Review Round-Up: FAMILY TIES – AN ALASKAN CRIME DRAMA, a “lovingly-crafted update”

November 13, 2014 by  
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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 […]

Shakespeare Gets Mobbed Up In FAMILY TIES

August 22, 2014 by  
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If there’s any doubt to the continuing influence and power of Shakespeare’s work, the Alaskan crime story would do little to sway that argument.  In Eric Hobbs and Noel Tuazon’s Family Ties, King Lear is reimagined against the backdrop of a crime family dealing with the patriarch’s onset dementia. Here’s what the critics are saying: […]

NBM in October: Street View, a beautiful accordion book.

August 8, 2014 by  
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Something unusual for October, a book you can fold-out all the way with a street scene, one side evolving by day, one by night. A visual treat! STREET VIEW Pascal Rabaté A visually incomparable treat and a brilliant homage to Hitchcock’s Rear Window, this unusual accordion book opens in two directions. One, a series of ten […]

Family Ties on Kindle… for $2.99!

July 1, 2014 by  
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So I’m extremely busy these days with a big work-for-hire project that I’ve been asked to write along with a mammoth creator owned book that is taking up a lot of my time, but I wanted to drop by and quickly let everyone know that Amazon has made the digital version of Family Ties one of […]

FAMILY TIES Review Round Up

June 16, 2014 by  
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Eric Hobbs and Noel Tuazon’s Shakespearean organized crime graphic novel, Family Ties, is their first work together since The Broadcast.  Here’s what the critics have to say. “Family Ties is a single volume graphic novel packed with tension and wrought with emotion, as well as more than a little violence. With all the hallmarks of […]

Family Ties: the word is out!

June 4, 2014 by  
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So it’s been about since the release of Family Ties and the response has been great. Thanks to everyone who’s picked up a copy, especially those who stopped by and saw Noel and I at TCAF last month. Not many people have a book signed by both of us. For those who couldn’t make it […]

NBM Heads To TCAF! Dillies! Hobbs! Tuazon! Lonergan! Blain!

May 5, 2014 by  
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This weekend, May 10th and 11th The Toronto Public Library and The Beguiling team up once again to present the Toronto Comics Art Festival (TCAF) with several NBM authors in attendance.  We’ll be holding court at Table 172, so come on by! Renaud Dillies will be a featured guest and will be making TCAF his […]

Family Ties: A Godfather Influence

March 17, 2014 by  
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  Obviously any drama that’s focused on a the members of a crime family is going to be influenced by The Godfather. The Godfather is one of richest stories to ever be told so it only makes sense that I drew on my love for those movies when writing Family Ties. One of the most […]

Family Ties: Why Alaska?

March 3, 2014 by  
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  So this is a question I get a lot: why would anyone set a crime thriller in Alaska? Of all places, right? Well, there are a couple reasons… The first is easy: I used to live there. Just as The Broadcast takes place in my backyard of Indiana, Family Ties takes place in a […]

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

February 12, 2014 by  
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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 […]

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