Take a ride with Bubbles & Gondola at your comic bookstore now

It’s arrived today at your comic bookstore:

BUBBLES & GONDOLA
Renaud Dillies
On a background of Django Reinhardt, this jewel of poetic fantasy is a fairy tale for all ages with spot on observations about life. Charlie is a mouse who’s trying to write but has a block. Writing is a solitary endeavor. A bird named Solitude comes to visit him to keep him company. We’re never sure he actually exists but in Charlie’s mind, yet he brings him out into the world, dares him to experience the unknown, unblocking his little existence… A drama about the blank page for Charlie who so wants to make the world more beautiful with his writing, we are transported into a tender and moving tale with a twinge of lyrical melancholy yet sweet, warm and ultimately elevating.
“A certain magic is demonstrated when an artist, unfettered by perceptions of comics being for kids, uses the full paint box of tools available to him. The wild imagery, wandering through parties and dreamland alike, transports the reader in an emotional way that propels the practical mind into the escape of art.”
-Publishers Weekly starred review
A Publishers Weekly “Graphic Novel as Gift 2011”

“This dreamlike meditation on creativity and finding value in life is not understood so much as succumbed to. Reminded me of the work of Winsor McCay in its dreamlike logic.” –Comics Worth Reading
81/2 x11, 80pp., full color hardcover, $16.99. ISBN 978-1-56163-611-2

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NY Comic-Con, meet us in booth 1831

NBM will be at the New York Comic Con Oct. 13-16 at the Javitts Center in booth 1831.

We’ll have our latest books, premiering the lovely BUBBLES & GONDOLA.

AND we’ll have ERNIE COLON appearing Friday and Saturday in support of his upcoming INNER SANCTUM. He’ll be signing a preview book made just for the show (only $1!) as well as sketches he made in preparation of the book for all those buying at least 3 books from our assortment.

Here’s when he’ll be appearing:

Friday from 1 to 2:30 and 4 to 5:30PM, and Saturday from 10:30AM to 12:00PM, 2:30PM to 4PM.

We’ll have copies of the manga bestseller Stargazing Dog, the nutty Kinky & Cosy, Geary’s Sacco & Vanzetti, the wondrous Sky Over the Louvre. Also the Dungeon series and other goodies to lick your chops over!

We’ll be sharing the booth with our sister act (as it were) Papercutz who’ll have Stefan Petrucha and Rick Parker appearing, all the latest Smurfs, Geronimo Stilton, Garfield AND THE PREMIER OF NINJAGO COMICS, the sensation from Lego…

See us at Booth 1831…

Starred review for Bubbles & Gondola in Publishers Weekly

Just released today: Publishers Weekly gives a starred review for Bubbles & Gondola (which means it is an outstanding book) saying:

“A certain magic is demonstrated when an artist, unfettered by perceptions of comics being for kids, uses the full paint box of tools available to him. Few American artists, tainted by memories of Mickey or Maus, would cast a mouse as their hero these days, but for Dillies’s protagonist, the lonely Charlie, it’s a marvelous choice for his personality and journey. Author Charlie deludes himself that he’s loving his solitude as a way of ignoring his writer’s block. The town where he lives, preparing for Carnival, is full of wonders, but Charlie focuses on his pain, even when given the chance to escape through riding a Ferris wheel. Then his gondola flies him to a wonderland reminiscent of the classic strips Little Nemo in Slumberland and Krazy Kat in a palette of reds and browns. Through encounters with his family and other city inhabitants, Charlie rediscovers imagination in a story that has the crazy patchwork feel of a hallucinatory trip. Dillies’s gorgeous art is more than up to the task. The wild imagery, wandering through parties and dreamland alike, transports the reader in an emotional way that propels the practical mind into the escape of art.”

This also means it will qualify for the Best GN of the Year list…

NBM at NY Comic Con: Ernie Colon is signing

NBM will be at the New York Comic Con Oct. 13-16 at the Javitts Center in booth 1831.

We’ll have our latest books, premiering the lovely BUBBLES & GONDOLA.

AND we’ll have ERNIE COLON appearing Friday and Saturday in support of his upcoming INNER SANCTUM. He’ll be signing a preview book made just for the show (only $1!) as well as sketches he made in preparation of the book for all those buying at least 3 books from our assortment.

Here’s when he’ll be appearing:

Friday from 1 to 2:30 and 4 to 5:30PM, and Saturday from 10:30AM to 12:00PM, 2:30PM to 4PM.

We’ll have copies of the manga bestseller Stargazing Dog, the nutty Kinky & Cosy, Geary’s Sacco & Vanzetti, the wondrous Sky Over the Louvre. Also the Dungeon series and other goodies to lick your chops over!

We’ll be sharing the booth with our sister act (as it were) Papercutz who’ll have Stefan Petrucha and Rick Parker appearing, all the latest Smurfs, Geronimo Stilton, Garfield and much dirt on the smash launch of NINJAGO (books won’t be for sale yet though!).

See us at Booth 1831…

Booklist on Sacco & Vanzetti + more

“The quiet effectiveness of Geary’s consciously old-fashioned drawing style is reinforced by his thorough recreation of period details.”

Says Booklist of Geary‘s Sacco & Vanzetti.

“This dreamlike meditation on creativity and finding value in life is not understood so much as succumbed to. Reminded me of the work of Winsor McCay in its dreamlike logic.”

Johanna Draper Carlson, Comics Worth Reading on Bubbles & Gondola which is shipping now and wil be in stores by October 12th.

“Those reading these strips for shockingly frank autobiographical confessions are hereby advised to look elsewhere. For the rest of us, Trondheim’s ongoing Portrait of the Artist as a Middle-Aged Bird continues to charm and deliver.”
Bill Sherman of Blogcritics on Little Nothings 4.

“Indispensable” says The Onion on Geary + join CBR thread on Dungeon

“Indispensable”

Says The Onion AV Club on Geary’s Sacco & Vanzetti. And Jason Sacks of Comics Bulletin adds:

“If you know nothing about the trials of Sacco and Vanzetti, this book is a great introduction their story. If you know something about their trials, you should find this book a fascinating exploration of the case. And if you’ve never read anything by Geary, I think you’ll really enjoy the fascinating combination of objective reporting and personal artfulness that Rick Geary presents in this book.”

And on Trondheim’s Little Nothings 4:

“I thought this was the best volume since the first. This one features a bit more anxiety (a health scare) and a lot more action (many overseas trips). There’s a delightful mix of fussiness and craziness in his depiction of crossing through Death Valley on a journey from Las Vegas to San Francisco.  What’s remarkable about the Little Nothings series is not its light tone and loose line; instead, it’s that Trondheim creates such a complex, rich, and visually exciting narrative environment for himself and his readers to explore.”

Rob Clough at The Comics Journal.

Publishers Weekly (need sub) has chosen our about-to-ship Bubbles & Gondola for its recommended list of “comics and graphic novels as gifts 2011”.

DUNGEON LOVERS!! Thanks to Taliesin for taking a jump and establishing a thread on CBR over the Dungeon series. Go over there and get in on the conversation if you’re a Dungeon lover. Keep him company! Encourage others to join in! Get the word out! We’re gettin’ tired of hearing how this is overlooked (the series sells well but should sell a lot better!)

NBM in August: Bubbles & Gondola

This August, being solicited now in comics stores, we have a magical discovery for you:

BUBBLES & GONDOLA
Renaud Dillies
On a background of Django Reinhardt, this jewel of poetic fantasy is a fairy tale for all ages with spot on observations about life. Charlie is a mouse who’s trying to write but has a block. Writing is a solitary endeavor. A bird named Solitude comes to visit him to keep him company. We’re never sure he actually exists but in Charlie’s mind, yet he brings him out into the world, dares him to experience the unknown, unblocking his little existence… A drama about the blank page for Charlie who so wants to make the world more beautiful with his writing, we are transported into a tender and moving tale with a twinge of lyrical melancholy yet sweet, warm and ultimately elevating.
81/2 x11, 80pp., full color hardcover, $16.99. ISBN 978-1-56163-611-2

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Also:

THE BONEYARD SET VOLUMES 1-4
Richard Moore
All 4 first full color volumes in one specially priced banded set of this popular spoof of horror. Michael Paris has inherited a plot in the remote town of Raven Hollow. As he arrives, he gets to find out what a doozie that is. He’s basically inherited a cemetery that the villagers want razed! Why? It’s haunted with apparently frightening creatures putting a curse on the whole town! But when Paris actually gets to meet some of the denizens of his inherited headache, it turns out they ain’t all that bad (the vamp, in fact, is quite cute) and maybe the evil is not where it may seem…
6×9, 400pp., full color trade pbs., 4 volumes banded set: $49.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-619-8

NEW FROM EUROTICA:

BARBARIAN CHICKS & DEMONS, VOL.4
Hartmann
In medieval times, powerful warrior chicks get their way shamelessly with warlords to powerful demons themselves! Beautifully fully painted artwork. This volume presents 5 stories including Milady training her young nubile underlings, an anthropologist pupil relating to his master his derring-do in getting ancient scrolls which actually involved the sexual exploits of his hired female mercenary Shaya in placating the savages, an abducted Princess chained up, protesting -but loving- the raunchy treatment at the hands of her tormentor before the bungling hero Sir Corwin saves her, and more!
8 1/2 x 11, full color trade pb., $11.95; ISBN 978-1-56163-616-7

Cover too sexy to be shown here! Go to Eurotica and Coming Up August.

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NEW FROM PAPERCUTZ, being solicited in cocmics stores now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #15 “Wuthering Heights”
By Emily Bronte
Adapted by Rick Geary
Rick Geary adapts Emily Bronte’s masterpiece! Bronte’s romantic classic established the quintessentially dark, brooding antihero in the form of the character Heathcliff. Heavily influenced by the poet Lord Byron, the beautiful flow of her words is matched by Rick Geary’s art in this comics adaptation. Eisner Award-winner Geary’s comics work in historical fiction is unparalleled – earlier adaptations by Geary include CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #1 “Great Expectations” and #2 ‘The Invisible Man.” Geary is also known for his exceptional graphic novel series “A Treasury of Victorian Murder” and “A Treasury of 20th Century Murder.”
6 ½ x 9, 56pp., full-color hardcover: $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-59707-249-6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAPERCUTZ SLICES #3 “Percy Jerkson and the Ovolactovegetarians”
Margo Kinney-Petrucha and Stefan Petrucha, writers
Rick Parker, artist
Half human, half brand name, Percy Jerkson and his pals Rover and Bananabreath eat only natural dairy foods, making them Ovolactovegetarians. But evil forces wish to destroy them so the world will only have junk food. Now the half-wits must battle the army of fast food giant McKronos and his legion of corporate icons. While the monstrous Hyphen, the creature from between worlds, attacks, McKronos begins his assault on the world’s largest shopping mall, where Mount Whole Foods stands with no one at the registers! It’s up to Percy Jerkson to stop the Lord of Grime!
6 x 9, 64pp., full-color paperback: $6.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-264-9

 
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED DELUXE #4:
“The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”
By Mark Twain, writer. Adapted by Jean David Morvan and Frederique Voulyze
Severine Le Fevebvre, artist

Presenting Mark Twain’s timeless stories of Tom Sawyer and his friends Joe Harper and Huckleberry Finn, brilliantly brought to graphic novel through Severine Le Fevebvre’s vibrant art. Sawyer’s adventures including pirating on the Mississippi River, schoolyard fisticuffs, and his genius fence-painting scheme, haven’t lost any of their appeal over a hundred years after Twain first wrote this classic novel. Almost every young boy or girl fantasizes of tagging along with Tom and Huck, sharing their incredible escapades. Through Morvan’s adaptation and Voulyze’s art, the reader can live the fantasy of exploring the muddy banks of the Mississippi, tagging along with Tom and his friends through experiences that never grow old.
61/2 x 9, 144 pages, full-color, hardcover: $17.95, ISBN 1-59707-152-9

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