The Big Kahn is now in stores!

August 10, 2009 by  
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One of our best and most anticipated books this season, The Big Kahn, is now out and available in stores. Buzz was mounting in San Diego for it as we premiered it there. As soon as Neil presented this concept to me, I knew we had a winner. But at first, like most people, I thought it would […]

Big Kahn on USA Today Popcandy blog

August 6, 2009 by  
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Why I like it: Sometimes, the best information I get at Comic-Con comes from just strolling around and chatting with people. While wandering the convention floor, I started hearing buzz about Kleid’s new graphic novel, a tale that begins at a rabbi’s funeral. Rabbi Kahn’s grieving family is shocked to learn that the man they […]

VOYA on a bunch of NBM books

August 5, 2009 by  
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Voice Of Youth Advocates (VOYA), an influential professional publication for librarians catering to YA (Young Adult) audiences has reviewed 3 of our books recently: Of Famous Players by Geary: “A compelling tale full of jealousy, hatred, loyalty and a murderer who walked away from the crime.” of Why I Killed Peter: “Thought-provoking, difficult to put […]

The Onion and Sequential Tart on Bringing Up Father

August 4, 2009 by  
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“The gags are funny and well-designed, with a freewheeling spirit that’s held up well over the past century.” So says The Onion on Bringing Up Father, our Forever Nuts latest collection, out in stores now. Sequential Tart also says of it: “I began to appreciate the inventiveness of the comic, despite always following the same […]

Girls, Girls, Girls.

August 3, 2009 by  
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My book Joe and Azat ends with a big wedding, and while I was in Turkmenistan I went to a lot of weddings. I also got a fair amount of pressure to get married. People who had known me for only five minutes would find out I was twenty-seven and immediately tell me I should […]

Xaviera Hollander does intro for Rall’s new book

August 3, 2009 by  
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Xaviera Hollander, author of the best-selling “The Happy Hooker” (which sold 16 million copies) and helped to revolutionzie attitudes on sex, has provided the introduction to Ted Rall’s forthcoming The Year of Loving Dangerously (shipping in October and being solicited in comics stores now). Mentioning her own experience running a brothel in New York in […]

Big Kahn gets buzz in San Diego

August 3, 2009 by  
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Neil Kleid’s and Nicolas Cinquegrani’s The Big Kahn built up some good buzz in San Diego with Publishers Weekly telling others this may be the sleeper of the show. The site Comic Book Resources posted a follow-up interview with Neil who provides some fun background on this. By the way, the book has shipped from […]

OCTOBER: Ted Rall with Callejo and Vatican Hustle

July 31, 2009 by  
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Coming in October, as solicited for in comics stores now: Ted Rall scripts only for the first time and is paired up with Pablo (Bluesman) Callejo and we launch an outrageous talent in Vatican Hustle THE YEAR OF LOVING DANGEROUSLY Ted RALL & Pablo CALLEJO Here’s a new turn for the controversial cartoonist and commentator Ted […]

Comics, Hollywood and The Next Big Step: Neil’s SDCC Report

July 29, 2009 by  
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"The News: Writer Neil Kleid‘s and artist Nicolas Cinquegrani‘s The Big Kahn is due out at the end of the month. Why You, Non-Comics-Geek, Should Care: Smart people who’ve seen the book — about a rabbi’s family that discovers, upon his death, that he wasn’t Jewish — are talking it up like crazy."  — Glen […]

America!

July 27, 2009 by  
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When I tell people my book is about the Peace Corps, they tend to think it’s a book about living in some hut with no electricity and no running water, which is pretty inaccurate. There was electricity. There were televisions. There were tons of satellite dishes. I probably drank more Coco-Cola and ate more Snickers […]

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