Our most recent release of Renaud Dilles’ work, Betty Blues, is garnering some very positive reviews.
The Quietus, in a rare interview, took some time to speak with Mr. Dilles about his work including Betty Blues, Abelard and Bubbles & Gondola.
Check out the interview HERE, and after the jump read what some of the critics are saying,
Rick Geary’s latest Treasury of XXth Century Murder volume, Madison Square Tragedy: The Murder of Stanford White is available now.
Rick recently spoke to Comic Book Resources about what went into re-creating the Stanford White Murder, his distinctive style and the specific moment which sparked his interest in the genre.
Read the interview HERE and after the jump read what critics are saying about Rick’s latest.
We are extremely honored to learn that The Initiates has won in the Best Wine Book Translation for the United States in the Gourmand Wine Books Awards, which allows us to qualify for the Gourmand Best in the World Competition which will be announced on May 20, 2014 in Beijing, China, during Beijing Cookbook Fair.
Congratulations to Étienne Davodeau, as well as special congratulations to translator Joe Johnson.
To celebrate Halloween, we’ve got both a trick and treat for you.
It’s about Francis von Bloodt a vampire and a good family man, who 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…
Check out the trailer below and the excerpt after the jump.
And have a Happy Halloween!
This coming weekend, October 12-13th marks the 20th anniversary of APE, the Alternative Press Expo, one of the leading alternative and self-published comics events in the country, being held at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco.
Rick Geary will be manning the NBM table #203 and will be premiering the latest volume of his A Treasury of XXth Century Murder series, MADISON SQUARE TRAGEDY: The Murder of Stanford White.
Publisher’s Weekly‘s Heidi MacDonald declared it, “[One of the] TOP TEN COMICS FOR FALL.”
Stanford White is one of New York’s most famous architects having designed many mansions and the first Madison Square Garden. His influence on New York’s look at the turn of the century was pervasive. As he became popular and in demand, he also became quite self-indulgent. He had a taste for budding young showgirls on Broadway, even setting up a private apartment to entertain them in, including a room with… a red velvet swing. When he meets Evelyn Nesbit, an exquisite young nymph, cover girl, showgirl, inspiration for Charles Dana Gibson’s “The Eternal Question” and for the later movie “The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing,” he knows he’s on to something special. However, Evelyn eventually marries a young Pittsburgh decadent heir with a dark side who develops a deep hatred for White and what he may or may not have done to her, setting up the most scandalous murder of the time.
Be sure to stop by the table, meet Rick (and have him sign his new book!) and check out all of NBM’s latest titles
Meanwhile, on the East Coast, you can see NBM sharing space at our sibling, Papercutz’s table at New York Comic Con. We’ll be at booth 2229 and you’ll find many of our recent releases including Zombillenium, Persia Blues, and Science: a Discovery in Comics.
We’re at Brooklyn Book Festival Table 76 with Margreet de Heer, Yuri Kohl, Stan Mack and publisher Terry Nantier.
Come on by and say hi!
This Sunday you can find NBM Publishing at the Brooklyn Book Festival located at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn NY 11201 from 10am-6pm.
We’re located at Table 76.
The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace.
Not only will we have our latest titles available, but we’ve also got some special guests appearing.
Margreet de Heer and Yiri T. Kohl will be signing their new book, Science: A Discovery in Comics from 10am-1pm and from 3pm-6pm.
Stan Mack will be signing his book, Taxes, The Tea Party and Those Revolting Rebels and from 1pm-3pm.
We look forward to seeing you there!
NBM HEADS TO SPX 2013;
Premiering SCIENCE: A DISCOVERY IN COMICS
Margreet de Heer and Dara Naraghi & Brent Bowman (PERSIA BLUES) To Appear
On September 14-15th, you can find some of the most prestigious names in comics at the 2012 Small Press Expo (aka SPX).
Unlike many conventions that are geared toward pop culture or corporately owned comics, SPX was created in 1994 to promote artists and publishers who produce independent comics. SPX hosts an annual festival that provides a forum for artists, writers and publishers of comic art in its various forms to present to the public comic art not normally accessible through normal commercial channels.
It’s one of NBM’s favorite shows and this year we’re proud to bring three of our talented authors with us and the debut of our newest title.
Margreet de Heer will bring her new book, Science: A Discovery in Comics and will be signing throughout the weekend.
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.
Margreet will be appearing at the NBM booth throughout the weekend and will be signing both Science, as well as her previous book, Philosophy.
Also appearing are Dara Naraghi and Brent Bowman, creators of the recently released first volume of the trilogy, Persia Blues.
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.
We’ll also be offering all of our latest titles and prints from artists Rick Geary and Stan Mack are available for free for any $30 purchase, with a signed version free with a $50 purchase.
Throughout SPX, NBM can be found at tables G1-2.
For further details, visit the SPX website, www.spxpo.com
“This is an absolute comedy, and it’s a total riot. Zombillenium is nothing but fun, from its cute tongue-in-cheek moments to its laugh-out-loud humor. You don’t have to be a fan of zombies or anything like that to enjoy this graphic novel. If you’ve got a sense of humor, that’s all you need.”
– MTV Geek
“Whatever dark dealings you think go on behind the doors and in the underground tunnels of Disneyworld, they’ve got nothing on the secrets of Zombillenium and its mysterious proprietor…de Pins’ work is fun, lively, and thoroughly funny, but a true sense of terror lurks just beyond the panels. The last page of the first volume ends with a perfect note of a very human monster showing us just how inhuman this story could truly be.”
“Before you think this is another book capitalizing on the zombie trend, it’s not. Zombillenium is an amusement park filled with entertaining staff members that are monsters.”
“Definitely recommended for those with an interest in graphic storytelling that goes beyond the usual genre work – or anyone who wants to bone up on the basics of Western thinking.”
“It’s hard to imagine a combination of explicit sex and character development that would be less gratuitous. The characters in Omaha have sex because they are complicated, adult characters who do things that complicated adults do. It’s part of their lives, just like sleeping, eating, going to work, taking a walk, or breathing…Omaha is a wonderful character, and Omaha is a wonderful series.”
“One of the seminal series that bridged underground with the new indie comics.”
“Russell’s adaptations stay generally true to the story lines, though their panel serialization necessitates some liberties with the text. Their staging can be quite a bit more fantastic than what’s seen in the theater. Russell takes advantage of the graphic format to construct strong, detailed backgrounds.”
Dara Naraghi and Brent Bowman’s Persia Blues continues to get positive reviews from across the web:
“Naraghi’s script efficiently sets youthful energy against older people’s acceptance of the status quo. Bowman’s black-and-white art alternates between straight pen-and-ink line work for scenes with the real-world Minoo and washed, brushed panels depicting the lush, romantic realm of imagination. For the young creators, as for Minoo herself, this is a promising beginning.”
“A raw, sometimes painful, sometimes joyous magical realist blending of gritty fact with gorgeous myth-based fantasy, Persia Blues is a timely, emotionally intelligent exploration of how one woman copes with oppression, loss, and misplaced guilt…A fascinating and illuminating read…Highly recommended.”
“Bowman’s blocking and storytelling are clear, and the stories are sufficiently compelling to carry the reader forward in a story with settings rare for an American adventure story. And that setting alone is enough for me to recommend this book, as it behooves all of us to get to know Iran a wee bit better.”
“The complex, multicultural story features the parallel lives of a resourceful, strong-willed young Iranian woman, and explores the universal themes of tradition, family, guilt, and freedom.”
“An unusual set up for a book that takes place in the past and present and intrigues me with where it will go in future volumes.”