December 17, 2013 by Margreet de Heer
In a few months, Philosophy: a Discovery in Comics and Science: a Discovery in Comics will be published in South Korea. I’m very thrilled about this! It’s really strange to see my work translated into a language I can’t read at all. I love the Korean letters, they look really mysterious and elegant:
The publisher is still deciding on what covers to use. Every culture is different, I’m learning more and more that what “works” for a Western market does not necessarily translate somewhere else. I can see that maybe the image on the Philosophy cover of an open brain may be seen by some as a pretty gruesome picture! So I’m happy to help in coming up with another design. This is the proposal I made for the Korean publisher today – the upper one is Philosophy, the next Religion and the bottom one is Science.
They’ll be deciding on it later. I’ll let y’all know how it turns out!
December 16, 2013 by Stefan Blitz
Our most recent release of Renaud Dilles’ work, Betty Blues, is garnering some very positive reviews.
The Quietus, in a rare interview, took some time to speak with Mr. Dilles about his work including Betty Blues, Abelard and Bubbles & Gondola.
Check out the interview HERE, and after the jump read what some of the critics are saying,
December 16, 2013 by Jesse Lonergan
I was at the Holly Fair in Harvard Square this weekend with Dan Mazur. We got to sell some comics and talk to some folks, but most importantly we got to hang out together, which is something we don’t get to do nearly enough. All Star, which is about to be published by NBM in March, would not be the book that it is without Dan. He’s been one of the people I’ve turned to most often for advice and feedback. He and I, we jive.
In fact, we jive so much that we did a book together awhile back. He wrote the story (and did the publishing), and I did the art. AND it was a notable comic in this year’s Best American Comics.
I was excited because I got to go a little nuts with perspective and ice.
December 13, 2013 by Stefan Blitz
Rick Geary’s latest Treasury of XXth Century Murder volume, Madison Square Tragedy: The Murder of Stanford White is available now.
Rick recently spoke to Comic Book Resources about what went into re-creating the Stanford White Murder, his distinctive style and the specific moment which sparked his interest in the genre.
Read the interview HERE and after the jump read what critics are saying about Rick’s latest.
December 10, 2013 by Margreet de Heer
Today 198 years ago Ada Lovelace was born – an exceptionally bright woman who became the first ever computer programmer. She led a short but interesting and in the end rather tragic life, which I’d like to commemorate with this comic:
This page is actually NOT from my book Science: a Discovery in Comics, but from a small booklet I made about seven famous friendships – of which that between Ada and Charles Babbage was an important one.
But Ada Lovelace IS mentioned in my Science book, in the chapter about women scientists. By now, she is a role model for female scientists everywhere, and even has her own celebratory day in October, Ada Lovelace Day.
Happy birthday, Ada! We who are all seated behind our computers today, salute you!
December 9, 2013 by Jesse Lonergan
It’s been about five years since my last post, but that’s just because I was waiting for some exciting news! And that exciting news is this: my book All Star will be coming out from NBM in March!
I’ve been putting it out in mini format a chapter at a time.
This is the full set all ready to be put together for SPX this year.
You can even read a rather glowing review of the first chapter on Comics Bulletin. And if you can’t wait until March and you happen to be in the Boston area this weekend, I’ll be at the Holly Fair in Harvard Square with the complete collection of the book.
And you can check other stuff by me at these places:
And you can tweet @jesse_lonergan
December 5, 2013 by Stefan Blitz
We are extremely honored to learn that The Initiates has won in the Best Wine Book Translation for the United States in the Gourmand Wine Books Awards, which allows us to qualify for the Gourmand Best in the World Competition which will be announced on May 20, 2014 in Beijing, China, during Beijing Cookbook Fair.
Congratulations to Étienne Davodeau, as well as special congratulations to translator Joe Johnson.
December 5, 2013 by NBM
The star of the show: a humor collection by bestselling author Jim Benton!
That’s right, the funny man behind It’s Happy Bunny has been contributing very popular cartoons/comics pages to Reddit and here’s a collection of those. It’s a dazzling display of different styles and very offbeat humor. He’s also the bestselling offbeat author of Franny K. Stein and Dear Dumb Diary, but THIS collection ain’t for kids (they’d get upset). Some great quotes in anticipation of this book:
“Consistently brilliant, always hilarious, Jim Benton is one of the best cartoonists on the web right now.”– Matthew Inman, TheOatmeal.com
“When you realize that the pathetic cry “I’M BENT” is hidden in Jim Benton’s very name on the cover you’ll know you’re in for a wild ride! And when you read this hilarious book YOU’LL be bent–bent over with laughter!”–Craig Yoe, Cartoonist, Author, Comic Historian
“If laughter is the best medicine, then your insurance company should reimburse you for the cost of this book. “- -Jerry Zucker, Director, Writer, Producer
Also of note:
BILAL does the next LOUVRE book!
The bestselling author (every book of his sells over 100,000 in France) has a very unusual concept around the Louvre pieces. All the paintings in this book were exhibited at the Louvre earlier this year. And, for the anecdote, this marks a return to our roots: the second book we ever published, back in 1978 was The Call of the Stars by Enki Bilal…
Jesse (Flower & Fade, Joe &Azat) Lonergan brings out his best work yet:
And Eric Hobbs and Noel Tuazon (The Broadcast) have their next thriller:
MAGENTA, Noir Fatale marks a new turn for the imprint with a retro cool story of kink, old fashioned bondage and burlesque inspiration. Like burlesque, it’s a great fun tease, ‘tastefully trashy’. If you’ve been reading our Sizzle magazine, you know what we’re talking about.
December 1, 2013 by Margreet de Heer
Festivities are in the air – here in Holland we have no less than TWO this month. On the 5th of December, we celebrate Sinterklaas, the white-bearded saint from Spain, who visits our country with his army of Black Petes to shower the children with lavish gifts.
Here’s a comic I did in 2006, combining Sint and the political climate that year:
A year before, I made this one for girls magazine Yes:
And as soon as Sint leaves, we’ll be getting trees in to prepare for Christmas, which is always fun.
Season’s greetings, everyone!
You can order them here!
November 24, 2013 by Margreet de Heer
It’s Evolution Day – the anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s book On the Origin of Species! Today, 154 years ago, Darwin’s work finally appeared in print, more than twenty years after he returned from his famous journey with The Beagle.
To celebrate, here are two pages from my book Science: a Discovery in Comics:
Want to read more?
(Or check it out at your library, I hear the book has hit many libraries by now)