Congratulations to 2022 Eisner Hall of Fame Inductee, P. Craig Russell

Comic-Con International (Comic-Con) has announced that the Eisner Awards judges have selected six individuals to automatically be inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame for 2022. One of them in particular, P. Craig Russell, is near and dear to our hearts.

A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in painting, Philip Craig Russell has spent 50 years producing graphic novels, comic books, and illustrations. He entered the comics industry in 1972 as an assistant to artist Dan Adkins.

After establishing a name for himself at Marvel on Killraven, Dr. Strange, and Elric, Russell began working on more personal projects, becoming one of the pioneers in opening new vistas for comics with such adaptations of operas by Mozart (The Magic Flute), Strauss (Salome), and Wagner (The Ring of the Nibelung). Russell is also known for his Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde series and his graphic novel adaptations of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman: The Dream Hunters, Coraline, Murder Mysteries, and American Gods. His most recent project has been Gaiman’s Norse Mythology for Dark Horse.

Russell received an Inkpot Award in 1993 and has won several Harvey and Eisner awards. He has become known as an artist’s artist with his very refined pure line. His series of adaptations of the Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde has gone back to press many times and been translated in over 6 languages.

See You at MoCCA Arts Fest This Weekend?

This weekend, NBM returns to the MoCCA Arts Fest which celebrates a selection of top comic, cartoon and illustration artists from around the world. Featuring work by over 500 creators, the weekend will also include live lectures, panels, and artist signings!

NBM Graphic Novels will be sharing Booths B181 & B182 with our sibling company, Papercutz, and will have all of our most recent titles available.

Also appearing is Fuzzy Baseball creator John Steven Gurney on Saturday from 1-2 PM and Pulitzer Prize nominated cartoonist Ted Rall (The Stringer, The Year of Loving Dangerously) who will be at the Booth on both Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

For more details, visit MoCCAfest.org

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

First Look at The New ‘Dungeon’ on Free Comic Book Day!

This November, NBM is proud to release an all new edition of our beloved Dungeon series!

The Dungeon: Zenith Omnibus Vol. 4: Outside the Ramparts will be sharing a first look for fans with our Free Comic Book Day issue available Saturday, August 14th at participating comic book shops everywhere!

This over-the-top adventure is full of mischief, misadventure, and scheming… lots and lots of scheming, that is sure to leave you wanting more… and also leave you wondering how these guys wind up in some of these situations in the first place!

Help Marvin the dragon, Isis and Herbert the duck reclaim Dungeon from the scheming (told ya there’d be a lot of scheming) William Delacour. All you have to do is find some magic ‘fugus purit’ and use it to dislodge the current occupants of the fortress. Seems easy enough, right? What could possibly go wrong??

Head to your local comic shop on Saturday, August 14 for FCBD for your chance to pick up this tantalizing teaser of what’s to come!



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.