Stargazing Dog a Top Ten Graphic Novel for Teens, YALSA announces

February 1, 2013 by  
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We’re proud another one of our graphic novels made this exclusive listing! See more about the book here.

More Thoughts On STARGAZING DOG

May 2, 2012 by  
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Sure, Takashi Murakami’s Stargazing Dog was well received when it first came out (making several “Best of 2011″ Lists), but what are other reviewers thinking in regard to this title? “Takashi Murakami’s Stargazing Dog will break your heart. I can’t emphasize that enough…The story sucked me in that hard. I’m a softie for this book, […]

Booklist and Smithsonian chime in on Stargazing Dog.

November 30, 2011 by  
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Stargazing Dog gets another appreciative nod this time from the Smithsonian magazine online. And Booklist is about to publish this review of it: “Reading this graphic novel is the emotional equivalent to listening to NPR’s StoryCorps—moving, beautiful, and ultimately heart-wrenching.” Dungeon  Monstres 3 and 4 get good reviews from Unshelved, a favorite comics blog amongst […]

Stargazing Dog back to press!

November 28, 2011 by  
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Within 2 months of its release, we are back to press with Stargazing Dog and taking the occasion to correct a couple typos some reviewers have given us maybe a bit too much grief over. Fact is we worked quite heavily on this book, a first for us with manga so it was a learning […]

Onion’s AV Club on Stargazing Dog

November 9, 2011 by  
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The Onion’s online AV Club on Stargazing Dog: “Murakami knows he has a powerful central image in this happy, ignorant mutt and the desperate man who loves him, and so he stands back from it just enough to let it work on the reader, never pushing the story too far to the maudlin.” And here’s a […]

Cat Lovers on Stargazing Dog + more

October 31, 2011 by  
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Two cat lovers on this dog’s tale, The Stargazing Dog that is: “I may be a cat person, but I am certainly not immune to the touching tale of a good-hearted and grateful dog who is faithful to his master until the very end. Poignant.” Manga Bookshelf “I was surprised, really, at how much I got […]

Publishers Weekly starred review for Stargazing Dog + Teacher Librarian on Sacco

October 24, 2011 by  
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“Offers some profound insight on the human condition (by way of the canine condition) without being too sweet or sappy.” Says Publishers Weekly of Stargazing Dog in a second starred review in just a few weeks for NBM’s graphic novels. The other recent one was for Bubbles & Gondola. “We have been really zeroing in […]

Stargazing Dog is in stores today.

September 28, 2011 by  
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One of our most anticipated releases is out in stores today: a bestselling manga from Japan: Stargazing Dog Takashi Murakami A moving inspiring manga that is a major best-seller in Japan, selling over 500,000 copies and being made into a movie. Daddy is down and out. Life has conspired against him, everything coming undone. Fed […]

September: we’re all Stargazing Dogs

July 12, 2011 by  
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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 […]

NBM Review Round-Up!

July 31, 2013 by  
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Omaha The Cat Dancer Volume 8 “Quality erotic comics.” – Publisher’s Weekly “Dave Sim might win the title for longest and most determined self-published comic, but Omaha the Cat Dancer is much more fun and human as an artist’s significant, consuming accomplishment.” – Comics Worth Reading Zombillenium “A hoot from start to finish, with funny […]

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