The Critics Speak! Reviews of ROHAN AT THE LOUVRE Hit The Web!

The latest volume in our Louvre series, Rohan at the Louvre by Hirohiko Araki has been out for a bit now and we’ve gotten many fantastic mentions and reviews.

“Triggers bodily mayhem of a type sure to warm the hearts of old souls who remember the author’s early ’80s bio-mutation opus Baoh.”

–  The Comics Journal

“Looking like the work of a Japanese P. Craig Russell, Araki’s art lends a wistful mood to the tale’s proceedings and arrests the eye with willowy figures and expressive faces. Previous volumes of this graphic novel series published by the Louvre itself have all been excellent, and this is no exception.”

Publisher’s Weekly

“Rohan at the Louvre is less aimed at the bovine teenagers grazing the manga aisles at Barnes and Noble and more toward the sort of mature, comics-as-artform crowd…The sort of bizarre, distinct, and memorable one-shot manga that rarely ever sees the light of day over in North America”

Otaku USA Magazine

“A refreshing, visceral exploration of the concept of the artistic muse and the desperate lengths most of us will go to capture and hold onto inspiration.”

Broken Frontier

Rohan at the Louvre belongs on everyone’s shelf!  This book has rocketed to the top of my “Best of” list for the year.”

Stumptown Trade Review

“I found Rohan to be an engrossing and welcomed change of pace from the majority of my comics reading these days. Rohan is also a beautiful book.”

Gay League

“Araki’s striking color work is marvelously effective, adding another level to his artistry. While the color emphasizes the fantastic, Araki’s line and figure work tends toward the realistic, creating an interesting and engaging contrast. Araki’s illustrations are meant to be looked at and appreciated not just as part of the story but as art.”

Experiments in Manga

“Araki’s style is flamboyant and flashy, an interesting merger between traditional Japanese linework and American slickness.”

Comics Bulletin

Have you read Rohan At The Louvre yet? What are your thoughts?

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This Weekend, NBM Proudly Debuts P. Craig Russell’s The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde V. 5 at MoCCA!

This weekend, at the 2012 MoCCA Fest, we’re debuting the long awaited fifth volume in P. Craig Russell’s The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde series, Volume 5: The Happy Prince.

Craig will also be making a rare convention appearance and serve as the Fest’s very first Guest of Honor.

In addition to the stunning volume, we’ll also have 10 copies of the signed and numbered edition of the book which are quarterbound in real cloth and fine paper with a tip-in sheet signed by P. Craig Russell.

If that’s not awesome enough, Brooke A. Allen (A Home For Mr. Easter) and Neil Kleid (Brownsville, The Big Kahn) will also be hanging around the booth with publisher Terry Nantier and Papercutz artist Rick Parker (Slices, Tales From The Crypt).

So, come by Booth J4, say “hello” and be one of the very first to own Craig’s newest book.

 

 

We Hope To See You At MoCCA Fest This Weekend!

 

This weekend, is the 2012 MoCCA Fest and we’re pretty excited that our own P. Craig Russell (who did that stunning artwork above) is their very first Guest of Honor.

We’ll be debuting Craig’s new book, the eagerly anticipated fifth volume of The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: The Happy Prince at the show, several weeks before it’s available anywhere else.

We’ll also have ten advance copies of the the signed and numbered edition of the book (How limited?  200 copies and the ten copies for sale will all be within the first twenty-five) which are quarterbound in real cloth and fine paper with a tip-in sheet signed by P. Craig Russell.  Also, it’s a tremendous opportunity to have Craig personalize your copy!

Also attending the show is our esteemed publisher, Terry Nantier, Brooke Allen, Neil Kleid and Papercutz’s own Rick Parker!

So come on by, meet some cool folks and celebrate comics!

Rick Geary Goes To LOVER’S LANE in Our June Solicitations!

Here’s what we’ve got being solicited this month in comics bookstores to come in June including the latest volume of Rick Geary’s Treasury of XXth Century Murder, this time focusing on Lovers’ Lane: The Hall-Mills Mystery and our signed, limited edition of P. Craig Russell’s The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde Vol.5: The Happy Prince.

 

Treasury of XXth Century Murder: Lovers’ Lane
The Hall-Mills Mystery
Rick Geary

New Brunswick, New Jersey, Thursday, September 14, 1922. Reverend Hall and Mrs. Eleanor Mills take a stroll in the town’s park in the evening. Shots are heard. 2 days later, their bodies are found laying on the ground very neatly next to each other with her hand on his thigh, love letters strewn around them, the scarf on her neck covering up the deep bloody slit in it. Reverend Hall, himself married, was in an open secret of an affair with Mrs. Mills, a married woman of his choir. The perfect ingredients for a juicy scandal and fascinating investigation which the nation’s press hungrily devours. Alas, no clues or evidence are sufficient to make an indictment stick. Was it suicide? A jealous rival? The case reopens again 4 years later as new information is brought to light, indicting the reverend’s wife but she is an upstanding member of her community, denying to the last that her husband had any affair…

6×9, 80pp., B&W jacketed hardcover, $15.99,
ISBN 978-1-56163-628-0

 

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The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde
Vol.5: The Happy Prince The Signed Limited Edition
P. Craig Russell

Here is the signed and numbered edition strictly limited to 200 copies. Quarterbound in real cloth and fine paper with a tip-in sheet signed by P. Craig Russell.

The Happy Prince is arguably the most famous and well loved of Oscar Wilde’s nine fairy tales, rivaled only by The Selfish Giant. It is also a very timely tale at a time of controversy over the increasing chasm between rich and poor…

The Happy Prince has lived a life of opulence but has died young and his soul inhabits a beautiful ruby encrusted statue covered all over in gold leaf. From his perch high above the city he is witness to all the poverty, misery, and hopelessness in which his people have been living. When a small barn swallow in flight to the warm south ahead of the approaching winter stops to rest upon the statue the Happy Prince prevails upon him to delay his travels in order to remove his gold leaf a piece at a time and shower it upon the poor citizens.

 

Out of love for the Happy Prince the swallow does his bidding.

As the days pass the Prince’s beauty is stripped away and as winter sets in the bird’s fate is sealed. In the spring the townspeople finding only a dull statue with a broken lead heart and a dead bird consign the worthless objects to the ash heap. Only an emissary of God recognizes them as the most valuable treasures of the city and brings them to the gardens of heaven.

8 ½ x 11, 32pp., full color jacket hc: $50, ISBN 978-1-56163-629-7

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NEW from EUROTICA:
SIZZLE #54

Omaha the Cat Dancer is on the home stretch!

Also in this issue: more of Mona Agent X, Barbarian Chicks, the end of Peanut Butter vol.6, the return of Gambedotti.

Quarterly magazine, 48pp. full color, 8 ½ x11, $5.95

 

 

To see more, click the button on the Eurotica home page

Oldies Are Still Goodies (And Hitting People With Rolling Pins Is Still Funny)

Our friend, Andrew “Captain Comics” Smith, wrote an insightful piece in the April 16th Comics Buyer’s Guide about the growth of reprints and some of the titles he’s a fan of including our Forever Nuts line, which reprints the earliest Mutt & Jeff, Happy Hooligan, and Bringing up Father.

His thoughts?

 

I enjoyed them all, for historical reasons if nothing else, but Bringing up Father was a revelation. For a strip with one central joke “Maggie beaning Jiggs with a rolling pin” George McManus kept the strip fresh and exciting day after day. And the art! While Jiggs remained a cartoon, McManus’ women were drawn in photo-realistic style and beautifully modeled the elaborate fashions of the time.

THE MIAMI HERALD Reviews THE INNER SANCTUM

The Miami Herald recently reviewed Ernie Colón’s The Inner Sanctum and shared the following thoughts on the book:

Billed as an adaptation of the classic radio show (with no other story credits), veteran editor and artist Colòn conducts a virtual art clinic here, showing his deep mastery of composition, design, figure drawing, expression, use of blacks and more in this collection of hoary guilty pleasures and cheap thrills. Throughout, his art is in service to the storytelling, creating clear narratives with tension and emotion. It’s nothing more (or less) than solid entertainment.

Not too shabby…

Comic Pros, Don’t Forget The Harvey Award Nominations Are Due 4/16!

Certainly next to Tax Day, the most important deadline of the week is to submit your nominees for the 2012 Harvey Awards!

Here’s the details directly from them!

As a creator within the comics and graphic novel industry, you are eligible to nominate works and vote for the Harvey Awards.  We encourage all professionals to vote, whether you choose 1, 5, or all categories.  Every vote counts!  Ballots can be found in PDF or text format from www.harveyawards.org.

Please vote and submit a nomination ballot for the Harvey Awards. The deadline for nominations is this coming Monday, April 16th.  While we are down to the final weekend, we assure you there is still time to get your votes in and to influence the votes of others.

 

We’re pretty proud of the books we released this past year, so we recommend your vote for the following titles:

Complete and email ballots to harveyballots@hotmail.com.  Mailing address information is on the PDF copy of the ballot.

We appreciate your support!