reviews: Booklist on Geary, Mr. Easter, The Broadcast, Miss Don’t Touch Me

September 29, 2010 by  
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Another rave for Geary’s latest The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans, this time from the influential Booklist: “Geary’s archly antiquated drawing style is ideally suited for bringing bygone eras to vivid, convincing life. Geary’s exacting, historically accurate approach makes this—as well as his other nonfiction works—a natural for true-crime fans as well as comics lovers.” About […]

NBM in October: Miss Don’t Touch Me is back!

August 12, 2010 by  
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Here’s what we’ve got coming in October and being solicited for now at your comic bookstore: MISS DON’T TOUCH ME, Vol. 2 Hubert & Kerascoet Blanche tries to leave the Pompadour, the high class house of call-girls, but their hooks are in deep. Nevertheless she encounters what could be her ticket out: a very handsome […]

Feminist Review on Miss Don’t Touch Me

July 14, 2009 by  
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While the reviewer had some reservations on character development, “In the end, this novel is a sassy and even controversial murder mystery that will entertain.” The Feminist Review

Boston Globe on David B and Miss Don’t Touch Me

March 31, 2009 by  
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The Boston Globe on Sunday had a great roundup by Carlo Wolff of graphic novels and amongst the books reviewed, David B’s Nocturnal Conspiracies: “Teeming with animals, corrupt politicians, alluring women, his own malleable consciousness and other shape shifts, this scans like a dream.” And Miss Don’t Touch Me: “A more orthodox piquancy infuses Miss […]

ComicsWorthReading reviews a bunch

March 10, 2009 by  
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Johanna Draper Carlson’s ComicsWorthReading has just reviewed 4 of our recent books, besides Miss Don’t Touch Me which she calls “thrilling escapism with naughty touches”, Why I Killed Peter and First Time, she has this to say about Trondheim’s latest Little Nothings: “The work is gorgeous, due to the artist’s skill, observations, and especially watercolors. […]

ComicsLit Makes 2 of Booklist top ten

February 26, 2009 by  
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NBM’s ComicsLit has gotten 2 of its graphic novels into the prestigious review magazine BOOKLIST top ten: Miss Don’t Touch Me “Virginal Florence moves into an upscale brothel in post–Great War Paris to sleuth what she feels was her sister’s murder. In terms of characterization, plot, and setting, and the integration of images and words, graphic novels […]

“It’s almost ridiculous how NBM seems to keep finding brilliant work”

February 24, 2009 by  
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Can ya blame us for lovin’ Marc Mason over at ComicsWaitingRoom? The above is what he said in his review for Miss Don’t Touch Me where he also says: “MISS DON’T TOUCH ME is one of the most interesting blends of wickedly dark humor and grisly gore in recent memory. The script makes no bones […]

The Stranger On Miss Don’t Touch Me

February 17, 2009 by  
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“The mystery is involving and proceeds at a sprightly pace. It’s refreshing to see a sex-positive story and heartening to see a female lead character who’s quick-witted and brave. There’s no American analogue for this kind of breathless comic book mystery. It’s all so perfectly French.” …says The Stranger of Seattle about Miss Don’t Touch […]

L.A. Times on David B + more great reviews

February 2, 2009 by  
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Just Sunday, The L.A. Times had this to say about our Nocturnal Conspiracies: “Overall, the drawings create an anxious, voyeuristic intimacy, as if we are peering through a window unseen. “Nocturnal Conspiracies continues the emotional and artistic work of “Epileptic”, stripping the art -and the artist- down to raw process.” Why I Killed Peter gets […]

Newsarama on Miss Don’t Touch Me

January 26, 2009 by  
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“Miss Don’t Touch Me (NBM Publishing) 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. ” See the full review on Newsarama.

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