March 10, 2009 by Neil Kleid
Hey, all! Been working pretty hard to get THE BIG KAHN ready for the printer over here, but wanted to duck in and add to the chorus of working studio photos. Here are two quick snaps of my fairly cluttered drawing table… usually, I script on my laptop from any point around the studio, but when I sit to draw I’ll bring it here:
Items of note:
• Promo poster for Ursa Minors!, the comedy-action-robot bear book I did for Slave Labor Graphics.
• Framed copy of X-Men Unlimited #14, the first Marvel work by yours truly
• A check from Marvel (not for the aforementioned X-book
• A poster for the MoCCA “Who Wants to be a Superhero” costume gala, signed by some of the “superheroes.”
• A postcard invite for the Ninety Candles/Jigsaw book release party.
• Baby wipes. For my baby. Not for me.
• Long-arm stapler for cobbling minicomics and ashcans
March 10, 2009 by NBM
We need to sell off the few remaining copies of Will Eisner’s series of charming adaptations he had done of various classics. All books remaining are discounted from 7.95/8.95 to $3.95 for paperbacks, $15.95 to $8 for hardcovers and even the signed and numbered editions, limited to only 300 are now at $19.95 instead of $50!!
Come and get ‘em before they all fly out of our warehouse!
Also, don’t forget to check out our sales where many other books of ours, as well as some from other publishers like Acme Novelty Library and the 9/11 report are on quite a sale as well!
March 10, 2009 by NBM
“Sibylline imbues each short with a clear and strongly realized emotional core. Most enjoyable, nearly every story paints sex as a positive, joyful experience. There’s no shame or humiliation here, as nine of the women (unfortunately, not the doll) are willing partners in each act, and everyone comes out of their experiences richer for it.
A book like First Time doesn’t compare to something like Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie’s Lost Girls. For one thing, the grandiose literary ambition isn’t here, and in many ways, that’s really a positive thing. Lost Girls was many things, but arousing wasn’t really one of them. First Time focuses intently on the sexual experience rather than any literary parallels. It has a visceral quality that goes hand in hand with the emotional pleasure the women in each story experience, and that directness and bald humanity make it a much more stirring book.
It’s frank, it’s fun, it’s a little messy and awkward; in short, First Time is a little like its subject matter. Apparently, comics are the vanguard of quality porn – which is cool, because honestly, porn never suffers in any economy.”
So says Newsarama. Why, that’s just what we thought ourselves!
To see First Time, go to Eurotica on our home page and then in Author Gallery to Sibylline. Sorry, can’t link directly here due to adult content.
March 10, 2009 by NBM
Johanna Draper Carlson’s ComicsWorthReading has just reviewed 4 of our recent books, besides Miss Don’t Touch Me which she calls “thrilling escapism with naughty touches”, Why I Killed Peter and First Time, she has this to say about Trondheim’s latest Little Nothings:
“The work is gorgeous, due to the artist’s skill, observations, and especially watercolors.
Material includes the goofy things Trondheim’s bird-headed alter ego does on vacation, as well as simple observations about everyday life. I found them fresh and funny, showing me new ways to look at simple events. The different places around the world he visits are beautifully captured, putting me with him while rock climbing or scuba diving. “
March 5, 2009 by NBM
We’re presently having a 15% off sale across our website on all books. This is good until March 15.
Simply use the code S15 in the coupon field on the cart when you order.
And besides, you get a 5th book free from a choice of many when you order 4. That special we have 24/7.
March 5, 2009 by Jesse Lonergan
Here’s my second installment of comics about comics. I hope you enjoy it. This is really an experiment on my part so I’d love to hear what people think, commentwise, suggestionwise, criticismwise, or questionwise.
Work on my Turkmenistan books is going along well. I’m about eight pages away from completion (though of course there will be some tweaking still to go)(how much tweaking I’m not sure)(Terry and I will have to talk about it). And I think the title will be Joe and Azat, which is short and simple.
And I’m always putting new stuff up on my blog at jesselonergan.blogspot.com
March 5, 2009 by NBM
“If there is a healing process, this unforgettable graphic reminiscence is surely its catalyst. Collaborator Alfred evocatively illuminates Ka’s memoir of childhood innocence and grown-up pain. Special mention must be made of his extraordinary use of color and photography as magical elements to convey the emotional ambiguity and banality of evil.”
So said Richard Pachter of the Miami Herald on Tuesday of Why I Killed Peter.
March 4, 2009 by NBM
This week’s Publishers Weekly speaks highly of our new erotic collection First Time as published in our Eurotica* collection:
“Manages to be frank in its depiction of physical sexuality without becoming pornographic, resulting in a charming ‘adults only’ anthology. This is highly recommended for readers looking for something erotic yet artistic and emotionally involving.”
This is a collection of stories about first time experiences featuring some of Europe’s rising star artists as well as Dave McKean, obviously on a rather different tangent than Coraline or Newbery winner The Graveyard book (!)
* sorry can’t link you directly to the book due to its content but just click on Author Gallery and then the author name Sibylline.
February 26, 2009 by Jesse Lonergan
Since NBM started this blog I’ve been a little confused about what to post. I’ve been posting finished pages, but that kind of seems a little pointless because you’ll see the finished pages when the book comes out. I love the pencils that Rick Geary posts, but my pencils don’t look anywhere near that good. They don’t look like much of anything. And notes and scripts, well, I can’t really imagine they’re too exciting on their own.
So I’m thinking of something like a comic strip about drawing comics. Something like the extras section on a DVD. This is the first and I’ll post one every week or so and talk about my process of drawing comics.
And I’d love some feedback, so let me know what you think. Also if you’re curious about any part of the drawing process and would like to see a strip about it let me know. And it doesn’t have to be just about this Turkmenistan book, it can be about anything really.
And I’ll be posting these comics about drawing on my blog as well: jesselonergan.blogspot.com
February 26, 2009 by NBM
NBM’s ComicsLit has gotten 2 of its graphic novels into the prestigious review magazine BOOKLIST top ten:
“Virginal Florence moves into an upscale brothel in post–Great War Paris to sleuth what she feels was her sister’s murder. In terms of characterization, plot, and setting, and the integration of images and words, graphic novels come no better.”
“Following up discoveries about his late father, photojournalist Marco learns humbling lessons about the malleability of human character while changing his mind about fatherhood. Larcenet’s realist masterpiece ends in peaceful domesticity.”
Only fellow publisher extraordinaire Fantagraphics achieves such an equal honor. Heh.