A great interview and overview of Mathieu (Museum Vaults)

February 18, 2009 by  

Arthur magazine has just posted a great interview and overview of Marc Antoine Mathieu’s work and especially his latest Museum Vaults we published, part of the Louvre collection of graphic novels presently in exhibit at the Louvre itself, see this previous blog entry on that.

The piece is written by author Sasha Watson (Vidalia in Paris), her blog’s fun.


Publishers Weekly on Little Nothings and School Lib. Jnl. on David B

February 18, 2009 by  

“Trondheim creates autobiographical sketches with a Seinfeld-ian mania for capturing the quotidian details of normal life, particularly its irritations. [His] light wit and springlike watercolor tones give even the most curmondgeonly observations a lilting and jesting flair.”

So says Publishers Weekly, this week, about Trondheim’s latest Little Nothings volume. Meantime, School Library Journal has this to say about David B’s Nocturnal Conspiracies:

“The real strength of this graphic novel lies in the images. David B. has a distinct style that uses heavy black inks combined with grays and blues. His detailed drawings complement the text and carry it through each panel. The results are captivating. Followers of his work won’t be disappointed.”


The Stranger On Miss Don’t Touch Me

February 17, 2009 by  

“The mystery is involving and proceeds at a sprightly pace. It’s refreshing to see a sex-positive story and heartening to see a female lead character who’s quick-witted and brave. There’s no American analogue for this kind of breathless comic book mystery. It’s all so perfectly French.”

…says The Stranger of Seattle about Miss Don’t Touch Me

Jesse Lonergan

Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2009 by  

Happy Valentine’s Day.

Sadly, my girlfriend is on another continent so I’m going watch the romantic comedy Friday the 13th.  

And here are the last two pages of the of the chapter from my book about Turkmenistan that I’ve been posting on this blog.


Neil Kleid interviewed on comicon.com about Big Khan

February 13, 2009 by  

Jennifer Contino of Pulse interviews Neil Kleid on Comicon.com about his latest graphic novel The Big Kahn scheduled for release in July from us.

Ted Rall

Book Signing Tonight

February 13, 2009 by  

I’ll be signing copies of “Silk Road to Ruin,” “To Afghanistan and Back” and other recent titles tonight at Bluestocking Books in Manhattan, at 7 pm. I’ll also be showing slides of old and new cartoons, comparing the two, and taking your questions. Hope to see you then!


Rick Geary on internet radio

February 13, 2009 by  

WSradio.com and the show Comic Book Talk Radio had Rick Geary of The Treasury of Murder on for a great in-depth interview yesterday and ended with a few words with NBM Publisher Terry Nantier. Go to their site and archives to listen to the show, dated Feb. 12.


Geary’s Murder Of Lincoln as the president’s 200th approaches.

February 11, 2009 by  

As Presidents’ Day is around the corner and the birthday of Abraham Lincoln a special occasion this year since it will be 200 years, I thought it good to bring to everyone’s attention that we’ve had Rick Geary’s excellent graphic novel “The Murder of Abraham Lincoln” available and it just went back to press. Both the hardcover and the paperback are available at stores, Amazon or right here.

It’s part of Geary’s increasingly popular Treasury of Murder series with each book carefully researched. If you go to his page on this site, as for every one of his books, you’ll see all the great reviews it’s gotten.

Check it out!


Trondheim’s Little Nothings reviewed in Booklist

February 10, 2009 by  

Lewis Trondheim’s Little Nothings: The Prisoner Syndrome (which is vol.2)  has a review coming from Booklist:
“Trondheim thinks hard about his surroundings and communicates his musings just glibly enough to invite readers to pause and think as well as enjoy his Everyman worries.”


Phil (Dinosaurs Across America) Yeh’s appearances

February 10, 2009 by  

Here they are and heck going all the way into October!



Saturday, September 19, 2009  
Booksigning and mural
Comics Unlimited
16344 Beach Blvd
Westminster CA 92683
Phone: 714-841-6646
Saturday & Sunday, September 26-27, 2009 
Mural Event and Book Signing 
Kidsfaire Family Expo 
Alameda County Fairgrounds 
Pleasanton, CA 
Saturday & Sunday, October 3-4, 2009 
Mural Event and Book Signing 
Kidsfaire Family Expo 
Orange County Fairgrounds 
Costa Mesa, CA 
Wednesday-Sunday, October 14-18, 2009 
Mural event 
Frankfurt Book Fair
Frankfurt, Germany
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Mural event & booksigning
The Saenz Building, 10th & “D” St.
San Bernardino, CA
Saturday, December 5, 2009
“Cars & Guitars” Mural event  & booksigning
Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Blvd
Los  Angeles, CA 90036