Update from The Netherlands

It’s been months since I posted on my English blog! But I have not been idle – read all about it in these two editions of “The Adventures of the Dutch Comic Artist Laureate” (originally drawn for comics magazine Stripnieuws)…:

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NBM August 2018 Releases

Here are upcoming titles, now being solicited in comics stores through Diamond Previews for an August 2018 release.

NEW!

The Provocative Colette
By Annie Goetzinger


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Movie ‘Colette’ coming in September starring Keira Knightley!  Many biographies describe this uncommon woman and author. It is her years of formation which are focused on here, from her marriage at the age of 20, until her divorce. “One dies only from the first man,” she wrote in 1909. But this death was a new beginning, and the one that signed “Colette” from 1910 on gradually opened her eyes to her condition of a woman who was an exploited writer and a betrayed wife, and who will emancipate herself by writing, and with what talent! Incredibly complex, powerfully determined, truly gifted, Colette challenged herself to reinvent her life and assert herself as a free woman. In her day, her behavior scandalized and vexed the establishment. But in the end, she helped to free women in their thinking and became member and then president of France’s prestigious Académie Goncourt, among many other honors as one of France’s preeminent authors. For mature readers.
7 ¾ x 10 ¼, 128pp, full color quarter-bound HC, $24.99. ISBN 978168112170352499. DIAMOND CODE: JUN181887

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Monet: Itinerant of Light

By Efa (artist), Salva Rubio (writer)


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The life of the great French painter, one of the founders of Impressionism, is narrated in lush comic art reminiscent of his style. From the Salon des Refuses (“Salon of the Rejected”) and many struggling years without recognition, money and yet a family to raise, all the way to great success, critically and financially, Monet pursued insistently one vision: catching the light in painting, refusing to compromise on this ethereal pursuit. It cost him dearly but he was a beacon for his contemporaries. We discover in this comics biography how he came to this vision as well as his turbulent life pursuing it.
9×12, 112pp., full color hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978168112139052499. DIAMOND CODE: JUN181889
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The True Death of Billy The Kid
By Rick Geary

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‘Being an authentic narrative of the final days in Billy the Kid’s brief and turbulent life.’ One of our folk legends of the great Wild West, William H. Bonney went from cowboy and gunslinger for a rancher to pure outlawry forever dodging justice in New Mexico when it wasn’t even a state. On the one hand, he was charming, fun-loving –often at social events like dances-, quite appealing to the ladies. Also conversant in Spanish, “Billito” was popular with the Spanish speaking crowd. On the other hand, he had no compunction to coldly kill a man, a sheriff, a deputy, anyone who got in his way rustling cattle or horses for an illicit living. He also proved hard to keep in jail even when caught. It is probably his feats of derring-do escaping from jails that made him most famous and this is the main subject of this biography following him until he is shot in pitch darkness by lawmen obsessed with getting rid of him.
8×10, 56pp., B&W hardcover, $15.99. ISBN 978168112134551599. DIAMOND ORDER CODE: JUN181890
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Billie Holiday
By José Muñoz, Carlos Sampayo


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Born in Philadelphia 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 978168112093551999.  DIAMOND ORDER CODE: JUN181888
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GREAT MOVES

By Robert Edison Sandiford with art by Geof Isherwood


3 engrossing and salacious stories. In the title story, a traveler in a bar is accosted by a very horny young woman who bewitches him with unseen circumstances! Then, a photographer is asked by her best friends to tape them having sex—only to have the camera turned on her. Finally, as he lies dying, an old woman reflects on the passionate life she has led with her husband.
8 1/2 x 11, 48pp., B&W trade pb.: $9.99. ISBN 978156163584950999.  DIAMOND ORDER CODE: JUN181892

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Attractive Forces
By Robert Edison Sandiford with art by Justin Norman

Three erotic short stories adapted to comics exploring black and multi-racial relationships.
81/2×11, 56pp., B&W, color cover, trade pb., $9.99 ISBN 978156163193350999
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: JUN181891

 

I heard a voice…

One of my favourite things about our BREAKING THE 10 series for NBM is putting in jokes and farcical aspects along with the serious points questioning religion.

This is page 1 of a scene in volume 2 when David announces his new Korean goddess.2B10_055 korean1

NBM’s page for the book HERE

And more pages from the book can be seen at my web site

 

Death of a Cat

Our cat Toto has died, well over eighteen years old. For us at-home-working, childfree artists, out cats have always been much more than just pets to us – they are life companions…

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Our cats have always found their way into our work. Here’s the last drawing of Toto in the Discovery-series (the book about Love, to be released at a later date by NMB):

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Librarians of taste

Nice to see our book with NBM picked in the ALA midwinter show. Those librarians have taste!

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Volume 2 of our book BREAKING THE 10 came out this month.

“David becomes increasingly more desperate, with his extreme behaviour causing fights with everyone who cares for him: with the devilish Mr Black and the saintly Mr White and even with his loving parents. But his quest goes on, driving him to break the rest of the 10 commandments in order to draw out the elusive divinity to face a grief stricken man. Until, finally, he is faced with the most serious commandment all: ‘Thou shalt not kill.’
Will he do it? Or will God stop him?”

 

NBM’s page for the book HERE

 

And more pages from the book can be seen at my WEB SITE