Dungeon Monstres 4: “Incredibly unpredictable”

Dungeon Monstres 4 get s a couple reviews:

“The DUNGEON books never let the reader down- they show you grand ideas, they make you laugh, they hold your interest, they put the work of amazing artists in front of you- to ask more of comics would be greedy. If there’s a sure bet in the world of graphic novels, DUNGEON is it. Volume four of MONSTRES is as good a place to start as any.”

Comics Waiting Room

“The world is kind of like Lord of the Rings meets mid-Tom Baker Doctor Who meets nothing you’ve ever read before. If that gives you the impression that these are some awesomely weird and fun stories, you’re absolutely right.
Nothing can give you an idea of the incredibly unpredictable way this story ambles and twists and turns. It alternates, in very surprising ways, between slapstick, high drama, gross-out moments, a touch of romance and a bit of horror.
The pair [of stories] are a nice contrast to each other in this book. Horus is a genius who finds himself freed from his brain by the physical fate that’s flung upon him while Grogro is an idiot who’s forced to use at least a little bit of his limited brain power to make changes in his world.
Altogether this combination makes the book a real treat to read. Each story is a real treat on its own, but together they make a fascinating and charming contrast to each other. This book is an awesomely wonderful introduction to the shared Dungeon universe if you’ve never encountered it before. Once you visit the Dungeon you’ll want to revisit it again and again.”
Jason Sacks, Comics Bulletin

NBM in San Diego: a bunch of premieres!

NBM has a number of show premieres at the San Diego Comicon this year:

  • First is Rick Geary’s The Lives of Sacco & Vanzetti, the latest in his Treasury of XXth Century Murder. Besides Geary signing the regular clothbound edition, there will also be an edition limited to only 25 copies and available only directly from NBM of which some copies will be available at this show. Geary is a nominee for an Eisner this year for his last Treasury tome: The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans.

  • Kinky & Cosy, an outrageous collection of gags in a very striking hardcover with google eyes will be unveiled for the very first time, flown in from the printer! We’ve been featuring many strips of this highly subversive duo of 8 year old twins.

  • A little paperback preview of Ernie Colon’s next exciting project, The Inner Sanctum, will be made available for a mere $1 as well as a show exclusive -identified as such- 25 copies signed and numbered by him for $5. The graphic novel, out by December, features adaptations of the old famous horror and mystery NBC radio show.

  • Also, the very first few copies of the all-new 4th volume of Lewis Trondheim’s highly acclaimed Little Nothings will be available for sale. We’ve only a few copies to bring, sure to go fast!

Appearing at the booth besides Geary will be  controversial cartoonist Ted Rall.

Kinky & Cosy cover a doozie

Well, I promised to take a picture of the cover, here it is! Not a great one but it does show the foil effect and the crazy googly eyes that are within cutouts from the hardcover.

You can even kinda see me reflected in the foil taking the picture…

Yeah, you gotta see this either at its premiere in San Diego or ask your store! They’ll have it in about 5-6 weeks…

See more about Kinky & Cosy.

September: we’re all Stargazing Dogs

NBM’s program for this September, which is being solicited for in comics bookstores now, headlines a first for us: a Japanese manga. And not just any manga, one that has been a smash bestseller there with over 400,000 copies sold:

Stargazing Dog
Takashi Murakami
A moving manga that is a major best-seller in Japan, selling now over 400,000 copies and being made into a movie. Oto-san is down and out. Life has conspired against him, nothing coming together the way he wished, so he sets out with his car to just get away from it all. All people around him have abandoned him in indifference but as we discover along with him, the one he can count on utterly and completely is a dog he just adopted who follows him blindly, faithfully and completely, to the end, lightening up his new adventure into the unknown.
6×9, 128pp, B&W trade paperback, $11.99
ISBN 978-1-56163-612-9

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While we’re at it, don’t forget our beautiful and well reviewed Korean Manhwa:

Mijeong and Run, Bong-Gu Run by Byun Byung-Jun

Buja’s Diary by Seyeong O 

Meanwhile in Eurotica:

SIZZLE #51
Cornnell Clarke’s Peanut Butter vol.5 wraps up and more of Omaha the Cat Dancer, Barbarian Chicks and Gambedotti. All in full color now!
Quarterly, 48pp., full color, $5.95

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And our sister Papercutz has these goodies for September, starting with a launch of a charming Trondheim treat:


MONSTER CHRISTMAS
Lewis Trondheim – writer and artist
By the artist of Dungeon and Little Nothings, a charming new series for kids! Peter and Jean, two mischievous kids, love to draw monsters. They create Kriss, with three legs, four arms, and ten mouths, who escapes from the sheet of paper and becomes the family’s new pet! For Christmas, Jean and Peter go on vacation to the mountains with their parents. Kriss is supposed to stay at home, but he manages to make the trip on the roof of the car. Suddenly an avalanche blocks the road, caused by a monster in hot pursuit of… Santa Claus! It’s up to the kids and their pet monster to Save Santa and Christmas! But it looks like this other monster can eat Kriss for breakfast!
8 x 10, 32pp., full-color hardcover: $9.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-288-5

And a new Garfield and Smurfs!

GARFIELD & Co #3 “Catzilla”
By Jim Davis and Mark Evanier, writers
Ellipsanime/Dargaud Media, artists
Adapted by Cedric Michiels
It’s Halloween, and Garfield has dresses up as “Catzilla,” a fierce wild cat that lives at the zoo, to go out Trick or Treating. What Garfield doesn’t know is that the real Catzilla has escaped from the zoo and the police are searching for it, leading to a wild case of mistaken identity! Will Garfield end up in a zoo? And what will Jon and Odie do if they run into Catzilla? Also featuring the stories “Underwater World” and “Perfect Pizza.”
6½ x 9, 32pp., full-color hardcover: $7.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-278-6

 

THE SMURFS  #8 “The Smurf Apprentice”
Peyo – writer and artist
Yvan Delporte, writer
Gos, artist
A smurf wants to emulate Papa Smurf, and decides the best way to do so would be to practice magic. So, the smurf sneaks into Gargamel’s lab and steals instructions for a magic potion. The smurf foolishly drinks the potion and is turned into a monstrous lizard that all of the smurfs fear. Can Papa Smurf create an antidote? Or will the Smurfs be seeing green for the rest of their lives? Also featuring the stories “Smurftraps” and “Halloween.”
6 ½ x 9, 56pp., full-color paperback: $6.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-279-3
6 ½ x 9, 56pp., full-color hardcover: $10.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-280-9

THE SMURFS #1-3 Boxed Set
Peyo – writer and artist
Yvan Delporte, writer
Volumes 1 through 3 collected into one boxed set with close to 150 pages of comics! Value priced at under 20 dollars. Includes the Purple Smurfs, The Magic Flute and the Smurf King.
6½ x 9, 184 pages, full-color paperback: $17.99
ISBN:  978-1-59707-273-1

DISNEY FAIRIES #1-4 Boxed Set
Paola Mulazzi, Augusto Machetto, Giulia Conti, writers
Emilio Urbano, Elisabetta Melaranci, Andrea Greppi, Gianluca Barone, artists
Collecting the first four volumes of the hit Papercutz DISNEY FAIRIES graphic novels with close to 300 pages of full-color comics!
5 x 7½, 320 pages, full-color paperback: $29.99
ISBN:  978-1-59707-272-4

SEE MORE OF THESE PAPERCUTZ BOOKS.

ALL OF THESE CAN BE ORDERED THROUGH YOUR COMICS BOOKSTORE NOW!

Rick Geary interviewed on CBR + more

Comic Book Resources presents a good background article after interviewing Rick Geary on his forthcoming Sacco & Vanzetti.

The Sky Over the Louvre gets this review on The Comics Journal site by the very hard to please R. Fiore:

“In this year that is good God already half over I don’t think there’s anything in comics that’s impressed me more.”

But then, he couldn’t resist this swipe:

“I don’t know if you pay any more attention than I do to the seemingly random selection of European comics that NBM brings out.”

We’re curious: anyone out there agree with this? (Or disagree?)

We feel like we’ve focused our publishing considerably in the last 5-10 years and while we don’t have a ‘house style’ and proudly never will, we’ve concentrated on literary works, humor and parody of genre, steering away from genres themselves…

Kinky & Cosy just came in: it’s deliciously bad.

Just received this morning a nice little treat: advance copies of the outrageous KINKY & COSY and it’s a beauty.

We’ve never done anything like this before. Wait ’til you see the google eyes of the two girls peering out through cutouts in the hardcover… the whole over a pink/copper shiny foil… It’s irresistible!

We’ve got advance copies being sent to San Diego to premiere the book there and if it goes like with the French sample we had on display at MoCCA where people just zeroed in on it and couldn’t resist picking it up, it should sell out in a hurry!

The cover image above doesn’t do justice to the impression of this. I’ll try and take a picture of it and post it.

If you’ve been following our blog here and seeing our site, we’ve had a lot of strips running here, check it out. See the videos also… These girls are deranged.

Books will hit stores in about 6 weeks time and our warehouse in about 4. Before, if you’re at the San Diego shindig, come by and take a look.