The Story of Lee – digital version!

Comixology, the digital comics site for ipad, iphone, android, etc now has my own book with NBM on it – The Story of Lee. Out this week, just in time for Xmas! You can download the digital version for only $7.99 (a mere snip, the paper one costs $11.99). It’s my first English language digital book, although I have one out already in Japanese. 150 pages, mature manga story, art by Chie Kutuswada. There is also a 12 page free preview there on Comixology, as a taster. Nice!

“Lee, living in Hong Kong, meets Matt, a fine young Scot. Their relationship becomes stronger by the day, despite their deep cultural differences. But there is Lee’s dad to contend with who views this affair very suspiciously. And there is another contender for Lee’s heart, a young Chinese man, whose jealousy takes on twinges of xenophobia. Will Lee and Matt’s relationship successfully cross the cultural divide and overcome the negative odds?”

https://comics.comixology.com/#/issue/18636/The-Story-of-Lee-Vol-1

Vatican Hustle and Elephant Man on sale for $3!

Greg Houston’s outrageous books are now on sale for a low $3 each! Come and get ’em before they all disappear! And we do mean disappear as in 90 days, there will be no more…

ELEPHANT MAN

VATICAN HUSTLE

If you haven’t had a chance to taste the darkest of humors along with the most grotesque (yet brilliant) of art,  now’s your chance at an incredible price before we sell it all off!

And by the way, we still have some graphic novels also available on sale at $3 which are some amazing deals: find Peter Kuper, Prado, Ted Rall and more with books worth up to $22 at ONLY $3!! And there’s some erotica still remaining on sale as well including from Jordi Bernet!

Indie digital comics: welcome Top Shelf

I’d like to welcome Top Shelf to the 21st century and digital comics.

I find the hoopla around their announcement somewhat amusing especially as we’ve been there, done that for over two years now and have quite a nice library up on Comixology building for some time now! So declarations about being the first, well, Chris, I luv ya, but…

not exactly.

Check out our Comixology page here and the other choices we have.

We’re also working with our distributor IPG to get us available with e-tailers and providers beyond comics ones in the general realm of e-books. So, Libraries: Overdrive should have us already! And that’s just one.

End of bass drum beating.

NY Comic-Con, meet us in booth 1831

NBM will be at the New York Comic Con Oct. 13-16 at the Javitts Center in booth 1831.

We’ll have our latest books, premiering the lovely BUBBLES & GONDOLA.

AND we’ll have ERNIE COLON appearing Friday and Saturday in support of his upcoming INNER SANCTUM. He’ll be signing a preview book made just for the show (only $1!) as well as sketches he made in preparation of the book for all those buying at least 3 books from our assortment.

Here’s when he’ll be appearing:

Friday from 1 to 2:30 and 4 to 5:30PM, and Saturday from 10:30AM to 12:00PM, 2:30PM to 4PM.

We’ll have copies of the manga bestseller Stargazing Dog, the nutty Kinky & Cosy, Geary’s Sacco & Vanzetti, the wondrous Sky Over the Louvre. Also the Dungeon series and other goodies to lick your chops over!

We’ll be sharing the booth with our sister act (as it were) Papercutz who’ll have Stefan Petrucha and Rick Parker appearing, all the latest Smurfs, Geronimo Stilton, Garfield AND THE PREMIER OF NINJAGO COMICS, the sensation from Lego…

See us at Booth 1831…

Kinky & Cosy #10 on NYTimes GN bestseller list + more press

Nix’ snarky Kinky & Cosy is #10 on this week’s New York Times Bestseller list for hardcover graphic novels!

And Robot 6 has this to say about the collection:

“Nix’s little rascals are bad kids in the Bart Simpson/Calvin/Shinchan mode, but the humor is more fearless.”

“Recommended. The cultural tension is beautifuilly written, and the story is told well in the small moments between Lee and Matt.”

Library Media Connection on the Story Of Lee.

The Portland Examiner covers Rick Geary’s successful appearance at Bridge City Comics last week.

Finally, Manga Maniac Cafe gives Stargazing Dog an A-.

Kokomo Con / Podcast Interviews

This weekend I’ll be making an appearance at the Kokomo Con.

This is a great little con with a lot of indie creators. It’s only the con’s second year, but it is a great time. I can’t speak too highly of it. I know the guys who put it together and it is well worth a few hours drive if you are in the Midwest and can make it. I’ll be there for most of the day and will be appearing on a panel at noon on the writing and publishing of comics!

For those that can’t make it, and I realize that will probably be the majority of you, I recently a couple podcasts interviews that were a whole lot of fun. We talked about a wide range of topics. The guys on the Bizarre Podcast are huge fans of The Broadcast and we spent a great deal of time talking about the making of that book. Then, over on the It’s All Up To You, I got a chance to discuss some of my other work too and the uphill battle of trying to make it in the comics industry. You can listen to either online at the above links or do a search and download them via iTunes. Both interviews are pretty long but well worth the time if you want a little behind-the-scenes glimpse.

Hope to see some of you this weekend!!

Starred review for Bubbles & Gondola in Publishers Weekly

Just released today: Publishers Weekly gives a starred review for Bubbles & Gondola (which means it is an outstanding book) saying:

“A certain magic is demonstrated when an artist, unfettered by perceptions of comics being for kids, uses the full paint box of tools available to him. Few American artists, tainted by memories of Mickey or Maus, would cast a mouse as their hero these days, but for Dillies’s protagonist, the lonely Charlie, it’s a marvelous choice for his personality and journey. Author Charlie deludes himself that he’s loving his solitude as a way of ignoring his writer’s block. The town where he lives, preparing for Carnival, is full of wonders, but Charlie focuses on his pain, even when given the chance to escape through riding a Ferris wheel. Then his gondola flies him to a wonderland reminiscent of the classic strips Little Nemo in Slumberland and Krazy Kat in a palette of reds and browns. Through encounters with his family and other city inhabitants, Charlie rediscovers imagination in a story that has the crazy patchwork feel of a hallucinatory trip. Dillies’s gorgeous art is more than up to the task. The wild imagery, wandering through parties and dreamland alike, transports the reader in an emotional way that propels the practical mind into the escape of art.”

This also means it will qualify for the Best GN of the Year list…

NBM at NY Comic Con: Ernie Colon is signing

NBM will be at the New York Comic Con Oct. 13-16 at the Javitts Center in booth 1831.

We’ll have our latest books, premiering the lovely BUBBLES & GONDOLA.

AND we’ll have ERNIE COLON appearing Friday and Saturday in support of his upcoming INNER SANCTUM. He’ll be signing a preview book made just for the show (only $1!) as well as sketches he made in preparation of the book for all those buying at least 3 books from our assortment.

Here’s when he’ll be appearing:

Friday from 1 to 2:30 and 4 to 5:30PM, and Saturday from 10:30AM to 12:00PM, 2:30PM to 4PM.

We’ll have copies of the manga bestseller Stargazing Dog, the nutty Kinky & Cosy, Geary’s Sacco & Vanzetti, the wondrous Sky Over the Louvre. Also the Dungeon series and other goodies to lick your chops over!

We’ll be sharing the booth with our sister act (as it were) Papercutz who’ll have Stefan Petrucha and Rick Parker appearing, all the latest Smurfs, Geronimo Stilton, Garfield and much dirt on the smash launch of NINJAGO (books won’t be for sale yet though!).

See us at Booth 1831…