NBM at BEA this weekend

This Friday through Sunday, Book Expo America is on in NY’s Javitts Convention Center. It’s the yearly get-together for the book publishing industry (and is open only to professionals). For those of you going, here’s what NBM has cooked up:

We’ll be in booth 2941 presenting our upcoming Fall goodies. Of most note: we’ll have advance galley previews of Neil Kleid’s and Nicolas Cinquegrani’s The Big Kahn! Nicolas will be there to sign them on Friday and Saturday morning.

Also: we’ll have previews of Ted Rall’s and Pablo Callejo’s beautiful new GN The Year of Loving Dangerously,  the new redesigned Malefic  by Luis Royo part of a complete relaunch of Royo, Jesse (“Flower & Fade”) Lonergan’s Joe & Azat, Shane (“North Country”) White’s Things Undone, Naomi (“Unholy Kinship”) Nowak’s Graylight, the new Dungeon, the next episode of Remembrance of Things Past, and an amazing discovery for ya: Greg Houston and his outrageous Vatican Hustle.

Eurotica will also be announcing it’s new omnibus clothbound edition of the classic Crepax Story of O…

Drop by and say hi, meet publisher Terry Nantier, our famous sales guy Tony Shenton and our charming and beauteous assistant Sylvia Nantier, daughter of Terry and heir apparent to the throne (he wishes, she doesn’t want it).

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May PREVIEWS closing: Preorder THE BIG KAHN from your retailer today!

Just chiming in to remind you that the month of May is almost over and with retailers finalizing their orders, it’s time to get in your preorder for THE BIG KAHN, my new graphic novel for NBM Publishing using Diamond Order Code MAY090988

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

Illustrated by Nicolas Cinquegrani and hitting shelves in July, THE BIG KAHN, a 176 page black and white graphic novel, is currently available to preorder via Diamond Comics Distributors (Order Code; MAY090988) and through bookstores (ISBN 978-1-56163-561-0) at the low price of $13.95.

Click here for a ten page selection from the book, available at the NBM website

Mijeong is at your store

This remarkable graphic novel by the talented Korean artist Byun Byung Jun is moving, at times melancholy and quite lyrical. We brought out his Run, Bong-Gu, Run! a couple years ago to good acclaim. This continues our little Manhwa department which also has Buja’s Diary by an old Korean master.

Check it out, it’s in stores now! And if you like it, tell people, hey, tell me right here in a comment. Would love to hear what you think.

ICv2 reviews Famous Players

Giving it 4 1/2 stars (out of 5) ICv2’s Tom Flinn, in their latest printed Insider’s Guide, says of Rick Geary’s forthcoming book (ships in June):

“Geary does an admirable job of illustrating the intricacies of the case.”

And he goes on to detail the facts, as well as the scandals that started to rack the Hollywood scene, as Geary presents them in his usual fun juicy way.

By the way, watch for a Geary special we’ll be spreading around the social nets…

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.