Cartoonist Ted Rall’s latest graphic novel: After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests arrives in stores this month from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It chronicles his last trip to Afghanistan. Last week, Publishers Weekly has a great Author Profile featuring Rall and his book.
His first journey to Afghanistan was in November, 2001. He was originally commissioned by the Village Voice to write about his trip, he later added comics to better convey his experience. The resulting book was NBM’s To Afghanistan and Back and sold a total of 20,000 copies. Rall has been publishing with NBM Publishing since the early nineties with many of his graphic novels still in print.
Although he may have funded “After We Kill You” through Kickstarter, Rall will be returning to NBM in the future with more work!
In his PW interview, Rall states “Experiential stories, at least for me, are more easily told through the comics.” See some of Rall’s best “experiential stories” on NBM’s website, now with special discounts on some of his titles!
The Persia Blues project on Kickstarter has already surpassed its goal and there’s still a few hours to go. Congratulations to Dara Naraghi and Brent Bowman on reaching their goal and as for you, you can still chip in and get some really cool stuff such as signed copies, Persian recipes, or signed original sketches and art pages. Check it out!
And retailers: there’s a couple of packages for you that include them coming over for a signing + original art and copies of the book.
We look forward to publishing this series!
Take a look at our Coming Up section and you’ll see we’ve recently put up all books we’ve got planned through June.
Two things of note on that:
Eric Hobbs’ and Noel Tuazon’s newest graphic novel after the acclaimed The Broadcast: Family Ties, another psychological thriller involving a crime family in Alaska, and:
Persia Blues, a fascinating exploration into the experience of a young woman expatriate from Iran and her search for identity here, with her past and her country’s past… This, by the way is going through fundraising on Kickstarter right now, more about that later.
Newsarama ran a great piece about Ted Rall’s getting funding at Kickstarter (see previous blog entries), this will give you all the fascinating background.
Now, of course, Ted has reached his lofty goal of $25,000. It was down to the wire.
See the book we published of his first trip right during the start of the war after 9/11: To AFGHANISTAN & BACK (scroll down). And the comics are also available on the iPhone from Panelfly.