Don’t Forget To Visit Us At SPX This Weekend!

This weekend, you can find some of the most prestigious names in comics at the 2012 Small Press Expo (aka SPX), including NBM Publishing (At tables A8-A9)

We’ll be bringing both two talented cartoonists and the debut of our newest title (six weeks before street date!)

Stan Mack will bring his new book, Taxes, The Tea Party and Those Revolting Rebels: A History in Comics of the American Revolution and will be signing throughout the weekend.

A cartoonist de-mythologizes the Founding Fathers and makes them more ‘like us'”says The New York Times. Uncannily relevant to today’’s world. Learn about the original revolt against taxes: the Boston Tea Party, and the original Occupy movement: the Rebels in revolt against the status quo. A whimsical and informative pictorial history featuring a chubby, insecure King George III, rebellious and misunderstood colonists, loudmouthed and insensitive aristocrats, and more. Updated from the original “Stan Mack’s Real Life American Revolution” published by Avon books in 1994 .

Stan will be appearing at the NBM booth throughout the weekend and can also be found on Sunday at the 4:00 PM panel, Images of America: Real and Imagined
 at the White Flint Auditorium alongside Nick Abadzis Dean Haspiel and Ben Towle. Isaac Cates will lead these four artists in a conversation about images of place in comics.


Also joining the festivities is Brooke A. Allen, creator of A Home For Mr. Easter, which remains one of comics’ strongest debuts in the last few years.

Tesana has never really fit into anything before but her daydreams. But when making an attempt to connect to her peers by joining in a pep rally planning committee she suddenly discovers a little white rabbit that lays brightly colored eggs. Realizing that she may have found the real life Easter bunny, Tesana embarks on an epic quest in an effort to get him back to his natural habitat and into safe hands. However as she progresses on her fanciful journey she gains more and more undesired attention until the quest becomes an increasingly madcap race to stay ahead of greedy pursuers and find a safe place for her new friend…wherever that place may be. It’s Tesana against the world!

If you haven’t checked it out yet, be sure to pick up a copy at the show.

And finally, we will be premiering Abelard, from artist Renaud Dillies and writer Régis Hautière!

 

The charm of Renaud Dillies strikes again: after the mouse of Bubbles and Gondola, here is another dreamer, little chick Abelard. To lure pretty Epily, Abelard sees only one solution: to catch the moon for her! So off he goes to America, the country which invented flying machines. Armed with his banjo and his proverb-sharing hat, he launches out on the country roads, meets Gypsies, then Gaston, a grumpy bear with whom he will share a good bit of his way… As opposed to dreamer Abelard, Gaston has his feet firmly planted on the ground. With this funny animal road-movie where the absurd becomes poetry, Régis Hautière and Renaud Dillies offer us another small jewel.

Can’t wait to see you at the show!

NBM Is Going To SPX and Bringing Stan Mack, Brooke Allen and ABELARD!

Next weekend, you can find some of the most prestigious names in comics at the 2012 Small Press Expo (aka SPX).

Unlike many conventions that are geared toward pop culture or corporately owned comics, SPX was created in 1994 to promote artists and publishers who produce independent comics. SPX hosts an annual festival that provides a forum for artists, writers and publishers of comic art in its various forms to present to the public comic art not normally accessible through normal commercial channels.

It’s one of NBM’s favorite shows and this year we’re proud to bring with us both two talented cartoonists and the debut of our newest title (six weeks before street date!)

Stan Mack will bring his new book, Taxes, The Tea Party and Those Revolting Rebels: A History in Comics of the American Revolution and will be signing throughout the weekend.

A cartoonist de-mythologizes the Founding Fathers and makes them more ‘like us'”says The New York Times. Uncannily relevant to today’’s world. Learn about the original revolt against taxes: the Boston Tea Party, and the original Occupy movement: the Rebels in revolt against the status quo. A whimsical and informative pictorial history featuring a chubby, insecure King George III, rebellious and misunderstood colonists, loudmouthed and insensitive aristocrats, and more. Updated from the original “Stan Mack’s Real Life American Revolution” published by Avon books in 1994 .

Stan will be appearing at the NBM booth throughout the weekend and can also be found on Sunday at the 4:00 PM panel, Images of America: Real and Imagined
 at the White Flint Auditorium alongside Nick Abadzis Dean Haspiel and Ben Towle. Isaac Cates will lead these four artists in a conversation about images of place in comics.


Also joining the festivities is Brooke A. Allen, creator of A Home For Mr. Easter, which remains one of comics’ strongest debuts in the last few years.

Tesana has never really fit into anything before but her daydreams. But when making an attempt to connect to her peers by joining in a pep rally planning committee she suddenly discovers a little white rabbit that lays brightly colored eggs. Realizing that she may have found the real life Easter bunny, Tesana embarks on an epic quest in an effort to get him back to his natural habitat and into safe hands. However as she progresses on her fanciful journey she gains more and more undesired attention until the quest becomes an increasingly madcap race to stay ahead of greedy pursuers and find a safe place for her new friend…wherever that place may be. It’s Tesana against the world!

If you haven’t checked it out yet, be sure to pick up a copy at the show.

And finally, we will be premiering Abelard, from artist Renaud Dillies and writer Régis Hautière!

 

The charm of Renaud Dillies strikes again: after the mouse of Bubbles and Gondola, here is another dreamer, little chick Abelard. To lure pretty Epily, Abelard sees only one solution: to catch the moon for her! So off he goes to America, the country which invented flying machines. Armed with his banjo and his proverb-sharing hat, he launches out on the country roads, meets Gypsies, then Gaston, a grumpy bear with whom he will share a good bit of his way… As opposed to dreamer Abelard, Gaston has his feet firmly planted on the ground. With this funny animal road-movie where the absurd becomes poetry, Régis Hautière and Renaud Dillies offer us another small jewel.

Throughout SPX, NBM can be found at tables A8-A9. For further details, visit the SPX website, www.spxpo.com

20% DISCOUNT with our end of summer sale!

Order at least $20 worth of our books, any books or magazines, enter code 912 in the coupon field in the cart and you’ll get 2o% off your order. This offer is valid until September 14th. Come on over and stock up on all our good stuff!

This can include books about to ship so you get ’em as soon as they come in to the warehouse such as:

ABELARD by Renaud “Bubbles & Gondola” Dillies.

Or just out:

Stan Mack’s fresh and topical look at our American Revolution, or:

Margreet de Heer’s fun intro to…well, thinking.

Or maybe you missed Craig Russell’s newest Oscar Wilde adaptation? Hey, even the rare signed & numbered edition is $10 off with this offer!

Howzabout Rick Geary’s latest:

In Eurotica too, you can get Liberatore’s stunning art book for $8 off!

We need cash and you need books at a good discount. Can’t go wrong.

Just make sure to enter that discount code 912 in the coupon box or you can call us at 800 886 1223 Mon.-Fri. 9-6 and mention this code.

Presentation of the Philosophy book

There was no festive presentation for ‘Philosophy: a Discovery in Comics’ – but the launch of the original ‘Filosofie in Beeld’ in March 2010 made more than up for that. It still reverberates – so here are some impressions:

 

Presentation of ‘Filosofie in Beeld’ – March 2010

 

The book presentation was held at my favorite haunt: comics store Lambiek in Amsterdam – the place where I worked for five years and which still feels like home to me. The symbolic “first copy” was given to a representative of Philosophy in the person of “philosophy babe” Stine Jensen who is famous for her wonderful accessible books and TV programs on all kinds of philosophical subjects.

 

Dutch “philosophy babe” Stine Jensen: click on the picture to visit her site!

 

There were four speakers: first, Klaas Knol of Lambiek opened the festivities and handed the book to the publisher, Kees Korenhof of publishing house Meinema. This is extra poignant to remember, since he unexpectedly died last week, 63 years old. He was a gentle, humoristic, professional man. He was the kind of publisher who would approach writers and suggest a book for them to write – instead of waiting behind his desk for manuscripts to come in. He really knew how to get the best out of people, and it is thanks to him that I became a published author – the first comic artist ever to be published at Meinema, which is mainly a publishing house for philosophical and theological texts.

Kees Korenhof reminisced about meeting Yiri and me for the first time in Café Luxembourg, a luxurious establishment in the center of Amsterdam, which I had suggested as a bit of a bold statement: many famous writers meet there with publishers and journalists, so it was a bit pretentious of me – but I think he saw the humor in that. He also shared memories of my grandfather, who had published theological works at Meinema in the eighties, and who he had met then. My grandfather has been dead since 1995, so I found it quite touching that Kees “united the generations” in this way. I often regret not being able to show my grandfather my work and imagine he would have liked it.

 

Left: Kees Korenhof; right: me
(middle: Hobbes)

 

Kees Korenhof passed the book to me. I don’t remember what I said exactly, I hope it was brief and something like: I will now pass on this book to Stine Jensen. Oh, I thanked some people, especially Martijn Meijer who had given feedback throughout the project – and Yiri, who was tucked away in the corner and got well-deserved applause when I stressed how I couldn’t have done this without him. Not just for the coloring, but also for the immense moral and physical support he continues to give me.

 

Yiri and me, signing away

 

And THEN I gave the book to Stine Jensen and she said a lot of nice things – not just about the book, but also about how her and me could have been twin sisters in many ways: both from 1972, both into philosophy, both connections with the same cities. She was really warm and generous and made me blush.

And then there was beer, and merry-making.

 

Last week, I went to Lambiek to check if the english ‘Philosophy’ had arrived yet. What a contrast with 2010!

“Yeah, yeah, your book is in – here it is – now buzz off – we’re working!”

 

Klaas and Abel and the Book Presentation 2012…

 

(Just kidding, kind Lambiek guys! Although the fact that they are working hard is no joke: recently, finally, comics store Lambiek opened its online store full of great comics, original artwork and rare and special comic-related stuff. Go take a look! The site is almost as exciting and quirky as the real store!)

 

Lewis Trondheim at Bergen St. Comics this Friday.

trondheim

Taking the occasion of a family vacation here in New York, Lewis Trondheim is taking some time from that to meet fans at Bergen Street Comics in Brooklyn this Friday at 8PM. Besides premiering his new series with Fantagraphics, the main occasion for this appearance, he’ll be signing Dungeon, Little Nothings and Papercutz’ Monster series, at least for as long as Bergen has stock!

Trondheim doesn’t make it that often over here so here’s a chance to meet him!

Word of warning: don’t be surprised if he sets fire to your Dungeon book after drawing Marvin the dragon breathing… fire onto the corner he will singe for you. Someone in San Diego actually got upset over this, sweartoGodcrossourheartshopetodie!

San Diego: a photo gallery

Better late than never, right? Sorry, was just too busy to getting around to this but we have some good pics of our doings in SD:

Stan Mack premiering the new edition of his graphic album on the American Revolution.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuzzy sorry, but Brooke Allen signing her Home for Mr. Easter and showing off all her fun little cast bunnies. Catch her at SPX, she'll have those with her.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
See her page and blog here.
Cornnell Clarke of Eurotica's Peanut Butter series was signing there most of the time.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

At a dinner at the Royal India in the Gaslamp Quarter, from left: Jim Salicrup, ed.in chief at Papercutz, Cornnell, me, Brooke, Stan Goldberg, famous Archie artist and now artist on Papercutz' 3 Stooges and Nancy Drew and Jolyon Yates, artist on Ninjago.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I couldn't help it!! Geary's wife Deborah (wearing some outrageous wig that night), Rick, me, Brooke.

 

 
Brooke, Stan, Jolyon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
…and only in San Diego: an endless freight train lumbering past the Con. ctr. while thousands of fans wait to be able to leave the ctr at the end of the day!!

 

NBM Publishing Announces 2012 San Diego Comic-Con Debuts and Signing Schedule

Come Visit Us at Booth 1528

In anticipation of Comic-Con International: San Diego 2012, NBM Publishing today announced the company’s Comic-Con exclusives, including a free 35th ANNIVERSARY SAMPLER and the premieres of Stan Mack’s TAXES, THE TEA PARTY, AND THOSE REVOLTING REBELS: A History In Comics of the American Revolution and Rick Geary’s TREASURY OF XXTH CENTURY MURDER LOVERS’ LANE: The Hall-Mills Mystery.

TREASURY OF XXTH CENTURY MURDER LOVERS’ LANE: The Hall-Mills Mystery
By Rick Geary

Treasury of XXth Century Murder: Lovers’ Lane

New Brunswick, New Jersey, Thursday, September 14, 1922.

Reverend Hall and Mrs. Eleanor Mills take a stroll in the town’s park in the evening. Shots are heard. 2 days later, their bodies are found laying on the ground very neatly next to each other with her hand on his thigh, love letters strewn around them, the scarf on her neck covering up the deep bloody slit in it. Reverend Hall, himself married, was in an open secret of an affair with Mrs. Mills, a married woman of his choir.

The perfect ingredients for a juicy scandal and fascinating investigation which the nation’s press hungrily devours. Alas, no clues or evidence are sufficient to make an indictment stick.

Was it suicide? A jealous rival? The case reopens again 4 years later as new information is brought to light, indicting the reverend’s wife but she is an upstanding member of her community, denying to the last that her husband had any affair…

TAXES, THE TEA PARTY,  AND THOSE REVOLTING REBELS: A History In Comics of the American Revolution
By Stan Mack

Taxes, The Tea Party, and those Revolting Rebels A Comics History of the American Revolution

Here’s the fun way to learn all about the Birth of the United States: in comics!

“A cartoonist de-mythologizes the Founding Fathers and makes them more ‘like us'”says the New York Times.

Uncannily relevant to today’’s world. Learn about the original revolt against taxes: the Boston Tea Party, and the original Occupy movement: the Rebels in revolt against the status quo. A whimsical and informative pictorial history featuring a chubby, insecure King George III, rebellious and misunderstood colonists, loudmouthed and insensitive aristocrats, and more.

Updated from the original Stan Mack’s Real Life American Revolution published by Avon books in 1994.

35th Anniversary Free Sampler

Includes a look at our fall titles including TAXES, THE TEA PARTY, AND THOSE REVOLTING REBELS: A History In Comics of the American Revolution by Stan Mack, PHILOSOPHY A DISCOVERY IN COMICS by Margreet de Heer,  ABELARD from artist Renaud Dillies and writer Régis Hautière, and the latest volume of our Louvre series, AN ENCHANTMENT by Christian Durieux!

PANELS

Stan Mack will appear on two panels; “Progressive Politics and Comics” on Thursday, July 12 at 1:00 PM in Room 32AB, and “Serious Pictures: Comics and Journalism in a New Era” on Sunday the 15th at 3:00 PM in Room 32AB.

APPEARANCE SCHEDULE

Stan Mack will be appearing at the NBM Booth (1528) on Thursday 2:30-4:00 and 5:30-7:00, Saturday 10:30-Noon and 4:00-5:30, Sunday 10:30-Noon.

Rick Geary will be appearing at the NBM Booth (1528) on Thursday 10:30-Noon and 4:00-5:30, Friday 1:00-2:30 and 5:30-7:00, Saturday 1:00-2:30 and 5:30-7:00.

Brooke A. Allen (A Home For Mr. Easter) will be appearing at the NBM Booth (1528) on Friday 4:00-5:30, Saturday 2:30-4:00 and Sunday 1:00-2:30.

Cornnell Clarke
of the Eurotica series, Peanut Butter, will be making appearances at the booth throughout the weekend.

NBM’s Eurotica now available as e-books!

 

You can now get Kristina the Queen of Vampires, Cornnell Clarke’s Peanut Butter, Kevin Taylor, Omaha the Cat Dancer and Robert Sandiford’s erotic GNs to read on any device such as PC, Mac or mobile including android tablet! And they can be transported to any device you have. Only exception is the sanctimonious iPhone and iPad where Apple seemingly never tempted Adam ;). (You need to be over 18 to click on the links here)
This is through our new association with AveErotix, a division of AveComics which has an awesome comics reading app. Check it out!
We’re speedily adding more titles to the library for your um, electronic enjoyment. An electrifying experience of cyberkinetic proportions!
Seriously, what with all the crap on the internet posing as adult, here’s Eurotica’s top quality comics presented the right way, not some garbage illegal scans ripping your favorite artists off.
You can click right on the links on our pages here on this site to access purchasing the downloads.

NBM gets 2 on the BEA “Hottest Graphic Novels of 2012.”

abelard1 200x265 Coming Attractions: Book Expo America: The Hottest Graphic Novels of 2012!

Abelard by Renaud Dillies (2 time Eisner nominee for Bubbles & Gondola), we’re happy to report,  was nominated by the BEA panel of booksellers, librarians and critics as one of the best graphic novels of 2012! The book is coming in November ansd will be up on our website soon in the Coming Up section.

Also receiving an Honorable Mention is Margreet de Heer’s ‘Philosophy- A Discovery in Comics’ which one of the panelists noted for its very personal journey into the world of philosophy, indeed one of the most appealing aspects of her book.