September 12, 2014 by Jeff Whitman
Cartoonist Ted Rall’s latest graphic novel: After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests arrives in stores this month from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It chronicles his last trip to Afghanistan. Last week, Publishers Weekly has a great Author Profile featuring Rall and his book.
His first journey to Afghanistan was in November, 2001. He was originally commissioned by the Village Voice to write about his trip, he later added comics to better convey his experience. The resulting book was NBM’s To Afghanistan and Back and sold a total of 20,000 copies. Rall has been publishing with NBM Publishing since the early nineties with many of his graphic novels still in print.
Although he may have funded “After We Kill You” through Kickstarter, Rall will be returning to NBM in the future with more work!
In his PW interview, Rall states “Experiential stories, at least for me, are more easily told through the comics.” See some of Rall’s best “experiential stories” on NBM’s website, now with special discounts on some of his titles!
September 11, 2014 by Jeff Whitman
We are packing up our bags and headed direct to Maryland for the Small Press Expo.
At our table will be all our recent graphic novels available for sale. You can be sure to find something for everyone. From Patrick Atangan’s Invincible Days to Jesse Lonergan’s All Star. Our ComicsArt line brings us Family Ties, Glacial Period, and a new edition to the Louvre Collection: Phantoms of the Louvre, and more! And who can forget the New York Times‘ Jim Benton and his Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats.
All of these are eligible for a free print with qualifying purchase. Patrick Atangan even sent over some special giclee prints from Invincible Days, those are available in limited quantity with a qualifying Atangan purchase! Stop by to browse through our books, pick up some presents for yourself or others, and leaf through our upcoming releases!
Our table is F1-F2.
See you there…
For more information about the Small Press Expo, see their website.
September 7, 2014 by Margreet de Heer
Here’s the continuation of a bit of Dutch history in comics – the story of Holland’s first King, William I.
This was probably his lowest point: exiled from The Netherlands, having to negotiate with Napoleon and England for a bit of compensation of his losses…
This panel and nine others are still on tour throughout The Netherlands. Check the site of Museum Meermanno to see if they come to a library near you.
September 5, 2014 by Jeff Whitman
Are you headed to SPX next weekend?
We will have plenty of copies of Invincible Days on hand. Unfortunately, creator Patrick Atangan cannot be there. However, he is sending us original art to be raffled off! Buy any book of his at our booth to enter to win.
We will have previews of our upcoming books that you can’t find anywhere else, including Jude Nude by Etienne Davodeau,Dungeon: Twilight, Volume 4,, and more. Take a look at our special accordion book, Pascal Rabaté’s Street View- it needs to be seen to be believed! Also, have a fashionably EARLY preview of a book that will have everyone talking come SPRING 2015, Annie Goetzinger’s Girl in Dior. We are coming dressed to impress!
We will also have our recent books for sale, complete with a special deal! Buy 30 dollars worth of merchandise at the booth and get an exclusive print free with your purchase. A $50 purchase will receive special prints signed by the artist.
Be sure to stop by, say hello, and take a look at the future of NBM. Our table is F1-F2
To learn more about the Small Press Expo, follow the link.
Be sure to follow our Twitter @NBMPUB for updates from the table.
September 2, 2014 by Jeff Whitman
Publishers Weekly called it “hauntingly evocative”. Booklist said it was “highly successful both as literature and visual art”. Oliver Ka tells his memoir in a way critics agree as haunting yet beautiful. Artist Alfred, artist of Dungeon: Twilight, Vol. 4, illustrates this tale blurring the lines between imagination and reality. The finished product is Why I Killed Peter. If you haven’t picked it up yet, order it at your local comic book store! Retailers can place their order in this month’s previews. See previews and reviews on its product page.
WHY I KILLED PETER
Alfred & Olivier Ka
By the artist on the new Dungeon Twilight 4! “Peter was a populist priest. He was cool. He was funny. He was no priest, just a regular guy. It’s like I had another uncle. A great one, who laughed, who sang, who tickled. Until he took us for summer camp. Until we were so close, temptation came in the picture.”
Based on a true story that the writer experienced himself, this graphic novel presents very simply the grey areas in such a situation, how he had tucked the whole episode deep within him but then how his rage and self-pity let it all out and finally revisiting the man when close to death and his coming to grips. A very moving , topical and important work, sensitively presented.
“If there is a healing process, this unforgettable graphic reminiscence is surely its catalyst.” -Miami Herald
“This is an excellent work. Recommended.”
-Comic Book Resources
6×9, 112pp., full color clothbound jacketed, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-543-6
For more of Alfred’s work, Dungeon: Twilight, Vol. 4 is also out in November.
August 29, 2014 by Jim Benton
August 28, 2014 by Jeff Whitman
Looking for a good gift for a Dungeon fan? Looking to start and/or complete your collection? In celebration of Dungeon Month this November, NBM is rereleasing the Zenith collector set, complete with all three volumes of Zenith! Zenith is not alone, Dungeon The Early Years is getting its own set with the two volumes. To accompany the fourth and final volume of Twilight, the first three volumes are also being offered together at a special price! These volumes contain volumes previously out of print. This is the right time to get immersed in the world of Dungeon! See our Dungeon page for more information.
|Dungeon Zenith set
Lewis Trondheim, Joann Sfar, Boulet
Specially priced set! Collecting the main core introductory storyline to the popular sprawling dark-humored epic spoofing horror and heroic fantasy. Includes volumes newly back to press!
6 ½ x 9, 288pp., full color trade pbs., 3 volume banded set, $39.99, normally $43, ISBN 978-1-56163-624-2
BACK IN STOCK IN NOVEMBER
It’s a great time to be a Dungeon fan!
August 27, 2014 by Margreet de Heer
Yiri and I are working hard on our next book and have just decided to call it Global Power: a Discovery in Comics, rather than World Domination: a Discovery in Comics. There’s a subtle difference there.
I’m so excited about it and really in a nice work flow right now. But the thing is, it won’t be out for at least a year – it’s scheduled for Fall 2015 in The Netherlands, and Who Knows When, if at all, in the States. So marketing-wise there’s no point in talking about it yet.
But I’m so excited about it!
Last week, I had the idea of putting in a scene between Yiri and me playing a game of Monopoly – but I wasn’t at all sure how well known the game really is. So I posted the question on my Facebook page and was swamped with reactions like “Really?! You don’t know how popular Monopoly is???”.
So no trouble there.
Here are two pages of the end result. There is a third page as well, but I’ll leave that for later. Ha, how’s that for a cliffhanger, marketing-wise…?
August 27, 2014 by Jeff Whitman
Christmas is coming early this year! To celebrate the release of the fourth and final volume of Dungeon Twilight, NBM is rereleasing classic editions of Dungeon! Dungeon: Twilight Vol. 2, Dungeon: Zenith Vol. 3, and Dungeon Early Years Vol. 1 all return to print after much reader demand. Fill in the gaps of your collection this November!
For those of you new to the Dungeon, you need to see it to believe it! Part parody, part adventure, and all fun- join Marvin the Dragon, Marvin the Red, Herbert, The Keeper, Zakutu through all corners of the saga. The Early Years present the creation of Dungeon, Zenith relates the height of Dungeon, Twilight tells of the demise of Dungeon. Dungeon Monstres retells great adventures of secondary characters and Dungeon Parade is between volume 1 and 2 of Zenith with funny stories of Marvin & Herbert. Are you ready to get lost in the Dungeon? See NBM’s Dungeon Page for more information and place your order today.
The creator of Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Pendleton Ward, holds Dungeon in great acclaim:
“Dungeon comics — that’s a big inspiration for me and the crew who write on the show. Dungeon’s a great comic, and I look to it for the sort of casual conversation they have with the big fantasy world that they all live in.”
Lock yourself up with the Dungeon series this November!
August 27, 2014 by Jeff Whitman
Summer is winding down, the kids are going back to school, and Patrick Atangan (The Yellow Jar,Silk Tapestry) has been reflecting on what makes us, us. He shares his reflections with rich and imaginative illustrations.
Tom Spurgeon of The Comics Reporter reports, “This isn’t the style I remember for Patrick Atangan, best known to me forThe Yellow Jar, which has to be a decade in the rearview mirror at this point. I’d take a look at it for the visual style employed in the preview all by itself.”
This collection of short stories forms a singular narrative that reveals the tiny moments when you realize you are at the precious end-days of youth. Atangan creates an intricate mosaic from his own childhood memories as well as those gathered from friends and family. Bittersweet, joyful and reflective, these are the type of marking moments that best define us as adults. By the author of the Yellow Jar and Silk Tapestry.
9×6, 128pp., color hc, $19.99 9781561639014
Pick up Invincible Days in comic book shops today, and available starting next week wherever fine books are sold, or order the graphic novel on our webpage.
See more previews and extras here!