Angoulême’s highest award, the Grand Prix, has announced next year’s nominees. Along with the title comes the responsibility of President of the 2016 festival and the design of the poster. This year’s winner was Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes.
Among the list are many NBM greats!
Christophe Blain– ISAAC THE PIRATE, THE SPEED ABATER
Nicolas de Crécy– GLACIAL PERIOD
Étienne Davodeau– THE INITIATES and the upcoming LULU ANEW
Emmanuel Guibert– Papercutz’s ARIOL
Lorenzo Mattotti- Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (now out of print)
Joann Sfar– DUNGEON SERIES
NBM has also published past winners including Enki Bilal ( PHANTOMS OF THE LOUVRE) and Hugo Pratt (THE CORTO MALTESE (also out of print). Sfar and his DUNGEON partner Lewis Trondheim both are previous winners of the award.
The 42nd International Festival of the Bande Dessinee will be held in Angouleme, France from January 29th through February 1st. The Grand Prix winner will be announced during the Festival. Congratulations and best of luck to all participating. For a full list of nominees, please see the official Facebook of the Festival (in French).
It isn’t even Halloween yet and we are already celebrating the New Year here at NBM! We’ve just updated our Coming Up section to show all our books planned through August!
2014 ends with a bang with “The End of Dungeon” in Dungeon: Twilight, vol. 4 and the second installment of A Treasury of Victorian Murder Compendium by Rick Geary.
February brings Annie Goetzinger’s Girl in Dior, detailing the start of Christian Dior’s House of Dior fashion empire.
March sees 101 Outstanding Graphic Novels by The Rise of the Graphic Novel’s Stephen Weiner and Lulu Anew by Etienne Davodeau (The Initiates),(previously announced as Jude Nude.)
Julian Voloj and Claudia Ahlering’s biography Ghetto Brother– the story of Benjy Melendez, the notorious gang leader who engineered a gang truce- is out in April.
A new direction for Rick Geary as he turns to fiction in Louise Brooks, Detective this May. His “Treasury of XX Century Murder” entry, The Lives of Sacco and Vanzetti will be rereleased in paperback format the same month.
Dungeon may have ended in 2014, but the Monstres live on! Dungeon: Monstres, volume 5 will be out in June.”My Son the Killer” has two stories by Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim, Blutch, and Frederic Bezian!
The third volume of Zombillenium, “Control Freaks” will be out in July by Arthur de Pins.
See preview pages, descriptions and more in our “Coming Up” section of the site.
What are you most looking forward to out of this?
Publishers Weekly called it “hauntingly evocative”. Booklist said it was “highly successful both as literature and visual art”. Oliver Ka tells his memoir in a way critics agree as haunting yet beautiful. Artist Alfred, artist of Dungeon: Twilight, Vol. 4, illustrates this tale blurring the lines between imagination and reality. The finished product is Why I Killed Peter. If you haven’t picked it up yet, order it at your local comic book store! Retailers can place their order in this month’s previews. See previews and reviews on its product page.
WHY I KILLED PETER
Alfred & Olivier Ka
By the artist on the new Dungeon Twilight 4! “Peter was a populist priest. He was cool. He was funny. He was no priest, just a regular guy. It’s like I had another uncle. A great one, who laughed, who sang, who tickled. Until he took us for summer camp. Until we were so close, temptation came in the picture.”
Based on a true story that the writer experienced himself, this graphic novel presents very simply the grey areas in such a situation, how he had tucked the whole episode deep within him but then how his rage and self-pity let it all out and finally revisiting the man when close to death and his coming to grips. A very moving , topical and important work, sensitively presented.
“If there is a healing process, this unforgettable graphic reminiscence is surely its catalyst.” –Miami Herald
“This is an excellent work. Recommended.”
–Comic Book Resources
6×9, 112pp., full color clothbound jacketed, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-543-6
For more of Alfred’s work, Dungeon: Twilight, Vol. 4 is also out in November.
Looking for a good gift for a Dungeon fan? Looking to start and/or complete your collection? In celebration of Dungeon Month this November, NBM is rereleasing the Zenith collector set, complete with all three volumes of Zenith! Zenith is not alone, Dungeon The Early Years is getting its own set with the two volumes. To accompany the fourth and final volume of Twilight, the first three volumes are also being offered together at a special price! These volumes contain volumes previously out of print. This is the right time to get immersed in the world of Dungeon! See our Dungeon page for more information.
|Dungeon Zenith set
Lewis Trondheim, Joann Sfar, Boulet
Specially priced set! Collecting the main core introductory storyline to the popular sprawling dark-humored epic spoofing horror and heroic fantasy. Includes volumes newly back to press!
6 ½ x 9, 288pp., full color trade pbs., 3 volume banded set, $39.99, normally $43, ISBN 978-1-56163-624-2
BACK IN STOCK IN NOVEMBER
|DUNGEON: Twilight set
Johann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim, Kerascoet, Obion
The first 3 books in this part of the great saga in one specially priced set. The planet Terra Amata, on which Dungeon resides, has stopped turning. On one side, total darkness and absolute coldness; on the other, a searing desert and eternal day. The survivors live on a thin slice of earth where day and night meet. A territory known as TWILIGHT.
Welcome to the third facet of the Dungeon world, its dark downfall. Marvin is blind but still dangerous and Herbert the Duck has become the darkest of Lords.
6 ½ x 9, 288pp, full color set of 3 volumes, $39.99 9781561639069
|DUNGEON: Early Years set
Johann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim, Christophe Blain
A darkly funny satire of fantasy that brings together the first two volumes of the Early Years, this collection relates the origins of the vast world of Dungeon. In this first story of the Early Years, the Keeper leaves his family to go find fortune in a time of chaos and darkness and becomes the Night Shirt—a misguided vigilante who renders justice nightly. In the second story, the Night Shirt stumbles upon Alexandra, the one he pines for, about to be raped and comes to her valiant and heroic rescue with romantic bravura. Perfect for lovers of heroic fantasy and dark humor, this two-volume set is the complete run of this subseries of Dungeon.
6 ½ x 9, 192pp. full color set of 2 volumes, $27.99 9781561636990
It’s a great time to be a Dungeon fan!
Hi, I’m Jeff Whitman. I’m the new Publishing Assistant at NBM Publishing, here to post the latest and greatest releases NBM has to offer. I will also share with you exclusive info and previews when I can. I have to admit I am new to the world of Dungeon. I just read the finals for Dungeon Twilight Volume 4 and got instantly curious about the whole series of work. Read on!
The Dust King, Marvin the Red, Zakutu and all your favorite Dungeon dwellers return for one final adventure! What has been called “the looniest world of horror and heroic fantasy you’ll ever be transported to” has captivated international audiences for years. And now, the saga concludes with Volume 4 of Twilight, containing two stories: High Septentrion and The End of Dungeon. Join NBM as we celebrate, one more time, the fun and dangerous world that was created by Johann Sfar and Lewis Trondheim over 15 years ago! The End of Dungeon arrives in fine comic shops starting in November, bookstores come December. Preorder today at your favorite comic shop or bookstore!
Vol.4: High Septentrion & The End of Dungeon
Johann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim, Alfred, Mazan.
The last two stories of Dungeon!
In High Septentrion, there has been a violent eruption on the planet of Terra Amata. It’s a scramble to find breathable air, but the wizened blind, mystical dragon the Dust King (Marvin) thinks that it is perhaps time for him to die heroically. However the feisty young Marvin the Red refuses to give up and plans to find a way out of this mess, including finding a way to actually breathe… Art by Alfred of “Why I Killed Peter.”
And in The End of Dungeon the more the islets of the planet Terra Amata move upward, the less there is of breathable oxygen. While Marvin the Red and Zakutu, daughter of the Grand Khân, attempt to protect the seven objects of Destiny, Herbert and the Dust King are forced to swear allegiance to the Dark Entity in order to gain access to breathable air.
All things must come to an end and so it is with the great Dungeon.
6 ½ 9, 96pp., full color pb, $14.99, 9781561639199
Click here for previews and more Dungeon fun!
If you’re attending ALA starting tomorrow in Las Vegas, make sure to visit us sharing our booth with sister co. Papercutz, #2009.
We’ll have previews of some remarkable new books coming:
BEAUTY from the authors of Miss Don’t Touch Me (of which a new larger omnibus edition is coming out as well!)
DUNGEON Twilight the much awaited continuation of this popular series.
And the highlight of the season:
GIRL IN DIOR chronicling the life of the famous couturier! Flip through the book and admire the amazing art:
And of course, we’ll have all our recent releases to catch up on!
Publisher Terry Nantier will be there to talk with you and looks forward to meeting you!
Thursday through Saturday, we’ll be at booth 1747 sharing with sister co. Papercutz.
Come discover our new titles announced for this fall, from the much awaited new Dungeon titles (which may end it all?) to a docudrama about Christian Dior’s life, to the new book by the team of the acclaimed Miss Don’t Touch Me, Beauty.
We’ll have previews in abundance as well as our latest off the press to go through.
Meet publisher Terry Nantier at booth 1747.
Our Fall list is up in the COMING UP section! Come take a look at the goodies we have planned.
Two major bits of news:
DUNGEON makes its return! The long awaited new volume is due out in November with the final chapter of the end of Dungeon, in the Twilight sub-series. Finally Sfar and Trondheim found the time to get back together and, as we’ve done in the past, the two volumes that just got published in France will be brought together into one print volume. Mind you final chapter doesn’t necessarily mean no new stories within the sub-series Zenith or Early Years or such. This may not be the last word!
But the other big news on this series is that we’ve finally been given the green light to bring the whole massive epic into E-BOOKS! Starting in a few weeks, Comixology will be featuring a volume a week. The rest of the e-book world will follow closely after as well. The BIG difference here is we are separating back out the volumes as they were originally published, not two at a time as we had done for print! each e-book will be $4.99. Look out for our announcements on this.
Another biggie for this season happens in February: GIRL IN DIOR a stylish, elegant and breezy docudrama bio of the designer Christian Dior by a grand dame of French comics who we’re proud to bring to these shores for the first time: Annie Goetzinger.
Also, look out for the next Kerascoet/Hubert masterpiece: BEAUTY as well as a reprinting in a larger and hardcover format of their beloved classic MISS DON’T TOUCH ME.
But wait, we’ve got a new Davodeau (Initiates), Patrick (Yellow Jar) Atangan is back plus the very unusual accordion book Street View. Plenty of other great stuff, check it out!
With such a wide variety of titles, we’re pretty fortunate to get a pretty amazing cross section of reviewers.
Here are a few kind words about several of our titles:
Philosophy: A Discovery in Comics
“Margreet, with help from her husband/colorist Yiri, does exactly what I’d hoped she’d do. I got an overview of philosophy with difficult concepts explained in a variety of ways. I got an introduction to the basics that left me with a desire to learn more. I love a book where, just when I think, “I need an example to understand that,” I turn the page and Yiri is telling Margreet, “It’s getting a bit abstract now…Can you give a concrete example here?” And she does.”
– The Unshelved Book Club
“In short, colorful, humorously self-reflective chapters, de Heer takes us on a tour of the biggest questions and the most famous names of philosophy, ending with the personal philosophies of some surprisingly interesting people rarely thought of as philosophers. The characters and arguments of philosophy come brilliantly to life through a series of quirky, memorable conversations.”
– Teacher Librarian
Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: The Happy Prince
“It might seem odd to think of Wilde’s classic tale of the statue that loved his city and the swallow that loved the statue as a tale of horror. But there’s something profoundly horrific in the way the statue can only give the precious and finite parts of his body to save the city he loves. Russell’s illustrations slip delicately between the terrific pain the prince sees and the fragile joy the bird helps him deliver.”
– Teacher Librarian
And finally, check out this great piece looking at the work of Lewis Trondheim’s funny animal comics including NBM’s Dungeon series.
Taking the occasion of a family vacation here in New York, Lewis Trondheim is taking some time from that to meet fans at Bergen Street Comics in Brooklyn this Friday at 8PM. Besides premiering his new series with Fantagraphics, the main occasion for this appearance, he’ll be signing Dungeon, Little Nothings and Papercutz’ Monster series, at least for as long as Bergen has stock!
Trondheim doesn’t make it that often over here so here’s a chance to meet him!
Word of warning: don’t be surprised if he sets fire to your Dungeon book after drawing Marvin the dragon breathing… fire onto the corner he will singe for you. Someone in San Diego actually got upset over this, sweartoGodcrossourheartshopetodie!