NBM November 2019 Releases

Here are upcoming titles, now being solicited in comics stores through Diamond Previews for an November 2019 release.

NEW

Who Killed Kenny?
By Alessandro “Pera” Perugini

You too can be a detective! Solve these morbidly funny puzzles where on one page you are presented the crime scene where poor Kenny is assassinated, the next page gives you the answer! How much of an ace are you? How observant are you? A cross between South Park humor and Where’s Waldo (for adults). Collected from the Instagram sensation with hundreds of thousands of followers worldwide. 45 cases to solve! Proven totally irresistible! In a fun little hardcover at a ‘pick-me-up’ price.

4 ½ x 6, 112pp., full color Hard Cover, US $9.99
HC ISBN 978168112224350999; DIAMOND CODE: SEP191877
Pub Date November 13th, 2019

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Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats.
Cartoons by Jim Benton

Bestselling cartoonist Jim Benton of It’s Happy Bunny and Dear Dumb Diary fame has also been posting whimsical, dry humored, at times nasty, cartoons on Reddit. They have become one of the site’s most popular items.

At last, here is a collection all in one place! From wry observation of the absurdities of life to acerbic comment, to poetic musings, from cats and dogs to humans, from one size to another, one style to another, this Eisner-nominated compendium will amaze as to the breadth of Benton’s inexhaustible talent for humor. 

6×9, 96pp. full color trade paperback. with flaps, US $13.99
PB ISBN: 978156163846851399 DIAMOND CODE: SEP191878

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A Home For Mr. Easter
By Brooklyn Allen

By the co-creator of The Lumberjanes! You will love this crazy energetic book by a refreshing new talent!

Tesana has never really fit into anything before but her daydreams. But when making an attempt to connect to her peers by joining in a pep rally planning committee she suddenly discovers a little white rabbit that lays brightly colored eggs. Realizing that she may have found the real life Easter bunny, Tesana embarks on an epic quest in an effort to get him back to his natural habitat and into safe hands. However as she progresses on her fanciful journey she gains more and more undesired attention until the quest becomes an increasingly madcap race to stay ahead of greedy pursuers and find a safe place for her new friend…wherever that place may be. It’s Tesana against the world!

6×9, 208pp, Black & White trade paperback , US $13.99PB ISBN 978156163580151399; DIAMOND CODE: SEP191879
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NBM Heads To Brooklyn Book Festival

The Brooklyn Book Festival is one of America’s premier book festivals and the largest free literary event in New York City. Running from September 16-23rd, NBM Graphic Novels can be found at the Marketplace at Booth 327 on Sunday with some of our latest titles.

Cartoonist Ted Rall will be on hand signing copies of his books including the new paperback revised version of The Year of Loving Dangerously, Silk Road To Ruin and To Afghanistan and Back.

For more details, visit BrooklynBookFestival.org

NBM Announces SPX Schedule

On September 14th & 15th, NBM Graphic Novels heads to the annual Small Press Expo (SPX). The Small Press Expo is North America’s premiere independent cartooning and comic arts festival, bringing together more than 4,000 cartoonists and comic arts enthusiasts every fall in Bethesda, Maryland.

On hand will be writer/artist Jessica Abel, who will be signing copies of the sister imprint Supergenius’ release, Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars Omnibus and writer/artist Ted Rall, who will be signing the new paperback revised version of The Year of Loving Dangerously, Silk Road To Ruin and To Afghanistan and Back.

Both Jessica and Ted will be participating on panels:

Butt In The Chair: How To Ensure That Your Comics Projects Get The Love They Deserve With Jessica Abel (Workshop)

Saturday, September 14th
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Glen Echo Room

Join Jessica Abel and design your days with clarity and purpose, so the things that get done are what you care about most. Figure out where your time really goes, and use that information to create an action plan for your week built around your current reality, not some fantasy version of your life. Make smart, conscious decisions about your time, and take control of your creative life.

and for Ted Rall:

Graphic Journalism: On The Road

Sunday, September 15th
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, White Flint Auditorium


Graphic Journalism doesn’t have the immediacy of typical news, but it allows the artist a chance to go in-depth and in-person for long periods of time to get at deeper truths. Award-winning author and policy advisor Andrew Aydin (March) will moderate the panel with road veterans Ted Rall (To Afghanistan And Back: A Graphic Travelogue), Aimee DeJongh (Taxi!), Josh Kramer (The Cartoon Picayune), and Jérôme Tubiana (Guantánamo Kid).

SIGNING SCHEDULES
BOTH ARTISTS WILL BE AT G1-2


SATURDAY

Ted Rall: 11:00-12:30
Jessica Abel (following her workshop): 1:00-1:30
Ted Rall: 2:30-4:00
Jessica Abel 4:00-5:00
Ted Rall: 5:30-7:00

SUNDAY
Jessica Abel: 12:00-1:00
Ted Rall: 1:00-2:30
Ted Rall (following his panel): 5:00-6:00





Upcoming NBM Title, ‘Who Killed Kenny’ Unleashed on Instagram!

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Although Alessandro “Pera” Perugini hasn’t established himself as the Instagram sensation that he is already in Italy and throughout Europe, his upcoming title, Who Killed Kenny? will likely change that.

You too can be a detective! Solve these morbidly funny puzzles where on one page you are presented the crime scene where poor Kenny is assassinated, the next page gives you the answer! How much of an ace are you? How observant are you? A cross between South Park humor and Where’s Waldo (for adults). Forty-five all-new cases to solve, never before seen! Proven totally irresistible!

And to support this exciting new release, Pera is releasing strips in English (for the first time) on it’s own Instagram account, @kenny_mysteries

Check out some sample strips below and see how you do!

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Cherkas and Hancock Go Local at FAN EXPO Canada!

55945117_2285967958121448_387535294255071232_nFAN EXPO Canada is the largest Comics, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming event in Canada and the 3rd largest Pop Culture event in North America running this weekend, August 22-25th, 2019.

Celebrating its 24th year, FAN EXPO Canada has grown from a small comic book convention attracting 1,500 fans into a multi-faceted, 4-day citywide event that attracts over 129,000 people from around the world. The event provides a substantial multi-million dollar economic impact to the City of Toronto, filling up hotels and restaurants throughout the duration of the Expo.

Everyone is a fan of something, and FAN EXPO Canada is a place to celebrate all things pop culture. Get an autograph or a photo with your favourite guest and get the inside scoop about your favourite movies and TV shows at our celebrity panels! Watch professional comic artists battle it out in our popular Sketch Duels, learn from our “How To” workshops, and take photos with your favourite costumed characters! It’s also a great place to buy a unique gift (or treat yourself!) with over 400,000 square feet of shopping madness.

FAN EXPO Canada showcases over 1,000 exhibitors and sprawls over 750,000 square feet, occupying the North and South buildings of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, in the heart of downtown Toronto.

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Appearing all four days will be Michael Cherkas & Larry Hancock, co-creators of the The Silent Invasion, the paranoid cult-classic science fiction mystery of the early days of indie comics. With the first two volumes, Red Shadows and The Great Fear back in print (and available at the show), the upcoming third volume of previously uncollected material and the all-new fourth volume will conclude the epic series of conspiracy and paranoia.

Set against the background of a nightmarish 1950s crawling with communist spies, corrupt FBI agents, McCarthyites, Stalinists, cold warriors, flying saucers, mysterious government organizations, The Silent Invasion weaves a byzantine tale of mystery and deceit as a bewildered investigative reporter Matt Sinkage pursues the truth behind an apparent alien invasion of earth that points to involvement at the highest levels of American government officials.

On Thursday, August 22nd, Larry will be presenting the panel, IS IT TIME TO SELL YOUR COLLECTIBLES? from 6:00 pm in ROOM 705.

Long time collector, creator (The Silent Invasion) and professional accountant Larry Hancock presents reasons why NOW may be the time to sell your collectibles! Need cash? Downsizing your home? Retiring? Bring your spouse / significant other at your peril!

Michael and Larry can be found all
weekend at P033A & P033B

NBM October 2019 Releases

Here are upcoming titles, now being solicited in comics stores through Diamond Previews for an October 2019 release.

NEW

Tamba, Child Soldier

Written by Marion Achard and Illustrated by Yan Degruel 


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“My name is Tamba Cisso. When I was eight years old, I lived in the village with my father, my mother and my sister. I went to school and had learned to read. I knew there was war in my country, but I didn’t know that children could wage it.”

Providing a testimonial to one of the most heart-wrenching and chilling developments in modern warfare, this graphic novel chronicles the realities of hundreds of thousands across the world, kidnapped and forced to commit atrocities.

8.5 x11, 112pp., Full color hardcover, US $24.99
HC ISBN: 978168112236652499; DIAMOND CODE: AUG192086

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All Star

Written and Illustrated by Jesse Lonergan

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It’s the end of the school year in 1998. Mark McGwire is racing Sammy Sosa to break the home run record, Bill Clinton is being questioned about a White House intern named Monica Lewinsky, Semisonic’s “Closing Time” is on top of the charts, and Carl Carter is leading the Elizabeth Monarchs of rural Vermont to the state championship in his senior year. A full scholarship to the University of Maine is waiting for him, and everyone says he has a shot at the pros. He’s so good he can do whatever he wants. 
Until he makes one very arrogant mistake.

6×9, 176pp., Black and White trade paperback. US $13.99, 
PB ISBN 978156163835251399
; DIAMOND CODE: AUG192087

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Silk Road To Ruin

By Ted Rall


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Part graphic novel travelog, part tongue-in-cheek travel guide, here are the adventures of caustic cartoonist Rall in the wild and wooly central Asian countries, a powder keg sitting on tomorrow’s oil… Combines articles with comics chapters relating his experiences retracing the old legendary Silk Road starting with the sublime history of China and ending in the absurdity of the petty dictatorships of the “The ‘Stans” where Rall had the temerity -or was it blustery stupidity?- to go back, including once with a group of listeners to his radio show, on a dare.

It’s exotic adventure, satire and a fun way to find out more about a part of the world that looms in importance with its immense reserves of oil…

6×9, 304pp., B&W trade paperback, US $19.99,  ISBN 978156163885751999; DIAMOND CODE AUG192088

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To Afghanistan And Back

By Ted Rall


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The World’s first “Instant Graphic Novel”! When U.S. bombs started raining on the Taliban, Rall didn’t just watch it on TV–he jumped on a plane straight to the war zone to get the real story for himself. But the only cartoonist to go to Afghanistan got more than he bargained for, way more than his previous gut-wrenching trip deep up the legendary Silk Road. Within days of arriving, armed men were hunting down journalists to murder and rob them. Waving funnies didn’t help.

From the gruesome spectacle of a Taliban prisoner blowing himself up with grenades to the hilarious image of mujahideen lining up for shaves and DVD porn a day after joining the Northern Alliance, you can count on Rall for a decidedly different take on this gritty war.

To Afghanistan And Back
, features as its centerpiece a 50-page graphic novel travelogue of his experience as a cartoonist and war correspondent. It also includes Rall’s articles, cartoons and photos as filed from the front for the Village Voice and syndicated throughout America.

6×9, 112pp., Black and White clothbound, US $15.95 
ISBN 978156163325851595; DIAMOND CODE: AUG192089

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Cherkas and Hancock Invade FAN EXPO Boston!

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From Comics, Graphic novels, Anime, Manga, Sci-fi and Fantasy to Cosplay, Horror, Gaming, Toys, Movies and Television – FAN EXPO Boston, presented by BOSTON COMIC CON celebrates pop-culture fandom.

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Appearing all three days will be Michael Cherkas & Larry Hancock, co-creators of the The Silent Invasion, the paranoid cult-classic science fiction mystery of the early days of indie comics.  With the first two volumes, Red Shadows and The Great Fear back in print (and available at the show), the upcoming third volume of previously uncollected material and the all-new fourth volume will conclude the epic series of conspiracy and paranoia.

Set against the background of a nightmarish 1950s crawling with communist spies, corrupt FBI agents, McCarthyites, Stalinists, cold warriors, flying saucers, mysterious government organizations, The Silent Invasion weaves a byzantine tale of mystery and deceit as a bewildered investigative reporter Matt Sinkage pursues the truth behind an apparent alien invasion of earth that points to involvement at the highest levels of American government officials.

 

Larry and Michael will also be participating on the panel, SURVIVING COLLABORATION alongside David & Meredith Finch, Ash Maczko, and Ashley Witter on Sunday, August 18th at 4:00 pm in Room 253A

Comics is a collaborative medium. Do you know how to bring out the best from your collaborators? Join former Marvel and IDW Editor/Writer and Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt and a host of established comic pros as they discuss collaborative best practices, tips for writers and artists, and strategies for handling editor feedback. Become the kind of creator everyone wants to work with!

Michael and Larry can be found at P36 & P37