Welcome, Shane

And as you said in your entry below, welcome back… um… from the dead? Well I guess that’s in tune with the new book you’ve got coming in August.

Wait, everyone, to see when he posts some pages, this is in a completely different more cartoony style than he used in North Country (where he already varied styles somewhat depending on circumstance). Shane is a remarkably talented guy!!

This July, explore a family secret so well-hidden, even the family didn’t know about it until it was too late

PREORDER THE BIG KAHN, Neil Kleid & Nico Cinquegrani’s new graphic novel today!

Rabbi David Kahn has lived a forty-year lie: he is not, nor has he ever been, Jewish. When at his funeral, the “rabbi’s” grifter brother reveals the truth, it forces the Kahn family to struggle with grief and betrayal as their congregation examines their every move and they question their very faith. Rabbi Avi Kahn, the heir apparent whose future is on the line, spirals into a tryst with his rebellious sister Lea’s non-Jewish roommate. Lea rethinks the religion she’s run from, religion strong enough to alter her father’s life, while Eli —the youngest Kahn—inherits his father’s long-forgotten legacy. Somehow, with the help of the uncle he never knew and his slowly re-awakening sister, Eli attempts to return faith and order to his family, community while reinstating his father’s good name.

Neil Kleid, Xeric Award winning author of Ninety Candles and NBM’s Brownsville, and illustrator Nicolas Cinquegrani offer THE BIG KAHN, a graphic novel drama about loss, lies, belief and renewal in this sequential exploration of a family secret so well-hidden, it questions the very nature of faith. Hitting shelves this July, THE BIG KAHN, a 176 page black and white graphic novel, is currently available to preorder via Diamond Comics Distributors (Page 271, Order Code; MAY090988) and through bookstores (ISBN 978-1-56163-561-0) at the low price of $13.95.

Dean Haspiel (THE ALCOHOLIC, STREET CODE) had this to say about THE BIG KAHN: “Does honoring tenets of a religion admonish the dishonor of heritage? Does the wisdom of experience overrule the righteousness of blood? Profound answers are discovered in the subtlety of behavior and the struggles of the heart in this modern dilemma of difference versus acceptance.”

Click here for a ten page selection from the book.

Click here to read an interview with Neil Kleid about the book at Comicon Pulse.

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Diamond Distributors is also re-offering BROWNSVILLE for a limited time, Neil Kleid’s first book with artist Jake Allen about the Jewish gangsters of Murder Incorporated.

“Jewish gangster” isn’t a term you hear much in post-Holocaust society… but back when the Dodgers played in the East and licorice cost a penny a bag, Brooklyn corners were lousy with semitic young toughs looking for adventure and excitement – none more so than in Brownsville. Follow the intertwined lives of Allie Tanennbaum, Abe Reles and scores of hoods organized by Louis Lepke Buchalter into the deadliest hit operation in Mafia history, “Murder, Inc.”, as they escape the mean streets and lonely tenements of East New York., make themselves into the most dangerous men in America, only to eventually send their best friends and closest allies up the river.

Click here to read a selection from the book.

GEARY interviewed on Comic Book Resources

Comic Book Resources has posted an article with many quotes from Rick Geary on his forthcoming Famous Players (shipping June) and also reveals what he’s working on for next year…

Famous Players will be premiered at the MoCCA show 1st weekend of June in NYC! Come see us!

Kleid’s new BIG KAHN highlights our July releases

So here’s what we got coming up in July as solicited for in comics stores now and Diamond’s Previews.

First up, Neil (Brownsville, 90 Candles) Kleid’s next book with an absolutely brilliant story. At first, you’ll think it’s a comedy but it ain’t. Best part is it’s quite serious, questioning the very nature of faith, read up:

THE BIG KAHN
Neil KLEID, Nicholas CINQUEGRANI

Rabbi David Kahn has lived a forty-year lie: he is not, nor has he ever been, Jewish. When at his funeral, the “rabbi’s” grifter brother reveals the truth, it forces the Kahn family to struggle with grief and betrayal as their congregation examines their every move and question their very faith. His son, Rabbi Avi Kahn, the heir apparent, spirals down in an affair with his rebellious sister Lea’s non-Jewish roommate. Lea rethinks the religion she’s run from, strong enough to alter her father’s life, while Eli — the youngest Kahn — inherits his father’s long-forgotten legacy. Somehow, with the help of the uncle he never knew and his slowly re-awakening sister, he attempts to return faith and order to his family and community and reinstate his father’s good name. Neil Kleid, Xeric Award winning author of Ninety Candles and NBM’s Brownsville, and illustrator Nicolas Cinquegrani offer a drama about loss, lies, belief and renewal in this dramatic graphic exploration of a family secret so well-hidden, it questions the very nature of faith.
6 x9, 176 pp., trade pb., B&W with color cover, $13.95
ISBN 978-1-56163-561-0

Here are previews.

Eurotica presents this month:

HONEY LICKERS SORORITY, Vol. 2
Christian ZANIER
Bombshell she-male Tammy recollects some earlier delicious days when she went to visit a whole party full of ‘em. This time, she gets it as opposed to giving it… By the best-selling breathtaking artist of Banana Games.
81/2x11, 48pp., full color trade pb., $11.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-562-7

Go to Eurotica and see the banner for Coming Up July for more on this.

Bringing Up Father on its way

Well, we’re putting to bed the next great entry in our Forever Nuts collection of classic comic strips, Bringing Up Father, and it looks gorgeous. The strips have been meticulously restored and we end up with a colorful foreword by Bill Blackbeard, short but quite sweet, and a great intro by R.C. Harvey who gives us all we could want to know about McManus and this seminal strip in the history of comics.

And if that weren’t enough, we have quite a few annotations/footnotes at the end of the book that explain references in the strips. Allan Holtz, who worked on this with us did painstaking research. His full set of notes even beyond what we culled for the book will be posted up online when the book is out.

We will be a little late with the release, mid-June shipping instead of May but worth the wait, believe me.

Skinflowers is at stores

Eurotica’s latest, Skinflowers by Ecce Homo, the photog who helps Favole painter artist Victoria Frances pose models for her paintings, is at stores now and from us of course.

It’s an import from Europe, a beautiful jacketed hardcover with photography of nudes in fantasy goth settings. Next week, we’ll be shipping out Victoria Frances next new book Arlene’s Heart, a moving goth fairy tale for adults. Frances, A Spaniard, has already made quite a name for herself in this country with the vampire series of illustrated books Favole.

Dungeon Zenith 3 is out

The newest Dungeon book is out! After quite a lapse where we brought out various other branches of this vast epic, we’re back to the main storyline, Zenith, with volume 3 which, as we’ve always done, collects together 2 of the original French volumes, numbers 5 and 6.

In this one The Keeper gets himself into such hot water he even manages to lose the Dungeon entirely to a wiley schemer!

This marks the 10th volume we have out in this series, btw! And of late, we’ve brought the price down on recent volumes to $12.95.

It’s at stores now and we have stock of every volume out.

NBM in June: a new Geary

In conjunction with ‘Previews’ from Diamond at your local comic bookstore, here’s what’s being solicited for June from NBM:

The main news is the next Rick Geary TREASURY OF XXth CENTURY MURDER:

FAMOUS PLAYERS
The Mysterious Death of William Desmond Taylor
Rick GEARY
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!
6×9, 80p., B&W, jacketed hardcover, $15.95,
ISBN 978-1-56163-555-9
And of course, don’t forget the over ten other titles in this series (including the initial Treasury of Victorian Murder). Besides, Rick is a contributor to this blog and has posted some initial views of the art from this book but also of his next one!

New from Eurotica, the next Peanut Butter book, one of our best-selling series:

Peanut Butter presents:
THE CONFESSIONS OF SISTER JACQUELINE
Cornnell CLARKE
Remember Sister Jacqueline, headmistress of the high school Molly went to in volume 1? Well, then you might remember what an orgy she was forced into at the prom… and loving every minute of it. Now she must confess to her sins and face how she loves being taken vigorously, even if she has become pregnant! A shockingly arousing side-story to this best-selling series.
81/2x11, 48pp., full color trade pb., $10.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-558-0

There too, there’s a whole series with three volumes already available to look for.

On PAPERCUTZ‘ side the main news, beside new volumes of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, is the Tales from the Crypt will have an edgy spoof: Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid, go check it out!

Dungeon Zenith 3 is now out

We’re shipping now the next installment of the main branch of Dungeon, one we hadn’t published anything new in for a while. It has a new artist who does a great segue from Trondheim/Sfar’s art. Generally now these 2 guys are so busy they’re only writing the Dungeon books together and passing along the art to others.

Btw, Lewis will be in San Diego as a guest this year! Sumthin to look forward to.

You can order from us or look for it in stores soon!