NBM Review Round-Up!

April 9, 2013 by  
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After a great time at MoCCA, here we are, back again, with some recent reviews of various NBM titles. Abelard Has been nominated for “Great Graphic Novel for Teens’ by YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association).  Results will be announced in January 2104 by the ALA. “At times, both whimsical and melancholy, Abelard transcends the […]

NBM Review Round-Up!

December 20, 2012 by  
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It’s not too late to get some of our fantastic books to give away as holiday gifts (or buy one or two for yourself, you deserve it!). Here’s what the critics are saying about some of our recent titles. Abelard “A beautifully crafted piece of storytelling from Hautiére that tugs mercilessly at the heartstrings but doesn’t […]

Which Book Does PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY Call, “A Near Perfect Union Of Pictures And Words”?

August 15, 2012 by  
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I’ll give you a hint, it’s set here…

Review Round-Ups: Here’s What The Critics Are Saying…

August 7, 2012 by  
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“The timing of this book couldn’t be better, speaking as it does to what the citizens of a well-off community value, and how they shirk social responsibility. The lesson is plain, yet sensitively and elegantly rendered.” The AV Club on The Fairy Tales Of Oscar Wilde: The Happy Prince   “Wilde’s beloved allegory is beautifully […]

NBM Review Round-Up!

June 15, 2012 by  
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With such a wide variety of titles, we’re pretty fortunate to get a pretty amazing cross section of reviewers. Here are a few kind words about several of our titles: Stargazing Dog “A moving story for all devoted pet owners and animal lovers.” – Curled Up With a Good Book Kinky & Cosy “The jokes […]

Comic Pros, Don’t Forget The Harvey Award Nominations Are Due 4/16!

April 13, 2012 by  
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Certainly next to Tax Day, the most important deadline of the week is to submit your nominees for the 2012 Harvey Awards! Here’s the details directly from them! As a creator within the comics and graphic novel industry, you are eligible to nominate works and vote for the Harvey Awards.  We encourage all professionals to vote, whether […]

Eisner Nominations Are In, and We Got Six!!!

April 5, 2012 by  
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The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are considered the “Oscars” of the comic book industry. They are handed out each year in a gala ceremony at Comic-Con International: San Diego, the largest and oldest comics convention in the United States. The Eisner Awards are named for renowned cartoonist Will Eisner (creator of “The Spirit” and […]

The joy of getting slightly creeped out.

March 1, 2012 by  
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                          School Library Journal says of Colon’s Inner Sanctum: “Colón maintains the period settings and character interactions, while showing how ominous shading, gestures caught in frozen moments, staring yet lifeless eyes, and the confusion between reality and nightmarish deformity convert the tales from […]

“Female descendants of Max and Moritz”

February 3, 2012 by  
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“Here are the female descendants of Wilhelm Busch’s Max and Moritz. Like Busch’s awful boys, it’s impossible not to cheer these two through all their silliness and well-deserved comeuppances.” Booklist on Kinky & Cosy. From Robot 6: Chris Mautner: “You know who’s great? Lewis Trondheim. Trondheim continues to reveal his life to readers on a […]

Press tidbits of the week

January 11, 2012 by  
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“Dillies’ art evokes the work of an earlier poetic penman, George (Krazy Kat) Herriman, though with a trace more detailed elegance. (The book’s carnival scenes are particularly splendiferous.)” Says The Seattle Post Intelligencer, via Blog Critics of Bubbles & Gondola. Library Media Connection gives Rick Geary‘s Sacco & Vanzetti a starred review: “If anyone can […]

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