Breaking the 10 vol 2 nice mention

Nice of Down the Tubes website to do a page on our BREAKING THE 1O book:

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Click on the above image to go to the web site.

Order it from Previews December Customer Order Form, page 27 (or p377 in the full catalogue), under the publishers name ‘NBM'(and with a cute ‘Certified Cool’ stamp of recommendation). Diamond Code: DEC17 1696

With Volume 1 of the book re-listed, code: DEC171697

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NBM’s page for the book HERE

 

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Breaking the 10 volume 2 – listing now!

After quite a bit of difficulty and rearranging of the book’s ending Volume 2 of our BREAKING THE 10 is finished… and is presently listed in this month’s Previews catalogue from Diamond distributor.

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Order it from Previews Customer Order Form, page 27 (or p377 in the full catalogue), under the publishers name ‘NBM’ (and with a cute ‘Certified Cool’ stamp of recommendation).

Diamond Code: DEC17 1696

With Volume 1 of the book re-listed under code:  DEC171697

 

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Despite the trouble we had I’m very proud of this book and really looking forward to seeing volume 2 come out printed well.

Nice!

NBM’s page for the book HERE

And more pages from the book can be seen at my WEB SITE

B10 vol 2 listing

Workshop

I rarely give workshops for kids anymore, but when I was invited by my local primary school for an interview with the editors of the school magazine, I thought it would be a good idea to make the event into a mini-workshop. And it worked out great!

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There were six kids and they were all so enthusiastic and creative! One of them even had made me a special drawing, with me in it!

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I had not really planned anything solid, but as soon as I drew some examples of how you can set up your own comic character, they were off…

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If there’s anything I like to get across about drawing comics, it’s to have FUN with it. Fun always translates. The rest is just handy tips & tricks about using thick markers so your lines are solid, adding black to make it look instantly professional, and putting jokes in.

In the meantime, they asked me questions for the school paper interview. They ranged from “Do you have hobbies beside comics?” (Yes: writing) to “Is that your real hair color?” (No).

At the end, I offered to make them all a drawing per their request – and the result reads almost like a comic:

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Lots of thanks to the Rosa Boekdrukkerschool in Amsterdam and Mechteld Jansen, who helps out with the school paper and invited me to do this. It was great fun!

The Munoz gallery opening

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It was a pleasure to meet Jose Munoz, artist of our striking Billie Holiday book, and world-famed Argentine comic artist, at the Scott Eder Gallery where he opened the exhibit of his originals for sale Friday evening. I obviously had him sign and do a drawing in my copy as seen here. The opening went well. Went with Papercutz editor-in-chief Jim Salicrup and discovered some of Jersey City in so doing, including a Little India you have to go through to get there. On our way back we couldn’t resist one of the tempting restaurants…

Recommend you see the show, open through middle of January, his art is amazing and there are numerous books of his to purchase.

NYTimes still ghettoizes comics and graphic novels

While we’re very happy our sister co. Papercutz and its SuperGenius imprint got The Wendy Project into a GN roundup in the NYT Book Review this Sunday, I was shocked to still see NOT ONE graphic novel makes the 100 notable list for 2017 in that same issue.

And its editor-in-chief professes to be a fan. So what? When all you do is a once in a blue moon ’round-up’ for graphic novels, rarely it seems covering in full reviews any. Or did I miss anything?

Meantime, the Washington Post has Michael Cavna regularly talking about them, reviewing them, same can be said for other newspapers. Although I will say there are a number of important ones out there that are just as clueless in how to get a younger audience interested in their publications as comics and pop culture coverage would appeal to them.

Oh yes, George Gustines gets to do the occasional news piece… every few months (!).

Lack of depth in coverage of graphic novels is just, well, infuriating, knowing the great work from all over the world being published in our medium.

[revised 12/4 seeing a couple GNs did appear in the Children’s list].