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Phil Yeh to do a mural at L.A. Times Bookfair and BEA

April 13, 2009 by  


Phil Yeh, author of Dinosaurs Across America which has been praised as a great fun way to get kids to learn about US geography will be touring for this book and on behalf of Cartoonists Across America, his organization in support of literacy through comics. That includes appearances at the L.A. Times Bookfair at the Hideho comics store booth later this month and around the Book Expo America convention in NY, late May. At most of his appearances he does a mural and gets fellow artists and kids to join in on the fun. Go meet him! Believe us when we say he is lively and opinionated. Here’s his latest schedule:

APRIL EVENTS

Wednesday, April 15, 4:00 pm

Book signing and workshop

Lytle Creek Elementary

San Bernardino, CA

 

Thursday, April 16, 4:00 pm

Book signing  and workshop

Riley Elementary

San Bernardino, CA

 

Saturday, April 25, 2009, 11:00-6:00

3rd Annual Mural Event

San Bernardino Public Library

555 West Sixth St.

San Bernardino, Ca 92410

909-381-8236

 

Sunday, April 26, 2009

10:00 am-12:00 pm

Book signing at Hi-de-ho booth

LA Times Festival of Books

UCLA

Los Angeles, CA

 

Thursday, April 30

Graphic Novel Workshop

Ann Arbor Academy

111 East Mosley

Ann Arbor, Mi 48104

 

MAY EVENTS

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Book signing and mural event

Nicola’s Books

2513 Jackson Av.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Tel: 734-662-0600

Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 11:00am-4:00 pm

Book signing and Mural event                                               

Dayton International Peace Museum
A Space to Make Peace
208 W. Monument Ave.
Dayton , OH 45402
937-22PEACE
member of
International Network of Museums for Peace

 

Friday-Sunday, May 8-10

Mountain Arts Network Spring Group Show & Sale

Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa

Lake Arrowhead Village

27984 Highway 18

Lake Arrowhead, CA

 

Wednesday, May 13, 4:00 pm

Book Signing and Workshop

Marshall Elementary

San Bernardino, CA

 

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mural event

Hotel Pennsylvania Lobby

New York, New York

 

Friday-Sunday, May 29-31, 2009

Mural

BookExpoAmerica

Javits Convention Center

New York, New York

 

JUNE EVENTS

Saturday, June 20, 2009, 11:00am-4:00pm 

Book signing and mural event

Bank of Books

748 E. Main Street

Ventura, CA 93001

805.643.3154

 

JULY EVENTS

Thursday-Sunday, July 23-26, 2009

San Diego Comic Con

San Diego Convention Center

 

 FALL EVENTS 

 

September 26-27, 2009

Mural Event and Book Signing

Kidsfaire Family Expo

Alameda County Fairgrounds

Pleasanton, CA

 

October 3-4, 2009

Mural Event and Book Signing

Kidsfaire Family Expo

Orange County Fairgrounds

Costa Mesa, CA

 

October 14-18, 2009

Mural event

Frankfurt Book Fair

 

Saturday, December 5, 2009, 11:00 am-5:00 pm

Mural event

Petersen Automotive Museum

6060 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA

323-930-CARS

 

 

Rick Geary

From Rick Geary

April 13, 2009 by  


Here is a small preview of my latest book from NBM, “Famous Players: The Mysterious Death of William Desmond Taylor.”  It’s the convoluted tale of a still-unsolved 1922 murder in Hollywood, involving several film stars and other “famous players” of the day.  The two finished pages reproduced here recount the discovery of the body, always the best starting point for a good mystery.

By the way, I’m proud and thrilled to be nominated for two Eisner awards this year, especially so because they both recognize my work for NBM, on last year’s book “The Lindbergh Child.”


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Skinflowers is at stores

April 13, 2009 by  


Eurotica’s latest, Skinflowers by Ecce Homo, the photog who helps Favole painter artist Victoria Frances pose models for her paintings, is at stores now and from us of course.

It’s an import from Europe, a beautiful jacketed hardcover with photography of nudes in fantasy goth settings. Next week, we’ll be shipping out Victoria Frances next new book Arlene’s Heart, a moving goth fairy tale for adults. Frances, A Spaniard, has already made quite a name for herself in this country with the vampire series of illustrated books Favole.


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Dungeon Zenith 3 is out

April 8, 2009 by  


The newest Dungeon book is out! After quite a lapse where we brought out various other branches of this vast epic, we’re back to the main storyline, Zenith, with volume 3 which, as we’ve always done, collects together 2 of the original French volumes, numbers 5 and 6.

In this one The Keeper gets himself into such hot water he even manages to lose the Dungeon entirely to a wiley schemer!

This marks the 10th volume we have out in this series, btw! And of late, we’ve brought the price down on recent volumes to $12.95.

It’s at stores now and we have stock of every volume out.


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PW runs erroneous news on Geary

April 7, 2009 by  


Not sure how they misunderstood our release but contrary to the bit of news they ran in their PW Comics Week out today and in their Comics Briefly, Diamond will most certainly be making available his new Famous Players volume in the Treasury of XXth Century.

What Diamond does not have in Previews, however, is the capacity to order previous volumes of his, especially including the Lindbergh Child.


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Curled Up with a Good Book on Silk Road to Ruin

April 6, 2009 by  


The review site Curled Up with a Good Book reviews Ted Rall’s Silk Road to Ruin:

“Although you may think that a book which deals with political subject matter and a part of the world whose nations most Americans know little to nothing about (and have a difficult time even pronouncing correctly) might be dull and boring. Instead, Rall has written a very interesting and often LOL humorous account that anyone who wants to learn more about this politically unstable region and anyone who likes travel memoirs will enjoy highly.”

And they give it 4 1/2 stars out of 5. Hey, the book may be out for a couple years now but never too late for a review, right? Besides this book remains timely and topical.


Terry

Geary Garners 2 Eisners noms!

April 6, 2009 by  


Congratulations go to Rick Geary, our author of the always superb Treasury of Murder, whether Victorian or XXth century, for his nominations in the Eisners as best writer/artist and for The Lindbergh Child  as Best Reality Based Work!

If you’re a pro getting a ballot, make sure you vote for this still somewhat under-rated artist  (although I have to say he keeps growing in awareness out there) with such a personal style.

Lindbergh, by the way, along with his next Famous Players book, out in June about a famous murder in the early already scandalous days of Hollywood, are Junior Library Guild selections. Print runs on these are now surpassing 10,000.


Jesse Lonergan

Drawing Comics

April 2, 2009 by  


Looking back, this may be a little bit of an exaggeration. I did have some ideas of the kind of story I wanted to tell. I’d seen Turkmenistan mentioned in a number of books and I’d seen a number of news articles about the country, but because most Westerners can only get a two week visa to travel in Turkmenistan there were definite limits on what kinds of stories the authors could tell. I wanted to tell a story that could only be told by a person who had lived in the country. That was my starting point and everything else flowed from that.

And here is a detail of the inks for my cover.

I’m planning on flat colors, maybe only five or six. All the black lines will probably be a dark green, but I’m not sure yet. It’ll take shape as I start working on it. For the title I’m thinking of having it in a bar of color across the top of the book (it would be something like the cover of one of those old Blue Note jazz albums)(only with a broader band for the title). And Terry is probably going to hate this but after reading the book one of my friends was so adamant that it should be called The Golden Age that he sent me a list of reasons justifying it. I was convinced. So Terry and I will be talking about that again.


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Geary’s Lincoln in School Library Journal

April 2, 2009 by  


“The concise narrative incorporates diverse threads and is packed with details that will mesmerize readers—Lincoln’s prophetic dream of his own death, John Wilkes Booth’s careful and cold-blooded preparations, the identification of the perpetrator’s body after his death by the initials he had carved into his right hand as a child. Geary also raises questions that still go unanswered, such as the fate of pages missing from Booth’s journal. Filled with crystal-clear maps and realistic architectural renderings, the precise pen-and-ink drawings depict the events with drama and a chilling sense of realism. Readers will find this book impossible to put down and may just head to library shelves for more information (Gr 7 Up).”

So says Joy Fleishhacker of School Library Journal of our bringing back both editions of Geary’s The Murder of Abraham Lincoln. (scroll down) on the occasion of Lincoln’s 200th anniversary.


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NBM in June: a new Geary

April 1, 2009 by  


In conjunction with ‘Previews’ from Diamond at your local comic bookstore, here’s what’s being solicited for June from NBM:

The main news is the next Rick Geary TREASURY OF XXth CENTURY MURDER:

FAMOUS PLAYERS
The Mysterious Death of William Desmond Taylor
Rick GEARY
It’s the early days of Hollywood, movies are just starting to come of their own and gain in popularity. New Stars are made. The movies are still silent but their stars certainly are not, in the scandal sheets. Amidst this new boiling cauldron, William Desmond Taylor, a successful director at the ‘upscale’ Famous Players Studio is found shot in his home.. Could it have been the star Mary Miles Minter or a former butler? But then, what about that strange past Taylor had? Another delectable mystery as only Geary can tell ‘em!
6×9, 80p., B&W, jacketed hardcover, $15.95,
ISBN 978-1-56163-555-9
And of course, don’t forget the over ten other titles in this series (including the initial Treasury of Victorian Murder). Besides, Rick is a contributor to this blog and has posted some initial views of the art from this book but also of his next one!

New from Eurotica, the next Peanut Butter book, one of our best-selling series:

Peanut Butter presents:
THE CONFESSIONS OF SISTER JACQUELINE
Cornnell CLARKE
Remember Sister Jacqueline, headmistress of the high school Molly went to in volume 1? Well, then you might remember what an orgy she was forced into at the prom… and loving every minute of it. Now she must confess to her sins and face how she loves being taken vigorously, even if she has become pregnant! A shockingly arousing side-story to this best-selling series.
81/2x11, 48pp., full color trade pb., $10.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-558-0

There too, there’s a whole series with three volumes already available to look for.

On PAPERCUTZ‘ side the main news, beside new volumes of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, is the Tales from the Crypt will have an edgy spoof: Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid, go check it out!