San Diego Comic-Con Premieres and Signing Schedule; Omaha The Cat Dancer‘s Reed Waller To Make First Convention Appearance in 20 Years!

NBM PUBLISHING • BOOTH 1714

This week the annual San Diego Comic-Con kicks off and NBM will be there at Booth 1714 with the premieres of the long awaited final eighth volume of Omaha The Cat Dancer, the first volume of Zombillenium, as well as a rare appearance by Omaha co-creator Reed Waller and signing opportunities from Rick Geary and Ted Rall.

The Complete OMAHA THE CAT DANCER, Vol. 8
By Reed Waller, Kate Worley & James Vance

(ADULTS ONLY)

Omaha and Chuck struggle to put the tangled past behind them while political corruption and a tightening police investigation threaten to destroy their future and ensnare their loved ones. This volume contains the long-awaited conclusion to the internationally acclaimed sexy soap opera for adults, in which mysteries are solved, painful sacrifices are made and the lovely cat dancer takes a final turn on the stage. All-new and never before collected, Volume 8 was drawn by legendary Omaha creator Reed Waller and written by his beloved late co-creator Kate Worley, in collaboration with James Vance.

We’ll also have a specially priced bundle of The Complete Omaha The Cat Dancer which will include all 8 volumes for $89.99 (normally $107.00)

http://www.omahathecatdancer.com/

(ADULTS ONLY)

ZOMBILLENIUM: Vol.1: Gretchen
By Arthur de Pins

“A satire in the NBM tradition of BONEYARD and DUNGEON”

Francis von Bloodt, vampire, a good family man, manages the theme park Zombillenium. They don’t just hire anyone, at Zombillenium: mere mortals need not apply, the park works only with genuine werewolves, vampires and zombies. This is what Aurelian gets to discover as, burnt out, deceived by his wife, he finally gets hired in spite of himself in this strange business. Gretchen, a plucky trainee witch, helps him get around…

 

We also will have four lithographs featuring the art of Stan Mack, Rick Geary, Kevin Taylor and Cornnell Clarke.  All have been designed exclusively as prints and you can select one with a $30 purchase or a signed one for $50.

APPEARANCE SCHEDULE (Booth 1714)

THURSDAY:

  • 3 pm – 5 pm – Ted Rall
  • 5 pm – 7 pm – Rick Geary

FRIDAY:

  • 10 am – 12 pm – Rick Geary
  • 1 pm – 3 pm – Reed Waller
  • 3 pm – 5 pm – Reed Waller / Ted Rall
  • 5 pm – 7 pm – Reed Waller

SATURDAY

  • 10 am – 12 pm – Reed Waller
  • 3 pm – 5 pm – Reed Waller / Rick Geary
  • 5 pm – 7 pm – Reed Waller

SUNDAY

  • 10 am – 12 pm – Reed Waller / Rick Geary

 

 

Check out the ultra-cool Zombillenium site.

  Zombiellennium Vol.1: Gretchen

On the occasion of the launch of this new series, a wry parody with eye popping art, we’re launching the Zombillenium site, now in English.

Just like the art in the book, it is amazing, full of features with more about the characters, a map of the Zombillenium park, video intro, desktop backgrounds, a lengthy free preview to read, etc…

CHECK IT OUT!

AND DON’T MISS THE BOOK AT YOUR COMICS BOOKSTORE THIS WEDNESDAY THE 10TH also on Comixology and soon everywhere else books and e-books are sold.

Vote in the Harveys!

If you’re an artist or creator, editor, make sure to cast your ballot in the Harveys, below, and keep in mind books we published in 2012 when doing so:

Rohan at the Louvre by Araki  (foreign)

Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde vol.5 by Craig Russell

Treasury of 20th century Murder: Lovers Lane by Rick Geary

Taxes, The Tea Party and Those Revolting Rebels By Stan Mack

Philosophy, a Discovery in Comics  by Margreet de Heer (foreign)

Abelard by Dillies  (foreign)

Rise of the Graphic Novel, 2nd ed by Steve Weiner

An Enchantment by Durieux (foreign)

And for kids: just about everything Papercutz has published!

 

Pass the word on to your friend artists and creators!

Thanks!

The Harvey Awards &The Baltimore Comic-Con

Press     Release

A Message for     Creators and Comic Industry Professionals:

Harvey     Award Nomination Ballots Due in 4 days!

Ballots     Due May 6, 2013!

As a creator within the comics and graphic novel industry, you are eligible to nominate works and vote for the Harvey Awards. And this year – you can vote online!  We encourage all professionals to vote, whether you choose 1, 5, or all categories.  Every vote counts!  Ballots can be submitted at http://www.harveyawards.org/2013-nomination-ballot or found in PDF or text format from the same page!

Please vote and submit a nomination ballot for the Harvey Awards. The deadline for nominations is this coming Monday, May 6th.  While we are down to the final weekend, we assure you there is still time to get your votes in and to influence the votes of others.  Plenty of ballots will be sent in this weekend and even Monday!

The Harvey Awards work hard every year to insure that we have a ballot that makes the entire industry proud.  By enabling the industry to vote online at http://www.harveyawards.org/2013-nomination-ballot, as well as providing paper ballots on request and promoting the awards daily on Facebook and Twitter, we have enabled participation by the entire industry and, as a result, ballots have been a great representation of the best works published in the previous year.

If you think there is a piece of work, including yours, that deserves the votes of others, please spread the word.  We encourage voters, publishers, and journalists to e-mail, blog, tweet, and otherwise promote works that deserve recognition.  Here are some ideas for promoting your works to other creators, as well as determining for what you should vote:

  • Not  sure what was published in 2012 and want ideas? Google “best comics 2012”.
  • Use Twitter to show your support for a given work!
  • Use hashtag #harveys2013  on your tweet.
  • Blog about the work you want to promote.
  • Please  spread word to your peers that they can vote!

Submit your ballot online.  If you prefer, you can complete and email ballots to harveyballots@hotmail.com. Mailing address information is on the PDF copy of the ballot.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Should you require any assistance or have any question, please contact us at baltimorecomiccon@yahoo.com

 

Sincerely,

Brad Tree & Paul McSpadden

The Baltimore Comic-Con &

The Harvey Awards Committee

 

NBM Heads To MoCCA Arts Festival on April 6th – 7th

NBM is once again heading to the MoCCA Arts Festival and we’re happy to have Stan Mack (Taxes, the Tea Party, and Those Revolting Rebels) signing on Saturday following his 11:30 am panel, Art As Passion: Celebrating the spirit of comics through observation and reportage which will be moderated by Dan Nadel.

Also hanging out at the NBM booth will be cartoonist Lance Tooks making a rare U.S. appearance.  He’ll be signing copies of his series Lucifer’s Garden.

We’ll also have a special free sample of Persia Blues by Dara Naraghi and Brent Bowman as well as our latest titles including An Enchantment by Christian Durieux, The Initiates by Etienne Davodeau, and Abelard by Régis Hautière and Renaud Dillies.  We’ll also have plenty of Papercutz titles including Annoying Orange, The Smurfs, Ariol, Ninjago, Power Rangers, and more.

So come on by, meet some cool folks and celebrate comics!

NBM/Papercutz

Booths 161-162

SALE books: check out our new crop

See all the new books added to our sale list at only $3 each! There are quite a few notable ones:

* The Art of Bryan Talbot as well as his Metronome

* Our jolly collection of the classic Happy Hooligan

* The set of remaining volumes in our adaptation of Marcel Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past

* Lewis Trondheim’s Mister I

* The remarkable Moresukine about a dare to ask the artist to try anything while he was in Japan.

* Lea Hernandez’ Rumble Girls

And these join other books on sale by Peter Kuper, Lance Tooks, Prado and more!

EXCLUSIVE PRINTS when you order from us.

Get very low print run (less than 100) exclusive prints from Rick Geary or Stan Mack when you order our books from our website. No where else can you find these special prints with art made specially for this offer, printed on very high quality artpaper.

If you order $30 worth of books you can choose from 4 different prints  with art also by Eurotica artists Cornnell Clarke (Peanut Butter) and Kevin Taylor (Girl), besides Rick Geary (Treasury of Murder) and Stan Mack (Taxes, The Tea Party, and Those Revolting Rebels).

If you order $50 or more, you can get signed ones!

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Paypal! Order

This changes our long-standing offer of ‘buy 4 get 1 free’ with something that can only be found right here. We won’t pretend to be competitive with Amazon or such that discount books and provide free shipping. What we can give you is personal service with an extra collectible, indeed framable, item you can only find here.

What you also get here is complete discretion. No cookies, no creepy record of what you purchased to then sell you on something else, not even a record of your credit card is kept past a few months! Complete security, complete discretion.

And you know what? By ordering from us you will show support for our books, enable us to survive and even thrive!

Start ordering.

A Calendar of Tales

Widely beloved author Neil Gaiman has started the project A Calendar of Tales, in which he invites the world to make art with him. Using the tweets of thousands of people as an inspiration, he has written twelve tales, one for each month, and is now inviting artists to illustrate them.

I love this.

Even though I’m busy enough preparing the translation of ‘Science: a Discovery in Comics’ (to be published in September) and the second print of ‘Philosophy: a Discovery in Comics’ (Yay! A second print!) AND the usual assignments and commissions, I’m making time to get into this project, reading and illustrating one tale a day.

Why?

It doesn’t pay anything – and though it may generate some exposure of my work, it’s highly unlikely it will make a big splash amidst the thousands of artworks that are being uploaded.

I’m doing this because it’s FUN – with all capital letters – the kind of fun that working aith others in a studio or 24 Hour Comics Day brings me. It’s the pleasure of working without restrictions, combined with the energy generated by a whole bunch of people doing the same thing, riding the same creative wave. Yes, I know I sound like a hippie, but I can really feel this almost tangible energy that surrounds a project like this. It’s crisp, it’s fresh, it’s positive. It’s thousands of people making stuff that did not exist before. It’s miraculous.

I wish the world could be more like this: simply Creative, without worrying about payments or copyrights. I’m so happy with people like Neil Gaiman and his wife Amanda Palmer, who are showing the world the power of connectivity and what it can do for art.

Anyway, here are my illustrations so far:

Even though the tales are only about two pages long, Gaiman manages to conjure up such a wealth of imagery. It’s in my comic artist’s blood to try to get as much of the story into my drawing: the soldiers, the forest, the beach, the couple with the champagne, and of course the Unspeakable Things that lurk behind the seconds… You can read the story here.

 

The February Tale became a tryptich. It’s about an old lady who lost a pendant on a beach – but she doesn’t actually feature directly in the story. So I wanted to draw her, and her reaction to what’s happening, something that’s only speculated about.

I surprised myself with this one. Even though I can often picture in my head what kind of drawing I want, it always turns out different. That’s partly, I think, because I never had any formal education in drawing. I have not tried different styles as much as I would have liked to. In the past years, working on my books, I have stuck closely to my “simple” drawing style. After such a long time of full time drawing, I find that I actually have built some skill, a certain routine, a confidence that I can make a drawing work on a page. And now I can apply that confidence to these drawings in a whole new way and style, and here’s actually a realistic-looking Old Woman, that I didn’t know I could draw until now!

 

The March Tale is about pirates and a Southern porch and when I read it, I immediately saw silhouettes, because that reflects the nostalgia as well as the frilliness of the story. But I’ve never really done silhouettes, so again this was a nice experiment, and again I surprised myself! And lo and behold, it also turned out to be a tryptich:

 

It’s my intention to illustrate all of the twelve stories in the coming week. It gives a nice new impulse to my work rhythm. It’s like pushing myself into new territories – full of discoveries and unexpected vistas.

If you want to get in on this project, you can! You should! Artwork can be submitted until March 11. You can read all about it when you click this link.

Join in!

As Neil Gaiman says: “Sure, the world is full of artists, but none of them is YOU. Don’t withhold the world your unique view on things.”

 

 

In stores now: the handsomely bound Treasury of Victorian Murder Compendium

Since yesterday, your comics store and all stores selling books, have our first ever quarterbound Treasury Compendium by Geary.

Here’s the info on that:

A TREASURY OF VICTORIAN MURDER COMPENDIUM

Including Jack The Ripper, The Beast of Chicago and The Fatal Bullet
Rick Geary

In this first omnibus volume from Geary’s increasingly storied Treasuries of Murder: the first trilogy of murders that made up the very first volume of this series, Jack the Ripper as only he can narrate it, The Beast of Chicago about H.H. Holmes, possibly the first serial murderer with chilling methodical means and The Fatal Bullet about the assassination of president James Garfield.

6×9, 228pp., B&W hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 9781561637041

By quarterbound, we mean it has real cloth around the spine, silver stamped, with printed panels on the cover, front and back. With so many volumes out in this series (14!) we were getting a lot of requests to start such omnibus volumes. If you missed these volumes separately before, here’s your chance to catch up!

The Initiates is shipping now

One of our best books this season, The Initiates, about a comic artist swapping jobs with a wine artisan, is on its way to stores now!

Advance buzz from reviewers on this is high, once people get to read this we’re sure this will become a can’t miss for this year! Out of nowhere it rose to bestseller in France recently surpassing 100,000 copies sold.

Check it out here

and see a long preview here.