October 28, 2009 by NBM
Jesse Lonergan’s latest, JOE & AZAT is a fun discovery for reviewers:
Andrew ‘Capt. Comics’ Smith of Scripps Howard News service thought:
“One almost wants to meet Azat, the eternally optimistic and enthusiastic Turkmen with an idealized view of America, plus grandiose dreams of business success and romantic love. Joe knows that Azat’s ambitions are preposterous, but Azat’s enthusiasm is infectious and, more importantly, he proves to be a true friend. In addition to the personal narrative, “Joe and Azat” serves as something of a travelogue, a growing segment in graphic novels. Lonergan’s art is cartoony but effective. “Joe and Azat” is a quick read, and a pleasant diversion. Who knows? Maybe by the end you’ll want to go to Turkmenistan.”
“Bombarded with naïve questions concerning American customs from curious locals, overcharged for toothpaste at the village bazaar and constantly in danger of being forced into bribing someone, Joe is surviving by following the basic rules of Turkmenistan. When Joe accidentally breaks the most important rule of all (Never lose your passport), an acquaintance named Azat lends a helping hand and becomes his best friend. Often comical and at times achingly heartfelt, JOE AND AZAT is the tale of two men from different corners of the world, both physically and culturally, who form a connection guaranteed to endure whether or not they ever see each other again. Lonergan’s words are like his artwork: devoid of unnecessary flotsam and instead cut directly to the meat of the emotional material.”
October 22, 2009 by NBM
October 22, 2009 by NBM
“A perversely enjoyable read, highly recommended for anyone with an open mind and a desire to open it further.”
“In opposition to Dungeon’s overall light-hearted tone, the writing tandem also provides several dark twists, while jamming surprise after surprise into each scene. Dungeon has elements of parody, but its creators’ obvious love for the adventure-fantasy genres keep the characters real and the circumstances compelling.”
Stop the presses (uh, the downloads?)! Here’s another from Amazon Daily/Omnivoracious:
“The Early Years,” with some amazing phantasmagorical scenes wedded to complex moral situations, manages to entertain and provide yet another thought-provoking installment in what may well be the best epic fantasy series of all time.”
October 22, 2009 by NBM
“Geary shows how the real people living the Hollywood dream might not have always been what they wanted others to believe. Clothing, hairstyles, and architecture give readers a “you are there” sense, as does the action, which is seen by a somewhat distant observer. An excellent way to introduce teens to the establishment of pop-culture iconography.”
And Comic Book Resources’ Robot 6 has an interview of him about this as well as his recent bio of Trotsky.
October 19, 2009 by Neil Kleid
Hey, New Jersey—I’ll be signing copies of THE BIG KAHN (among other selected comics I may have perpetrated random acts of sequential violence) at A&S Comics and Cards in my hometown of Teaneck, New Jersey this Sunday, October 25th, at 12PM.
A&S is graciously opening their doors for me to sign a limited number of copies of the THE BIG KAHN, my graphic novel with Nicolas Cinquegrani about a rabbi who dies and at his funeral his family and congregation discover he was conning them: he isn’t even Jewish. The book has been called “a beautifully meditative story” by the Onion, a “rich and meaningful exploration” by Heeb Magazine, “Gripping” by Publisher’s Weekly and Whitney Matheson from USA Today said ” I almost missed my subway stop because I was so engrossed in this book.”
Swing by on Sunday, October 25th to pick up and talk about comics, get stuff signed, get something sketched and generally have a great old time.
A&S Comics & Cards is located at 563 Cedar Lane, Teaneck NJ. The phone number for directions is 201-801-0500
October 16, 2009 by shane white
It’s true, we’ll both take you on.
We’ll be there all weekend to serve you the finest selection of the latest graphic novels from NBM Publishing. Do yourself a favor, don’t let the nice weather fool you come by and check us out at booth #328.
You’ll be so happy you won’t even be able walk.
October 12, 2009 by NBM
We have quite a few of our graphic novels on a special sale from now until Nov. 15th. They include:
*P. Craig Russell’s Opera adaptations: $4 for the paperbacks (normally $18!), $8 for the clothbound (normally $25).
*Ted Rall’s My War with Brian and 2024: $4, normally $10 and $16.
*Prado’s masterpiece Streak of Chalk: $4! normally $17!
*Mattotti’s amazing Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde: $4, normally $16.
*Peter Kuper’s Eye of the Beholder collections: $4, normally $11-12.
*Schuiten gorgeous art book The Book of Schuiten: $8! Normally $45!!
+ a number of books we are liquidating: House of Java, Raptors, Invisible Frontier. a Manara art book…
NOTE: We just ask you buy at least $32 worth of these sale books (ie. 8 paperbacks or 4 clothbound)
+ many books from Random House and First Second/Macmillan, including American Splendor volumes, Flight issues and books by Eddie Campbell, all at half price!
This runs out in a few weeks, act now. A great chance to grab some superb NBM and other pubs’ books at VERY low prices.
October 12, 2009 by shane white
Meaning…I’ll be sporting more hair than usual at the Alternative Press Expo…yes it’s true I’ve grown a beard. I look like a manly Richard Simmons if that’s even possible. I figured it’s Halloween season I’m trying to play the part of an indy creator. I might even wear knit fashions too!
I do believe this is the last bit of ephemera from the development of my new book THINGS UNDONE.
When Terry had me rework the cover he really pushed me towards the simple easy-to-read imagery. I don’t always agree with him, but I have to respect the fact that he’s been doing this longer than I have. Of course this one didn’t make the cut. I’m not even sure I showed it as the character showed no real emotion. I don’t think paranoia is an emotion?
Speaking of emotion…how about a terrible segue? I’ll be in the city of brotherly love this coming weekend…no not Philadelphia…though that city is a part of my story. SAN FRANCISCO will be host to the Alternative Press Expo this coming weekend. It’s one of my favorite shows really. It’s all about comic book goodness. Stop by say hi and buy this little seasonal tale of existential zombie awareness!:)
You’ll be glad you did.
While you’re at it…I have a facebook account…like all the cool kids. Get to know me: Check it yo! I love it when the over 30 crowd tries to get realz with the kidz…that’s okay…hide your eyes, click away quickly.
October 9, 2009 by NBM
If you’re going to the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco the weekend of October 17th, then make sure to stop by the NBM table to meet Ted RALL selling his last few premier copies of The Year of Loving Dangerously (book due in stores mid-Nov.) as well as Shane WHITE signing his just released Things Undone.
Both will have other books of theirs, of course, as well as a smattering of our recent titles to sell! Better yet, credit cards accepted. So there, now you gotta go.
October 9, 2009 by NBM
“The Year of Loving Dangerously is an excellent work. If I may have wanted to know more about what happened to Rall at the end, that merely shows he and Callejo did an excellent job of telling a story. As more folks read it or when this book is filmed (yes, I said that twice), I expect that Rall’s exploits during his “annus coitus” will rub up a tight debate on the ownership and exchange of sex.”
So says G.M. Palmer in Strong Verse, even if a few weeks early (book is due out in stores mid November. HOWEVER, Ted will be selling his last few advance copies at APE next weekend!