SPX: a good show!

September 16, 2013 by  
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SPX was a great success, Saturday being especially busy. Even as the hall’s size was increased a lot, we ended up doing as well as last year where many others at the show felt their business was a bit down. Margreet de Heer was very well received on her new book Science, A Discovery in […]

NBM Announces SPX Plans

September 3, 2013 by  
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NBM HEADS TO SPX 2013; Premiering SCIENCE: A DISCOVERY IN COMICS Margreet de Heer and Dara Naraghi & Brent Bowman (PERSIA BLUES) To Appear On September 14-15th, you can find some of the most prestigious names in comics at the 2012 Small Press Expo (aka SPX). Unlike many conventions that are geared toward pop culture […]

‘PERSIA BLUES’ – The Critics Speak!

August 22, 2013 by  
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Dara Naraghi and Brent Bowman’s Persia Blues continues to get positive reviews from across the web: “Naraghi’s script efficiently sets youthful energy against older people’s acceptance of the status quo. Bowman’s black-and-white art alternates between straight pen-and-ink line work for scenes with the real-world Minoo and washed, brushed panels depicting the lush, romantic realm of […]

PERSIA BLUES – “Engaging, Rewarding and Just Plain Refreshingly Different”

July 29, 2013 by  
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If you haven’t read Persia Blues writer Dara Naraghi’s piece on Bleeding Cool from this past week you should by all means. Persia Blues is according to Naraghi, “best described as a fusion of historical fantasy and modern social commentary, featuring a strong-willed young Iranian female protagonist.” Sounds pretty interesting, doesn’t it? Here’s what folks […]

NBM Heads To MoCCA Arts Festival on April 6th – 7th

March 25, 2013 by  
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NBM is once again heading to the MoCCA Arts Festival and we’re happy to have Stan Mack (Taxes, the Tea Party, and Those Revolting Rebels) signing on Saturday following his 11:30 am panel, Art As Passion: Celebrating the spirit of comics through observation and reportage which will be moderated by Dan Nadel. Also hanging out at the […]

I Have the Persia Blues – my Husband is a Brigand!

March 18, 2013 by  
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Last week the digital debut of the graphic novel ‘Persia Blues’ happened, one of the newest releases of my American publisher NBM. I had the pleasure of backing creators Dara Naraghi and Brent Bowman through Kickstarter, which bought me the thrilling perk of being depicted as a character in the story! To surprise my husband, […]

NBM in May: Persia Blues

March 14, 2013 by  
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A fascinating new series is the highlight of NBM’s solicits for May in Diamond’s Previews out this month in comics stores: PERSIA BLUES, VOL.1   Dara Naraghi, Brent Bowman Minoo Shirazi is a rebellious young Iranian woman, struggling to define herself amidst the strict social conventions of an oppressive regime, and the differing wishes of an […]

Upcoming NBM Graphic Novel PERSIA BLUES Debuts Digitally on comiXology

March 13, 2013 by  
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NBM Publishing Teams With comiXology to serialize upcoming graphic novel PERSIA BLUES Issue #1 debuts digitally today for 99 cents     Persia Blues, the upcoming graphic novel from NBM publishing and creators New York Times best-selling writer Dara Naraghi and artist Brent Bowman will debut as a four part series of single issues with issue […]

Congratulations Dara and Brent on your Kickstarter success: still time to get cool stuff!

December 20, 2012 by  
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The Persia Blues project on Kickstarter has already surpassed its goal and there’s still a few hours to go. Congratulations to Dara Naraghi and Brent Bowman on reaching their goal and as for you, you can still chip in and get some really cool stuff such as signed copies, Persian recipes, or signed original sketches and […]

From Iran to Indie Comics

December 13, 2012 by  
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Hi, Dara Naraghi here, author of the recently announced Persia Blues graphic novel series, coming your way in 2013 from the fine folks here at NBM. A brief introduction: I was born in Iran, back before the Islamic Revolution. My family lived there through the revolt, the subsequent new regime, and the beginning of the […]

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