Some unfortunate news this morning: The massive Kerascoet art book Paper Dolls has been placed on hold for the time being. The stunning book was originally published in France, offering over 300 pages of bold designs, comics in the making, sketches and studies, ingenious die cuts, and brilliant layouts. The book includes concepts and covers from recent NBM successes BEAUTY and MISS DON’T TOUCH ME– both in their second printing, as well as from Beautiful Darkness.
We hope to return to this project in the future. The project is truly a global effort, with other foreign publishers joining in on the production of this work, a first set of international partners failed to work out because of the sheer cost.
Just in time for Xmas, you can now get Beauty, one of our 2014 bestsellers, and Miss Don’t Touch Me on Comixology, Sequential and wherever e-books are sold!
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Most of NBM’s books from 2013 and 2014 are available as e-books wherever they are sold. They can make nice gifts! Here’s our catalog on Comixology and Sequential.
Did you enjoy the art of Beauty? Miss Don’t Touch Me? Right now when you spend $30 in the NBM store you can get an exclusive print from Kerascoet, the artist behind Miss Don’t Touch Me and Beauty! If you buy $50 worth of books, you can get the print signed by the artist! Sorry, the print is not available on its own.
This is the latest edition in our long running collectible print offer. Jim Benton (Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats), Rick Geary (A Treasury of Murder), Margreet de Heer ( A Discovery in Comics series), Stan Mack ( Taxes, The Tea Party, and those Revolting Rebels) prints are all available now! One print per order, while supplies last. To see the other prints and learn more about the offer visit our website.
This offer is available on phone orders and at conventions as well, make sure you ask for it when ordering!
From Hubert & Kerascoet, the team behind Miss Don’t Touch Me, comes Beauty, an engrossing tale for grown-ups on the nature of beauty, both fascinating and corrupting.
When Coddie unintentionally delivers a fairy from a spell that held her prisoner, she does not realize how poisoned the wish is she gets in return. From repulsive and stinking of fish she becomes perceived as magnetically beautiful, which does not help her in her village. A young local lord saves her but soon it becomes apparent her destiny may be far greater…
Here’s what people are saying…
“Beautifully illustrated with Kerascoët’s magical, dreamy, richly coloured art, Beauty is set to be one of 2014’s comic highlights.”
– Publisher’s Weekly
“Kerascoet’s work on this book is a spectacle of comics achievement I’m betting I will not see again for a long time.”
– Coverless Reviews
“Kerascoët and writer/colorist Hubert deliver an epic, if cynical, graphic novel meditating on the pettiness of human (and fairy) nature, and how lust and jealousy make the world go round.”
– Robot 6
And a review for their previous book, Miss Don’t Touch Me.
“Set in the Paris of the 1930s, alternating between the glitzy and the very gritty, this dark and disturbing tale is both a fantastic noir and a tense exploration of various societal themes like class, inequality, political corruption, and most of all the staggering depravity of the elite. Inspired by racy classics like The Story of O, but somehow much more readable, this smart coming-of-age shocker is irresistible.”
– Publisher’s Weekly STARRED REVIEW
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
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!
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!