NBM in October: Miss Don’t Touch Me is back!

Here’s what we’ve got coming in October and being solicited for now at your comic bookstore:

MISS DON’T TOUCH ME, Vol. 2
Hubert & Kerascoet
Blanche tries to leave the Pompadour, the high class house of call-girls, but their hooks are in deep. Nevertheless she encounters what could be her ticket out: a very handsome and very respectful young rich man, Antoine. She also reunites with her long-lost mother. It all seems rather idyllic but Antoine may be a little too respectful and how come her mother suddenly reappears?
61/2 x 9, 96pp., full color trade pb.: $14.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-592-4

See the previews.

Here’s what they said of the 1st one which is presently sold out, back to press for October as well:

“Would make a heck of a movie. Hubert’s writing is first-rate, Kerascoet’s storytelling and character designs are vibrant, and the overall look of the book is delightful. That’s why Miss Don’t Touch Me earns the full five out five Tonys.”
-Tony Isabella, Comics Buyers Guide
“A more orthodox piquancy infuses Miss Don’t Touch Me, a charming, Gallic twist on the murder mystery… and anything but prudish.” -Carlo Wolff, Boston Globe
“Call me twisted, but this book is, in fact, charming. Kerascoet moves the story forward breathlessly, and his disarming simplicity keeps “MIss Don’t Touch Me” feeling like a light-hearted bedroom farce when it could easily veer into into horror or soft-core porn.”
-Andrew “Capt. Comics” Smith, Scripps Howard News Service
Miss Don’t Touch Me is really nothing more than a murder mystery and period piece, but it sure is a good one—so good, in fact, that you may find yourself needing to be reminded how un-ambitious an unpretentious it actually is.”
Newsarama
A BOOKLIST TOP TEN GRAPHIC NOVEL 2009.

New From Eurotica:
The Diary of Molly Fredrickson:
PEANUT BUTTER, Vol. 4
Cornnell CLARKE
Molly’s back in San Diego studying, falling into amazing orgies with the basketball team for one, including some seriously hot women but boy is she missing her hot latina bff Erica… Clarke’s fully painted art just keeps improving to amazing new levels!
81/2 x 11, 48pp., full color trade pb.: $11.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-595-5

See previews in Coming Up in Eurotica.

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Meanwhile, over at Papercutz, the Hardy Boys have an all-new look and new great writer, Gerry Conway:

THE HARDY BOYS THE NEW CASE FILES #1 “Crawling with Zombies”
By Gerry Conway
Paulo Henrique, artist

In an all-new harder edged series and new format featuring legendary writer Gerry Conway! Frank and Joe go undercover as the Living Dead to infiltrate a “Zombie Crawl” that has acquired a notorious reputation for potentially deadly accidents. Will the Undercover Brothers and Agents of A.T.A.C. become the next victims? As if this weren’t enough – there’s something dark and sinister happening while everyone’s distracted by zombie madness! Could this be linked to the eerie events also occurring in River Heights, home of Nancy Drew?
6×9, 64pp., full color paperback: $6.99
ISBN: 978-1-59707-219-9

PLUS: a new Geronimo vol.6 and a boxed set of the 1st 3.

All available through your comics bookstore now! Or you can order the NBM books online here or all these books via our 800 886 1223 number (M-F 9-6 ET).

Boston Globe on David B and Miss Don’t Touch Me

The Boston Globe on Sunday had a great roundup by Carlo Wolff of graphic novels and amongst the books reviewed, David B’s Nocturnal Conspiracies:

“Teeming with animals, corrupt politicians, alluring women, his own malleable consciousness and other shape shifts, this scans like a dream.”

And Miss Don’t Touch Me:

“A more orthodox piquancy infuses Miss Don’t Touch Me, a charming, Gallic twist on the murder mystery… and anything but prudish.”

Some other GNs reviewed: The Beats by Harvey Pekar, Alan’s War and The Photographer by Emmanuel Guibert.

ComicsWorthReading reviews a bunch

Johanna Draper Carlson’s ComicsWorthReading has just reviewed 4 of our recent books, besides Miss Don’t Touch Me which she calls “thrilling escapism with naughty touches”, Why I Killed Peter and First Time, she has this to say about Trondheim’s latest Little Nothings:

“The work is gorgeous, due to the artist’s skill, observations, and especially watercolors.

Material includes the goofy things Trondheim’s bird-headed alter ego does on vacation, as well as simple observations about everyday life. I found them fresh and funny, showing me new ways to look at simple events. The different places around the world he visits are beautifully captured, putting me with him while rock climbing or scuba diving. “

ComicsLit Makes 2 of Booklist top ten

NBM’s ComicsLit has gotten 2 of its graphic novels into the prestigious review magazine BOOKLIST top ten:

Miss Don’t Touch Me

“Virginal Florence moves into an upscale brothel in post–Great War Paris to sleuth what she feels was her sister’s murder. In terms of characterization, plot, and setting, and the integration of images and words, graphic novels come no better.”

Ordinary Victories

“Following up discoveries about his late father, photojournalist Marco learns humbling lessons about the malleability of human character while changing his mind about fatherhood. Larcenet’s realist masterpiece ends in peaceful domesticity.”

Only fellow publisher extraordinaire Fantagraphics achieves such an equal honor. Heh.

“It’s almost ridiculous how NBM seems to keep finding brilliant work”

Can ya blame us for lovin’ Marc Mason over at ComicsWaitingRoom?

The above is what he said in his review for Miss Don’t Touch Me where he also says:
“MISS DON’T TOUCH ME is one of the most interesting blends of wickedly dark humor and grisly gore in recent memory. The script makes no bones about its brothel setting and the goings on at such a place, reveling in some wonderfully smutty humor, and the interpersonal relations between the employees, friendships and jealousies alike, pop off the page with a razor-edged wit.
Highly recommended.”

See the whole review.

We’ll try to keep being ridiculous.

The Stranger On Miss Don’t Touch Me

“The mystery is involving and proceeds at a sprightly pace. It’s refreshing to see a sex-positive story and heartening to see a female lead character who’s quick-witted and brave. There’s no American analogue for this kind of breathless comic book mystery. It’s all so perfectly French.”

…says The Stranger of Seattle about Miss Don’t Touch Me

L.A. Times on David B + more great reviews

Just Sunday, The L.A. Times had this to say about our Nocturnal Conspiracies:

“Overall, the drawings create an anxious, voyeuristic intimacy, as if we are peering through a window unseen. “Nocturnal Conspiracies continues the emotional and artistic work of “Epileptic”, stripping the art -and the artist- down to raw process.”

Why I Killed Peter gets great reviews from the Onion and Andrew Smith:
“Proponents of graphic novels like to argue that the medium is mature enough to handle any topic. Why I Killed Peter may be proof of that. Ka writes a very grounded story with little hyperbole because none is needed.”
Andrew “Capt. Comics” Smith, Scripps Howard News Service

“Olivier recounts his purgative confrontation with his past, and gives hope to anyone haunted by memories of a life that took a few unexpected, unfortunate turns… A-”

The Onion

And Miss Don’t Touch Me:
“Call me twisted, but this book is, in fact, charming. Kerascoet moves the story forward breathlessly, and his disarming simplicity keeps “MIss Don’t Touch Me” feeling like a light-hearted bedroom farce when it could easily veer into horror or soft-core porn.”
Andrew “Capt. Comics” Smith, Scripps Howard News Service

See us at NY Comicon!

We’ll be at booth 1713 in a well placed corner, have our latest books out both for NBM and for our sister publishing co. Papercutz.

For NBM that means having Miss Don’t Touch Me, Nocturnal Conspiracies by David B, Happy Hooligan and fresh in: LITTLE NOTHINGS 2 by Lewis Trondheim! We’ll also have Neil Kleid of Brownsville and other comics with Slave Labor, Image, etc… Publisher Terry Nantier will be there, ready to chat with you.

For Papercutz, the big news is we’ll have Greg Farshtey on Saturday, the writer of  Bionicle and of course the latest Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Tales from the Crypt and Classics Illustrated. Meet also our industry-beloved Editor-in-Chief Jim Salicrup.

See ya there at the Javitts Center Feb. 6-8.