Eric Hobbs

Broadcast Orders Are Due Soon!

June 22, 2010 by  


So Wednesday is new comic day. If you’re like me you’ll be making the trip early in the afternoon to check out what’s made it into your pull folder and what new books hit the shelf that you might be interested.

Well, don’t make the trip without this…

Broadcast Order FormThis week comic retailers will be making their final decisions on what to stock their shelves with come August. If you’ve decided you want to pick up THE BROADCAST you HAVE to let your local shop know. Things are tight these days, and stores aren’t ordering a lot from publishers outside of the big two. In fact, some aren’t ordering anything at all. I can’t stress this enough. If you don’t pre-order there is a very strong chance it won’t show up on the shelf on a Wednesday come August.

Of course, if you don’t have a local shop available to you then you can always pre-order it through the NBM Store.

And, don’t forget, there is a huge 21-page preview over on my site for those who haven’t had the chance to give it a look.


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Booklist on Dungeon Twilight 3

June 22, 2010 by  


“One of the funniest volumes of the series yet! Has all the hooks that make Dungeon such a fun series: high adventure, lots of action, and a broad  and rambling sense of humor. ”

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Amazon on Mr. Easter

June 22, 2010 by  


Amazon’s Omnivoracious review site has this to say about Brooke Allen‘s A Home for Mr. Easter:

“lively and sharply observed. a very nice effort that rewards the reader with more than a few chuckles.”


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Week Three: Rallbeard

June 22, 2010 by  


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The beard is now entering its third glorious week. The itching has stopped, mostly, and I’ve just learned about the need to trim the lower mustache to avoid an uncomfortable feeling on my lip. All in all, not a bad first effort. I leave for Asia on August 1 and enter Afghanistan August 13.


Eric Hobbs

Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre Present…

June 20, 2010 by  


I’m asked  where I get my story ideas from all the time. All writers are, I suppose. The truth is, I see stories everywhere. But I’ll never forget the first time I heard the Orson Welles’ WAR OF THE WORLDS radio broadcast. It sparked my imagination almost immediately. Of course, it did for more than one million Americans that night too. Enjoy…

Click here to listen to the original Orson Welles’ broadcast.

See the forthcoming The Boradcast graphic novel.


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Newsarama on Dungeon

June 18, 2010 by  


“Joann Sfar and Lewis Trondheim, two of the world’s wittiest and creative cartoonists, continue to script.  They stuff each tale chock full of insane twists and wild ideas, including the various ways people survive on a floating, rotating island.  Meanwhile, their dialogue crackles with an uncanny balance of humor and compassion, providing the readers with dozens of amusing moments and still just enough heart to care what happens to the characters.”

Michael Lorah at Newsarama on the latest Dungeon Twilight vol.3, don’t miss coming up in September to comics shops the next Dungeon Monstres with guest artists Carlos Nine (another mad genius who deserves much more exposure here) and Patrice Killoffer.


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20% off SALE on NBM graphic novels

June 18, 2010 by  


WE’RE OFFERING 20% OFF ALL OUR BOOKS as long as you order at least $25 worth. (After discount, your cost: $20).

This includes all our books to come for the rest of the year which we have up on our website under “Coming Up,” even $3 sale books! NO EXCEPTIONS!

Fact is, cash is tight and we need your help!

So, until the end of this month, come on over and get a fabulous discount on our exceptional books! No code needs to be entered, as soon as you reach $25 on your order, the cart will give you your 20% discount.

Adult, New, the latest Geary, A Home for Mr. Easter, or latest Dungeoncome and get’em for 20% off!


Eric Hobbs

A Little About THE BROADCAST

June 17, 2010 by  


I guess the best place to begin is with an introduction. My name is Eric Hobbs, and I’ve written a book titled THE BROADCAST set to be published by NBM later this fall.

Taking place during a treacherous storm, THE BROADCAST is about a rural Indiana town that loses power halfway through Orson Welles’ infamous WAR OF THE WORLDS broadcast having never learned the infamous radio play is a hoax.

Fearing the worst is upon them four diverse strangers band together in an effort to make it through the night. Tensions build, however, as long suppressed emotions and unsettled conflicts surface, and it isn’t long before all involved realize they have as much to fear from each other as they do the “alien invasion” heading their way.

I’ve teamed with artist Noel Tuazon for the project. His work on ELK’S RUN earned a Harvey nomination, and his most recent project, TUMOR, received critical acclaim across the board.

Here’s a brief look at what he’s bringing to the table with THE BROADCAST…

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I don’t want to give too much away, but given that WE know there are no aliens… it’s pretty clear someone is lying, no?

Click here for a look at the first 21-pages of the book.


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NBM Month on Comic Book Bin

June 16, 2010 by  


The site Comic Book Bin has an NBM month going on with lotsa reviews of our books and this interview of our publisher.


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Review roundup: Dungeon, Little Nothings and On the Odd Hours

June 13, 2010 by  


The Seattle Post Intelligencer picked up the Blog Critics review of Dungeon Twilight vol.3.: “with satiric bite, visual inventiveness, and engagingly fallible anthropomorphic heroes, New Centurions delivers the goods, particularly in its second half.”

The Comics Journal’s Rob Clough has this to say about our latest entry in the Louvre collection, On the Odd Hours: “releasing the works of art at the end was a power play on his part, but it was also his way of getting people to really look and experience the work of art on its terms, to establish an individual relationship with it: to induce the sublime and release the art from its cage in a museum.  Liberge seemed to be saying that encountering art should not be easy or fun, but rather an experience that can be intense, frightening or even transformative.”

Curled Up with a Good Book on Trondheim’s Little Nothings: “If you like watching Seinfeld, this is along similar lines – a book ‘about nothing’ that shows you how funny life is with all its mundane ironies and irritations, and how funny our behaviors are as we go through the details of our ‘normal’ life. Light and enjoyable read for teenagers and adults alike, that will make you take a second look at all the ‘little nothings’ in your everyday life. Recommended.”