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 […]

“Yes, Virginia, evolution does exist!”

May 16, 2009 by  
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Ask any artist about the evolution of an idea and hands down you will get a longer answer than expected. So I’ll apologize now for keeping you from your work. I for one have a tendency to let ideas gestate for years at a time taking shape on the subconscious back burner of my mind. […]

ICv2 reviews Famous Players

May 15, 2009 by  
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Giving it 4 1/2 stars (out of 5) ICv2′s Tom Flinn, in their latest printed Insider’s Guide, says of Rick Geary’s forthcoming book (ships in June): “Geary does an admirable job of illustrating the intricacies of the case.” And he goes on to detail the facts, as well as the scandals that started to rack the Hollywood […]

Why I Killed Peter gets 4 stars from Comics Buyers Guide

May 11, 2009 by  
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The latest issue of Comics Buyers Guide makes Why I  Killed Peter a pick of the month, gives it a full 4 stars and calls it “One of the best autobiographical graphic novels. In fact, it may actually be the best.” If you haven’t checked this out yet, it’s a very sensitive rendering of a […]