Now we’re told we won’t have worlking phone lines and possibly internet until December 4!
So much for being back up as we thought a couple days ago.
Why? Because our lines are out of a central office that was one of the worst hit by flooding and so is undergoing extensive repairs.
What that means, folks, is, don’t call us! All you get is a busy signal or some weird message about us not in existence. They can’t even forward our calls or put on a message!
To reach us, you need to e-mail us. We’re managing through wifi and jerry-rigging to get online and get most of our work done there.
So, sorry, no phone calls! Just e-mail.
Orders: we will be processing credit cards orders starting today through Square. Orders accumulated from when the storm hit through yesterday have been processed and our warehouse is sending them out..
Wish us luck.
We’re finally returning to some normalcy today but don’t give us a call! You’ll only get a busy signal.
For orders: we can finally catch up with orders that have come in over the last 10 days and get them out. Your credit card will only be charged today.
But good ‘ole Verizon again can’t get its act together, they’re not even able to have our calls forwarded or put on a message… Just e-mail us! firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about orders (again,be patient), email@example.com for everything else.
So the latest, as we were all hoping to get back up and running, is we still can’t, fully. Power was restored on Saturday but the internet service may have been affected by floods downtown. Ditto for our phones.
Sooo, we hope to route calls but no internet still means not being able to retrieve orders or do basic work at work…
Response to e-mails will continue to be slow, please be patient!
Dillies, of Bubbles & Gondola, which received effusive praise and got 2 Eisner noms, has his next GN out, Abelard, and you can get it at your comics stores now! as well as everywhere else, including soon as an e-book or from Comixology.
Because now it looks like we won’t be able to have our office back and running, with power, until Monday, please be aware that all orders sent in to us through our websites here at NBM and Papercutz will have to wait until Monday before they are processed and sent on for fulfillment.
Also, please hold any questions on where your order may be until next week when we can address them.
IPG, who fulfills all orders, is open and fine in Chicago so anything sent prior to Sandy is on its way.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
As of now, we cannot get to our office and wouldn’t be able to do anything there anyway as the power is still out, even the phones are not working. Our building is one block from the World Trade Center. As far as we can tell, Broadway is probably the highest point of that lower part of Manhattan so it is highly unlikely any flooding happened at the building. However, that Con Ed plant explosion you see on the news? That may be where our power comes from… in which case it may be days.
This goes for both NBM and Papercutz. You can reach us by e-mail but it’s very dicey as to us being able to even access that and respond for a while.
Here’s what NBM has in store for December, you can place your order at your favorite comics bookstore now:
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…
10 ½ x 11 ¼, 72pp, full color hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-705-8
Also new from Eurotica:
Christian Zanier is back with the outrageous Banana Games: sex on the edge and guns blazing! Also: Omaha the Cat Dancer is concluding! Plus more of Peanut Butter, Gambedotti’s Three of a Kind and more.
Quarterly magazine, 8 ½ x11, 48pp., full color, $6.99
NEW from Papercutz
GET YOUR ANNOYING ORANGE COMICS HERE!
The YouTube sensation now a smash hit on Cartoon Network comes to Papercutz with all-new comics stories! With art by Scott Shaw! and Mike Kazaleh.
Vol.1 “Secret Agent Orange”, 6×9, 64pp. full color, pb.: $6.99, ISBN 9781597073615 and hc: $10.99 9781597073622
Also this month:
Rick Geary’s Treasury of Victorian Murder volume on the Murder of Abraham Lincoln has been added today on Comixology with its usual accompanying 10 page free preview.
See more about the book here.
Teachers! We now have up an in-depth Teachers’ Guide to Stan Mack’s Taxes, The Tea Pary, and Those Revolting Rebels, A Comics History of the American Revolution.
It’s the work of Stan Brimberg, on the faculty and a teacher at the famous Bank St. College School for Children. Brimberg has been a champion of this book ever since it came out fifteen years ago, seeing its positive effect on his students in his class:
“I love the book because students with a range of skills can access the ideas and information in it. I hope this Teacher’s Guide, which grows out of my own teaching experiences, will provide you with lots of material to pick and choose from.”
Remarkably, going beyond assignments or vocabulary, Brimberg also uses the medium of comics in fun exercises bringing dimensions to book study that only a graphic novel can.
Thanks to Stan Mack’s graphic novel and now Brimberg’s guide to it, you can bring the American Revolution to life and make it ‘real’ for your kids in the classroom.
Here’s what’s being solicited at your comics bookstore this month from NBM: at long last, what you’ve all clamored for, the very first Treasury Compendium!
A TREASURY OF VICTORIAN MURDER COMPENDIUM Including Jack the Ripper, The Beast of Chicago, and Fatal Bullet
By Rick Geary
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
NEW from EUROTICA:
A somewhat delayed solicitation due to, ahem, oversight. This will actually ship in October:
Cornnell Clarke’s very next Peanut Butter adventure in college sex steps up to the orgy level with some serious kionk thrown in! At last, Omaha is nearing completion in this issue! Don’t missd the builup to the grand finale! Also, more of Mona X, Gambedotti’s 3 of a Kind, District 69, It Could Happen to You. With a beautiful cover of the erotic actress Katsuni.
Quarterly magazine, full color, 8 ½ x11, $5.95
NEW FROM PAPERCUTZ
First off, go check out the spiffy new site!
New this month:
ERNEST & REBECCA #3 “Grandpa Bug”
Guillaume Bianco, writer
Antonello Dalena, artist
Rebecca is a vivacious 6-year-old girl whose best friend happens to be a germ named Ernest. He’s not only Rebecca’s best friend — he’s also her partner in mischief, adventure companion, and confidant. In this third volume of the award-winning series, Rebecca and her older sister Coralie are sent to spend the summer in the countryside with their grandparents, away from their mother and father, without Ernest. Rebecca is lost and scared without her friend, but things begin to change when she meets a dog named Missile and her “Grandpa Bug,” both of whom want nothing more than to be her friend.
6 ½ x 9, 48pp., full-color hardcover: $11.99
THE SMURFS #13 “Smurf Soup”
“Cartooning’s craftsmanship at its height.” — The Comics Journal
When Gargamel meets a giant with an insatiable appetite, he comes up with a plan to use the giant to destroy the Smurfs: tell him that Smurfs make the most delicious soup in the world! Papa Smurf catches wind of the plot, and begins to create a potion that will enable them to turn the giant, nicknamed “Bigmouth,” against Gargamel. But when Bigmouth stumbles into the Smurfs village, the potion isn’t ready, and the Smurfs must distract the hungry giant, or meet an untimely end inside its belly.
6.5 x 9, 56pp., full-color paperback: $5.99
6.5 x 9, 56pp., full-color hardcover: $10.99
DANCE CLASS #3 “African Folk Dance Fever”
Julie, Lucy, and Alia are best friends who share the same passion: dance! A new year of classes has begun and this year, in addition to their regular ballet and modern dance classes, the three girls are introduced to a new style — African folk! Powered by deep percussion-based music, this style is unlike anything they’ve ever tried before. While the girls enjoy their new art form, problems at home and in the classroom threaten to cause them to have to stop taking their dance classes. Can the girls balance their studies and their extracurricular activities, or will they have to give up dancing for good?
6 ½ x 9, 48pp., full-color hardcover: $10.99
MAKE SURE TO ORDER THROUGH YOUR FAVORITE COMIC BOOKSTORE NOW
or you can always place your order direct with us on either NBM’s or now Papercutz’ site.