Librarians and Booksellers, Visit NBM Graphic Novels at Edelweiss Bookfest

Edelweiss Bookfest is hosted by Edelweiss, which is home to a community of over 180,000 book professionals and readers. Edelweiss is the platform where publishers post their new books for professional book buyers, reviewers, and book lovers to discover. Bookfest is an extension of this community and is truly a conference for the industry, by the industry. Whether you’re a book professional or just a bookworm, you’ll love Bookfest!

An online conference running on June 8 & 9, 2021, the Edelweiss Bookfest is dedicating itself to amplifying diverse voices and is launching Edelweiss by Above the Treeline which is uniquely positioned at the intersection of the tech and publishing industries, both of which have historically lacked diversity. The mission of Treeline 2020 is to identify and dismantle the barriers to diversity and inclusion in these industries. We do this through investing in organizations doing great work in these areas, providing access via internships and scholarships, and amplifying marginalized voices. Join us at Bookfest as we amplify diverse voices, moving from margin to center.

NBM will be sharing a booth with Downtown Bookworks in the IPC Pavilion.

If interested in attending, register HERE and enter the code “NBMGRAPHICNOVELS” to save 10% off their registration fee.

The conference will feature rich editorial panels and author panels highlighting Fall 2021 books. The wide variety of books will be of interest to the reading public this fall. Additional programming includes special tracks that will tackle important industry topics as well as those focused on libraries.

During the show, be sure to stop by the NBM Booth During the show, be sure to stop by the NBM Booth in the Independent Publisher’s Caucus Pavilion to learn about some of our most recent and upcoming releases.

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

Eurotica Half Price Sale!

Now ALL of our EUROTICA catalog of sexy graphic novels by American and European artists is 50% OFF!

Use code E50 in the coupon box when ordering.

This sale ends by Thanksgiving!

Get the great work of:

  • Kevin Taylor (Girl powering her black magic)
  • Cornnell Clarke (Peanut Butter with wildly sexually free college girl Molly Fredrickson)
  • Quinn (his gorgeously painted Shadow & Light, beautifully erotic, extremely hot)
  • Hartmann (fully painted Barbarian Chicks & Demons)
  • Robert Edison Sandiford (3 volumes of black sensuality)
  • And many more!

We’d show you covers and art but we want to be discrete here… Come on over and let yourself be seduced…

You must be over 18.

Just enter coupon code E50 in the coupon box when ordering.

TAKE A LOOK

(free print offer not included)

NBM To Attend ALA Virtual Event

Attention Librarians! From tomorrow, June 24th through Friday, June 26th, NBM will be a part of the (American Library Association) ALA Virtual Event – Community Through Connection.

ALA Virtual – Community Through Connection is an online event with educational programming, special author events, and social networking.

Participants will be able to find NBM alongside our sister company, Papercutz. In addition to a brochure of recent and upcoming titles, we’ll have digital ARCs of Giant and the upcoming Willie Nelson: A Graphic History.

All NBM Books on Sale!

Last week we announced several titles on sale digitally, through the end of April, but comic stores still closed and many e-tailers deliveries are delayed by several weeks, we realized we needed to get our books into our readers hands.

And what better way than a sale?!

Our Stay At Home Sale will give readers 20% off via purchases made at our own website. All you need to do is enter the coupon code ‘HOME’ during checkout.

Some suggestions of recent releases:


PHOOLAN DEVI, REBEL QUEEN
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 Indian parliament.

A story of courage and unbending determination in front of centuries of established inequities in the classic Indian caste system. For mature readers.


STARRED REVIEW. A woman operating with an eye-for-an-eye attitude is a rare and powerful thing, and this heroic tale of Phoolan’s journey from despair and abuse to justice and renown, is intoxicating.” –Library Journal

“This striking biography is as memorable as its vigilante heroine.” –Publishers Weekly



BOB MARLEY IN COMICS

Gaet’s, Sophie Blitman

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.


“One of the most anticipated graphic novels of Winter 2020.” –ComicsBeat

“Without any doubt Bob Marley and comics fans will be very pleased.” –
Reggae Vibes

“The narrative is accessible, the chronology clear, and the story acknowledges both the strengths and weaknesses of character in this iconic Jamaican figure.” –Booklist


RODIN
Eddy Simon, Joel Alessandra

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.


“Recommended for art history buffs.” –Booklist

“An excellent introduction to the artist, and one with deep insights for art experts.” -Peter Dabbene, Foreword Reviews


750cc DOWN LINCOLN HIGHWAY
Bernard Chambaz, Barroux

“I hate marathons. Hate running. An hour before the start, I received a text. Instead of ‘Good luck,’ it was ‘We’re finished.’

So, I went to a bar next to the subway on 96th. Had a few bourbons with some other mope. Then I got on a bike and took off down the old 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 750cc bike.


“One of the most anticipated graphic novels of Winter 2020.” –ComicsBeat

“Like a Gallic Jim Jarmusch road movie (though shorter), this slim motorcycle diary has its moments.” –Publishers Weekly

NBM Titles on Display at PLA 2020 Conference

This week, NBM Graphic Novels will be represented at the Public Library Association 2020 Conference held from February 25–29, 2020 in Nashville, TN.

There, librarians from across the country will convene to not only develop new skills and talk about how far our libraries have come, but also be a part of inventing what comes next. PLA 2020 will provide outstanding educational experiences for everyone and raise awareness through new and innovative learning opportunities.

NBM will be represented at the show by Publisher’s Spotlight (Booth #100), who will have several of our recent titles on display including Who Killed Kenny?, Tamba: Child Soldier, The Forbidden Harbor, Zombillenium V. 4: Royal Witchcraft, and Bob Marley in Comics.

As part of a giveaway basket, a copy of The Forbidden Harbor will be included.

NBM at 2020 American Booksellers Association’s Winter Institute and ALA Midwinter Conference

This week, NBM Graphic Novels will be represented at two major industry events .

Running from January 21-24, the American Bookseller’s Association presents their Winter Institute 2020 Program, to be held in Baltimore.

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.

NBM will be represented at the IPG Booth
throughout the show.

From January 24-27, NBM will be represented at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

The ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits and the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibits are premier global library events hosted every year, bringing together the newsmakers, innovators, thought leaders, and influencers in the library field, from all over the world.

Where librarian news is made!

Important announcements are delivered, updates are shared, relevant legislation and policies are addressed, and discussions take place that have a major impact on libraries, their role, and their ongoing transformation. These events trend nationally on Twitter and are extensively covered in the media.

NBM can be found at the Publisher Spotlight Booth #1161
during the show.

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