Kerascoet’s Paper Dolls postponed

PAPER DOLLS

Some unfortunate news this morning: The massive Kerascoet art book Paper Dolls has been placed on hold for the time being. The stunning book was originally published in France, offering over 300 pages of bold designs, comics in the making, sketches and studies, ingenious die cuts, and brilliant layouts. The book includes concepts and covers from recent NBM successes BEAUTY and MISS DON’T TOUCH ME– both in their second printing, as well as from Beautiful Darkness.

BEAUTYMISS DON’T TOUCH ME

We hope to return to this project in the future. The project is truly a global effort, with other foreign publishers joining in on the production of this work, a first set of international partners failed to work out because of the sheer cost.

Review Round-Up: BEAUTY, TWILIGHT: THE END OF DUNGEON & More!

DUNGEON: Twilight Vol. 4: High Septentrion & The End of Dungeon

 

 

“As usual, Dungeon is freaking awesome. It’s a story that you can jump into in the middle of and get a gander at what’s happening. You do not need to know any of the inside jokes. The characters are fun. Its non-stop action. What more can you ask for?”

Sequential Tart

“This graphic-novel series, originally satire, finishes as a rounded-out, stand-alone story that is more than the sum of its jokes. This volume is a strong recommendation to current fans, and the series represents a good next step for Adventure Time devotees looking for something equally snappy, but more adult.”

Foreword Reviews

BEAUTY

 

 

Beauty is rather long and took quite a while to finish but the reader will find it rewarding. Hubert explores the underlying tone of desire well with his writing and how beauty can be a curse sometimes.”

Parka Blogs

“It reveals of the human condition is a horror story in its own right…This cautionary tale by the French writer Hubert is illustrated by “Kerascoet,” a husband-and-wife team of French cartoonists. They employ a style reminiscent of Japanese woodblocks and other art from that country’s rich illustrative tradition. This retro style is perfectly suited to a fairy tale – nothing modern would have worked as well – while the Asian influence lends an exotic, timeless touch to Western eyes.”

The Comics Round Table

“This beautiful, full-color edition showcases the artistic talents of Kerascoët. The combination of simple yet expressive figures against lush, painterly backgrounds is an exquisite example of European comic making. Collected into one volume and translated from the French by Johnson, Hubert’s work takes the fairy-tale trope and removes from it all the cheesecake Disneyness, giving the cautionary tale back its edge and teeth. This engrossing, subtly feminist story will have adult readers wanting to examine the underbelly of other traditional fairy stories.”

Booklist

 

MISS DON’T TOUCH ME

 

 

“Kerascoet employs… a retro pen-and-ink that with a hint of impressionism – the prevailing art style of the time. The style is strong enough to cover the emotional range of the book, which is significant, and light-hearted enough to carry the reader through the painful parts.”

The Comics Round Table

PHANTOMS OF THE LOUVRE

 

 

“Phantoms of the Louvre is the ultimate mixed media project, as Bilal reinvents the history of 22 iconic works of art, tying them to a fictional muse or character whose story intersects with that of the painting/sculpture in some way. These phantoms, in turn, are depicted haunting the work, uniting art and story visually for the reader.

While Bilal’s artwork is striking, it’s the accompanying stories that sell Phantoms of the Louvre…A melange of art, history, and innovation, Phantoms of the Louvre is curious and unexpected.”

San Francisco Book Review

 

BETTY BLUES

 

 

“The art was a really rough fun sketch style that was very appealing…Enjoyable.”

Not Yet Read

Exclusive Kerascoet Print Offered on NBM Site!

Did you enjoy the art of Beauty? Miss Don’t Touch Me? Right now when you spend $30 in the NBM store you can get an exclusive print from Kerascoet, the artist behind Miss Don’t Touch Me and Beauty! If you buy $50 worth of books, you can get the print signed by the artist! Sorry, the print is not available on its own.

 KERASCOET Miss Don’t Touch Me, Beauty

This is the latest edition in our long running collectible print offer.  Jim Benton (Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats), Rick Geary (A Treasury of Murder), Margreet de Heer ( A Discovery in Comics series), Stan Mack ( Taxes,  The Tea Party, and those Revolting Rebels) prints are all available now! One print per order, while supplies last. To see the other prints and learn more about the offer visit our website.

 

This offer is available on phone orders and at conventions as well, make sure you ask for it when ordering!

Review Round-up: Hubert & Kerascoet’s BEAUTY, “A spectacle of comics achievement”

 

From Hubert & Kerascoet, the team behind Miss Don’t Touch Me, comes Beauty, 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…

Here’s what people are saying…

“Beautifully illustrated with Kerascoët’s magical, dreamy, richly coloured art, Beauty is set to be one of 2014’s comic highlights.”

Publisher’s Weekly

“Kerascoet’s work on this book is a spectacle of comics achievement I’m betting I will not see again for a long time.”

Coverless Reviews

“Kerascoët and writer/colorist Hubert deliver an epic, if cynical, graphic novel meditating on the pettiness of human (and fairy) nature, and how lust and jealousy make the world go round.”

Robot 6

And a review for their previous book, Miss Don’t Touch Me.

“Set in the Paris of the 1930s, alternating between the glitzy and the very gritty, this dark and disturbing tale is both a fantastic noir and a tense exploration of various societal themes like class, inequality, political corruption, and most of all the staggering depravity of the elite. Inspired by racy classics like The Story of O, but somehow much more readable, this smart coming-of-age shocker is irresistible.”

– Publisher’s Weekly http://www.publishersweekly.com/images/star3.gif STARRED REVIEW

NBM for January: Another Chance to Order Our Most Recent Books!

There are plenty of NBM titles in January’s Diamond Previews catalog!

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Take the time to order NBM’s newest hit Beauty, by Hubert & Kerascoet. Library Journal called it “one of 2014’s comic highlights.” See a preview here!

8 ½ x11, 144pp. full color hc, $27.99 9781561638949

Diamond Order Code: JUL141324

MISS DON’T TOUCH ME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hubert & Kerascoet’s first series, the crime mystery Miss Don’t Touch Me, has been collected in an omnibus edition for the first time to commemorate the occasion! Read what Comic Buyers Guide think “would make a heck of a movie.” They add, “Hubert’s writing is first-rate, Kerascoet’s storytelling and character designs are vibrant, and the overall look of the book is delightful.” Click here for a preview!

8 ½ x11, 192pp. full color hc, $29.99 9781561638994

Diamond Order Code: JUL141325

Dog Butts and Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The creator of the Songs of Our Ancestors series returns with a collection of short stories about crucial childhood moments in Patrick Atangan’s Invincible Days. Comics Reporter called it a  “new and notable release” and Broken Frontier named it “a testament to the refinement of Atangan’s skills as an artist and his fearlessness as a storyteller”. Previews are available here!

9×6, 128pp., color hc, $19.99 ISBN 9781561639014

Diamond Order Code: JUN141322

 

Ask about these at your local comic book shop or fine book store!

NBM Takes the Brooklyn Book Festival

Our convention road trip continues in Brooklyn this Sunday at the Brooklyn Book Festival!

NBM’s booth is right in the center of the action, booth 618, right next to our sister company, Papercutz.

BEAUTY

We will have a good assortment of books, including our newest star, Beauty, by Hubert & Kerascoet, the team who brought you Miss Don’t Touch Me (also newly available at the Festival as a collected hardcover). Along with these two new graphic novels, we have other recent hits like Patrick Atangan’s Invincible Days, Jim Benton’s hilarious Dog Butts And Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats, and the horror parody Zombillenium.

Stop by to flip through our books, find something you like, or take a look at our upcoming books!

Girl in Dior, Dungeon Twilight Vol. 4,  and Street View have gotten an overwhelmingly positive response at the conventions.

 

 

 

MISS DON’T TOUCH ME

 

For more information, maps and directions, visit the Brooklyn Book Fair Festival.

 

Admission is free.

 

Hope to see you there!

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

PREVIEWS

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

PREVIEWS

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 November: Two sets great for holiday gifts.

Here’s what we’ve got being solicited for in comics stores as we speak to become available in November:

  

P. Craig Russell’s Opera Adaptations set
The great P. Craig Russell adapts in stunning comic art The Magic Flute, Parsifal, I Pagliacci, Pelleas & Melisande, and Salome amongst others. A banded set of 3 beautiful volumes at a special price. Normally $54.
8x 11 1/2, 440pp. full color set of 3 trade pb., $44.99,
978-1-56163-620-4

These beautiful books have long been in our catalog and here’s a fabulous way to discover them all at a great price!

Oh, and you know what: we’re going to have some news with P. Craig Russell next year… THE NEXT VOLUME OF HIS FAIRY TALES OF OSCAR WILDE! It’s been a few years since the last one and with all that’s gone on since, we’re excited to bring this all back to the fore!

And then we’ve got this set:

Miss Don’t Touch Me complete set
Kerascoet and Hubert
The banded complete set of both volumes of the Miss Don’t Touch Me series. 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. By the artist of Dungeon Early Years.
61/2 x9, 192 pp., full color set of 2 trade pb., $27.99: normally $29.90
978-1-56163-621-1

See more on the books

see the previews

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NEW FROM PAPERCUTZ

Papercutz has one SMASH hit on its hands this month! Orders are topping 150,000 on this latest sensation from LEGO:

NINJAGO #1 “Challenge of Samukai”
By Greg Farshtey, writer
Paulo Henrique, artist
New series based on the hit new toy line from LEGO every boy wants! The “Masters of Spinjitsu” come to Papercutz in their first graphic novel appearance written by Greg Farshtey, the hit force behind the LEGO BIONICLE series. Under the tutelage of their master Sensei Wu, the “chosen four” ninjas Kai, Jay, Cole, and Zane must learn to use their elemental powers of fire, ice, lightning and earth. Their mission: defeat Sensei Wu’s evil brother Garmadon and his army of skeleton warriors before they can take over the world! Anticipated first print on this will surpass 75,000!
6 x 9, 64pp., full-color paperback: $6.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-297-7
6 ½  x 9, 64pp., full-color hardcover: $10.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-298-4

So that’s for the boys, but Papercutz has a couple of new fun series for girls as well:

ERNEST & REBECCA  #1 “My Best Friend is a Germ”
Guillame Bianco, writer
Antonello Dallena, artist
Rebecca is a six and a half year-old girl who is out of luck – her parents are on the verge of divorce and she is always getting sick due to a weak immune system. One rainy day Rebecca’s luck changes when she meets a magical microbe named Ernest, who becomes her best friend! Ernest is no regular germ—he’s about the same height as Rebecca and he can talk. Can Rebecca keep her parents together with the help of her new friend? And can anyone really have a friend who belongs in a Petri dish?
8  x 10, 48pp., full-color hardcover: $11.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-286-1

SYBIL THE BACKPACK FAIRY #1 “Nina”
Michel Rodrigue, writer
Manuela Razzi and Antonello Dalena, artists
Nina is a girl in middle school with a little brother and a single mom who barely has enough time to spend with her. Put down at school by nasty cliques, Nina’s life is not much fun. All this changes when a magical fairy named Sybil turns up in Nina’s backpack! Sybil and Nina have a blast giving Nina’s tormentors a taste of their own medicine. There’s only one problem: demons from the magical world that Sybil comes from have followed her to our dimension, and they’re out to cause some damage of their own!
8  x 10, 48pp., full-color hardcover: $11.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-285-4

THE SMURFS  #9 “Gargamel and the Smurfs”
Peyo – writer and artist
Four Smurftastic stories all featuring the arch-enemy of the Smurfs, Gargamel! In “The Smurfnapper,” which is also the first appearance of Gargamel, a Smurf is kidnapped by the evil wizard, who wants to use him as an ingredient in a potion. It’s up to Papa Smurf and the rest of the smurfs to break into his lab and save their friend without ending up as a treat for Gargamel’s cat Azrael. Also featuring “The Smurf Not Like the Others” and “The Smurfs and the Little Ghost.”
6 ½ x 9, 56pp., full-color paperback: $6.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-289-2
6 ½ x 9, 56pp., full-color hardcover: $10.99
ISBN 978-1-59707-290-8

The Papercutz site will be updated with this info next week and a snazzy new home page intro to Ninjago, Ernest & Rebecca and Sybil!

Miami Herald and Publishers Weekly reviews

“Kerascoet depicts action and emotion beautifully and elegantly, with great feeling and boundless humor.”

Richard Pachter, The Miami Herald on Miss Don’t Touch Me 2.

“It’s an old setup done effectively and believably. If anything, the story feels too true to life as Hong Kong, Korea, China, and Japan all have no shortage of aimless 20-something foreign men, many of them making ends meet teaching English and enjoying the occasional tryst with a local girl. Wilson and Kutsuwada’s story tells such a tale from the girl’s perspective, faithfully reproducing real Hong Kong locales and name dropping a variety of cool bands along the way. The artwork, particularly the characters, is crisp and expressive, and the story faithfully reproduces a believable slice of life, despite the neat wrapup at the end, even if the story doesn’t dig that deeply.”

Publishers Weekly on The Story of Lee.