Secret Stacks podcast interviews The Silent Invasion

Larry Hancock and Michael Cherkas were recently interviewed on the Secret Stacks podcast to promote the release of Dark Matter, Book 4 in the series. Episode 64 went live on October 26, 2021.

The podcast is primarily aimed at librarians in the USA, but can be enjoyed by anyone.

To find out what Hancock and Cherkas have to say about their latest book, click the link here https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/20939198

Meanwhile… Watch the skies!

THEY….. are… out… there!!

Michael Cherkas and Larry Hancock

For more information on The Silent Invasion click here.

You can follow us on Facebook as well.

You can find Larry’s previous blog posts here

And posts by Michael Cherkas, here

The Silent Invasion at Fan Expo Canada 2021

Michael Cherkas and Larry Hancock appeared at Fan Expo Canada 2021 Limited Edition to promote The Silent Invasion.

Keep watching the skies!

THEY….. are… out… there!!

For more information on The Silent Invasion click here.

You can follow us on Facebook as well.

You can find Larry’s previous blog posts here

And posts by Michael Cherkas, here

The Silent Invasion at Fan Expo Canada

The Silent Invasion Book 4: Dark Matter will be available in bookstores, comic shops and digitally in mid-October. The first (and so far only) stop on our WORLD PREMIERE BOOK LAUNCH tour will be at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto from October 22 to 24, 2021 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Come by and see us at our table in Artist Alley. We will have copies of all four books available for purchase. Michael will have original art for display and for sale. You can also cajole Michael to provide a sketch!


Meanwhile… Watch the skies!

THEY….. are… out… there!!

Michael Cherkas and Larry Hancock

For more information on The Silent Invasion click here.

You can follow us on Facebook as well.

You can find Larry’s previous blog posts here

And posts by Michael Cherkas, here

NBM Heads to TCAF!

This week NBM heads (virtually) to the 2021 Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF), with several special panels and appearances.

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival exists to promote the breadth and diversity of comics, and what is considered comics, as legitimate medium of literary and artistic worth. We seek to promote the creators of these works in their broad and diverse voices, for the betterment of the medium of comics and to reach as wide an audience as possible for them.

This year, TCAF takes place May 8th to 15th, 2021, across a digital event space and marketplace, and NBM will have a strong presence.


PANELS

Boulet Spotlight
Live, Tuesday, May 11th, 5:00 PM EST

Online comics superstar Boulet returns to TCAF! Best known for his diary webcomic, bouletcorp.com, Boulet is the French author of over 20 books, including (available in English) Notes and Augie and the Green Knight. He is also a contributor to the Dungeon series with Lewis Trondheim and Joann Sfar. Join Boulet and interviewer Peter Birkemoe in this feature spotlight!

To register for this panel, click HERE.

(The panel will be available to screen anytime after it goes live on Tuesday).




The Secrets of Chocolate with Franckie Alarcon (French Language)
Wednesday, May 12th, 3:00 PM EST; Pre-recorded.

France is renowned for their mastery of the 9th Art. Join Peter Birkemoe in conversation with French artist Franckie Alarcon. Do you want to know about The Secrets of Chocolate, or perhaps The Art of Sushi? Alarcon discusses the process behind creating these works. Alarcon’s The Secrets of Chocolate (June 2021) follows one of the most renowned chefs within the world of chocolate, Jacques Genin, to create this docu-comic series.

Bring your own chocolate to enjoy this panel in 4D! 

(The panel will be available to screen anytime after it goes live on Wednesday).

To register for this panel, click HERE.


ONLINE EXHIBITOR ROOM

Thursday, May 13th, 8:00 – 10:00 PM

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to directly interact with some of NBM’s cartoonists. Simply enter the queue and the moderator will place you directly in the room with the guest of your choice.

Participating talent includes Ted Rall and Larry Hancock & Michael Cherkas. 

To join the queue for this panel, click HERE.


LIBRARIES & EDUCATION DAY 2021

Friday, May 14th

TCAF Libraries & Education Day is a day of programming aimed at teachers, teacher-librarians, librarians, library workers and collection managers who want to know more about incorporating comics and graphic novels into their collections and classrooms. Information-rich presentations and lectures, panel discussions, and workshops impart valuable information about building collections, improving circulation, targeting important demographics, and integrating comics into classroom use.

Comics Publisher Speed-Dating
4pm to 5pm EST

Join NBM creators Ted Rall and Pablo Callejo (The Stringer, The Year of Loving Dangerously) and Michael Cherkas and Larry Hancock (The Silent Invasion series) for a series of short sessions to learn about new and forthcoming graphic novels from each press and meet creators. Over the course of this session publishers will rotate between your break-out rooms in 10-15 mini-sessions that offer a mix of presentations and Q&A session!

During the Festival, several NBM titles will be available at the TCAF Online Marketplace

For more details, visit the TCAF 2021 site

Willie Nelson: A Graphic History Scribe T.J. Kirsch Talks School, Comics, Willie & More On New Podcast

Hello out there in blog land! If you’re reading this, chances are you’re interested in Willie Nelson: A Graphic History from NBM. Chances are also good that you’re maybe interested in the people that worked on the project. Well, today… is your lucky day! T.J. Kirsch ( that’s ME ) was recorded having a wonderful conversation about that project for the Vodka O’Clock Podcast this past week. Amber, the host of VOC, went in depth with T.J ( ME ) about his beginnings in comics, in secondary schooling, his experience as a literary agent, his previous book Pride Of The Decent Man ( NBM ), and more!

Click here and crank up your podcast listening device – whatever that may be – and take the journey. You’ll be enlightened, possibly distracted from doing those dishes, or that commute to that grocery store you love so much.

Giant

Hello everybody, I am Mikaël, the french canadian comic book creator of Giant, a complete story about immigrants who built the Rockefeller Center in 1932 while the Great Depression! Let me introduce you in this first post my main character named… Giant!

Giant coming soon in april 2020 at nbm!

Giant by Mikaël
Giant by Mikaël
Preview

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





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