NBM in August: The Broadcast

June 2, 2010 by  
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Our main release this month is an intense psychological thriller with Orson Welles’ famous radio dramatization of The War of the Worlds as background: THE BROADCAST Eric Hobbs • Noel Tuazon On the day of the historic broadcast of The War of the Worlds by Orson Welles which triggered panic in many places it sounded […]

Dungeon Twilight 3 reviews and a guide to the Dungeon world

May 18, 2010 by  
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“I always enjoy these French mainstream fantasy comics, even when I’m not sure what it is I’m enjoying. Certainly creators/plotters Lewis Trondheim and Joann Sfar are modern exemplars when it comes to how one straddles mainstream success and artistic achievement, and as page-to-page, madcap cartooning it’s hard to go wrong with watching their mostly well-selected […]

July: Badger/Jones: Carabella on the Run!

May 13, 2010 by  
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An action-packed suspenseful graphic novel on the hot topic of privacy in a world dominated by the internet and mobile connection is NBM ‘s star graphic novel in July being solicited in comics stores now: NETWORKED: CARABELLA ON THE RUN Mark BADGER, Gerard JONES Some alien invasions are loud and bloody…some are quiet and friendly. The […]

“That’s truly what LOVING DANGEROUSLY is…literature.”

April 23, 2010 by  
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So says Ain’t It Cool News reviewing Ted Rall and Pablo Callejo’s Year of Loving Dangerously: “When a book like LOVING DANGEROUSLY does come along, I have to read it twice because I am so taken aback by the fact honest-to-God literature is being produced in graphic novel format. And that’s truly what LOVING DANGEROUSLY […]

The next big thing in indie comics

April 20, 2010 by  
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That’s what Gutter Geek on The Comics Journal site says of Brooke Allen and her A Home for Mr. Easter: “Allen is a pitch-perfect storyteller with total control over the page.  To call Allen’s art fluid would be like announcing that water is wet. Imagine that Jack Kirby created Little Lotta for Harvey Comics in 1953, […]

On Odd Hours…

April 15, 2010 by  
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“Liberge’s illustrations are very strong.  Detailed and moody, each page swirls with dark colors, and Liberge’s strong character work enables readers to immediately emphasize with Bastien and those around him.” Newsarama “One of the strangest yet most haunting novels I have been privileged to read.” Grasping for the Wind Adding another review (4/19) which appears […]

Mr. Easter gets attention

April 12, 2010 by  
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From ComicMix: “Her black and white artwork is unique and comical. This is a terrific first effort and I look forward to more from Ms. Allen.” Realms of Fantasy will soon have this review by Andrew Wheeler: “[Tesana]’s soon being chased by a large and varied cast of ne’er-do-wells, stage magicians, animal rights activists, nasty […]

MoCCA party saturday night

April 9, 2010 by  
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Re-posting this from Brian Heater’s Cross Hatch: “The always-amazing Paul Pope was kind enough to create the poster for the official MoCCA after party (designed by the folks at Dark Igloo). The party is this Saturday, after the festival. There will be live comics readings from the likes of R. Sikoryak and Michael Kupperman; DJ […]

Little Nothings and On Odd Hours get reviewed

April 5, 2010 by  
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Trondheim’s Little Nothings keeps sweeping ‘em up! ICv2: “A solidly entertaining look at the life of an artist.  Fans of his other work may find this an interesting piece of slice of life graphic novels.” From Comics Worth Reading: “Reading each new volume of this series is like a vacation, traveling the world from the […]

2 reviews for Mr. Easter

April 5, 2010 by  
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…and people seem to be sharing our enthusiasm for Brooke Allen’s energetic new graphic novel: “Allen’s artwork is an extension of Tesana: bold, fantastical and beautiful in its purity. The book is fast-paced as Tesana and Mr. Easter are almost continuously in motion, and while the action panels are uncomplicated while still expressive, moving the […]