Comics Creators: as you consider the Harvey Awards noms

April 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Events, NBM Blog

… We ask you to keep in mind what we published in 2009, most particularly: The Big Khan The Year of Loving Dangerously Famous Players But also: Joe & Azat, Things Undone, the Dungeon series, Little Nothings, Mijeong, Vatican Hustle, Graylight. We had not much luck with the Eisners, maybe the Harveys? If you’re a […]

On Odd Hours…

April 15, 2010 by  
Filed under NBM Blog, New Releases, Reviews

“Liberge’s illustrations are very strong.  Detailed and moody, each page swirls with dark colors, and Liberge’s strong character work enables readers to immediately emphasize with Bastien and those around him.” Newsarama “One of the strangest yet most haunting novels I have been privileged to read.” Grasping for the Wind Adding another review (4/19) which appears […]

SYNDICATED COLUMN: Free the Troops

April 14, 2010 by  
Filed under NBM Blog

The Case for Professionalizing the U.S. Military The number of new U.S. Army recruits who are high-school dropouts soared during the Bush years, peaking at 29.3 percent in 2007. The economic collapse made life easier for military recruiters. “Only” 17 percent of soldiers who joined in 2008 failed to graduate from high school. But high […]

2 of our Manhwa make top ten must-read.

April 12, 2010 by  
Filed under NBM Blog, Reviews

A post over at Manga critic that makes us blush. Around an exhibit of Manhwa and a list provided there of the best, this critic sought to make a revision and added two of our 3 manhwas to a top ten must-read list: Run Bon-Gu, Run and at the very top: Buja’s Diary.

Mr. Easter gets attention

April 12, 2010 by  
Filed under NBM Blog, New Releases, Reviews

From ComicMix: “Her black and white artwork is unique and comical. This is a terrific first effort and I look forward to more from Ms. Allen.” Realms of Fantasy will soon have this review by Andrew Wheeler: “[Tesana]’s soon being chased by a large and varied cast of ne’er-do-wells, stage magicians, animal rights activists, nasty […]

MoCCA: Mr. Easter a sell-out!

April 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Author Appearances, Events, NBM Blog

Saturday was a busy day at the MoCCA Fest last weekend, definitely an upbeat event with many who came ready to buy. One of the hits was the premiere of A Home for Mr. Easter, Brooke A. Allen‘s debut graphic novel. It sold out by mid-afternoon of that day. We had to go back to […]

MoCCA party saturday night

April 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Events, NBM Blog, New Releases

Re-posting this from Brian Heater’s Cross Hatch: “The always-amazing Paul Pope was kind enough to create the poster for the official MoCCA after party (designed by the folks at Dark Igloo). The party is this Saturday, after the festival. There will be live comics readings from the likes of R. Sikoryak and Michael Kupperman; DJ […]

Meet us and our artists at MoCCA this weekend

April 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Author Appearances, Events, NBM Blog

The MoCCA Festival is coming right up, here in NYC this weekend of April 10 and we’ll be busy with quite a few of our authors appearing! Come and meet: Brooke A. Allen premiering our brand new ‘A Home for Mr. Easter.’ Greg Houston (Vatican Hustle) Neil Kleid and Nicolas Cinquegrani (The Big Khan, Brownsville) Ted […]

Ted Rall on the Revolution in Kyrgyzstan

April 8, 2010 by  
Filed under NBM Blog

As you probably know, I have traveled extensively through Central Asia. Among my favorite nations there is the Kyrgyz Republic. Despite formidable challenges—as one of the Central Asian republics without reserves of natural gas or oil, it is one of the poorest, with an average income of about $30 a month—its people are kind and […]

Kyrgyztan: see Silk Road to Ruin

April 8, 2010 by  
Filed under NBM Blog

As Kyrgyztan goes up in riots and the government may be toppled, you might find SILK ROAD TO RUIN (scroll down) a fascinating way to find out more about this country and the others around it which also have been ruled by petty dictators. The book is a series of travelog articles, comics chapters and fun […]