The zombie invasion is headed to Los Angeles!
Meltdown Comics & Collectibles, in association with UCLA Department of French & Francophone studies, Institut Francais, L.A. French Culture and more, will gather for VIS-À-VIS, an event bringing together authors and creators from France and the US, sharing their experience on adapting graphic novels to the screen.
Americans Trevor Alixopulos (The Hot Breath of War), John Pham (Sublife), Edward Gauvin (Translator, The Conductor and Other Tales) and Dan Panosian who has worked with all the major comic book publishers will meet with French creators Jul (Silex and the City),Abel Lanzac (Weapons of Mass Diplomacy), Fabien Vehlmann (Green Manor, Seuls) and NBM’s very own Arthur de Pins, of Zombillenium. This is the first time France’s new generation of comic creators will visit Los Angeles. The eight French and American creators will discuss their art and practice.
Vis-à-Vis: French Bande Dessinee Meets L.A. Comics will be held at Meltdown, 7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles on Sunday, November 9th at 2pm. For more information, follow Meltdown’s blog and be sure to read up on Zombillenium beforehand!
To RSVP to this free event, follow this link!
Here’s what we’ve got being solicited for in comics stores now:
THE RETURN OF PATRICK ATANGAN!
This collection of short stories forms a singular narrative that reveals the tiny moments when you realize you are at the precious end-days of youth. Atangan creates an intricate mosaic from his own childhood memories as well as those gathered from friends and family. Bittersweet, joyful and reflective, these are the type of marking moments that best define us as adults.
By the author of the Yellow Jar and Silk Tapestry.
9×6, 128pp., color hc, $19.99 9781561639014
See his posts on our publisher author blog
NEW FROM EUROTICA:
The all-new Sweet Sins by the author of Zombillenium, Peanut Butter and Molly Fredrickson’s hot action, Precinct 69 packs the heat, Barbarian Chicks! 8 1/2/x11, full color, $6.99
Here’s what we’ve got being solicited for in comics stores this month; The next volume of the increasingly popular Zombillenium series! The first volume, out last July, has already sold out and is going back to press with this one.
Arthur De Pins
Tempers are flaring around Zombillenium, the monster amusement park run by monsters. When one hires only the dead (or witches!) in a region where unemployment is in the double digits, one must expect some friction. But things get particularly ugly when the park’s security is breached from two sides: activists and a very strange visitor, mom to two peculiar sons the head of the park seems to remember from somewhere… Gretchen and Aurelian do their best to help save a precarious explosive situation! All presented in De Pins’ trademark tongue-in-cheek jubilant black humor and stunning art.
9×12, 48pp. full color hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 9781561638505
Here’s what they said of the first:
“A Clever, Horror-Themed Riot. A really fun graphic novel, and you realize that when you open to the first page and see a bored-looking goth girl riding a skateboard on top of a broom. Sold. “
-Danica Davidson, MTV.com
And this outrageous graphic novel from EUROTICA, not X rated but kitschy racy. And wait ’til you see the embossed and foil stamped cover…
Magenta: Noir Fatale
A raucous mix of femme fatales, bondage and noir, this very handsome new series is vintage risqué and kinky, and just as teasing and campy as the best burlesque. When ‘Kinky Winky’ bondage models Magenta and Lucretia hear of fellow models disappearing at an alarming rate, they volunteer to investigate, uncovering the seamy underbelly of London of the sixties. With embossed and foil stamped cover.
8 ½ x 11, 68pp. B&W trade pb., $11.99, ISBN 9781561638789
see kinky previews!
ALL AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM YOUR COMICS SHOP NOW.
To celebrate Halloween, we’ve got both a trick and treat for you.
The trick is that we’re sharing the first half of the first volume of our fantastic horror and humor hybrid Zombillenium, a book that MTV Geek called “a real find.”
It’s about Francis von Bloodt a vampire and a good family man, who manages the 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 finally gets hired in spite of himself in this strange business. Gretchen, a plucky trainee witch, helps him get around…
The treat is that we’re so confident that you’ll dig the book that we’re offering the book for 33% off through
Friday, November 1st, Monday, November 4th!
Check out the trailer below and the excerpt after the jump.
And have a Happy Halloween!
Continue reading “Save 33% on ZOMBILLENIUM; Our Halloween Treat For You!”
“This is an absolute comedy, and it’s a total riot. Zombillenium is nothing but fun, from its cute tongue-in-cheek moments to its laugh-out-loud humor. You don’t have to be a fan of zombies or anything like that to enjoy this graphic novel. If you’ve got a sense of humor, that’s all you need.”
– MTV Geek
“Whatever dark dealings you think go on behind the doors and in the underground tunnels of Disneyworld, they’ve got nothing on the secrets of Zombillenium and its mysterious proprietor…de Pins’ work is fun, lively, and thoroughly funny, but a true sense of terror lurks just beyond the panels. The last page of the first volume ends with a perfect note of a very human monster showing us just how inhuman this story could truly be.”
– New Jersey Online
“Before you think this is another book capitalizing on the zombie trend, it’s not. Zombillenium is an amusement park filled with entertaining staff members that are monsters.”
– Fortress of Solitude
Philosophy – A Discovery in Comics
“Definitely recommended for those with an interest in graphic storytelling that goes beyond the usual genre work – or anyone who wants to bone up on the basics of Western thinking.”
– The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Omaha The Cat Dancer Volume 8
“It’s hard to imagine a combination of explicit sex and character development that would be less gratuitous. The characters in Omaha have sex because they are complicated, adult characters who do things that complicated adults do. It’s part of their lives, just like sleeping, eating, going to work, taking a walk, or breathing…Omaha is a wonderful character, and Omaha is a wonderful series.”
– Comic Mix
“One of the seminal series that bridged underground with the new indie comics.”
– Comics For Sinners
The P. Craig Russell Library of Opera Adaptations
“Russell’s adaptations stay generally true to the story lines, though their panel serialization necessitates some liberties with the text. Their staging can be quite a bit more fantastic than what’s seen in the theater. Russell takes advantage of the graphic format to construct strong, detailed backgrounds.”
– Santa Fe New Mexican
Omaha The Cat Dancer Volume 8
“Quality erotic comics.”
– Publisher’s Weekly
“Dave Sim might win the title for longest and most determined self-published comic, but Omaha the Cat Dancer is much more fun and human as an artist’s significant, consuming accomplishment.”
– Comics Worth Reading
“A hoot from start to finish, with funny situations, great characters, witty dialogue, and art that is utterly gorgeous.”
– Comics Waiting Room
“Tinged with themes of regret and late life redemption, Durieux’s work is more a ruminative dialog than a complex tale. The book’s strength rests on its evocative earth-toned art and its appealing couple, who we can honestly accept in their late night museum setting. His heroine proves particularly striking; in lesser hands, she’d prove sentimentally Boho, but Durieux gives her dialogue a scholarly intelligence that’s suited to this lovingly illustrated graphic discourse on art and humanity. Every one of the volumes to date in the Louvre series has been an art and comics lover’s treat: An Enchanment does not prove an exception.”
– Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“Davodeau and his old friend, the Loire winemaker Richard Leroy, spend a year enlightening the other about their respective professions. Wine, so often the producer of mental fog, becomes instead an agent of clarity; the two men, to say nothing of Davodeau’s readers, learn a great deal about the painstaking processes that make a comic book or a bottle.”
– New Statesman
“A compelling, entertaining and educational tale that takes full advantage of the graphic storytelling medium.”
– Miami Herald
“Although I’m not nearly as familiar with the French comics scene, I did recognize some of the figures mentioned in the book, like Lewis Trondheim (who makes an appearance) and Moebius. And I know even less about wine and wine-making. But even so, I really enjoyed following Davodeau and Leroy as they each explored a world that was totally new to them.”
“Stargazing Dog was first published in Japan in 2008, where it has sold over a half million copies. It’s a relatively short graphic novel that should take about a half hour to read, except that I had to take numerous breaks from reading to cry. Do not read this in a public setting…This is a must read not only for the characters and plot but for the artwork too.”
– The Book Shark
Taxes, The Tea Party and Those Revolting Rebels
“Mack has a refreshingly cynical view of, well, everything. All the familiar characters (Sam Adams, George Washington, King George) are presented with their personal motives front and center. (My favorite part: after Lexington & Concord we see a silhouette of Paul Revere filling out an expense voucher for his midnight ride.) Everyone was acting out of self-interest, as is always the case, but this time the result somewhat luckily ended up advancing the cause of democracy and human rights.”
On the occasion of the launch of this new series, a wry parody with eye popping art, we’re launching the Zombillenium site, now in English.
Just like the art in the book, it is amazing, full of features with more about the characters, a map of the Zombillenium park, video intro, desktop backgrounds, a lengthy free preview to read, etc…
CHECK IT OUT!
AND DON’T MISS THE BOOK AT YOUR COMICS BOOKSTORE THIS WEDNESDAY THE 10TH also on Comixology and soon everywhere else books and e-books are sold.