NBM at BEA this weekend

This Friday through Sunday, Book Expo America is on in NY’s Javitts Convention Center. It’s the yearly get-together for the book publishing industry (and is open only to professionals). For those of you going, here’s what NBM has cooked up: We’ll be in booth 2941 presenting our upcoming Fall goodies. Of most note: we’ll have […]

My Column For This Week

May 27, 2009 by  
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Here’s my syndicated opinion column for this week: MR. OBAMA: RESIGN NOW With Democrats Like Him, Who Needs Dictators? MIAMI—We expected broken promises. But the gap between the soaring expectations that accompanied Barack Obama’s inauguration and his wretched performance is the broadest such chasm in recent historical memory. This guy makes Bill Clinton look like […]

May PREVIEWS closing: Preorder THE BIG KAHN from your retailer today!

May 26, 2009 by  
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Just chiming in to remind you that the month of May is almost over and with retailers finalizing their orders, it’s time to get in your preorder for THE BIG KAHN, my new graphic novel for NBM Publishing using Diamond Order Code MAY090988 Rabbi David Kahn has lived a forty-year lie: he is not, nor […]

Why I Killed Peter reviewed by Library Journal

May 26, 2009 by  
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“Alfred’s charming, emotional color art captures wonderfully Ollie’s youthful joy and psychological turmoil. Sensitive. Recommended for older teens and up.” So says Library Journal of Why I Killed Peter about the author’s experience with abuse at the hands of an otherwise cool priest. This only adds to the great press this book had gotten, including The […]

An Editorial Cartoon You Might Enjoy. Or Not.

May 25, 2009 by  
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New Animated Editorial Cartoon

May 25, 2009 by  
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Searching for Character

May 22, 2009 by  
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Whether I’m writing or drawing I tend to take my characters for a walk to see how they interact with their environment. It’s the quickest way for me to get an idea of their personality. I’ll do little vignettes and see what they see and how they may act given the perception of who I […]

Precocious Curmudgeon on NBM’s books

May 20, 2009 by  
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A slew of reviews of late over at Precocious Curmudgeon! First David Welsh, the author of this blog has some good words about us: “I don’t think I’ve ever sat down and considered just how much reading pleasure I’ve gotten out of NBM’s catalog. Maybe it’s because they have a very restrained publishing schedule, only a […]

Mijeong is at your store

May 19, 2009 by  
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This remarkable graphic novel by the talented Korean artist Byun Byung Jun is moving, at times melancholy and quite lyrical. We brought out his Run, Bong-Gu, Run! a couple years ago to good acclaim. This continues our little Manhwa department which also has Buja’s Diary by an old Korean master. Check it out, it’s in […]

last things.

May 18, 2009 by  
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this is the cover and i’m spending the night at the studio colouring the very last pages. after this it’s three days out in the countryside before i start editing the whole thing. surreal! i can’t believe i somehow thought i would finish this project in 2008. my year has been way too turbulent for […]