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TU_pg15CLRI updated my website: shanewhite.com as well as my professional site: studiowhite.com

You may wonder why I have two sites, but once you see them you can see how all of that work on one site would make an Art Director crazy. Eventually some day I’d like to focus my energy in a smaller area of work. But for now I’m living two lives.

For those who have an interest in such things there’s a video interview with me at A.P.E. 2009. The audio is unfortunately quite rough, but hey…I’m rough around the edges myself. :\

Shout out to my friend Allen Freeman who did the impromptu Q&A. We go way back to my early days in Small Press publishing ca. 1985.

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P.S. THINGS UNDONE is my latest book. It fits nicely in stockings.

Shane WHITE and Ted RALL will please you for MONEY.

It’s true, we’ll both take you on.

Our books THINGS UNDONE which is garnering steady praise and Ted’s THE YEAR OF LOVING DANGEROUSLY will rock your socks at this weekends ALTERNATIVE PRESS EXPO in San Francisco.thingsundonecovsmall

We’ll be there all weekend to serve you the finest selection of the latest graphic novels from NBM Publishing. Do yourself a favor, don’t let the nice weather fool you come by and check us out at booth #328.

You’ll be so happy you won’t even be able walk.

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Author Shane White to Appear Naked as an A.P.E.

Meaning…I’ll be sporting more hair than usual at the Alternative Press Expo…yes it’s true I’ve grown a beard. I look like a manly Richard Simmons if that’s even possible. I figured it’s Halloween season I’m trying to play the part of an indy creator. I might even wear knit fashions too!

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I do believe this is the last bit of ephemera from the development of my new book THINGS UNDONE.

When Terry had me rework the cover he really pushed me towards the simple easy-to-read imagery. I don’t always agree with him, but I have to respect the fact that he’s been doing this longer than I have. Of course this one didn’t make the cut. I’m not even sure I showed it as the character showed no real emotion. I don’t think paranoia is an emotion?

Speaking of emotion…how about a terrible segue? I’ll be in the city of brotherly love this coming weekend…no not Philadelphia…though that city is a part of my story. SAN FRANCISCO will be host to the Alternative Press Expo this coming weekend. It’s one of my favorite shows really. It’s all about comic book goodness. Stop by say hi and buy this little seasonal tale of existential zombie awareness!:)

You’ll be glad you did.

While you’re at it…I have a facebook account…like all the cool kids. Get to know me:  Check it yo! I love it when the over 30 crowd tries to get realz with the kidz…that’s okay…hide your eyes, click away quickly.

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APE: catch Ted RALL and Shane WHITE

 

If you’re going to the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco the weekend of October 17th, then make sure to stop by the NBM table to meet Ted RALL selling his last few premier copies of The Year of Loving Dangerously (book due in stores mid-Nov.) as well as Shane WHITE signing his just released Things Undone.

Both will have other books of theirs, of course, as well as a smattering of our recent titles to sell! Better yet, credit cards accepted. So there, now you gotta go.

Things Undone not unreviewed

Things Undone by Shane White has been getting a stream of reviews of late:

“I found the story highly entertaining and well written with a flair for dramatics. Great stuff from the NBM team.”

Horrornews.com

“I almost didn’t read this book, because it’s about zombies. I don’t like zombies. But I did read the book, because I really really like the art style. I enjoyed the last third of the book, where he takes the symbolism over the top into a violent fantasy of making significant life changes. The cartooning was action-packed and funny.”

Comics Worth Reading

“it’s a very thoughtful and creative book with a tremendously satisfying finish.”

Comics Bulletin

If You HATE ZOMBIES…

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You might like THINGS UNDONE. Ultimately it’s why I created the story about 20-something Rick Watts, a video game artist whose burnt himself out. He’s literally worked himself to death.

What happens when we lose our passion for life while we have most everything we could want in front of us?

“Zombie un-life as an existential crisis”- Bill Sherman of Blogcritics I think put it best.

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These were the very first cover attempts I came up with.

From day one I felt like the characters could be strong and iconic. More-so I was hoping that people would identify with them if not physically then emotionally. And really that’s the kind of zombie world I prefer.

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Comics that sell themselves…what’s a retailer to want?

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THINGS UNDONE should be in your store waiting for you. Read what others are saying…

Comic Evolution, local retailer in Washington state, put it on their must have list and “…sold 8 copies just this morning.”

Comics Bulletin says: “… it’s a very thoughtful and creative book with a tremendously satisfying finish.”
Read the full review here.

I hope you consider giving it a look. 🙂

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North Country Addresses Rural Issues Again

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I was recently asked if a panel from my graphic novel NORTH COUNTRY could accompany an article dealing with a rise in rural suicides. Since it’s an issue that I can get behind I was quite happy with the chance to help.

BTW THINGS UNDONE rocked the WINDY CITY COMICON this past weekend.

The one day show put on by the Around Comics Podcast crew was a great culmination of comics, creators and fans. I sold over 2/3rds of my stock of books and had a lot of positive feedback.

Don’t fret you have time yet to find out for yourselves as it should be in your local comic shop as of tomorrow. If not order direct from NBM!

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Next week in stores: Things Undone & the new Dungeon

Comics stores should receive next week Shane White’s new Things Undone as well as the latest volume in the growingly popular Dungeon series.

Shane White’s latest is quite a departure from the previous North Country he did with us. The art style is cartoonier, the premise humorful but real where the main character feels like he’s going nowhere fast and literally becoming a zombie. Shane’s been talking about it quite a bit here on his own.

As for Dungeon, brilliantly written by Lewis Trondheim and Joann Sfar, here too, character development is one of the key aspects of the success of this series. It may be a dark spoof of heroic fantasy involving some strange creatures, but you can relate to them very personally. In this volume, the second volume of the Early Years part of the grand saga, the art is by no less a magician than Christophe Blain, of Isaac the Pirate fame!

Don’t miss ’em at your store next week and if you don’t see ’em, request ’em! Stores are gun shy in this economy,  ordering the least they feel they need. If your store hasn’t ordered these, they can get them easily through book wholesalers like Ingram’s or ourselves. And of course, you can also order direct from us or Amazon.