Zombillenium Vol. 1 Makes the Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List for Young Adults

November 20, 2014 by  
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Arthur de Pins’ Zombillenium, Volume 1: Gretchen has made the 2015 Maverick Graphic Novels List, by the Texas Library Association. Zombillenium is in the Grades 9-12 (high school) category among other great graphic novels like Batman, by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo (DC Comics), Mariko and Jillian Tamaki’s This One Summer (First Second) , and […]

Review Round-Up: ALL STAR, DOG BUTTS AND LOVE, ZOMBILLENIUM, “genuinely original and very entertaining”

November 14, 2014 by  
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Here’s what critics have been saying about our releases: All Star by Jesse Lonergan Nominated for the 2015 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers “I really enjoy the clean and simple lines of All Star’s art. Lonergan doesn’t spend time showing off how great he is by taking attention away from the story. […]

Review Round-Up: FAMILY TIES – AN ALASKAN CRIME DRAMA, a “lovingly-crafted update”

November 13, 2014 by  
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Hoping to secure a future for his children, an aging Alaskan crime boss looks to retire and divide his empire amongst his three heirs. But when his idealistic son refuses the inheritance, the old man disowns him. This turns out to be a fatal mistake when he sees his cold-blooded daughters use their new-found power […]

Review Round-Up: THE LOUVRE COLLECTIONS, “beautiful work” and “gorgeous”

November 12, 2014 by  
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NBM’s ComicsLit imprint has been publishing the remarkable series of graphic novels commissioned by the Louvre calling upon different prominent artists to make up a story around the fabled museum.  Here are some recent reviews: Glacial Period by Nicolas De Crecy   “The author seems to be asking: what is art? Is there some art […]

Review Round-up: Hubert & Kerascoet’s BEAUTY, “A spectacle of comics achievement”

November 10, 2014 by  
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  From Hubert & Kerascoet, the team behind Miss Don’t Touch Me, comes Beauty, an engrossing tale for grown-ups on the nature of beauty, both fascinating and corrupting. When Coddie unintentionally delivers a fairy from a spell that held her prisoner, she does not realize how poisoned the wish is she gets in return. From […]

NBM for January: Another Chance to Order Our Most Recent Books!

October 30, 2014 by  
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There are plenty of NBM titles in January’s Diamond Previews catalog!                     Take the time to order NBM’s newest hit Beauty, by Hubert & Kerascoet. Library Journal called it “one of 2014’s comic highlights.” See a preview here! 8 ½ x11, 144pp. full color hc, $27.99 9781561638949 […]

Shakespeare Gets Mobbed Up In FAMILY TIES

August 22, 2014 by  
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If there’s any doubt to the continuing influence and power of Shakespeare’s work, the Alaskan crime story would do little to sway that argument.  In Eric Hobbs and Noel Tuazon’s Family Ties, King Lear is reimagined against the backdrop of a crime family dealing with the patriarch’s onset dementia. Here’s what the critics are saying: […]

DOG BUTTS AND LOVE. AND STUFF LIKE THAT. AND CATS. AND REVIEWS.

August 20, 2014 by  
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Cartoonist Jim Benton (best known for It’s Happy Bunny) released his first collection of web cartoons, Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats. through NBM.  And based on the reactions from some of the critics out there, you’re missing out if you don’t check it out.   “Each page of his Dog […]

Rick Geary’s MADISON SQUARE TRAGEDY Has Critics Smiling

August 18, 2014 by  
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Nominated as a 2014 Great Graphic Novel for Teens from The Young Adult Library Services Association of the ALA “I really enjoy Rick Geary’s non-fiction comics about true crimes. His 2013 effort is the story of how architect Stanford White was shot in the face. Geary illustrates his books with maps, house cutaways, evidence shots, […]

FAMILY TIES Review Round Up

June 16, 2014 by  
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Eric Hobbs and Noel Tuazon’s Shakespearean organized crime graphic novel, Family Ties, is their first work together since The Broadcast.  Here’s what the critics have to say. “Family Ties is a single volume graphic novel packed with tension and wrought with emotion, as well as more than a little violence. With all the hallmarks of […]