Newsarama on Geary’s Famous Players

 

“Another winning true-crime volume from Rick Geary.  No surprise there, as Geary’s made a long and successful career of this type of comics. 

In addition to presenting all the evidence in a clear and precise narrative, Geary’s art is perfectly suited to this type of factual accounting.  His representational pen-and-ink drawings couch the events in historically accurate and detailed drawings of the world and times of the murder. 

He’s a splendid visual storyteller, moving his “camera” around to capture aspects of a crime scene perfectly.  Hand-drawn diagrams enforce key points, such as the approach the murderer likely took to Taylor’s house or the angle of the bullet when it penetrated the victim’s coat and vest.”

See the complete review on Newsarama. See more information and previews.

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THE BIG KAHN PREMIERES at the San Diego Con

Neil Kleid’s And Nicolas Cinquegrani’s The Big Kahn which Graphic Novel Reporter already touted as one of the Hot Graphic Novels of this summer makes its premiere next week at the San Diego Comic-con where Neil Kleid will appear to sign at our booth #1528.

Here’s Neil’s schedule of appearances:
Thurs.: 1-2:30, 4-7
Fri.: 10:30-noon, 2:30-4
Sun.: 10:30-noon, 1-2:30 

THE BIG KAHN
Neil KLEID, Nicolas 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.
“A story about belief and truth—in gods, marriages, and selves. An interesting addition to all high school, community, and church libraries. Excellent for book clubs and study groups as well.” –ForeWord
“One of Hottest Graphic Novels for Summer.” –GraphicNovelReporter.com
6 x9, 176 pp., trade pb., B&W with color cover, $13.95
ISBN 978-1-56163-561-0

The book will appear about two weeks later on bookstore shelves. Buzz has been mounting with Neil interviewed by quite a few media. He wil be signing also his first book with NBM, the highly successful Brownsville.

See the previews.

See the complete NBM San Diego schedule.

Things Undone special preview at San Diego Comic-con

Shane White will be at our booth #1528 at next week’s San Diego comic-con to sign a beautiful offset printed 2 color preview (actually part of the book’s print run itself) of his forthcoming THINGS UNDONE which ships to stores later in August.

Come meet him, take a look and get a collectible available only at the San Diego show (limited to 300). Here’s his schedule:
Friday: 1-4, 5:30-7
Saturday: 10:30-noon, 2:30-4, 5:30-7

THINGS UNDONE
Shane White
Foreword by Robert Kirkman
The author of the acclaimed “North Country” is back with a dark comedy. Despite Rick Watt’s best efforts to keep it together, he feels his life is falling apart, turning him into a zombie. After a cross-country move with girlfriend in tow, his fresh start turns into a festering mess. As a video game artist, Rick is subjected to the incompetence of three bosses and a kinky art director. His overactive imagination helps him cope until… his seven-year relationship tailspins and his ex takes flight with the guy across the parking lot. Other jobs and a new GF don’t look any better. Caught between his fantasy world and reality, Rick decides to pull the trigger.
With a foreword by Robert Kirkman, creator of the Walking Dead.
6×9, 80pp., 2 color trade pb.: $12.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-563-4

See previews.

And here’s the complete schedule of our author appearances.

Boneyard 28 is at press!

A quick post to say Boneyard issue 28 is finally in from Richard Moore and has been rushed to print. It’s a doozie. Gorgeous artwork on this unfortunate swan song of an issue as Richard moves on…

But who knows? Let’s keep our fingers crossed that he’ll come back to it.

This should ship from the printer in a couple weeks and be in stores within a week or two after that.

NBM in San Diego, premieres, signings, books!

Well, it’s 2 weeks away! We’ve got a full schedule for you guys going to San Diego. Main points are:

  • Lewis Trondheim, special guest this year, will be signing!
  • The Big Kahn by Neil Kleid and Nicolas Cinquegrani will premiere at the show. HOT OFF THE PRESS!
  • Also Hot off the Press: Shane White’s Things Undone: a special show preview in 2 colors (as the book will be) that he’ll be signing.
  • A special numbered print for all those buying a book by Luis Royo

And here’s the schedule of appearances:

 

Lewis TRONDHEIM  “Dungeon”, “Little Nothings”

Special Guest of the Show

Firday: 4-5:30

 

Rick GEARY  “A Treasury of Victorian & XXth Century Murder”

Thursday 2:30-4

Friday 10:30-noon

Saturday: 2:30-4

 

Neil KLEID “Brownsville”, “The Big Kahn” SHOW PREMIERE!

Thurs.: 1-2:30, 4-7

Fri.: 10:30-noon, 2:30-4

Sun.: 10:30-noon, 1-2:30

 

Shane WHITE “North Country”, “Things Undone” Special San Diego Preview SHOW PREMIERE!

Fri.: 1-4, 5:30-7

Sat.: 10:30-noon, 2:30-4, 5:30-7

 

Chad Michael WARD “Black Rust”

Thursday: 4-5:30

Fri.: 2:30-4

Sat.: 5:30-7

 

Cornnell CLARKE “Peanut Butter”

Wed.: 6-7:30

Thurs.: 2:30-4, 5:30-7

Fri.: 1-2:30, 5:30-7

Sat.: 1-2:30, 4-5:30

Sun.: 1-2:30

 

Publisher Terry NANTIER will be on the panel about Comics Strips Reprints Friday at 1:30PM

 

SEE YA THERE! Oh and btw, we’ll be in booth 1528.

 

Bringing Up Father in stores now

George McManus’
BRINGING UP FATHER
Foreword by Bill Blackbeard and Introduction by R.C. Harvey
In 1904, a young George McManus was hired by Pulitzer’s New York World as a cartoonist. While he was there he created such strips as The Newlyweds which many comics historians consider the first family comic strip. In 1912, William Randolph Hearst hired McManus away to start a comic strip about a guy called Jiggs, a lower class man who came into a lot of money. With their new wealth, Maggie, Jiggs’ wife, wanted to enter the upper crust of society but Jiggs just wanted to hang out with his old friends at the local bar playing cards and pool and eat his simple favorite foods. This is the classic strip Bringing Up Father which became the second longest comic strip of the 20th Century. Now, for the first time, Forever Nuts presents all the dailies of the first two years of this classic comic strip, many of which have not been reprinted since they first appeared over 90 years ago. Discover why McManus became known as one of the greats in the field.
11×81/2, 192pp., B&W jacketed hardcover, $24.95,
ISBN 978-1-56163-556-6

See preview pages. And Allan Holtz of Stripper’s Guide provides great footnotes setting the scene, these are complimented in fuller detail here. He also did a bang up job of cleaning these very old strips. They’re all crisp as a new dollar bill. RC Harvey introduces with info on McManus, who looked quite a bit like Jiggs.

One of the great strips in history, finally reprinted, showing the early development of McManus’ wonderful art deco style. Don’t miss it!