Also Available from NBM in August: Atangan’s classics INVINCIBLE DAYS and THE TREE OF LOVE

Patrick Atangan’s newest graphic novel FIRES ABOVE HYPERION is out this August. NBM has published his entire body of work and you can see from the titles alone how varied and diverse he is as a chameleon creator of fine graphic novels.

His “Songs of Our Ancestors” series had a lot of buzz and critical acclaim for being his first graphic novels. Each taking a style from traditional Asiatic art and retelling classic folktales, the first two installments have sold out in print form!  They are available as ebooks from our website.  Volume 3: THE TREE OF LOVE is still available. Read what Publishers Weekly called “a spell of enchantment” and Comics Buyers Guide also called “enchanting” and “gorgeous”.

Songs of Our Ancestors,

In the next volume of Patrick (Yellow Jar) Atangan’s Asian folktale collection, Tree of Love celebrates India’s tradition of elevating romance to a work of art. Atangan adapts Rajput polyptych paintings of northern India and transforms them into a unique and poetic comic experience. Tree of Love follows a prince’s courtship of a flower peddler. The young prince is surprised by the difficulty in proving the worthiness of what everyone sees as a common woman. But she has a secret, a special gift bound in the beauty and power of nature.
Each page faithfully ornaments Tree of Love’s painfully universal story about the intricacies of love.
81/2x 61/2″, 48pp., full color hardcover: $12.95,
ISBN 978-1-56163-438-5

Diamond Order Code: JUN053085


This past fall, Atangan made a departure from folklore and told his own tales about growing up, especially in a traditional Filipino household that had just moved to LA. A Publishers Weekly Critics’ Poll Best of 2014 honoree, INVINCIBLE DAYS is melancholy, innocent, truthful and drawn in a very cute kawaii style.

Dog Butts and Love

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 ISBN 9781561639014

Diamond Order Code: JUN141322


Order now from our website or at your favorite comic book store!

NBM for January: Another Chance to Order Our Most Recent Books!

There are plenty of NBM titles in January’s Diamond Previews catalog!












Take the time to order NBM’s newest hit Beauty, by Hubert & Kerascoet. Library Journal called it “one of 2014’s comic highlights.” See a preview here!

8 ½ x11, 144pp. full color hc, $27.99 9781561638949

Diamond Order Code: JUL141324













Hubert & Kerascoet’s first series, the crime mystery Miss Don’t Touch Me, has been collected in an omnibus edition for the first time to commemorate the occasion! Read what Comic Buyers Guide think “would make a heck of a movie.” They add, “Hubert’s writing is first-rate, Kerascoet’s storytelling and character designs are vibrant, and the overall look of the book is delightful.” Click here for a preview!

8 ½ x11, 192pp. full color hc, $29.99 9781561638994

Diamond Order Code: JUL141325

Dog Butts and Love










The creator of the Songs of Our Ancestors series returns with a collection of short stories about crucial childhood moments in Patrick Atangan’s Invincible Days. Comics Reporter called it a  “new and notable release” and Broken Frontier named it “a testament to the refinement of Atangan’s skills as an artist and his fearlessness as a storyteller”. Previews are available here!

9×6, 128pp., color hc, $19.99 ISBN 9781561639014

Diamond Order Code: JUN141322


Ask about these at your local comic book shop or fine book store!

Invincible Days by Patrick Atangan

I did an interview for Broken Frontier about my new book and some other stuff.


I will also be in San Francisco this weekend signing my book at the APE con.  Will also have some poster and original art for sale too!  Hope to see you there.

NBM is going APE!

NBM is going APE!

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APE, the Alternative Press Expo, returns to San Francisco October 4 & 5. . . and we will be there to celebrate all that alternative press has to offer!

Two of our talents, Patrick Atangan and Rick Geary, will be at our table to sign books and sell books! Patrick Atangan, the creator of the Songs of Our Ancestors series and the newly released Invincible Days, will be signing.



Rick Geary, of our long running Treasury of Murder collection, will be signing as well and will also have an extra special, never before seen preview at the Expo!


Other NBM favorites will also be on sale!

Be sure to stop by and say hi to Rick and Patrick on October 4th and 5th. Our table number is 905.

For more information about the APE please see their website at:

As for what we are previewing: look for another sneak peak next week on the blog!

NBM Takes the Brooklyn Book Festival

Our convention road trip continues in Brooklyn this Sunday at the Brooklyn Book Festival!

NBM’s booth is right in the center of the action, booth 618, right next to our sister company, Papercutz.


We will have a good assortment of books, including our newest star, Beauty, by Hubert & Kerascoet, the team who brought you Miss Don’t Touch Me (also newly available at the Festival as a collected hardcover). Along with these two new graphic novels, we have other recent hits like Patrick Atangan’s Invincible Days, Jim Benton’s hilarious Dog Butts And Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats, and the horror parody Zombillenium.

Stop by to flip through our books, find something you like, or take a look at our upcoming books!

Girl in Dior, Dungeon Twilight Vol. 4,  and Street View have gotten an overwhelmingly positive response at the conventions.






For more information, maps and directions, visit the Brooklyn Book Fair Festival.


Admission is free.


Hope to see you there!


We are packing up our bags and headed direct to Maryland for the Small Press Expo.

At our table will be all our recent graphic novels available for sale. You can be sure to find something for everyone. From Patrick Atangan’s Invincible Days to Jesse Lonergan’s All Star. Our ComicsArt line brings us Family Ties, Glacial Period, and a new edition to the Louvre Collection: Phantoms of the Louvre, and more!  And who can forget the New York Times‘ Jim Benton and his Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats.

All of these are eligible for a free print with qualifying purchase. Patrick Atangan even sent over some special giclee prints from Invincible Days, those are available in limited quantity with a qualifying Atangan purchase! Stop by to browse through our books, pick up some presents for yourself or others, and leaf through our upcoming releases!

Our table is F1-F2.

See you there…

For more information about the Small Press Expo, see their website.


Are you headed to SPX next weekend?

We will have plenDog Butts and Lovety of copies of Invincible Days on hand. Unfortunately, creator Patrick Atangan cannot be there. However, he is sending us original art to be raffled off! Buy any book of his at our booth to enter to win.

We will have previews of our upcoming books that you can’t find anywhere else, including  Jude Nude by Etienne Davodeau,Dungeon: Twilight, Volume 4,, and more. Take a look at our special accordion book, Pascal Rabatés Street View– it needs to be seen to be believed! Also, have a fashionably EARLY preview of a book that will have everyone talking come SPRING 2015, Annie Goetzinger’s Girl in Dior. We are coming dressed to impress!

We will also have our recent books for sale, complete with a special deal! Buy 30 dollars worth of merchandise at the booth and get an exclusive print free with your purchase. A $50 purchase will receive special prints signed by the artist.


Be sure to stop by, say hello, and take a look at the future of NBM. Our table is F1-F2


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To learn more about the Small Press Expo, follow the link.

Be sure to follow our Twitter @NBMPUB for updates from the table.

Invincible Days Are Here

Summer is winding down, the kids are going back to school, and Patrick Atangan (The Yellow Jar,Silk Tapestry)  has been reflecting on what makes us, us. He shares his reflections with rich and imaginative illustrations.

Tom Spurgeon of The Comics Reporter reports, “This isn’t the style I remember for Patrick Atangan, best known to me forThe Yellow Jar, which has to be a decade in the rearview mirror at this point. I’d take a look at it for the visual style employed in the preview all by itself.” 

Dog Butts and Love

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


Pick up Invincible Days in comic book shops today, and available starting next week wherever fine books are sold, or order the graphic novel on our webpage.

See more previews and extras here!