NBM Announces MoCCA Fest Plans

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On April 1st & 2nd, NBM Graphic Novels (D147, D148) once again heads to the MoCCA Arts Festival and we are happy to have attending cartoonist Jon Nielsen, who will be appearing to promote the debut of his new book, LOOK.

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About LOOK
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 lighthearted sci-fi adventure as they journey far and wide for the answer to one of life’s greatest questions: “why are we here?”

Also in attendance on behalf of our sister company, Papercutz is Harvey Award winner Jessica Abel who will be signing copies of her new series, Trish Trash, Roller Girl of Mars and Deb Lucke, creator of the Lunch Witch series.

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About Trish Trash, Roller Girl of Mars
200 years from now, Trish “Trash” Nupindju lives on the newly inhabited Mars, whose settlers live under harsh and ruthless conditions. Trish dreams of only one thing: becoming a hoverderby star. It seems like making the professional derby team is the only way to escape a future of poverty on her parents’ farm. But, what happens when a half-dead Martian shows up on her doorstep and changes everything? Find out in the first volume of the new science fiction trilogy by acclaimed creator Jessica Abel.

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About The Lunch Witch
For generations and generations, the women of Grunhilda’s family have stirred up trouble in a big, black pot. Grunhilda inherits her famous ancestors’ recipes and cauldron, but no one believes in magic anymore. Despite the fact that Grunhilda’s only useful skill is cooking up potfuls of foul brew, she finds a job listing that might suit her: lunch lady. She delights in scaring the kids until she meets Madison, a girl with thick glasses and unfinished homework who doesn’t fit in. The two outsiders recognize each other. Madison needs help at school and at home, but helping people goes against everything Grunhilda’s believes in as a witch! Will this girl be able to thaw the Lunch Witch’s icy heart? Or will Grunhilda turn her back on a kindred spirit?

NBM will also be bringing its latest graphic novels: Paco Roca’s Lighthouse, Rick Geary’s Black Dahlia, the acclaimed bios of Glenn Gould, Thoreau and others, and Cyril Pedrosa’s amazing and absorbing Equinoxes.

Jon, Jessica and Deb will be appearing at the NBM Table (D147, D148) throughout the weekend.

SATURDAY
11:30am – 12:30pm Jon Nielsen
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Jessica Abel
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Jon Niselsen
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Jon Nielsen

SUNDAY
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Deb Lucke
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Jon Nielsen
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Jessica Abel
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Jon Nielsen

Come on by, meet some cool folks and celebrate comics!

This May, NBM Presents Our Next Great Biography, ‘Billie Holiday’

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Currently listed in Previews for a May release, we’re proud to present Billie Holiday from the acclaimed creative team of José Muñoz and 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.

9×12, 80pp., B&W HC, gold stamped black and red cover, $19.99
ISBN:9781681120935
$19.99, e-book: $9.99

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The following titles are being resolicited:

MARIE ANTOINETTE, PHANTOM QUEEN
Annie Goetzinger & Rodolphe

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During the 1930s, Maud, an artist, discovers she has a psychic gift. The first signs manifest themselves in the royal gardens of the Trianon where gradually she understands that a woman from the beyond is attempting to communicate with her. The revelation is beyond belief: it is the ghost of Marie Antoinette appearing to her to share a terrible secret that has tormented her for centuries. After being guillotined, the Queen is said to have been thrown into a common grave but then exhumed and buried with her husband, Louis XVI, in the Saint-Denis basilica. Yet the ghost tells Maud that her remains are still in the pit, on which a chapel stands today. The queen asks Maud to move her body to the right place so she can finally find peace and no longer haunt people.

Part fantastic ghost story, part biography, this is a delicious beautifully illustrated look into French revolutionary history by the artist of the bestselling ‘Girl in Dior.’

8 ½ x 11, 68 pages, full color hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 9781681120294
e-book $9.99

GLENN GOULD: A Life Off Tempo
Sandrine Revel

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Glenn Gould was a Canadian pianist, a child genius who became a worldwide superstar of classical music remembered for, among others, his almost revolutionary interpretations of Bach. This graphic novel biography seeks to understand the eccentric personality behind the persona. Who is the mysterious Glenn Gould? Why did he abruptly end his career as a performing musician?  Why did he become one of the very first of his peers to disappear from the public eye like J.D. Salinger?  Sandrine Revel delves into the life of Gould with hand painted illustrations and the viewpoint of an adoring fan.

2017 marks a number of important anniversaries for Gould: the 85th of his birth and 35th of his death but also the 60th of his legendary tour of Russia, a first for a Western artist, and of his debuts with the world’s leading orchestras.

8.5x 11, 136pp., full color hardcover hc, $25.99, ISBN:9781681120652
$30.99 CAN; $14.99 ebook.

 

GHETTO BROTHER- Warrior to Peacemaker
Julian Voloj, Claudia Ahlering
Introduction by Jeff Chang,
author of, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip Hop Generation

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An engrossing and counter view of one of the most dangerous elements of American urban history, this graphic novel tells the true story of Benjy Melendez, son of Puerto-Rican immigrants, who founded, at the end of the 1960s, the notorious Ghetto Brothers gang. From the seemingly bombed-out ravages of his neighborhood, wracked by drugs, poverty, and violence, he managed to extract an incredibly positive energy from this riot ridden era: his multiracial gang promoted peace rather than violence. After initiating a gang truce, the Ghetto Brothers held weekly concerts on the streets or in abandoned buildings, which fostered the emergence of hip-hop. Melendez also began to reclaim his Jewish roots after learning about his family’s dramatic crypto-Jewish background.

6×9, 128pp., B&W, trade pb., $12.99;
ISBN 9781561639489

 

Jirô Taniguchi (1947-2017)

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On February 11th, Jirô Taniguchi, one of Japan’s best known manga writer/artists, passed away.

Some of his better known work included The Walking Man, The Summit of the Gods, A Distant Neighborhood, The Times of Botchan, and The Magic Mountain.  In addition to collaborations with Natsuo Sekigawa, Baku Yumemakura, and Mœbius.

In Japan he was probably best known for Kadoku no Gourmet (The Solitary Gourmet), written by Masayuki Qusumi, in which a lone business traveler goes around the world eating art restaurants, a work turned into a TV series.

His work also was frequently adapted to film, notably The Summit of the Gods and A Distant Neighborhood, which was the basis of the 2010 French-language film Quartier Lointain, about a middle-aged businessman who’stransported back in time and into the body of his younger self.

Last year, NBM published Taniguchi’s Guardians of the Louvre, a part of the Louvre collection which Publishers Weekly named as a “Top Ten Graphic Novel for Spring ’16”.

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Among his professional accolades, Taniguchi received the Osamu Tezuka Culture Award and won multiple awards at the Angouleme International Comics Festival.

NBM Titles Coming To Comic Stores This March

Arriving to comic book specialty stores this March are two bundled collections.  These are not available on Amazon or mainstream booksellers; but they are available directly through us and your local comic book store.

KERASCOET SET

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By: Kerascoet & Hubert

Specially priced set reuniting two perennially popular books with art by the amazing duo under the Kerascoet name. In ‘Beauty’, when Coddie unintentionally delivers a fairy from a spell that held her prisoner, she does not realize how poisoned the wish is she gets in return. From repulsive and stinking of fish she becomes perceived as magnetically beautiful, which does not help her in her village. A young local lord saves her but soon it becomes apparent her destiny may be far greater…

In ‘Miss Don’t Touch Me’, The ‘Butcher of the Dances’ is on the prowl for young loose women. Blanche works as a maid along with the only family she knows, her sister, fun-loving Agatha. Suddenly, Blanche loses her to what she saw was murder but others only write off as suicide. She decides to take matters into her own hands.

2 book banded set, 344pp. full color hardcovers, specially priced at $55
ISBN 978168112114755500

ZOMBILLENIUM SET, VOLS. 1-3

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Specially priced set of the 3 volumes out in this bestselling series, inspiration for a feature length animated film in production! Francis von Bloodt, vampire, a good family man, manages the horror theme park Zombillenium. They don’t just hire anyone, at Zombillenium: mere mortals need not apply, the park works only with genuine werewolves, vampires and zombies. This is what Aurelian gets to discover as, burnt out, deceived by his wife, he ends up hired in spite of himself in this strange business. Gretchen, a plucky trainee witch, helps him get around…

3 book banded set, 144pp., full color hardcovers, normally $45, specially priced at $39.99.
ISBN: 978168112115853999

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This Winter, NBM Celebrates The Amazing Rick Geary

14616662510_71dec34a91_oNow being solicited via Previews and available in February/March of 2017 are cartoonist Rick Geary’s first Treasury of XXth Century Murder Compendium as well as several backlist titles.

TREASURY OF XXth CENTURY MURDER COMPENDIUM I

including The Lindbergh Child, The Axe-Man of New Orleans, and Madison Square Tragedy
By: Rick Geary

51wohbgciilWitness 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.

6×9, 240pp, B&W quarter-bound hc, $27.99
ISBN 978168112063852799

A TREASURY OF VICTORIAN MURDER COMPENDIUM II

Including The Borden Tragedy, The Mystery of Mary Rogers, The Saga of the Bloody Benders, The Case of Madeleine Smith, The Murder of Abraham Lincoln
By: Rick Geary

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400 pages of real murder cases from the Victorian era! This second handsomely quarter-bound omnibus volume brings together the famous double axe murder by Lizzie Borden, the drowning of the lovely Mary Rogers, the Benders who summarily offed their inn customers, Madeleine Smith poisoning an inconvenient suitor and the famous assassination of President Lincoln.

“What stands out is the tone of the work; this collection has a cheeky perspective. Readers who enjoy wry humor and a devil’s advocate for a narrator will appreciate Geary’s style. Satisfies readers’ insatiable curiosity with the macabre”

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6×9, 400pp., B&W quarter-bound hc, $29.99
ISBN 978156163907652999

A Treasury of XXth Century Murder: FAMOUS PLAYERS

The Mysterious Death of William Desmond Taylor
By: Rick Geary

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It’s the early days of Hollywood, movies are just starting to come of their own and gain in popularity. New Stars are made. The movies are still silent but their stars certainly are not, in the scandal sheets. Amidst this new boiling cauldron, William Desmond Taylor, a successful director at the ‘upscale’ Famous Players Studio is found shot in his home.. Could it have been the star Mary Miles Minter or a former butler? But then, what about that strange past Taylor had? Another delectable mystery as only Geary can tell ‘em!

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6×9, 80p., B&W, jacketed hardcover, $15.95

ISBN 978156163555951595

A Treasury of XXth Century Murder: The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans

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By: Rick Geary

Nights of terror! A city awash in blood! New Orleans right after the First World War. The party returns to the Big Easy but someone looks to spoil it. Grocers are being murdered in the dead of night by someone grabbing their axe and hacking them right in their own cushy beds! The pattern for each murder is the same: a piece of the door is removed for entry, the axe is borrowed on the property, and the assailant aims straight for the head! Why? How could he fit through that piece in the door? The man is never found for sure but speculations abound which Geary presents with his usual gusto!

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6×9, 80pp., B&W, jacketed hardcover, $15.99
ISBN 978156163581851599

New from Eurotica (Warning: Adults Only)

BODY BY TAYLOR, Girls and other musings

By: Kevin Taylor

The second art book by Kevin J. Taylor, creator, writer and artist of such books as “Model by Day”, “Fang”, “Girl” and currently, “Girl-The Second Coming”. This art book premieres mostly unpublished works done mainly for himself, and a few commissioned works. Inside are paintings inspired by celebrities, supermodels and…panties. You’ll be amazed at how much sharper his paintings have become!

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9×12, 80pp., full color on glossy stock, trade pb., $18.95
ISBN 978156163422451895

GIRL

By: Kevin Taylor

Girl is an adventurous, fun-loving, lusciously built strip dancer with a fascination for the occult. The demons she manages to conjure up may be good dirty fun but are also rather dangerous…Taylor’s best-seller!

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8×111/2, 144pp., B&W, color cover, trade pb., $15.95
ISBN 978156163231251595

 

KERASCOËT U.S. Tour Features Stops in Boston, NY, Seattle and Portland

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Kerascoët, a husband and wife team of authors of Beauty and Miss Don’t Touch Me published by NBM, are on tour across North America this fall! See below for panel descriptions for three of their seven events, and read on below for a full list of all tour stops.

Friday, October 28, 2016: Booksigning with Nate Powell

Million Year Picnic, 99 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA.
5:30pm – 7:00pm

Saturday October 29, 2016 – Sunday October 30, 2016: MICEXPO FESTIVAL 

University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA.
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Panel ‘Style & Process’

An in-depth look at the creative processes of four accomplished cartoonists with markedly different working methods. The artists will reveal the steps and stages they go through to take a comic from story to finished product, and explore the relationship between process and visual style. MICE Panels are located in the Lecture Hall on the Second Floor and Workshops take place in the Lower Level of University Hall.

Tuesday November 1, 2016: Columbia University

Butler Library, room 523, 535 W 114th Street (entrance on campus side)
7:00 pm: Drawing the Unspeakable

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Comics Association join Comics@Columbia to present a conversation with French cartoonists Kerascoët, Pénélope Bagieu and Catherine Meurisse, discussing the challenges of conveying powerful emotions in a medium often wrongly dismissed as trivial. This event, moderated by cartoonist Kriota Willberg, is part of the FRENCH COMICS FRAMED festival.

Friday November 4, 2016: University of Washington

Talk With Professor Richard H. Watts at University of Washington, Department of French and Italian Studies
Communication Bdlg (CMU 226), University of Washington, Seattle
4:00 pm

Saturday, November 5, 2o16: Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center

Short Run Comix & Arts Festival
11:oo am – 6:00 pm

Monday, November 7, 2016: Booksigning

Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St., Portand
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday, November 8, 2016: Portland State University

College of Liberal Arts & Science, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland
10:00 am – 11:45 am

Etienne Davodeau & Arthur de Pins Appearing at NY Comic Con

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Appearing at New York Comic Con this week are cartoonists Etienne Davodeau (The Initiates, Lulu Anew) and Arthur de Pins (Zombillenium series), who are also appearing at the French Comics Framed Festival that runs concurrently.

Both will be appearing at the NBM/Papercutz booth (2245) signing on Friday and Saturday.

Signing Schedule

Friday, Oct 7

12-1 PM: Etienne Davodeau
6-7 PM: Arthur de Pins

Saturday, Oct. 8

3:30-5 PM: Davodeau and de Pins

Both artists will also be making appearances to coincide with the French Comics Framed Festival along with Hubert & Kerascoet (Miss Don’t Touch Me, Beauty). 

The inaugural French Comics Framed Festival devoted to presenting the best work of francophone graphic novelists and runs through November 5 and also includes an exhibition at Cooper Union (The Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, NY 10003).

Eighteen of the exhibited illustrators will travel across the Atlantic to participate in the festival including Pénélope Bagieu, Olivier Balez, Alessandro Barbucci, François Boucq, Stéphane Créty, Asaf Hanuka, Matz, Jean-Claude Mézières, Nicolas Otero, Jean-Marc Rochette and Anne Simon.

Other appearances include:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 7pm, free
Panel discussion: French Comics on Screen: Film Adaptations of Franco-Belgian Graphic Narratives
Featuring Etienne Davodeau, Matz, Jean-Claude Mézières, Arthur de Pins and Jean-Marc Rochette
Moderated by Alex Dueben (The Paris Review and The Believer)
The School of Visual Arts, 209 E 23rd St, NY 10010 (3rd floor)
Jean-Claude Mézières, creator of the classic francophone graphic novel series Valerian and Laureline, will discuss his role in Luc Besson’s 2017 film adaptation of the series, and Jean-Marc Rochette will detail his involvement in the movie version of his Snowpiercer (with Chris Evans). Matz will explain how legendary Warriors director Walter Hill’s unproduced screenplays became comics, and Arthur de Pins and Etienne Davodeau will speak about indie adaptations.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 6:30pm, free
Panel discussion: Drawing Life: Who is the Parisian Roz Chast?
Featuring Olivier Balez, Pénélope Bagieu, Etienne Davodeau, Asaf Hanuka, and Anne Simon
Moderated by Heidi Macdonald (The Comics Beat)
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, NY 10029
Accompanying the current exhibition Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs, this discussion will focus on the ever-lively and inventive world of French cartooning. Who is the Parisian Roz Chast (if there is one)? What are the major themes explored through the rise of graphic biography in France ?

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 5:30-6:30pm, with pass
Panel discussion: ComicsBeat Presents: The European Comics Invasion
New York Comic Con (room 1A05), Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 W. 34th St., NY 10001
Featuring Heidi MacDonald, Jean-Marc Rochette, Arthur DePins, Simon Fraser, Leeann Hamilton
An annual look at the European comics scene, with the cartoonists from around the world talking about their work and the comics tradition of their countries. This time we’ll talk to Jean-Marc Rochette (Snowpiercer, France), Arthur DePins (March of the Crabs, France), Simon Fraser (Judge Dredd, Scotland), Leeann Hamilton (Cash Cow, Ireland) and more about their careers, their influences and how comics are becoming an international language without borders.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1—6pm, free
Panel discussion: Drawing the Unspeakable
Featuring Kerascoët, Pénélope Bagieu and Catherine Meurisse
Columbia University, Butler Library (Room 523), 535 West 114th St, New York, NY 10027
Four renowned illustrators discuss the challenges of expressing emotion through drawing.