“Magenta” Cartoonist Nik Guerra Interviewed by Comics Beat

“Don’t call it porno!”

Italian cartoonist Nik Guerra was profiled by comics news site Comics Beat. In an interview conducted by Alex Dueben, Nik talks about his start in comics, his inspiration for Magenta, his pin-up style and more.

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Dueben writes, “It’s wonderful to discover that the comic is far less exploitive and sensational than many mainstream comics.”

Read a short excerpt below:

In NBM’s new graphic novel, Magenta: Noir Fatale, Italian writer and artist Nik Guerra gives the oft-maligned profession a sense of beauty and dignity, using the pornographic culture as a backdrop for a 1960s murder mystery. Perhaps because it’s not trying to be cheap, but every angle, every outfit, every artistic choice is one consciously made.  It’s a thoughtful, well-constructed story which may not be for everyone, but for fans of Sin City and other dark crime stories who don’t mind that there’s more sex than violence, Magenta might be the book you’ve been waiting for.

The full interview “Don’t Call it a Porno, Nik Guerra Takes On Mystery and Sensuality in ‘Magenta: Noir Fatale’” can be seen on The Beat website.

 

For previews and more, visit our Eurotica page.

Nik’s take is similar to the Eurotica motto, “comics that are shameless, not shameful.”

September: The Miss Don’t Touch Me guys are back!

Here’s what we’re soliciting for in comics stores now:

BEAUTY

BEAUTY
Hubert & Kerascoet
The team behind Miss Don’t Touch Me is back with an engrossing tale for grown-ups on the nature of beauty, both fascinating and corrupting.
When Coddie unintentionally delivers a fairy from a spell that held her prisoner, she does not realize how poisoned the wish is she gets in return. From repulsive and stinking of fish she becomes perceived as magnetically beautiful, which does not help her in her village. A young local lord saves her but soon it becomes apparent her destiny may be far greater…
8 ½ x11, 144pp. full color hc, $27.99 9781561638949

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AND WE’RE BRINGING BACK IN A BEAUTIFUL LARGER HARDCOVER THE LONG OUT OF PRINT:

MISS DON’T TOUCH ME

MISS DON’T TOUCH ME
Hubert & Kerascoet
Now in an omnibus complete large format hardcover edition. Paris in the thirties. The ‘Butcher of the Dances’ is on the prowl for young loose women. Blanche works as a maid along with the only family she knows, her sister, fun-loving Agatha. Suddenly, Blanche loses her to what she saw was murder but others only write off as suicide. She decides to take matters into her own hands. In her pursuit, she ends up hired into a luxury house of call-girls. She even becomes quite good at certain lascivious practices while still remaining a virgin! But she also doesn’t lose sight of her goal: find the Butcher.
A suspenseful spicy tale as only the French could so lightly get away with, yet deceptive in its depth and realism. 
8 ½ x11, 192pp. full color hc, $29.99 ISBN 9781561638994

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What they said of this:

“Miss Don’t Touch Me is really nothing more than a murder mystery and period piece, but it sure is a good one—so good, in fact, that you may find yourself needing to be reminded how un-ambitious an unpretentious it actually is. ” –Newsarama

“It’s hard to imagine a sequential art story better than this!”

Booklist Starred Review, A BOOKLIST TOP TEN GRAPHIC NOVEL 2009.

NEW FROM EUROTICA:

Sizzle 63

SIZZLE #63
The all-new Sweet Sins by the author of Zombillenium, Peanut Butter and Molly Fredrickson’s hot action, Precinct 69 packs the heat, Barbarian Chicks, and presenting MARA, an all-new series with a clairvoyant and sexually aggressive chick into meting out justice on her own terms!

8 1/2/x11, full color, $6.99

NBM in September: Atangan (“Yellow Jar”) is back.

Here’s what we’ve got being solicited for in comics stores now:

THE RETURN OF PATRICK ATANGAN!

Dog Butts and Love

INVINCIBLE DAYS
Patrick Atangan
This collection of short stories forms a singular narrative that reveals the tiny moments when you realize you are at the precious end-days of youth.  Atangan creates an intricate mosaic from his own childhood memories as well as those gathered from friends and family. Bittersweet, joyful and reflective, these are the type of marking moments that best define us as adults.

By the author of the Yellow Jar and Silk Tapestry.
9×6, 128pp., color hc, $19.99 9781561639014

Previews
More Atangan
See his posts on our publisher author blog

NEW FROM EUROTICA:

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SIZZLE #63
The all-new Sweet Sins by the author of Zombillenium, Peanut Butter and Molly Fredrickson’s hot action, Precinct 69 packs the heat, Barbarian Chicks! 8 1/2/x11, full color, $6.99

 

NBM in April: after ‘The Broadcast’, it’s ‘Family Ties’

Here’s what’s being solicited for April release in comics stores now.

From ComicsLit, the team behind the highly acclaimed The Broadcast is back with:

Family Ties
An Alaskan Crime Drama
Eric Hobbs, Noel Tuazon

Hoping to secure a future for his children, an aging Alaskan crime boss looks to retire and divide his empire amongst his three heirs. But when his idealistic son refuses the inheritance, the old man disowns him. This turns out to be a fatal mistake when he sees his cold-blooded daughters use their new-found power and influence against him. Inspired by the classic play KING LEAR, THE GODFATHER meets Shakespearean tragedy in this epic tale of betrayal and loss.
6×9, 208pp., B&W trade pb., $14.99, ISBN 9781561637294

see Eric’s blog posts on this.

and preview pages

NEW from EUROTICA:

Barbarian Chicks & Demons, vol.6
Hartmann
These warrior women know how to lead their cocky enemy on for just enough sex before gaining the upper hand. Whether it’s posing as a virginal initiate to a religious sect gone very rogue, giving in to pagan rites of the most lecherous kind or giving lessons to a virginal egghead, the action is heavy and the climax assured! The humorful beautifully painted stories of erotic barbariennes continues breathlessly.
8 ½ x11, 48pp, full color, trade pb., $11.99, ISBN 9781561638734

See more (click on the banner for this on the left)

PLACE YOUR ORDER AT YOUR COMICS STORE NOW!

 

NBM in November: P. Craig Russell’s Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde vol.2 in paperback

Being solicited this month in comics stores: Craig Russell’s Oscar Wilde adaptations volume 2 is available for the first time in paperback!

 

The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde
Vol. 2: The Young King and The Remarkable Rocket
P. Craig Russell

First time in paperback! One of comic art’s most respected and pioneering artists, well known for his opera adaptations and beautiful fantasy work, P. Craig Russell is in the process of adapting Oscar Wilde’s famous fairy tales in a series of landmark volumes.
In the Remarkable Rocket, a vain little rocket figures itself above all others and still manages to see glory in its dismal end.
The Young King, taken from humble origins, revels in the finer possession of his new lofty position. However, a series of dreams reveal to him the suffering his people must go through to make them for him. Casting them off, he finds paradoxically that he may be alienating the very people he wants to help.
6×9, 8 ½ x11, 48 pp., full color, trade pb., $9.99,
ISBN 978-1-56163-771-3

Also on this occasion, we’re bringing back the clothbound edition which had been out of stock for some time.

SEE PREVIEWS

 

 

Meanwhile, EUROTICA presents a fun new series:

MONA, Agent X, vol. 1: Dangerous Initiation
Alessandro Scacchi • Betty Hopkins
Mona goes from star of a lascivious reality TV show to unemployed as fast as being bested by a sluttier competitor. She then lands what looks to be a peach movie role… until she sees what they did of her. Her public image in ruins, she now has nothing left to lose and who’s that killer blonde with the silencer? Suspense, intrigue, sex, perversion like only an Italian can cook up!
8 ½ x 11, 48pp., full color trade pb., $11.99; ISBN 9781561637676

To see previews on this, go to Eurotica and click on the button for this on the left

NBM in September: Dillies is back with Betty Blues

Here’s what’s being solicited from us in comics stores this month, to come out in September:

Dillies of Bubbles & Gondola and Abelard, both nominated for Eisners is back!

BETTY BLUES

New from ComicsLit:
BETTY BLUES
Renaud Dillies
Little Rice Duck has built himself quite the reputation around the West Wood, playing his trumpet in bars with their smoky, sweaty ambience, tequila sunrises, and jazz. But between his trumpet and his flame Betty, things are going astray. Betty is drowning her need of him in expensive champagne, something someone else is more than happy to provide… something he’d much prefer, like her, would just stay chilled.
8 ½ x 11, 80pp., full color hc, $18.99, ISBN 9781561637584

SEE THE PREVIEWS

AND NEW FROM EUROTICA:

SIZZLE #59
The kinky lavishly rendered fetish story Magenta Noir continues, along with “It Could Happen to You”, the roguish “District 69” and the return of Cornnell Clarke’s “Peanut Butter” series. Cover by Kevin (“Girl”) Taylor.
Quarterly magazine, full color, $6.99

At Last! Geary’s Treasury collected: NBM in November

Here’s what’s being solicited at your comics bookstore this month from NBM: at long last, what you’ve all clamored for, the very first Treasury Compendium!

A TREASURY OF VICTORIAN MURDER COMPENDIUM Including Jack the Ripper, The Beast of Chicago, and Fatal Bullet
By Rick Geary 
In this first omnibus volume from Geary’s increasingly storied Treasuries of Murder: the first trilogy of murders that made up the very first volume of this series, Jack the Ripper as only he can narrate it, The Beast of Chicago about H.H. Holmes, possibly the first serial murderer with chilling methodical means and The Fatal Bullet about the assassination of president James Garfield.

6×9, 228pp., B&W hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 9781561637041

See Previews *  see more Geary

NEW from EUROTICA:

A somewhat delayed solicitation due to, ahem, oversight. This will actually ship in October:

 

 

 

 

 

SIZZLE #55

Cornnell Clarke’s very next Peanut Butter adventure in college sex steps up to the orgy level with some serious kionk thrown in! At last, Omaha is nearing completion in this issue! Don’t missd the builup to the grand finale! Also, more of Mona X, Gambedotti’s 3 of a Kind, District 69, It Could Happen to You. With a beautiful cover of the erotic actress Katsuni.

Quarterly magazine, full color, 8 ½ x11, $5.95

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NEW FROM PAPERCUTZ

First off, go check out the spiffy new site!

New this month:

ERNEST & REBECCA #3 “Grandpa Bug”

Guillaume Bianco, writer

Antonello Dalena, artist

Rebecca is a vivacious 6-year-old girl whose best friend happens to be a germ named Ernest. He’s not only Rebecca’s best friend — he’s also her partner in mischief, adventure companion, and confidant. In this third volume of the award-winning series, Rebecca and her older sister Coralie are sent to spend the summer in the countryside with their grandparents, away from their mother and father, without Ernest. Rebecca is lost and scared without her friend, but things begin to change when she meets a dog named Missile and her “Grandpa Bug,” both of whom want nothing more than to be her friend.

6 ½ x 9, 48pp., full-color hardcover: $11.99

ISBN: 978-1-59707-353-0

THE SMURFS #13 “Smurf Soup”

by Peyo

“Cartooning’s craftsmanship at its height.” — The Comics Journal

When Gargamel meets a giant with an insatiable appetite, he comes up with a plan to use the giant to destroy the Smurfs: tell him that Smurfs make the most delicious soup in the world! Papa Smurf catches wind of the plot, and begins to create a potion that will enable them to turn the giant, nicknamed “Bigmouth,” against Gargamel. But when Bigmouth stumbles into the Smurfs village, the potion isn’t ready, and the Smurfs must distract the hungry giant, or meet an untimely end inside its belly.

6.5 x 9, 56pp., full-color paperback: $5.99

ISBN: 978-1-59707-358-5

6.5 x 9, 56pp., full-color hardcover: $10.99

ISBN: 978-1-59707-359-2

DANCE CLASS #3 “African Folk Dance Fever”

Béka, writer

Crip, artist

Julie, Lucy, and Alia are best friends who share the same passion: dance! A new year of classes has begun and this year, in addition to their regular ballet and modern dance classes, the three girls are introduced to a new style — African folk! Powered by deep percussion-based music, this style is unlike anything they’ve ever tried before. While the girls enjoy their new art form, problems at home and in the classroom threaten to cause them to have to stop taking their dance classes. Can the girls balance their studies and their extracurricular activities, or will they have to give up dancing for good?

6 ½ x 9, 48pp., full-color hardcover: $10.99

ISBN: 978-1-59707-363-9

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or you can always place your order direct with us on either NBM’s or now Papercutz’ site.

 

NBM’s Eurotica now available as e-books!

 

You can now get Kristina the Queen of Vampires, Cornnell Clarke’s Peanut Butter, Kevin Taylor, Omaha the Cat Dancer and Robert Sandiford’s erotic GNs to read on any device such as PC, Mac or mobile including android tablet! And they can be transported to any device you have. Only exception is the sanctimonious iPhone and iPad where Apple seemingly never tempted Adam ;). (You need to be over 18 to click on the links here)
This is through our new association with AveErotix, a division of AveComics which has an awesome comics reading app. Check it out!
We’re speedily adding more titles to the library for your um, electronic enjoyment. An electrifying experience of cyberkinetic proportions!
Seriously, what with all the crap on the internet posing as adult, here’s Eurotica’s top quality comics presented the right way, not some garbage illegal scans ripping your favorite artists off.
You can click right on the links on our pages here on this site to access purchasing the downloads.

Russell’s new Oscar Wilde volume for April!

Here’s what we’ve got being solicited this month in comics bookstores to come in April. The main news is the much awaited 5th volume in P. Craig Russell’s adaptations of The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde. Started in the early nineties, this was a pioneer in kids’ comics! And this story is VERY timely in this election year, relating to the 1% vs. 99% issue…

The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde Vol.5: The Happy Prince

The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde
Vol.5: The Happy Prince
P. Craig Russell
The Happy Prince is arguably the most famous and well loved of Oscar Wilde’s nine fairy tales, rivaled only by The Selfish Giant. It is also a very timely tale at a time of controversy over the increasing chasm between rich and poor…The Happy Prince has lived a life of opulence but has died young and his soul inhabits a beautiful ruby encrusted statue covered all over in gold leaf. From his perch high above the city he is witness to all the poverty, misery, and hopelessness in which his people have been living. When a small barn swallow in flight to the warm south ahead of the approaching winter stops to rest upon the statue the Happy Prince prevails upon him to delay his travels in order to remove his gold leaf a piece at a time and shower it upon the poor citizens. Out of love for the Happy Prince the swallow does his bidding. As the days pass the Prince’s beauty is stripped away and as winter sets in the bird’s fate is sealed. In the spring the townspeople finding only a dull statue with a broken lead heart and a dead bird consign the worthless objects to the ash heap. Only an emissary of God recognizes them as the most valuable treasures of the city and brings them to the gardens of heaven.
8 ½ x 11, 32pp., full color jacket hc: $16.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-626-6

See the preview pages

And see the previous volumes, some of which are going back to press on the occasion of this release!

And right here on this blog, Craig has been posting videos of his makling this book as well as posts showing more.

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The Diary of Molly Fredrickson: Peanut Butter, vol.6
Cornnell Clarke

Molly may actually be falling for a handsome -and thickly endowed- young man who saves her from a scary situation with two guys getting dangerously close to rape. The reward for him is letting him take her ass… the largest she’s ever experienced there, a mind blowing experience that can’t be rushed…
8 ½ x 11, 48pp., full color trade pb.: $11.99 ISBN 978-156163-6853

 To see more, click the button on the Eurotica home page

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NEW FROM PAPERCUTZ

 Sybil cover

SYBIL THE BACKPACK FAIRY  #2 “Amanite”
Michel Rodrigue, writer
Manuela Razzi and Antonello Dalena, artists
Nina loves having her fairy friend Sybil around – she’s the only person who can see or hear Sybil and the two have formed a special bond. When Sybil unexpectedly disappears, a new fairy named Amanite mysteriously appears to take her place. Amanite tricks Nina into following her to a magical underwater world, where Nina is transformed into a tiny mermaid at the mercy of hungry sea monsters. How will Nina survive without her friend Sybil?
8  x 10, 48pp., full-color hardcover: $11.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-305-9

See previews.
Call of the Wild

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED DELUXE #8 “Oliver Twist”
By Charles Dickens
Olivier Deloye, artist
Adapted by Loïc Dauvillier
Charles Dickens social novel comes to Classics Illustrated Deluxe in an extra-sized volume that features more comics pages than previous volumes. Dickens surrounds the serious themes of his novel with sarcasm and dark humor, making the quirky yet powerful art of Olivier Deloye a great fit for this adaptation of one of the greatest literary works of the past 200 years.
6 ½ x 9, 240pp., full-color paperback: $19.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-307-3
6 ½  x 9, 240pp., full-color hardcover: $24.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-308-0

See previews.

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This includes books just in like the gorgeous Sky Over the Louvre, or get a subscription to Sizzle now that it’s in full color, for 20% off!

It also includes our sale books with many goodies from publishers Pantheon or First Second already at 50% off! Never mind our own sale books which are selling out.

We ask you to please order at least $20 worth of books. Hey, the more you buy, the more you save! But this discount is only good for about 48 hours after which it goes down! Come on over and grab some of our goodies at a discount generally even better than Amazon!