March 31, 2010 by NBM
The MoCCA Festival is coming right up, here in NYC the weekend of April 10 and we’ll be busy with quite a few of our authors appearing! Come and meet:
Brooke A. Allen premiering our brand new ‘A Home for Mr. Easter.’
Greg Houston (Vatican Hustle)
Neil Kleid and Nicolas Cinquegrani (The Big Khan, Brownsville)
Ted Rall (The Year of Loving Dangerously)
Here’s the schedule of their appearances:
11-1: Brooke Allen & Ted Rall
1-2: Nicolas Cinquegrani
1-4: Greg Houston
2-4 Brooke Allen
4-5: Nicolas Cinquegrani
4-6 Ted Rall
11-1: Ted Rall
noon-1: Neil Kleid/Nicolas Cinquegrani
1-4: Brooke Allen
1-3: Greg Houston
And of course, we’ll be bringing our latest graphic novels for sale besides these guys’!
Meet ya there.
March 31, 2010 by Ted Rall
I designed my first tattoo! One of my readers asked me to draw a canary in a birdcage for his arm. Here it is!
(Anyone interested in having me draw custom artwork for a tattoo (there is a fee), please get in touch.)
March 30, 2010 by Ted Rall
Check it out.
March 26, 2010 by Terry
Here’s a great video about the Future of publishing and books in general that’s gone viral for a good reason. Dorling Kindersley UK did it.
It’s quite amazing, you’ll see, very clever.
And after you see it, let me ask you how we ourselves can improve, be more responsive to you. I’d love to hear from you.
March 23, 2010 by NBM
First of all, Booklist says of this new book out now in our Louvre collection:
“Virtuosically rendered by Liberge, who merges elegant clear-line
figuration, expressionistic pastel coloration, and in the odd-hours sequences, superimposition effects, Bastien’s story powerfully expresses the irrepressible life of great art.”
Comics Worth Reading adds, after a few reservations:
“Yet I was left impressed by how well comics worked to tell the story of a deaf man. Illustrated sign language is perfect for the format. It reinforces the lack of sound, making it something in itself, to exploit and manipulate, instead of a characteristic of the medium covered up by lettering effects. When his girlfriend argues with him, images spill around her as her hands gesture at him and captions explain what she’s communicating.”
March 23, 2010 by Brooke Allen
HELLO BLESSED AND DEAR BLOG READERS!
Hope every one’s having an eventful month of March! To be honest it’s passed by so quickly the only thing I remember is St. Paddy’s… or well, maybe I don’t… Any who, this brings A HOME for Mr. EASTER a little closer to book shelves and hopefully a little closer to you too. In the mean time I guess I’ll get you all a little more acquainted with the book, its characters, and what on earth I was thinking when I made it… So where to begin…
Where indeed. The setting in which A Home for Mr. Easter takes place is purposefully pretty vague. I wanted to tell the story economically with just the right amount of information needed to understand the characters. I didn’t feel that placing Tesana in a specific city was pertinent to her or anyone else’s character, not to say that I think it would have been a bad thing to do so, it just would have made Mr. Easter a different story…
(also does any one else see the smiley face in the rock in the picture above? Now that I see it I can’t stop looking at it).
Well that bit of insight was short lived, next time perhaps I’ll devote a post to the villains of Mr. Easter or maybe one to process… or maybe both!
Thanks again for all the glorious support! If only I could award you with a freshly baked brownie every time you stopped by the blog … but I can’t… I’m still working on that technology.
Hearts and Good Feelings to all!
March 22, 2010 by NBM
“A slim but packed volume of curious wonders, this is the sort of book one presses on friends, even if it’s quite impossible to say exactly why.”
says Publishers Weekly of Trondheim’s latest collection of Little Nothings.
“Embedded within this graphic novel is a critical consideration of the very function of public art museums. “Those who consume art, the public, people in general, appreciate the artwork for their own pleasure,” Bastien’s mentor states early in the book. “They only stay on the surface. It’s all they know how to do!” Only when these “orphan” works are removed from a large gawking public, considered in solitude, can our hero approach their truest meaning.
The sequences where the museum’s artworks come alive are the book’s big set pieces, of course, and Liberge pulls these moments off with aplomb.”
March 17, 2010 by NBM
Bill Baker has posted the second part of his great interview with the outrageously talented Greg Houston of Vatican Hustle, where he, in fact, talks about his next one which we have now scheduled for publication in July: Elephant Man. He’s peppered the interview with full color paintings by Houston which will give you a taste for other work he can do (just as awesome).
March 17, 2010 by NBM
Our long-running and popular series BONEYARD by Richard Moore, a wonderfully dark-humored sendup of all things Horror is now featured at Panelfly, our partner in getting our comics on the iPhone (and soon iPad).
They’re presently bringing out 2 comic book issues a week, just as they had appeared in comic book first (except now in color) for only $1.99 each issue!
A great way to sample this wonderful series and enjoy it bit by bit. The full graphic novels remain available as well, as we advertise on Moore’s page, for 30% less than the print versions.
This is all leading up to our release of the final (for now) volume 7 scheduled for May and presently being solicited for in Diamond’s Previews at comics stores. The entire run of the 28 comic books (collected in seven volumes) will be brought out over the next few months coinciding with vol.7 being released.
March 15, 2010 by Ted Rall
The average age of a newspaper reader is 55. Editorial cartoonist Ted Rall and animator David Essman come to the rescue of dying print media with their new animated editorial cartoon “How to Save Newspapers!” Among the highlights: reach out to appeal to the older readers who are keeping newspapers hip, smart and relevant!