NBM in August: Craig Russell’s Opera hardcover set

Here’s what we’ve got being solicited for in comics stores this month, make sure to put in your order!

P. Craig Russell's Opera Adaptations Hardcover set 

P. Craig Russell’s Opera Adaptations Hardcover set
The great P. Craig Russell (Sandman, Coraline) adapts in stunning comic art The Magic Flute, Parsifal, I Pagliacci, Pelleas & Melisande, and Salome amongst others. A banded set of 3 beautiful volumes at a special price. Normally $75.
8x 11 1/2, 440pp. full color set of 3 jacketed hardcovers, $59.99 9781561637553

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AND FROM EUROTICA:

after Omaha, it’s Kevin Taylor’s turn to finish his Girl Second Coming saga!

GIRL 2ND COMING, VOL.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIRL Second Coming, vol.4
Kevin Taylor
In the long awaited final volume of GIRL-The Second Coming, Jaleira discovers that, after infecting her mother and sister, Kasmir is more than she thought he was. In order to save her family, she gets help from her old friends, Daemon and Starr, and travels back to another dimension where she must enlist the aid of a legend. However, she gets some unexpected help and learns what could have been.
8 ½ x11, 52pp., full color trade pb., $11.99, ISBN 9781561637560

Now, volumes 1 and 2 of this saga have been sold out for some time, know that we are reprinting those and will be back in stock by August on these as well!

Go to Eurotica to see more on this.

NBM in July: Science in comics and Omaha in her grand finale!

As being solicited for in this month’s Diamond Previews, the classic erotic comics series OMAHA THE CAT DANCER stars in her final bow, from our Eurotica/Amerotica imprint:

 Cat Dancer 8

The Complete OMAHA THE CAT DANCER, Vol. 8
Reed WALLER, Kate WORLEY & James VANCE
Omaha and Chuck struggle to put the tangled past behind them while political corruption and a tightening police investigation threaten to destroy their future and ensnare their loved ones. This volume contains the long-awaited conclusion to the internationally acclaimed sexy soap opera for adults, in which mysteries are solved, painful sacrifices are made and the lovely cat dancer takes a final turn on the stage. All-new and never before collected, Volume 8 was drawn by legendary Omaha creator Reed Waller and written by his beloved late co-creator Kate Worley, in collaboration with James Vance.
8 ½ x11, 160pp., B&W Trade pb., $15.99, ISBN 9781561637546

It has been years in waiting, and much anticipated as it is one of the seminal series that bridged underground with the new indie comics. We also have all previous 7 volumes, if you’re missing any, or a complete set of all 7 at a special price. Check it out on our Eurotica site, start with Coming Up.

Also this month, after her successful presentation of Philosophy last year which has gone back to press, Here’s Margreet de Heer’s fun intro to Science:

SCIENCE- A Discovery in Comics

SCIENCE- A Discovery in Comics
Margreet de Heer
Science: dull or hard to understand? Not if you read this book! The creators of ‘Philosophy – a Discovery in Comics’ take on a new challenge, and explain the different scientific disciplines in clear, colorful chapters.
Who exclaimed “Eureka” and why?
Why did Galileo get into a fight with the Church?
What happens when you have your DNA tested?
All these questions and more are answered in a chronological journey from ancient times to modern Quantum Theory, with creators Margreet and Yiri as your witty guides.
A great comic book for anyone who wants to learn in a fun way the bigger framework of science, or brush up on what they learned in school.
8×8, 192pp., full color hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 9781561637508

see her blog on this and more, and the book’s site.

 

Vote in the Harveys!

If you’re an artist or creator, editor, make sure to cast your ballot in the Harveys, below, and keep in mind books we published in 2012 when doing so:

Rohan at the Louvre by Araki  (foreign)

Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde vol.5 by Craig Russell

Treasury of 20th century Murder: Lovers Lane by Rick Geary

Taxes, The Tea Party and Those Revolting Rebels By Stan Mack

Philosophy, a Discovery in Comics  by Margreet de Heer (foreign)

Abelard by Dillies  (foreign)

Rise of the Graphic Novel, 2nd ed by Steve Weiner

An Enchantment by Durieux (foreign)

And for kids: just about everything Papercutz has published!

 

Pass the word on to your friend artists and creators!

Thanks!

The Harvey Awards &The Baltimore Comic-Con

Press     Release

A Message for     Creators and Comic Industry Professionals:

Harvey     Award Nomination Ballots Due in 4 days!

Ballots     Due May 6, 2013!

As a creator within the comics and graphic novel industry, you are eligible to nominate works and vote for the Harvey Awards. And this year – you can vote online!  We encourage all professionals to vote, whether you choose 1, 5, or all categories.  Every vote counts!  Ballots can be submitted at http://www.harveyawards.org/2013-nomination-ballot or found in PDF or text format from the same page!

Please vote and submit a nomination ballot for the Harvey Awards. The deadline for nominations is this coming Monday, May 6th.  While we are down to the final weekend, we assure you there is still time to get your votes in and to influence the votes of others.  Plenty of ballots will be sent in this weekend and even Monday!

The Harvey Awards work hard every year to insure that we have a ballot that makes the entire industry proud.  By enabling the industry to vote online at http://www.harveyawards.org/2013-nomination-ballot, as well as providing paper ballots on request and promoting the awards daily on Facebook and Twitter, we have enabled participation by the entire industry and, as a result, ballots have been a great representation of the best works published in the previous year.

If you think there is a piece of work, including yours, that deserves the votes of others, please spread the word.  We encourage voters, publishers, and journalists to e-mail, blog, tweet, and otherwise promote works that deserve recognition.  Here are some ideas for promoting your works to other creators, as well as determining for what you should vote:

  • Not  sure what was published in 2012 and want ideas? Google “best comics 2012”.
  • Use Twitter to show your support for a given work!
  • Use hashtag #harveys2013  on your tweet.
  • Blog about the work you want to promote.
  • Please  spread word to your peers that they can vote!

Submit your ballot online.  If you prefer, you can complete and email ballots to harveyballots@hotmail.com. Mailing address information is on the PDF copy of the ballot.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Should you require any assistance or have any question, please contact us at baltimorecomiccon@yahoo.com

 

Sincerely,

Brad Tree & Paul McSpadden

The Baltimore Comic-Con &

The Harvey Awards Committee

 

NBM in June: Zombillenium hires for… eternity

Coming in June and now being solicited in comics stores:

ZOMBILLENIUM
Vol.1: Gretchen
Arthur de Pins
Francis von Bloodt, vampire, a good family man, manages the theme park Zombillenium. They don’t just hire anyone, at Zombillenium: mere mortals need not apply, the park works only with genuine werewolves, vampires and zombies. This is what Aurelian gets to discover as, burnt out, deceived by his wife, he finally gets hired in spite of himself in this strange business. Gretchen, a plucky trainee witch, helps him get around…
9×12, 48 pp., full color hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 9781561637348

Check out the cool video for it! As well as previews.

NEW FROM EUROTICA:
We’re trying something new over at Sizzle magazine:

SIZZLE Magazine #58

A brand new kinky burlesque strip premieres! Also in the issue: Barbarian Chicks, Mona Agent X concludes, Banana Games.

Quarterly magazine, full color, $6.99

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM PAPERCUTZ:

A new ARIOL, which is getting raves everywhere!

The Smurfs Anthology which handsomely presents the Smurfs in all their original glory with background information!

And a new volume 4 of Sybil, the Backpack Fairy.

 

NBM in May: Persia Blues

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.

Follow Dara’s blog entries.

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!

More at Eurotica

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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
ISBN: 9781597074094

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Also new this month:

Smurfs #15

Ninjago #7

SALE books: check out our new crop

See all the new books added to our sale list at only $3 each! There are quite a few notable ones:

* The Art of Bryan Talbot as well as his Metronome

* 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!

EXCLUSIVE PRINTS when you order from us.

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).

If you order $50 or more, you can get signed ones!

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This changes our long-standing offer of ‘buy 4 get 1 free’ with something that can only be found right here. We won’t pretend to be competitive with Amazon or such that discount books and provide free shipping. What we can give you is personal service with an extra collectible, indeed framable, item you can only find here.

What you also get here is complete discretion. No cookies, no creepy record of what you purchased to then sell you on something else, not even a record of your credit card is kept past a few months! Complete security, complete discretion.

And you know what? By ordering from us you will show support for our books, enable us to survive and even thrive!

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Our publishing program is up for the rest of the year!

Our Coming Up section is now replete with our entire program through December!

Highlights include:

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.

Margreet de Heer’s next book in the Discovery in Comics series, after Philosophy it’s Science.

Renaud Dillies of Bubbles & Gondola, is back with Betty Blues.

Rick Geary serves up his next Treasury of Murder book: Madison Square Tragedy.

 

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.

 

The Initiates and An Enchantment at comics stores this week!

Go take a look at these two great books just in stores now:

THE INITIATES

A Comic Artist And a Wine Artisan Exchange Jobs

 Etienne Davodeau

 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.”
-Le Monde

8×11, 272pp., B&W hardcover $29.99, ISBN 9781561637034

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AND:

In the Louvre Collection:

AN ENCHANTMENT

Christian Durieux

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

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