October 29, 2014 by Jeff Whitman
The zombie invasion is headed to Los Angeles!
Meltdown Comics & Collectibles, in association with UCLA Department of French & Francophone studies, Institut Francais, L.A. French Culture and more, will gather for VIS-À-VIS, an event bringing together authors and creators from France and the US, sharing their experience on adapting graphic novels to the screen.
Americans Trevor Alixopulos (The Hot Breath of War), John Pham (Sublife), Edward Gauvin (Translator, The Conductor and Other Tales) and Dan Panosian who has worked with all the major comic book publishers will meet with French creators Jul (Silex and the City),Abel Lanzac (Weapons of Mass Diplomacy), Fabien Vehlmann (Green Manor, Seuls) and NBM’s very own Arthur de Pins, of Zombillenium. This is the first time France’s new generation of comic creators will visit Los Angeles. The eight French and American creators will discuss their art and practice.
Vis-à-Vis: French Bande Dessinee Meets L.A. Comics will be held at Meltdown, 7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles on Sunday, November 9th at 2pm. For more information, follow Meltdown’s blog and be sure to read up on Zombillenium beforehand!
To RSVP to this free event, follow this link!
October 24, 2014 by Margreet de Heer
And we continue the history of Holland – specifically, the life of William I, the first King, who found himself pretty down and out under Napoleon’s rule, until…
This comic is part of a travelling exhibition, initiated by Museum Meermanno. The exhibition consists of ten panels, telling the history of William I in comics (by me) and adjoining texts (by Marc Kleijnen). The exhibition can now be seen for free in the library of Eygelshoven.
October 23, 2014 by Jim Benton
October 16, 2014 by Jeff Whitman
To commemorate the second volume of A Treasury of Victorian Murder Compendium, NBM is resoliciting three prominent books in the Treasury of Murder series, by Rick Geary. Be sure to place your order in the December Diamond Previews magazine or ask for them at your local comic book store.
The Treasury of Victorian Murder Compendium, Volume 1 brings a fatal dose of Murder to readers.
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, 288pp., B&W quarterbound hardcover, $24.99
Diamond Order Code: STK475586
In Madison Square Tragedy: The Murder of Stanford White, Geary tackles “The Crime of the Century” in a tale that was nominated for “Great Graphic Novels for Teens” by YALSA.
Stanford White is one of New York’s most famous architects having designed many mansions and the first Madison Square Garden. His influence on New York’s look at the turn of the century was pervasive. As he became popular and in demand, he also became quite self-indulgent. He had a taste for budding young showgirls on Broadway, even setting up a private apartment to entertain them in, including a room with… a red velvet swing. When he meets Evelyn Nesbit, an exquisite young nymph, cover girl, showgirl, inspiration for Charles Dana Gibson’s “The Eternal Question” and for the later movie “The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing,” he knows he’s on to something special. However, Evelyn eventually marries a young Pittsburgh decadent heir with a dark side who develops a deep hatred for White and what he may or may not have done to her, setting up the most scandalous murder of the time.
6×9, 80pp, B&W clothbound, $15.99
Diamond Order Code: STK620351
Lovers’ Lane: The Hall-Mills Mystery is “another excellent entry in this rather admittedly macabre series” according to Comic Book Resources’ Robot 6.
New Brunswick, New Jersey, Thursday, September 14, 1922. Reverend Hall and Mrs. Eleanor Mills take a stroll in the town’s park in the evening. Shots are heard. 2 days later, their bodies are found laying on the ground very neatly next to each other with her hand on his thigh, love letters strewn around them, the scarf on her neck covering up the deep bloody slit in it. Reverend Hall, himself married, was in an open secret of an affair with Mrs. Mills, a married woman of his choir. The perfect ingredients for a juicy scandal and fascinating investigation which the nation’s press hungrily devours. Alas, no clues or evidence are sufficient to make an indictment stick. Was it suicide? A jealous rival? The case reopens again 4 years later as new information is brought to light, indicting the reverend’s wife but she is an upstanding member of her community, denying to the last that her husband had any affair…
6×9, 80pp., B&W jacketed hardcover, $15.99,
Diamond Order Code: STK464894
Whether you are new to the Treasury of XXth Century Murder series or want to relive all the gruesome details again, place your order with Diamond Comics today at your local comic book store. And be on the look out for the new Volume 2 of A Treasury of Victorian Murder Compendium , on sale this December!
For more books in the series and previews, click here.
October 14, 2014 by Sean Michael Wilson/ Chie Kutsuwada
My first article in a newspaper, in Scottish Newspaper, the Glasgow Herald, today.
’10 reasons why comic books are better than films’
And you know they are!
This article kicks off a new regular feature in the Herald, which will focus on graphic novels, called ‘Graphic Content’, organised by journalist Teddy Jamieson.
October 9, 2014 by Margreet de Heer
Two weeks ago our beautiful sweet Siamese Boris died. We miss him greatly, not just as a pet but as a friend who always seemed so tuned in to our moods and feelings. He was almost eighteen and had a great life and a good death – yet this does not make the sadness any less, only “cleaner” perhaps, since there are no regrets.
Apart from all the “usual” mourning, I have an additional, specific problem. Boris was also a character in our books – a mostly silent one but still part of most of our backgrounds. (I blogged about the cats in my books two years ago, here).
We’re about halfway working on our next book and of course Boris has made his appearance. So what do I do, do I keep drawing him? Or do I just drop him from my pictures? Do I need to address his absence in any way, and how can I do that without distracting from the theme of the book? (which is World Power, something most cats have little interest in)
After pondering it for a while, I came up with this solution, in the first panel of a chapter in which I discuss the progress of the book with my brother:
That’s Yiri holding Boris’ picture next to what I call my “deity drawer”, a small cupboard for incense, some god statuettes and assorted spiritual books. It’s also the place where I put pictures of the dearly departed. (The deity drawer is featured in my book about Religion)
It is addressed. Boris gets his place among the legendary mortal supporting comics characters.
And we will have to face the problems of the world without him from now on – quite literally in our lives but also in our books.
Sleep well, dear Boris, you will live on in our hearts.
October 7, 2014 by Jeff Whitman
Making your shopping list for New York Comic Con? NBM books can be found at two locations this year. We will have a small selection with our sister company, Papercutz- booth 2229. There you can get your copy of Beauty, Miss Don’t Touch Me, Invincible Days, All Star and Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats.
And over at booth 1775, Kinokuniya will have a wider selection of NBM titles including Zombillenium, Why I Killed Peter, Phantoms of the Louvre, Glacial Period and The Initiates, among others.
For a map of the convention floor- follow this link!
More information can be found on the official NYCC. Comic Con will be held at the Jarvitz Center in New York City this Thursday, October 9 until Sunday, October 12.
October 1, 2014 by Patrick Atangan
I did an interview for Broken Frontier about my new book and some other stuff.
I will also be in San Francisco this weekend signing my book at the APE con. Will also have some poster and original art for sale too! Hope to see you there.
September 29, 2014 by Jeff Whitman
Boom Studios has a hit on their hands with Lumberjanes, drawn by Brooke A. Allen, a part of their Boom! Box line of comics. But this isn’t the first time the world’s seen Brooke: She has published with NBM before with 2010’s A Home for Mr. Easter.
Tesana has never really fit into anything before but her daydreams. But when making an attempt to connect to her peers by joining in a pep rally planning committee she suddenly discovers a little white rabbit that lays brightly colored eggs. Realizing that she may have found the real life Easter bunny, Tesana embarks on an epic quest in an effort to get him back to his natural habitat and into safe hands. However as she progresses on her fanciful journey she gains more and more undesired attention until the quest becomes an increasingly madcap race to stay ahead of greedy pursuers and find a safe place for her new friend…wherever that place may be. It’s Tesana against the world!
Be sure to catch what the Miami Herald called” moving, memorable and rollicking” with Comics Waiting Room reviewing Allen’s artwork as “bold, fantastical and beautiful in its purity.”A Home for Mr. Easter is in Previews Magazine right now, be sure place your order from your local comic book store’s Diamond catalog!
Diamond Order Code: FEB101037
September 26, 2014 by Jim Benton