Also Available from NBM in August: Atangan’s classics INVINCIBLE DAYS and THE TREE OF LOVE

Patrick Atangan’s newest graphic novel FIRES ABOVE HYPERION is out this August. NBM has published his entire body of work and you can see from the titles alone how varied and diverse he is as a chameleon creator of fine graphic novels.

His “Songs of Our Ancestors” series had a lot of buzz and critical acclaim for being his first graphic novels. Each taking a style from traditional Asiatic art and retelling classic folktales, the first two installments have sold out in print form!  They are available as ebooks from our website.  Volume 3: THE TREE OF LOVE is still available. Read what Publishers Weekly called “a spell of enchantment” and Comics Buyers Guide also called “enchanting” and “gorgeous”.

Songs of Our Ancestors,
Vol.3: THE TREE OF LOVE
Patrick ATANGAN

In the next volume of Patrick (Yellow Jar) Atangan’s Asian folktale collection, Tree of Love celebrates India’s tradition of elevating romance to a work of art. Atangan adapts Rajput polyptych paintings of northern India and transforms them into a unique and poetic comic experience. Tree of Love follows a prince’s courtship of a flower peddler. The young prince is surprised by the difficulty in proving the worthiness of what everyone sees as a common woman. But she has a secret, a special gift bound in the beauty and power of nature.
Each page faithfully ornaments Tree of Love’s painfully universal story about the intricacies of love.
81/2x 61/2″, 48pp., full color hardcover: $12.95,
ISBN 978-1-56163-438-5

Diamond Order Code: JUN053085

Previews

This past fall, Atangan made a departure from folklore and told his own tales about growing up, especially in a traditional Filipino household that had just moved to LA. A Publishers Weekly Critics’ Poll Best of 2014 honoree, INVINCIBLE DAYS is melancholy, innocent, truthful and drawn in a very cute kawaii style.

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INVINCIBLE DAYS
Patrick Atangan 

This collection of short stories forms a singular narrative that reveals the tiny moments when you realize you are at the precious end-days of youth.  Atangan creates an intricate mosaic from his own childhood memories as well as those gathered from friends and family. Bittersweet, joyful and reflective, these are the type of marking moments that best define us as adults. By the author of the Yellow Jar and Silk Tapestry.
9×6, 128pp., color hc, $19.99 ISBN 9781561639014

Diamond Order Code: JUN141322

Previews

Order now from our website or at your favorite comic book store!

NBM is going APE!

NBM is going APE!

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APE, the Alternative Press Expo, returns to San Francisco October 4 & 5. . . and we will be there to celebrate all that alternative press has to offer!

Two of our talents, Patrick Atangan and Rick Geary, will be at our table to sign books and sell books! Patrick Atangan, the creator of the Songs of Our Ancestors series and the newly released Invincible Days, will be signing.

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Rick Geary, of our long running Treasury of Murder collection, will be signing as well and will also have an extra special, never before seen preview at the Expo!

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Other NBM favorites will also be on sale!

Be sure to stop by and say hi to Rick and Patrick on October 4th and 5th. Our table number is 905.

For more information about the APE please see their website at: http://www.comic-con.org/ape

As for what we are previewing: look for another sneak peak next week on the blog!

NBM for November

IT’S DUNGEON MONTH AT NBM!

 

“Dungeon comics — that’s a big inspiration for me and the crew who write on the show. Dungeon’s a great comic, and I look to it for the sort of casual conversation they have with the big fantasy world that they all live in.”
Adventure Time’s Pendleton Ward

 

NEW

DUNGEON: Twilight

Vol.4: High Septentrion & The End of Dungeon

Johann SFAR, Lewis TRONDHEIM, ALFRED, MAZAN

DUNGEON: Twilight Vol.4In High Septentrion, there has been a violent eruption on the planet of Terra Amata. It’s a scramble to find breathable air, but the wizened blind, mystical dragon the Dust King (Marvin) thinks that it is perhaps time for him to die heroically. However the feisty young Marvin the Red refuses to give up and plans to find a way out of this mess, including finding a way to actually breathe… Art by Alfred of “Why I Killed Peter.”

And in The End of Dungeon the more the islets of the planet Terra Amata move upward, the less there is of breathable oxygen. While Marvin the Red and Zakutu, daughter of the Grand Khân, attempt to protect the seven objects of Destiny, Herbert and the Dust King are forced to swear allegiance to the Black Entity in order to gain access to breathable air. We are witness to the very end of Dungeon!

6 ½ 9, 96pp., full color pb, $14.99, 9781561639199

 

 

 

 

 

 
BACK TO PRESS:

DUNGEON: Zenith, Vol.3
“Back In Style”

BOULET, Joann SFAR, Lewis TRONDHEIM
Two stories continue the heyday of Dungeon, in the first, Isis is to be married to the Keeper but she wants Herbert! Besides, the whole affair promises to ruin the Dungeon completely. In the second, besides the continued Keeper financial mishaps, Herbert wishes to make his comeback to his hometown where his name is mud. He disguises himself with a potion that makes him ‘the mask of death’. Only one problem: if he laughs, he becomes himself again!

“Ah, Dungeon, what pleasures you bring me. Boulet is comfortably upholding the artistic standards of previous forays into Dungeon. Joann Sfar and Lewis Trondheim … man, these two guys can seemingly do no wrong.” –Newsarama

61/2 x 9, 96pp, full color trade pb., $14.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-550-4

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 
DUNGEON: The Early Years, vol.1
The Night Shirt
Christophe BLAIN • Joann SFAR • Lewis TRONDHEIM

We start on another tangent of the vast world of Dungeon, one that relates the origins of it. In this first story of the Early Years, you will see the Keeper barely an adult and leaving his family to go find fortune in a time of chaos and darkness… Blain (Isaac the Pirate) illustrates on a story by Trondheim and Sfar.
Fun, adventure, suspense and… wry satire.
“Thrilling action and gentle whimsy nestle comfortably together in this swashbuckling fantasy” –Publishers Weekly
61/2 x 9, 96pp. full color trade pb., $14.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-439-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
DUNGEON: TWILIGHT, Vol. 2
Armageddon
Lewis TRONDHEIM, Joann SFAR, KERASCOET

Marvin, saved at the last minute from certain death in a duel by his young warrior admirer Marvin the Red, simply cannot be let to die like he wishes! Whatever he loses, he regains in different powers. He’s even become invincible. It’s to the point where he’d rather exchange body parts to get back his mortality. But then he is led to a discovery that may make continuing to live actually worth it. Art by the team behind “Miss Don’t Touch Me” and “Beauty.”
“There are quests, battles, romps in bed, disappearances, reunions, invisible monsters, trials and “granny’s good cake,” enough for any ten lesser books.”
Asimov’s

61/2×9, 96pp., full color trade pb., $14.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-477-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW

DUNGEON: Twilight set
Vols. 1-3
Johann SFAR, Lewis TRONDHEIM, KERASCOET, OBION

DUNGEON: Twilight setThe first 3 books in this part of the great saga in one specially priced set. The planet Terra Amata, on which Dungeon resides, has stopped turning. On one side, total darkness and absolute coldness; on the other, a searing desert and eternal day. The survivors live on a thin slice of earth where day and night meet. A territory known as TWILIGHT.
Welcome to the third facet of the Dungeon world, its dark downfall. Marvin is blind but still dangerous and Herbert the Duck has become the darkest of Lords.

6 ½ x 9, 288pp, full color set of 3 volumes, $39.99 9781561639069

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW

DUNGEON: Early Years set
Vols. 1,2
Johann SFAR, Lewis TRONDHEIM, Christophe BLAIN

DUNGEON: Early Years set Vols. 1,2A darkly funny satire of fantasy that brings together the first two volumes of the Early Years, this collection relates the origins of the vast world of Dungeon. In this first story of the Early Years, the Keeper leaves his family to go find fortune in a time of chaos and darkness and becomes the Night Shirt—a misguided vigilante who renders justice nightly. In the second story, the Night Shirt stumbles upon Alexandra, the one he pines for, about to be raped and comes to her valiant and heroic rescue with romantic bravura. Perfect for lovers of heroic fantasy and dark humor, this two-volume set is the complete run of this subseries of Dungeon. SPECIAL PRICE!

6 ½ x 9, 192pp. full color set of 2 volumes, $27.99 ISBN 9781561639328

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resolicit:

DUNGEON Zenith set
Volumes 1-3
Lewis TRONDHEIM, Joann SFAR, BOULET

Dungeon Zenith set Volumes 1-3Specially priced set! Collecting the main core introductory storyline to the popular sprawling dark-humored epic spoofing horror and heroic fantasy. Includes volumes newly back to press! SPECIALLY PRICED!
6 ½ x 9, 288pp., full color trade pbs., 3 volume banded set, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-624-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHY I KILLED PETER
ALFRED & Olivier KA
By the artist on the new Dungeon Twilight 4! “Peter was a populist priest. He was cool. He was funny. He was no priest, just a regular guy. It’s like I had another uncle. A great one, who laughed, who sang, who tickled. Until he took us for summer camp. Until we were so close, temptation came in the picture.”
Based on a true story that the writer experienced himself, this graphic novel presents very simply the grey areas in such a situation, how he had tucked the whole episode deep within him but then how his rage and self-pity let it all out and finally revisiting the man when close to death and his coming to grips. A very moving , topical and important work, sensitively presented.

“If there is a healing process, this unforgettable graphic reminiscence is surely its catalyst.” –Miami Herald

“This is an excellent work. Recommended.”
Comic Book Resources

6×9, 112pp., full color clothbound jacketed, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-543-6

 

 

 

 

Songs of Our Ancestors,
Vol.3: THE TREE OF LOVE
Patrick ATANGAN

By the artist of the recently released Invincible Days. Celebrates India’s tradition of elevating romance to a work of art. Atangan adapts Rajput polyptych paintings of northern India and transforms them into a unique and poetic comic experience. Tree of Love follows a prince’s courtship of a flower peddler. The young prince is surprised by the difficulty in proving the worthiness of what everyone sees as a common woman. But she has a secret, a special gift bound in the beauty and power of nature.
Each page faithfully ornaments Tree of Love’s painfully universal story about the intricacies of love.

“Atangan’s beautiful art and attention to authentic detail cast a spell of enchantment.”
-Publishers Weekly

81/2x 61/2″, 48pp., full color hardcover: $12.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-438-5