She rebelled against the ancient tribal rules of India, her country, resulting in her becoming a Robin Hood type bandit. Essentially sold at the age of 11 to become a wife for a much older man, she ran away when he raped her. From that point on, there were few choices for her but to join a roaming gang of bandits, her ambition leading her to become their rebel chief.
Ultimately, society caught up with her and she even became a strong voice for change as a representative in the nascent Indian parliament.A story of courage and unbending determination in front of centuries of established inequities in the classic Indian caste system.
8.5x 11”, 224pp., full color HC, $29.99 HC ISBN 978168112251952999. DIAMOND CODE: JAN201889
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., Black and White trade paperback., $12.99 US/ $16.99 CAN PB ISBN: 978156163948951299. DIAMOND CODE: JAN201890
A specially priced banded set of 3 of cult phenom Chad Michael Ward fantasy and conceptual art books – a collection of images that fit together in a morbid jigsaw puzzle of wires, women and man-beasts to form a symbolic cyberotic tale of love, redemption and death.
Tim Bradstreet calls it “the sum of gothic eroticism.” Will appeal strongly to fans of Ashley Wood and Brom. 9×12’, 256pp., Three Full Color Trade Paperbacks, $49.99 US/$64.99 CANPB ISBN: 978156163727054999. DIAMOND CODE: JAN201891
This comics biography of one of the greatest sculptors who ever lived is done with the collaboration of the Rodin Museum and includes a preface by its director. It views his life through the eyes of the three women who shared his life for good or for bad. One was his lifelong on and off companion, the other two his muses, one of which was Camille Claudel, a well-recognized sculptor herself. Rodin’s work was revolutionary in conveying exceptional passion, transcending the stone. Here’s how that happened.
7 x 10.25, 112pp. full color HC, $19.99 US; ISBN: 978168112241051999. DIAMOND CODE: DEC191787
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.
9×12, 112pp., full color HC, $24.99, ISBN 978168112139052499; DIAMOND CODE: DEC191788
“I hate marathons. Hate running. An hour before leaving, I received a text. Instead of ‘Good luck,’ it was ‘We’re finished.’ So, I went to a bar next to the subway on 95th. Had a few bourbons with some other mope. Then I got on a bike. I took off down the old Highway 750, the Lincoln Highway.”
Forget Route 66. This is the original cross-country highway that takes you through REAL America, the first to cross all of the US from the Big Apple to the City on the Bay. This is THE road trip. On a bike.
8×11, 88pp. Black and White Trade paperback., $12.99/$16.99 CAN PB ISBN: 978168112245851299; DIAMOND CODE: NOV191813
Specially priced set of the 4 volumes out in this bestselling series. 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 (vols. 1-2 omnibus, 3, 4), 192pp., Full Color Hardcovers, Normally $52, specially priced at $46.99/$61.50 CANHC ISBN: 978168112240354699; DIAMOND CODE: NOV191814
Josh Clayton’s mother has killed a man and left Josh in charge of disposing of the body. The trouble is, the body will not stay put. From dogs to low-life trailer park denizens, Josh’s life slips ever more deeply into hell as he attempts to keep the corpse under wraps.
Josh, a sensitive teenager, attempts to persevere in the face of a morbid dilemma: guilt and fear over the crime conflict with his reluctant devotion to his mother. In the meantime, he has the additional task of taking care of his younger brothers and sister while enduring the ordinary minefield known as high school.
As pressure on Josh builds to critical mass, he suddenly finds himself involved in a relationship with Michelle. She tries to understand him. And, to her credit, she almost does. Josh is forced to take a difficult stand against his own mother or never be able to move on.
By two members of the faculty of sequential art at the Savannah College of Art & Design.
6×9, 164pp., Black &White , jacketed hardcover: $17.95/23.50 CAN HC ISBN:978156163441551795; DIAMOND CODE: NOV191819 PREVIEWS
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.
6×9, 96pp., Full Color Hardcover, $19.99/$25.99HC ISBN: 978168112120851999; DIAMOND CODE: NOV191818
Etienne Davodeau is a comic artist. He doesn’t know much about the world of wine-making. Richard Leroy is a wine-maker. He’s rarely even read comics. But these two are full of good will and curiosity. Why do we choose to spend one’s life writing and creating comics or producing wine? How and for whom do we do them?
To answer these questions, for more than a year, Etienne went to work in Richard’s vineyards and cellar.
Richard, in return, leapt into the world of comics. They opened a lot of bottles and read many comics. They traveled around, meeting authors and wine-makers sharing their passion for their jobs. The first time a book explores the nature of a man’s vocation with a true life representation of it from two very different perspectives. They get to realize they both have that precious and necessary power to bring people together.
With guest appearances by Trondheim (Dungeon, Little Nothings), Emmanuel Guibert (The Photographer) and Marc-Antoine Matthieu (Museum Vaults)
8×11, 272pp., Black & White trade paperback: $19.99/$25.99 CAN; ISBN 978168112133851999; DIAMOND CODE: NOV191816
At the end of yet another unproductive job interview, Lulu, on a whim, takes off for the shore just to get away from it all. She’s got a husband and kids left bewildered but it’s nothing against them. This is just her time, getting away from the grind and being taken for granted with no other plan than savoring it.
Surprised at her own temerity, she meets other people on the edge of the world. It wasn’t meant to be for long. It wasn’t meant to be anything but in the end, thrilling, fun, and possibly dangerous, this improvised experience will make of Lulu a different woman. By the author of the acclaimed The Initiates.
8.5 x 11, 160pp. Full Color Hardcover, $27.99/$36.50 CAN HC ISBN: 978156163972452799; DIAMOND CODE: NOV191817
Kyle has just settled in to his new city and job. He doesn’t know anyone around but it’s comfy enough in its boring routine. Erika, a pretty neighbor, catches his eye. They meet, they talk. Before they know it, they’re an ‘item.’ Before they know it, in fact, they’re very very together. It’s a high but it’s frightening. Is it really the right choice? Are they really for each other or just escaping loneliness? There’s great moments. There’s doubts. In the midst of happiness, Kyle gets nightmares of pulling his teeth out.
Jesse Lonergan’s simple style is moody, subdued, lets the pictures mostly do the talking over an expansive graphic novel that is very real and explorative.
6×9, 192 pp., Black & White trade paperback., $13.95/$18.50 PB ISBN 978156163496551395; DIAMOND CODE: NOV191815
NBM Graphic Novels is proud to announce the release schedule beginning in March 2020, including brand new biographies of Phoolan Devi and Leonardo Da Vinci, as well as new volumes of The Silent Invasion and The Louvre Collection.
In addition, we’re releasing the historical fiction book, Giant, set in New York in the early 1930s, which follows a steelworker harboring a terrible secret.
Also being reissued as a bundle is The Rock & Roll Set which includes our Beatles, Rolling Stones and Bob Marley biographies.
PHOOLAN DEVI, REBEL QUEEN By Claire Fauvel
She rebelled against the ancient tribal rules of India, her country, resulting in her becoming a Robin Hood type bandit. Essentially sold at the age of 11 to become a wife for a much older man, she ran away when he raped her.
From that point on, there were few choices for her but to join a roaming gang of bandits, her ambition leading her to become their rebel chief. Ultimately, society caught up with her and she even became a strong voice for change as a representative in the nascent Indian parliament.
A story of courage and unbending determination in front of centuries of established inequities in the classic Indian caste system.
8½, 11, 224pp., full color HC, $29.99, $19.99 ebooks (9781681122526). ISBN 9781681122519
New York, early 1930s. We find Giant, a mysterious Irish colossus who, with his fellow immigrants, sweats blood to build the skyscrapers of Rockefeller Center. For a while, he has not received a reply to the typewritten letters he continues to send, as well as money, to the other side of the ocean, to Mary Ann, the wife of one of his colleagues who died accidentally. Giant, who seems to be afraid of nothing, still has not found the courage to reveal to the young woman that she is a widow … What does her silence mean? … What would happen if she had left for the New World to join her husband?
An entrancing everyday working class tale with a majestic background.
9×12, 120pp., full color HC, $24.99, ISBN 9781681122533, e: 9781681122540, $16.99
SILENT INVASION, VOL.3: ABDUCTIONS By Michael Cherkas and Larry Hancock
Several years after his fateful final encounter with would-be presidential assassin Matt Sinkage, private detective Phil Housley finds himself reluctantly protecting a paranoid lawyer from alien abductions, sinister government agents and mad scientists. At the same time Housley is battling demons from his past that threaten to unravel his own fragile sanity.
Collected here for the first time, “Abductions” continues the Silent Invasion saga of a deeply paranoid and fearful America.
The Louvre Collection: THE RED MOTHER WITH CHILD By Christian Lax
In Mali in Africa, a red Mother with Child, a 14th century African sculpture, is saved from the destructive madness of Islamists by Alou, a young honey hunter. In the company of other migrants, sisters and brothers of misfortune, Alou goes all out to reach Europe. His goal and his obsession: entrust the precious statuette to the Louvre Museum!
An epic adventure, touching upon the burning worldwide issue of refugees and immigration, in the ever-expanding Louvre collection commissioning graphic novels from leading world artists to spin tales around the famous museum.
9×12, 144pp, full color HC, $27.99, ebook 19.99 (9781681122588); ISBN 9781681122571
LEONARDO DA VINCI & THE RENAISSANCE OF THE WORLD By Marwan Kahil and Ariel Vittori
One of the greatest artists of all time, as well as a genius inventor, Da Vinci was arrestingly tall and handsome. This comics bio shows the process of his work and his inventions, his persecution as a gay man and how the changing politics of his country and ebbs and flows of those in power affected him and his career.
A turbulent story on an exceptional man. Complemented with back matter on his chronology, list of his oeuvres, etc…
6 ½ x9, 144pp., full color HC, $24.99, ebooks $16.99 (9781681122601). ISBN 9781681122595
Here is a set of 3 tomes on great rock and roll bands! The bestselling comics bios of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Bob Marley are collected into one attractively priced banded set. Normally separately $85, $74.99 as a set.
In the middle of a depressing youth in a ghetto of Kingston, Jamaica, Robert Nesta Marley sees only one way out: music. And that music will be what Jamaica made of rock and pop locally that had hardly been heard anywhere else: reggae!
It is Marley who brings the unmistakable beat of reggae to the entire world. From small stages in Jamaica, his partners of the Wailers accompany him all the way to the most fabulous world tours and adulation. Beyond a rocketing musical career, the most famous rasta wants to shake things up and proclaim all over his humanitarian and egalitarian values.
The next volume in the sellout series featuring the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
7 ½ x10,176pp., full color HC: US $27.99 HC ISBN: 9781681122449652799. DIAMOND CODE: OCT191980
When the Rolling Stones hit the scene in the 60’s, it was to play Rhythm & Blues, nothing more. They are far from imagining that they are not just going to change music but also become the mouthpiece of a changing world.
Sticking their tongue out at the establishment with their brilliant music and hard-hitting lyrics, they achieve planetary-wide success. With Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in the lead, these rebels have become, over fifty years, not just music, but a whole attitude!
Through twenty-one stories in comics accompanied by biographical texts and a rich iconography, this book makes you relive, in a totally new way, the incredible epic of one of the biggest rock bands ever.
7×10,192pp., full color HC; US $26.99. ISBN: 978168112198752699. DIAMOND CODE: OCT191981
Here’s the complete illustrated story of the Beatles from their formation, through the Beatlemania phenom all the way through their breakup. We see how they evolved along with and amplifying the uproar of the sixties, became politically and socially active and have achieved a lasting impact unparalleled in pop music. Chapters combine text and comics for complete information presented in a fun way.
7 ½ x 10, 232pp., full color HC, $29.99; HC ISBN: 978168112187152999. DIAMOND CODE: OCT191979
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.
9×12, 264pp., full color hardcover, US $39.99. HC ISBN: 978168112147553999 . DIAMOND CODE: OCT191983
In an equinox, day is as long as night, as if the world found perfect equilibrium between shadow and light, a fleeting equilibrium, similar to the stakes of our human destinies.
Segmented into four tableaux for four seasons, unrelated people of all social backgrounds seeking equilibrium cross paths with other solitudes, weaving in and out of one another’s lives- all captivated and tormented by the enigmatic meaning of life. Every season has its visual identity and its individual voice, culminating in summer and, possibly, an answer. Equinoxes is a unique ground-breaking work of rare intensity and narrative sensibility by a rising bestselling star of European comics.
9x 12, 336 pp, Full color Cloth Bound US $44.99. ISBN: 978168112080554499. DIAMOND CODE: OCT191982
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 PREVIEWS
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 PREVIEWS
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 PREVIEWS
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.
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)
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
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!