Paul Gravett weighs in on our stuff…

January 22, 2009 by  
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The great critic and author of books on comics has a couple brilliant reviews: this for Why I Killed Peter and this for Ordinary Victories. He even goes as far as saying Bottomless Bellybutton pales next to Ordinary Victories! Nyah. Terry

“When all seemed lost, he does get the girl, the cake, or the dog.”

January 22, 2009 by  
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We’re talking about Happy Holigan here and this is from a great review in the California Literary Review: “Seen in the context of this long tradition, Opper ultimately created a great gag, a caricatured layabout with an appalling taste in orange polka dot undershirts. Viewed in retrospect, post-Depression, however, he acquires a special poignancy. Here […]

David B interviewed on Newsarama

January 21, 2009 by  
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David B, whose Nocturnal Conspiracies has just come out from us, provides a litte background on it at Newsarama.

See us at NY Comicon!

January 21, 2009 by  
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We’ll be at booth 1713 in a well placed corner, have our latest books out both for NBM and for our sister publishing co. Papercutz. For NBM that means having Miss Don’t Touch Me, Nocturnal Conspiracies by David B, Happy Hooligan and fresh in: LITTLE NOTHINGS 2 by Lewis Trondheim! We’ll also have Neil Kleid […]

Moresukine reviewed in Daily Yomiuri

January 21, 2009 by  
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The Daily Yomiuri, an English-language Japanese paper ran a long well-illustrated review of Dirk Schwieger’s Moresukine calling it “Highly Entertaining. Amusing look at many aspects of life in Japan.” It goes on to describe quite a few of Schwieger’s ‘exploits’ under the command of internet readers.

From Rick Geary

January 20, 2009 by  
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Here is a shot of  my studio, where I spend many hours per day, not unlike the average office worker, except that I can get up and leave whenever I want.  Note the television (always on) and the bottle of Diet Dr. Pepper.

The Big COVER

January 18, 2009 by  
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Spent the day laying out the hardcover book jacket for THE BIG KAHN. Nico’s tying up the inks and tones for the interior over the next month and a half but I have to finish the cover and solicitation before February so that we can get it into catalogs and such. I really enjoy designing […]

Title?

January 18, 2009 by  
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Here’s another page from my book about Turkmenistan. At the moment Terry and I are discussing the title of the book. In my head I’ve been calling it The Golden Age, which comes from the former totalitarian leader of Turkmenistan Saparmyrat Niyazov a.k.a Turkmenbashy (which roughly translates to “the grandfather of all Turkmen”). He declared […]

Library Journal on Moresukine

January 16, 2009 by  
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“Throughout, Schwieger shows both funky humor and affectionate awe toward this alien culture immersing him. As popular anthropology, this title will have strongest appeal in collections where manga is hot.” Says Martha Cornog of Moresukine in an issue of LJ out earlier this month. She reviews graphic novels regularly for Library Journal and other Library publications

Miss Don’t Touch Me gets a star from Booklist

January 14, 2009 by  
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Miss Don’t Touch Me, which has just hit store shelves is starting off its press with nothing less than a starred review from the highly-regarded Booklist, a magazine for Libraries: “It’s hard to imagine a sequential art story better than this in terms of character development, plotting, realization of settings, and interconnection between visual and […]