BOOKS TO COME:

PORTUGAL
Coming in December!
PORTUGAL
Cyril Pedrosa
From the author of the acclaimed Equinoxes comes a return to roots that serves as spiritual renewal. Comics artist Simon Muchat is stuck. Suffering writer's block, uninspired, vegetating as a school art teacher, he is losing direction and his taste for life, until one day he is invited to appear at a comics convention in Portugal, the country his family came from and which he hadn't seen since his childhood. The experience proves cathartic. Even though he is not Portuguese himself and is a foreigner there, so many elements are familiar to him. Meeting its lively citizens, full of the zest for life, his distant yet welcoming family bringing back fond early memories, all prove reinvigorating, the breath of fresh air he so badly needed.
Based on his own experience, Pedrosa narrates this return to his roots in a deeply compelling and warmly human way. This is his bestselling graphic novel with over 100,000 copies sold in France and a winner of many prizes including Best Graphic Novel at the Angouleme Festival and FNAC Best GN.
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SATANIA
Coming in November!
SATANIA
Kerascoet, Fabien Vehlmann
Charlotte – aka Charlie – a pretty redhead, sets up an expedition to find her brother. The young scientist, who disappeared underground several months ago, claimed – to everyone's astonishment – to be able to prove the existence of Hell by using Darwin's theory of evolution! The little group, led by Charlie, plunge underground in his pursuit. The deeper they progress into the entrails of our planet, the more they enter another world that hides other forms of life heretofore never experienced. The discovery changes them gradually in a way they cannot perceive…
Reviews:
Publishers Weekly top ten pick for the Fall!
"Another sumptuously illustrated adventure into horror by the creators of Beautiful Darkness."
9x12, 128pp., color hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 9781681121437, e-book: $9.99
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MONET: Itinerant of Light
Coming in November!
MONET: Itinerant of Light
Efa (artist), Salva Rubio (writer)
The life of the great French painter, one of the founders of Impressionism, is narrated in lush comic art reminiscent of his style. From the Salon des Refuses ("Salon of the Rejected") and many struggling years without recognition, money and yet a family to raise, all the way to great success, critically and financially, Monet pursued insistently one vision: catching the light in painting, refusing to compromise on this ethereal pursuit. It cost him dearly but he was a beacon for his contemporaries. We discover in this comics biography how he came to this vision as well as his turbulent life pursuing it.
9x12, 112pp., full color hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 9781681121390, e-book: $9.99
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THE MERCENARY The Definitive Editions
Vol.1 The Cult of the Sacred Fire
Coming in November!
THE MERCENARY The Definitive Editions
Vol.1 The Cult of the Sacred Fire
Vicente Segrelles

On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, NBM is proud to bring back one of its bestselling series ever, amongst the world's first highly realistic fully painted comics. Brought back in even better reproduction than ever with all-new scans of the original paintings overseen by the master himself and presented in handsome large quarterbound collectors editions. Each panel could be a painting on your wall! These volumes will take your breath away.
In a lost and long forgotten valley high up in the mountains, The Mercenary has been contracted to save a woman from the mysterious and powerful Cult of the Sacred Fire! Each volume is complemented with articles at the back about the history and the making of this series over its gloried decades-long history.
Reviews:
"The Cult of The Sacred Fire was one of my first introductions to fully painted graphic novels and to this day holds up against the best of them. Segrelles inspired generations to push the art further with this breakthrough book and 40 years later, its looking better than ever. A must-have for any illustrator or storyteller."
– Jimmy Palmiotti, writer of Harley Quinn; creator of Painkiller Jane
"I remember well when these books first came out. I bought all of them. They had a great influence on me as a painter; also on my interest in sequential art. Vincente Segrelles is a superlative storyteller in both words and pictures. Like the extraordinary art of his Uncle, Jose Segrelles, the work of Vincente is not to be missed!"
– Joe DeVito, creator and illustrator of King Kong of Skull Island
9x12, 64pp., full color quarterbound hc, $17.99, ISBN 9781681121246,
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BOOKS RECENTLY OUT:

STREAK OF CHALK
STREAK OF CHALK
Miguelanxo Prado

On the occasion of NBM's 40th anniversary, a classic back in print! A small streak of an island in the Atlantic. On no map. In heavy summer heat. One general store with a woman and her taciturn boy. A lighthouse with no light. Memories and messages graffitied on the pier wall. A chance encounter with a beautiful elusive woman. A Murder. Or was it? Nothing seems completely real. Only the graffitied memories are constant.
A mysterious multifaceted novel steeped in magical realism that can be read a number of ways, Streak of Chalk is one of Spain's best comics authors' magnum opus, and one of the greatest most pioneering graphic novels NBM ever published.
Reviews:
"Although the story is sparse, there's intrigue, sex and, more importantly, Spanish artist Prado's sumptuous illustrations and exquisite use of colors, to keep the reader's attention."
-Publishers Weekly
EISNER AND HARVEY AWARDS NOMINEE
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SARTRE
SARTRE
Mathilde Ramadier & Anais Depommier

For some he was the philosopher of existentialism, for others the constant provocateur, the politically engaged author, the uncertain militant, the repenting bourgeois, the life companion of Simone de Beauvoir… From his first readings in the Luxembourg Garden to his refusal of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Jean Paul Sartre was all of this at the same time.
8x11, 160 pp., color HC, $27.99, ISBN 9781681121017, e-book: $9.99
See Munoz' interview on The Comics Journal
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PRIDE OF THE DECENT MAN
PRIDE OF THE DECENT MAN
T.J. Kirsch
In a sleepy New England town, Andrew Peters is born into an abusive family. As he grows older, he seems to be on the right track, using writing as his outlet - but his best friend Whitey is always around pulling him in the opposite direction. Andrew eventually lands himself in prison, and shortly thereafter, learns he has a daughter. The shock resolves him to a path of redemption and an attempt to live his life as a decent man.
Review:
"I'm greatly enjoying this comic. Just 100% its own thing. Thoughtful and emotive. Go. Read." -Van Jensen, writer of Cryptocracy (Dark Horse) and The Flash (DC),
and U.S. Comic Book Ambassador
"I'm greatly enjoying this comic. Just 100% its own thing. Thoughtful and emotive. Go. Read." -Van Jensen, writer of Cryptocracy (Dark Horse) and The Flash (DC), and U.S. Comic Book Ambassador
"PRIDE OF THE DECENT MAN is just the type of engrossing, reflective fiction we need. A beautifully honed trip through rich, small town existence that reminds us even if our lives feel everyday, there is a wondrous scale woven deep into each and every one of our narratives. We live in the now, but when we reflect, we look back, we see the vast expanse of drama that's sprawled out behind our every move. "
- Steve Orlando, Writer (Midnighter, Supergirl, Virgil)
" Most cartoonists are either a great storyteller or a great artist. It's a rare exception to possess both skills, but I think T.J. Kirsch has been gifted with both, and PRIDE OF THE DECENT MAN proves me correct."
- Noah Van Sciver, Cartoonist ( The Hypo, Fante Bukowski )
6x9, 96pp., full color hc, $19.99, ISBN 9781681121208, e-book: $8.99
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THE CROSS-EYED MUTT
The Louvre Collection:
THE CROSS-EYED MUTT
Etienne Davodeau
Fabian is supervisor at the Louvre. He loves his job. He also loves Mathilde. When it comes time, she presents him to her family in their vast country house and not without some apprehension, as the Benion clan is a bit special. There's her father, Louis, who heads since 1975 the family furniture company founded in 1947, and two brothers, Maxime and Joseph. They're not bad guys, just rather clumsy and with a decidedly unsubtle sense of humor. The fact that Fabian works in the Louvre is a welcome coincidence, since they just found in the attic a painting by an ancestor in the nineteenth century. It's a sorry representation of a cross-eyed mutt. What is the value? ask the Benion. Is this an eyesore or a masterpiece? Fabian, pretty embarrassed, punts on the question. So for the Benion, case closed, if it ain't an eyesore then no doubt it has its place on the walls of the Louvre! Fabian is left hoping the whole delusion will just go away, until one day the two brothers show up at the Louvre and ask. Getting the Cross-Eyed Mutt into the Louvre would demonstrate his commitment to becoming a member of the Benion family! Fabian is now in a pickle when he meets Mr. André Balouchi, an oddball frequent visitor of the museum who turns out to have quite a bit of clout…
A raucous satirical comedy that asks: Who decides what makes a work of art worthy of being in a major museum?
7 ½ x 10 ½, 144pp., B&W hardcover, ISBN: 9781681120973
$24.99
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BILLIE HOLIDAY
BILLIE HOLIDAY
José Muñoz, Carlos Sampayo

Born in Baltimore in 1915, and dead too early in New York in 1959, Billie Holiday became a legendary jazz singer, even mythical. With her voice even now managing to touch so many people, we follow a reporter on the trail of the artist on behalf of a New York daily. Beyond the public scandals that marred the life of the star (alcohol, drugs, violence...), he seeks to restore the truth, revisiting the memory of Billie. Through this investigation, Muñoz and Sampayo trace, through the undertones of racism, and in the wake of the blues, the slow drift of a singer who expressed the deepest emotions in jazz.
By internationally renowned Argentine artists, featuring Muñoz' strikingly raw heavy blacks, this is not just a biography but a spell-binding art book tribute.
9x12, 80pp., B&W hc, gold stamped black and red cover, ISBN:9781681120935
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Look
LOOK
Jon Nielsen

Artie is a droid programmed to endlessly perform a single task left in a world abandoned by humans. He is starting to wonder what meaning his task has. But when he and his only friend, Owen, a robotic bird, cast aside the only lives they've ever known in search of a brighter future, they encounter others that want nothing but to hold tight to the past. Join Artie the Robot and Owen the Vulture for a light-hearted sci-fi adventure as they journey far and wide for the answer to one of life's greatest questions: "why are we here?"
6x9, 144pp., B&W hc, ISBN:9781681120898
$15.99
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TREASURY OF XX CENTURY MURDER COMPENDIUM
TREASURY OF XX CENTURY MURDER COMPENDIUM I
including The Lindbergh Child, The Axe-Man of New Orleans,
and Madison Square Tragedy
Rick Geary

Witness the most controversial and famous true crime cases that shook the 20th century!  These 240 pages retell the love affair that ended the life of prominent architect Stanford White- then dubbed the crime of the century, the New Orleans' Axe-Man and his gruesome killing spree, and the abduction (and resulting media circus) of aviator Charles Lindbergh's son- all collected in a handsome quarter-bound omnibus. These carefully researched presentations of true crime stories, each including bibliographies of research sources, present true facts about famous murders in an entertaining fashion.
6x9, 240pp., B&W quarter-bound hc,$27.99, ISBN 9781681120638
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Lighthouse
THE LIGHTHOUSE
Paco Roca

Francisco, a wounded, despairing sixteen-year-old Republican guard in the Spanish Civil War, is trying to flee to freedom by crossing the French border. In his escape, he encounters an old remote lighthouse, far from the warring factions. He is granted shelter by Telmo, the aging operator of the lighthouse. As Francisco recuperates, Telmo's tales of epic adventurers who sailed the lost seas and discovered worlds unknown reignite the spark of life in the young soldier. By one of the most brilliant new talents in comic art in Spain, author of the world-wide bestseller "Wrinkles."
6x9, 64pp., duotone hardcover, $15.99, ISBN: 9781681120560
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