This May, NBM Presents Our Next Great Biography, ‘Billie Holiday’

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Currently listed in Previews for a May release, we’re proud to present Billie Holiday from the acclaimed creative team of José Muñoz and Carlos Sampayo.

Born in Baltimore in 1915, and dead too early in New York in 1959, Billie Holiday became a legendary jazz singer, even mythical. With her voice even now managing to touch so many people, we follow a reporter on the trail of the artist on behalf of a New York daily. Beyond the public scandals that marred the life of the star (alcohol, drugs, violence…), he seeks to restore the truth, revisiting the memory of Billie. Through this investigation, Muñoz and Sampayo trace, through the undertones of racism, and in the wake of the blues, the slow drift of a singer who expressed the deepest emotions in jazz. By internationally renowned Argentine artists, featuring Muñoz’ strikingly raw heavy blacks, this is not just a biography but a spell-binding art book tribute.

9×12, 80pp., B&W HC, gold stamped black and red cover, $19.99
ISBN:9781681120935
$19.99, e-book: $9.99

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The following titles are being resolicited:

MARIE ANTOINETTE, PHANTOM QUEEN
Annie Goetzinger & Rodolphe

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During the 1930s, Maud, an artist, discovers she has a psychic gift. The first signs manifest themselves in the royal gardens of the Trianon where gradually she understands that a woman from the beyond is attempting to communicate with her. The revelation is beyond belief: it is the ghost of Marie Antoinette appearing to her to share a terrible secret that has tormented her for centuries. After being guillotined, the Queen is said to have been thrown into a common grave but then exhumed and buried with her husband, Louis XVI, in the Saint-Denis basilica. Yet the ghost tells Maud that her remains are still in the pit, on which a chapel stands today. The queen asks Maud to move her body to the right place so she can finally find peace and no longer haunt people.

Part fantastic ghost story, part biography, this is a delicious beautifully illustrated look into French revolutionary history by the artist of the bestselling ‘Girl in Dior.’

8 ½ x 11, 68 pages, full color hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 9781681120294
e-book $9.99

GLENN GOULD: A Life Off Tempo
Sandrine Revel

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Glenn Gould was a Canadian pianist, a child genius who became a worldwide superstar of classical music remembered for, among others, his almost revolutionary interpretations of Bach. This graphic novel biography seeks to understand the eccentric personality behind the persona. Who is the mysterious Glenn Gould? Why did he abruptly end his career as a performing musician?  Why did he become one of the very first of his peers to disappear from the public eye like J.D. Salinger?  Sandrine Revel delves into the life of Gould with hand painted illustrations and the viewpoint of an adoring fan.

2017 marks a number of important anniversaries for Gould: the 85th of his birth and 35th of his death but also the 60th of his legendary tour of Russia, a first for a Western artist, and of his debuts with the world’s leading orchestras.

8.5x 11, 136pp., full color hardcover hc, $25.99, ISBN:9781681120652
$30.99 CAN; $14.99 ebook.

 

GHETTO BROTHER- Warrior to Peacemaker
Julian Voloj, Claudia Ahlering
Introduction by Jeff Chang,
author of, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip Hop Generation

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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., B&W, trade pb., $12.99;
ISBN 9781561639489

 

Love is out there!

My newest book, about Love, is now out in The Netherlands! It is a colorful, funny, semi-autobiographical and informational comic about all the ins and outs of love – with dating tips, a critical look at romance, notes on sex, kids, the seven year itch and a whole lot more!

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This month is all about book promotion – there will be an official presentation in bookstore Scheltema in Amsterdam on February 9, then I will be at YaYCon on 19 February where I’ll sell the book and be on a panel, and on 4 and 5 March I’ll be at De Stripdagen in Rijswijk.

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It feels a bit strange. The world is on fire at the moment, every day seems to bring new fear and anger, and here I am, trying to generate attention for something as silly and trivial as love…

But is it? Is Love not exactly the thing that is lacking in the world right now? Is it not what all the protests are about? About this great unifying force that seems to be under threat? Is it not what all people really want – to love and be loved, and to have a safe place where to do just that? It goes beyond left or right, beyond politics and culture. Love is of all times, of all people. And yet, it’s still this mysterious energy, or as I say in my book [SPOILER ALERT]: “Love is an everyday mystery.”

So I’ll just give in to it, and make sure to enjoy it: after all, this book is also a celebration of the love in my life, with Yiri in the center, and a great circle of beloved family and friends around us.

There’s nothing wrong in reminding ourselves every now and then.

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(our marriage in 2009, p. 77)

 

Paco Roca’s The Lighthouse in stores now!

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You can find Paco Roca’s latest GN The Lighthouse at your favorite comics store or anywhere books are sold. Earlier last year his ‘Wrinkles’ came out from Fantagraphics.

Already these reviews have come in on this:

“Roca’s affecting novel expertly channels its characters’ desires for a grander and more forgiving world.”-Publishers Weekly
“Poignantly moving and rapturously uplifting.”
Now Read This, Win Wiacek

See more about the book, previews, etc here!

NBM Titles Coming To Comic Stores This March

Arriving to comic book specialty stores this March are two bundled collections.  These are not available on Amazon or mainstream booksellers; but they are available directly through us and your local comic book store.

KERASCOET SET

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By: Kerascoet & Hubert

Specially priced set reuniting two perennially popular books with art by the amazing duo under the Kerascoet name. In ‘Beauty’, when Coddie unintentionally delivers a fairy from a spell that held her prisoner, she does not realize how poisoned the wish is she gets in return. From repulsive and stinking of fish she becomes perceived as magnetically beautiful, which does not help her in her village. A young local lord saves her but soon it becomes apparent her destiny may be far greater…

In ‘Miss Don’t Touch Me’, The ‘Butcher of the Dances’ is on the prowl for young loose women. Blanche works as a maid along with the only family she knows, her sister, fun-loving Agatha. Suddenly, Blanche loses her to what she saw was murder but others only write off as suicide. She decides to take matters into her own hands.

2 book banded set, 344pp. full color hardcovers, specially priced at $55
ISBN 978168112114755500

ZOMBILLENIUM SET, VOLS. 1-3

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Specially priced set of the 3 volumes out in this bestselling series, inspiration for a feature length animated film in production! 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, 144pp., full color hardcovers, normally $45, specially priced at $39.99.
ISBN: 978168112115853999

Find your nearest comic shop at comicshoplocator.com!

This Winter, NBM Celebrates The Amazing Rick Geary

14616662510_71dec34a91_oNow being solicited via Previews and available in February/March of 2017 are cartoonist Rick Geary’s first Treasury of XXth Century Murder Compendium as well as several backlist titles.

TREASURY OF XXth CENTURY MURDER COMPENDIUM I

including The Lindbergh Child, The Axe-Man of New Orleans, and Madison Square Tragedy
By: Rick Geary

51wohbgciilWitness the most controversial and famous true crime cases that shook the 20th century! These 240 pages retell the love affair that ended the life of prominent architect Stanford White- then dubbed the crime of the century, the New Orleans’ Axe-Man and his gruesome killing spree, and the abduction (and resulting media circus) of aviator Charles Lindbergh’s son- all collected in a handsome quarter-bound omnibus. These carefully researched presentations of true crime stories, each including bibliographies of research sources, present true facts about famous murders in an entertaining fashion.

6×9, 240pp, B&W quarter-bound hc, $27.99
ISBN 978168112063852799

A TREASURY OF VICTORIAN MURDER COMPENDIUM II

Including The Borden Tragedy, The Mystery of Mary Rogers, The Saga of the Bloody Benders, The Case of Madeleine Smith, The Murder of Abraham Lincoln
By: Rick Geary

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400 pages of real murder cases from the Victorian era! This second handsomely quarter-bound omnibus volume brings together the famous double axe murder by Lizzie Borden, the drowning of the lovely Mary Rogers, the Benders who summarily offed their inn customers, Madeleine Smith poisoning an inconvenient suitor and the famous assassination of President Lincoln.

“What stands out is the tone of the work; this collection has a cheeky perspective. Readers who enjoy wry humor and a devil’s advocate for a narrator will appreciate Geary’s style. Satisfies readers’ insatiable curiosity with the macabre”

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6×9, 400pp., B&W quarter-bound hc, $29.99
ISBN 978156163907652999

A Treasury of XXth Century Murder: FAMOUS PLAYERS

The Mysterious Death of William Desmond Taylor
By: Rick Geary

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It’s the early days of Hollywood, movies are just starting to come of their own and gain in popularity. New Stars are made. The movies are still silent but their stars certainly are not, in the scandal sheets. Amidst this new boiling cauldron, William Desmond Taylor, a successful director at the ‘upscale’ Famous Players Studio is found shot in his home.. Could it have been the star Mary Miles Minter or a former butler? But then, what about that strange past Taylor had? Another delectable mystery as only Geary can tell ‘em!

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6×9, 80p., B&W, jacketed hardcover, $15.95

ISBN 978156163555951595

A Treasury of XXth Century Murder: The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans

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By: Rick Geary

Nights of terror! A city awash in blood! New Orleans right after the First World War. The party returns to the Big Easy but someone looks to spoil it. Grocers are being murdered in the dead of night by someone grabbing their axe and hacking them right in their own cushy beds! The pattern for each murder is the same: a piece of the door is removed for entry, the axe is borrowed on the property, and the assailant aims straight for the head! Why? How could he fit through that piece in the door? The man is never found for sure but speculations abound which Geary presents with his usual gusto!

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6×9, 80pp., B&W, jacketed hardcover, $15.99
ISBN 978156163581851599

New from Eurotica (Warning: Adults Only)

BODY BY TAYLOR, Girls and other musings

By: Kevin Taylor

The second art book by Kevin J. Taylor, creator, writer and artist of such books as “Model by Day”, “Fang”, “Girl” and currently, “Girl-The Second Coming”. This art book premieres mostly unpublished works done mainly for himself, and a few commissioned works. Inside are paintings inspired by celebrities, supermodels and…panties. You’ll be amazed at how much sharper his paintings have become!

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9×12, 80pp., full color on glossy stock, trade pb., $18.95
ISBN 978156163422451895

GIRL

By: Kevin Taylor

Girl is an adventurous, fun-loving, lusciously built strip dancer with a fascination for the occult. The demons she manages to conjure up may be good dirty fun but are also rather dangerous…Taylor’s best-seller!

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8×111/2, 144pp., B&W, color cover, trade pb., $15.95
ISBN 978156163231251595

 

Geary’s Black Dahlia is in stores now!

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Rick Geary’s latest entry in his now large library of one-of-a-kind Treasury of Murder books is about the famous Black Dahlia case, one which has other books of note on the subject but none like Geary can do!

At your comics store since last Wednesday and everywhere books are sold including in e-book form!

You can also order from us. Here’s all the info on this.

WIN A PAINTING BY PEDROSA!

 

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Enter to win a painted sketch by Cyril Pedrosa as you see here when you order a copy of his EQUINOXES or $45 worth of any other books (shipping not included) if you order by Monday the 3rd!

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These are all painted sketches on fine paper 8 1/2 x 11 of his characters from the amazing Equinoxes published this month and called by Scott McCloud ‘An impressive feast of a book’ and by Publishers Weekly ‘A lavish tribute to the power of sequential art.’

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4 PEOPLE WILL WIN THIS WEEK. Will you be one of them?

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