NBM in May: Rick Geary’s LOUISE BROOKS, DETECTIVE

March 3, 2015 by  
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Writing about May in the dead of winter is wishful thinking, but we are most excited about our new Rick Geary book! Taking pause from his long running Treasury of Victorian Murder series, Geary goes in a slightly different direction with LOUISE BROOKS, DETECTIVE.   Brooks was a famous actress in the silent film era. […]

Bronx Documentary Center

March 3, 2015 by  
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Last Saturday, the Bronx Documentary Center had a screening of “Flyin’ Cut Sleeves” with director Henry Chalfant. The documentary was source material for the graphic novel “Ghetto Brother“. Prior to the screening, director Henry Chalfant talked about his first encounter with Benjamin Melendez and how Benjy connected him to his former teacher Rita Fecher. You […]

Women’s History Month

March 2, 2015 by  
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March is Women’s History Month. A good timing to introduce Claudia Ahlering, the artist behind “Ghetto Brother.” The German artist is based in Hamburg where she is currently collaborating with Julian Voloj on a new project. Visit her website for more information. Claudia Aherling in her studio with pages from Ghetto Brother.

Benjamin Melendez visits NBM

February 26, 2015 by  
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Earlier this week, Benjamin Melendez, the protagonist in the upcoming graphic novel “Ghetto Brother” visited NBM. Benjy is very excited that his life story is now going to reach a wide audience, telling the story of the Hoe Avenue Peace Meeting and how young people decided to go a non-violent path instead of seeking revenge […]

NBM in April: Ghetto Brother

February 24, 2015 by  
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April will be a big month for NBM! We are releasing GHETTO BROTHER- Warrior to Peacemaker, by Julian Voloj and Claudia Ahlering. Ghetto Brother tells the story of Benjy Melendez who brought a truce to the gangs of New York in the 70s. GHETTO BROTHER- Warrior to Peacemaker Julian Voloj, Claudia Ahlering Introduction by Jeff Chang, […]

Big in Germany

February 21, 2015 by  
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Did you know that this year there will be Ghetto Brother editions published in Brazil, France, Germany, and Spain? Don’t worry, you can get yours here at NBM. But it’s interesting what others think about this truly American tale. In Germany, “puls” named the graphic novel best new release in the category ‘non fiction’. Very […]

100,000 views!

February 19, 2015 by  
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My animated timeline of the Middle Ages from my book Science: a Discovery in Comics has just hit 100,000 views on Youtube! I guess I should prepare for e-fame now! Fortunately, animators Jaltoid made this handy survival guide – watch it, it’s hilarious!

Caz and Conzo in Cleveland

February 19, 2015 by  
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Yesterday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland hosted an event with Joe Conzo and Grandmaster Caz. Both have actually a connection to “Ghetto Brother“. Caz was the frontman of the hip hop pioneers The Cold Crush Brothers and is probably best (un-)known for rhymes he didn’t even perform – the verses that Big […]

Jomix

February 18, 2015 by  
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JOMIX — Jewish Comics; Art & Derivation Tuesday, March 10, 2015│6:00-7:30pm Guest speakers: Karen Green, Graphic Novel Librarian, Columbia University
. Joel Silverstein and Richard McBee, Exhibit Curators, Jewish Art Salon. Location: UJA-Federation of New York, 130 East 59th, Street Seventh-Floor Gallery, New York City About the Exhibit From the invention of Superman by Jerry Siegel […]

Family Secrets

February 18, 2015 by  
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Marranos‘ (Spanish: [maˈranos]) were originally Jews living in the Iberian Peninsula who converted or were forced to convert to Christianity, some of whom may have continued to practice Judaism in secret. Read more about Ghetto Brother here.