Drawing Comics

March 5, 2009 by  
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Here’s my second installment of comics about comics. I hope you enjoy it. This is really an experiment on my part so I’d love to hear what people think, commentwise, suggestionwise, criticismwise, or questionwise. Work on my Turkmenistan books is going along well. I’m about eight pages away from completion (though of course there will […]

Miami Herald on Why I Killed Peter

March 5, 2009 by  
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“If there is a healing process, this unforgettable graphic reminiscence is surely its catalyst. Collaborator Alfred evocatively illuminates Ka’s memoir of childhood innocence and grown-up pain. Special mention must be made of his extraordinary use of color and photography as magical elements to convey the emotional ambiguity and banality of evil.” So said Richard Pachter […]

Eurotica’s ‘First Time’ gets Publishers Weekly review

March 4, 2009 by  
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This week’s Publishers Weekly speaks highly of our new erotic collection First Time as published in our Eurotica* collection: “Manages to be frank in its depiction of physical sexuality without becoming pornographic, resulting in a charming ‘adults only’ anthology. This is highly recommended for readers looking for something erotic yet artistic and emotionally involving.” This […]

Comics About Drawing

February 26, 2009 by  
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Since NBM started this blog I’ve been a little confused about what to post. I’ve been posting finished pages, but that kind of seems a little pointless because you’ll see the finished pages when the book comes out. I love the pencils that Rick Geary posts, but my pencils don’t look anywhere near that good. […]

ComicsLit Makes 2 of Booklist top ten

February 26, 2009 by  
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NBM’s ComicsLit has gotten 2 of its graphic novels into the prestigious review magazine BOOKLIST top ten: Miss Don’t Touch Me “Virginal Florence moves into an upscale brothel in post–Great War Paris to sleuth what she feels was her sister’s murder. In terms of characterization, plot, and setting, and the integration of images and words, graphic novels […]

COMING IN MAY: Bringing Up Father

February 25, 2009 by  
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Coming this May, comics stores now taking orders (as well as us online!):   New From Forever Nuts: George McMANUS’ BRINGING UP FATHER With an introduction by Bill Blackbeard In 1904, a young George McManus was hired by Pulitzer’s New York World as a cartoonist. While he was there he created such strips as The […]

From Rick Geary

February 25, 2009 by  
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Below are three preliminary sketches for my new book for NBM “The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans.”  I had been reading for years, in various sources, about the bloodthirsty killer (or killers) who dispatched six people, grievously wounded six more,  held the city in a state of fear during the years 1918 and 1919, but […]

Papercutz has its artist blog

February 25, 2009 by  
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Our sister company, Papercutz, which does graphic novels for tweens like Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, Tales from the Crypt and Bionicle now has its blog up and running with entries from writers of these series. Editor-in-Chief Jim Salicrup will also participate as soon as I kick his butt into gear. So go on over […]

“It’s almost ridiculous how NBM seems to keep finding brilliant work”

February 24, 2009 by  
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Can ya blame us for lovin’ Marc Mason over at ComicsWaitingRoom? The above is what he said in his review for Miss Don’t Touch Me where he also says: “MISS DON’T TOUCH ME is one of the most interesting blends of wickedly dark humor and grisly gore in recent memory. The script makes no bones […]

what you wish for.

February 19, 2009 by  
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the universe is putting me through paradox lately: for new years i wished for two things, one, to finish graylight and be happy with the result, and two, get my finances in order*. i thought i’d do one first and then the other – grit my teeth and eat rice/ramen/oatmeal (the holy three of my […]