February 14, 2013 by NBM
Go take a look at these two great books just in stores now:
A Comic Artist And a Wine Artisan Exchange Jobs
Etienne Davodeau is a comic artist. He doesn’t know much about the world of wine-making. Richard Leroy is a wine-maker. He‘s rarely even read comics. But these two are full of good will and curiosity. Why do we choose to spend one’s life writing and creating comics or producing wine? How and for whom do we do them? To answer these questions, for more than a year, Etienne went to work in Richard’s vineyards and cellar. Richard, in return, leapt into the world of comics. They opened a lot of bottles and read many comics. They traveled around, meeting authors and wine-makers sharing their passion for their jobs. The first time a book explores the nature of a man’s vocation with a true life representation of it from two very different perspectives. They get to realize they both have that precious and necessary power to bring people together. With guest appearances by Trondheim (Dungeon, Little Nothings), Emmanuel Guibert (The Photographer) and Marc-Antoine Matthieu (Museum Vaults).
OVER 100,000 SOLD IN FRANCE
“This nugget in black & white is both graphic novel and autobiography. Proposing discovery of the making of a wine and a book at the same time, the story is up to the natural and living nectar it’s looking to make evident.”
8×11, 272pp., B&W hardcover $29.99, ISBN 9781561637034
In the Louvre Collection:
Those two, they never should have met. In the night, in a long corridor pinned with ancient dreams, they make of this encounter a party. Those two, they must have a gift.
The next remarkable graphic novel in the Louvre collection after Glacial Period, The Sky Over the Louvre and Rohan at the Louvre tells the tale of the retiring museum director on a fugue from his retirement dinner through the vast halls of the museum, eloping with a muse…
“[A]sweet sense of mystery and magic. Beautiful lark of a story.” -Publishers Weekly
10 ½ x 11 ¼, 72pp, full color hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-705-8
February 13, 2013 by Margreet de Heer
It’s Valentine’s Day! Here are some doodles I made of the loved ones I live with:
February 13, 2013 by Eric Hobbs
I did this with The Broadcast and had some success with it so I figured I would do it again and give readers a chance to win a free copy of Family Ties. Like before, you have to be a member of the Good Reads website to enter, but membership is free and definitely worth it if you’re an avid reader. However, if you’re already a member you can just click below and you are automatically entered to win. Good luck!
February 9, 2013 by Margreet de Heer
Lately, a friend has joined our little workspace, bringing a whole new discipline in our comics-dominated world: Michiel Mensingh is an old high-school friend of Yiri, and an acclaimed composer of modern classical music.
The new input inspired me to make these cartoons:
The piece Michiel has been composing will be performed by pianist Laurens de Boer on 22 March 2013. More information here.
February 3, 2013 by Eric Hobbs
So as Noel and I continue to finish up Family Ties, something occurred to me. Together, he and I have created almost 400 pages of comic art. It’s kind of crazy, when I think about it like that. It’s even crazier when I think that it’s been five whole years since I sent him that first e-mail introducing myself and a little book called The Broadcast.
February 3, 2013 by Margreet de Heer
I hardly ever make political cartoons or comics. But when I was invited to comment on the pending Iraq War in March 2003, I made this:
I can only grasp global problems by scaling them down to “sandbox”-size. It all the more emphasizes the pettiness of human behavior and motives – which really depresses me, but at least it makes for an entertaining comic. As you can see, this one was heavily influenced by Bill Watterson’s Calvin & Hobbes, both in style and tone.
After being put up on the site Stripster.nl, the comic went viral – and I kicked myself for not having put in a recognizable signature (it has one now).
Recently, I got to make another comic about a global issue, for magazine Open Deur: the theme was Rich and Poor. After giving it some thought, I decided to revive the Sandbox, and this is how it turned out:
February 1, 2013 by NBM
We’re proud another one of our graphic novels made this exclusive listing!
See more about the book here.
January 31, 2013 by NBM
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
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!
January 29, 2013 by NBM
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.
January 29, 2013 by Terry
It’s official, HarperCollins, one of America’s ‘big six’ publishers, is moving to 195 Broadway just a couple doors up from us.
Ha, people used to look at us funny for being in the ‘financial district’, look what company we got now! Fact is this area has been diversifying for some time and most financial companies are uptown now anyway. What we do have are some of the most beautiful old classic buildings in the Big Apple. The Woolworth building one more block up from 195 has a lobby so gorgeous as to make your jaw drop.
But then we were all drinking seawater just a couple months ago.