Forty one years ago, Terry Nantier launched NBM Graphic Novels, and recently sat down with The Comics Journal to discuss the company’s influence and longevity in the industry.
From the start, Terry Nantier envisioned a company that would publish European and American graphic novels. The company was ahead of the curve from the start in many ways. In the 1980s they were publishing archival reprints of Terry and the Pirates and translating Corto Maltese. The company has published some of Europe’s great artists, including Trondheim and Larcenet, Blain and Kerascoet, Bilal and Revel. They’ve been publishing The Louvre collection, including this year’s The Cross Eyed Mutt by Davodeau. The company has published a lot of Americans over the years, perhaps most notably Rick Geary, but also some of the best work of P. Craig Russell, not to mention Ted Rall, Neil Kleid, Rob Vollmar and Pablo Callejo, and the debut of Brooke Allen.
For the complete interview, click HERE.
Yesterday evening we celebrated our art director’s 20 years with us! Martin Satryb came to us from Tower Records NYC and since then we’ve been working together as quite a good team. I think we can truly say we’ve put out some pretty fine books!
So we took him to his favorite: the famous classic steakhouse Delmonico’s. He died and went to heaven over a succulent 20 ouncer.
Thank you Martin for such loyal service over more than half of NBM’s history and now all of sister co. Papercutz’ history, from all of us!
In the picture from left you see Jim Salicrup, my co-founder at Papercutz and editor-in-chief, Michael Petranek, our former associate editor, now at Scholastic -he and Martin would throw stuff at each other- Jeff Whitman, my assistant at NBM and Papercutz production coordinator/marketing ass’t., Bethany Bryan, associate ed. at Papercutz, Sven Larsen, marketing VP, Papercutz, Tony Shenton, legendary comics store rep who started with us even longer ago than Martin, Martin, me and Marc Minoustchine (hey, the M in NBM) who’s joining our team.