb. with flaps, $14.99, ISBN 9781561637294
Meanwhile, back in EUROTICA:
The Diary of Molly Fredrickson
Peanut Butter vol. 7
The Party continues at the Beta Alpha Delta fraternity. Things have gotten even wilder than Molly could’ve ever imagined. Take, for one, the punishment of Jeanne Williams. For that, Molly and Sean travel to the fraternity’s basement to witness first hand what Ron has in store for his rebellious girlfriend. On the way there, they encounter a nun with something extra, the dominatrix Miss Claire and also find out what happened to the would be rapists from Vol. 6! You see, revenge in the world of Peanut Butter is a dish best served… Wet!
8 ½ x 11, 48pp, full color trade pb., $11.99, ISBN 9781561637287
Zanier’s over-the-top ‘Banana Games’ continue along with a whopping helping of the next ‘Peanut Butter’ and more police sexual capers in ‘District 69’ and “It Could Happen to You.’
Quarterly magazine, full color, $6.99
You can now once again reach us for orders at 800 886 1223 during normal business hours. Dates for when our normal service will resume have been pushed back on both internet (to Jan 4) and phones (Jan. 14)…
However, as noted before, it is possible to reach us at 212 643 5408 on a limited basis.
How we’ve been surviving all this is close to unbelievable, honestly.