‘Capt.’ Comics Smith on Geary and Mijeong

Nationally syndicated columnist Andrew ‘Capt. Comics’ Smith who also has a regular column in the Comics Buyers Guide, has this to say about two of our recent books:

On Geary’s latest Famous Players:

“Whodunit? As usual, that’s up to you. Geary never fails to impress and “Famous Players” is just another reason why.”

On our latest Manhwa ‘Mijeong’:

“Overall, I feel Byun is an extraordinary artistic talent, fairly bursting from his studio, whose skills in story construction and characterization are still catching up.”

Smith is syndicated in the Scripps-Howard paper chain.

Geary’ Lindbergh on Girls Entertainment Network covering the Eisners

Covering the most important categories of the Eisner nominations, Girls Entertainment Network has this to say about Rick’s Lindbergh Child in his Treasury of XXth Century Murder which is up for two Awards:

“He gives us a step-by-step account of one of the most famous crimes in history: the Linbergh kidnapping. I’d heard of the case before, but here it’s laid out with every piece of evidence and every witness and suspect so well that I almost feel as if I had been living through it in 1932. I’m excited to see what subject or individual Geary takes a crack at next.” –Jill aka TheNerdyBird

The Eisner Awards will be given out next Friday at the San Diego Comic-con. Geary will be signing all his books at our booth #1528. See our signing schedule we posted earlier.

NBM in San Diego, premieres, signings, books!

Well, it’s 2 weeks away! We’ve got a full schedule for you guys going to San Diego. Main points are:

  • Lewis Trondheim, special guest this year, will be signing!
  • The Big Kahn by Neil Kleid and Nicolas Cinquegrani will premiere at the show. HOT OFF THE PRESS!
  • Also Hot off the Press: Shane White’s Things Undone: a special show preview in 2 colors (as the book will be) that he’ll be signing.
  • A special numbered print for all those buying a book by Luis Royo

And here’s the schedule of appearances:

 

Lewis TRONDHEIM  “Dungeon”, “Little Nothings”

Special Guest of the Show

Firday: 4-5:30

 

Rick GEARY  “A Treasury of Victorian & XXth Century Murder”

Thursday 2:30-4

Friday 10:30-noon

Saturday: 2:30-4

 

Neil KLEID “Brownsville”, “The Big Kahn” SHOW PREMIERE!

Thurs.: 1-2:30, 4-7

Fri.: 10:30-noon, 2:30-4

Sun.: 10:30-noon, 1-2:30

 

Shane WHITE “North Country”, “Things Undone” Special San Diego Preview SHOW PREMIERE!

Fri.: 1-4, 5:30-7

Sat.: 10:30-noon, 2:30-4, 5:30-7

 

Chad Michael WARD “Black Rust”

Thursday: 4-5:30

Fri.: 2:30-4

Sat.: 5:30-7

 

Cornnell CLARKE “Peanut Butter”

Wed.: 6-7:30

Thurs.: 2:30-4, 5:30-7

Fri.: 1-2:30, 5:30-7

Sat.: 1-2:30, 4-5:30

Sun.: 1-2:30

 

Publisher Terry NANTIER will be on the panel about Comics Strips Reprints Friday at 1:30PM

 

SEE YA THERE! Oh and btw, we’ll be in booth 1528.

 

Geary’s ‘Famous Players’ reviews

Johanna Draper Carlson at Comics Worth Reading says of Geary’s newest Treasury of XXth Century Murder, “Famous Players“:

“Geary’s detailed pen-and-ink line provides a wonderful sense of nostalgia and time gone by. As is typical of the cases he chooses to profile, there are plenty of mistakes to feel superior about. “Today, the neighbors know not to move the body or traipse through the house before the cops arrive,” the modern reader thinks, but human nature is still the same. The ending roll call of stars who died young reinforces how little some things have changed.”

Jon the Crime Spree Guy at Central Comic Zone says:

“These books are all wonderful and they are books that I have re-read a number of times. I also think that they would really appeal to fans of Max Allan Collins series with Nate Heller.
If you enjoy true crime, mysteries, or just great comics, check these out, and start with Famous Players.”

He also ran this cute pic with Geary and NBM publisher Nantier at the San Diego comicon:

And then Richard Vasseur on Jazma Online pipes in:

“He knows how to tell and show a tale that will captivate your interest.” And gives it 5 out of 5 stars.

Booklist on Geary’s Famous Players and Byun’s Mijeong

Booklist’s Ray Olson reviews a pair of our books:

On Rick Geary‘s Famous Players which has just shipped:

“Batting a thousand, so to speak, Geary gives us another ideal first look on a legendary homicide.”

And on Mijeong:

“all beautifully executed, true-feeling stuff.”

Review round-up: Dungeon, Geary & Mijeong

Three reviews of note have appeared recently:

“This is an outstanding Dungeons and Dragons parody that serves as a stand-alone story. Readers will be entertained, even those unaccustomed to comic fantasy fiction. These anthropomorphic characters are well drawn, and the snappy dialogue is craftily paired with Boulet’s stunning imagery.

School Library Journal on Dungeon Zenith vol.3

“Geary fathoms what makes comics such an ideal form for true crime lovers. I know there are true crime readers out there who like to be disciplined by their authors, who like to be told who done it and why, and I suppose such readers won’t appreciate Geary’s adamant refusal to direct our conclusions. But Geary understands that the real pleasure of reading history, criminal cases, and comics is that we aren’t rendered passive. And he recognizes that the discomfit we feel from not knowing all the answers can be assuaged only by knowing more, always more. Geary’s mastery—as both artist and storyteller—is allowing us to feel comfortable in our uncertainty by describing it with precise detail. In this way, his slender books written in formulaic style brilliantly capture not only the historical moments he records within their own pages, but our own. “

Guttergeek on Famous Players and Lindbergh


“Byun is clearly a talented draftsman with narrative ambitions. Mijeong showcases Byun’s relatively accomplished illustrative style.”

Publishers Weekly on Mijeong

Precocious Curmudgeon on NBM’s books

A slew of reviews of late over at Precocious Curmudgeon!

First David Welsh, the author of this blog has some good words about us:

“I don’t think I’ve ever sat down and considered just how much reading pleasure I’ve gotten out of NBM’s catalog. Maybe it’s because they have a very restrained publishing schedule, only a few books a month. Still, it’s remiss of me, because they’re one of those publishers like Drawn & Quarterly and Fanfare/Ponent Mon with an excellent rate of return for my comics dollar. I can’t think of many NBM books that I haven’t really loved, or at least appreciated for their ambition and craft. So while I wait for Mijeong, I thought I’d run down memory lane and revisit some of my favorite books from NBM.”

Then he goes on to point out some of our recent best books: Glacial Period, Little Nothings, points to the Murder of Abraham Lincoln as his fave Geary book, and, while waiting for Mijeong, extolls author Byun Byung Jun’s previous Run, Bong-Gu, Run!

ICv2 reviews Famous Players

Giving it 4 1/2 stars (out of 5) ICv2’s Tom Flinn, in their latest printed Insider’s Guide, says of Rick Geary’s forthcoming book (ships in June):

“Geary does an admirable job of illustrating the intricacies of the case.”

And he goes on to detail the facts, as well as the scandals that started to rack the Hollywood scene, as Geary presents them in his usual fun juicy way.

By the way, watch for a Geary special we’ll be spreading around the social nets…

GEARY interviewed on Comic Book Resources

Comic Book Resources has posted an article with many quotes from Rick Geary on his forthcoming Famous Players (shipping June) and also reveals what he’s working on for next year…

Famous Players will be premiered at the MoCCA show 1st weekend of June in NYC! Come see us!