We’ve done well this year, most notably achieving 50% growth in the general trade (general bookstores, libraries, Amazon, and such)! We’re up significantly overall with such successes as Beauty and All Star being warmly received and going back to press rapidly but also with Bilal’s entry in the Louvre collection (we have some major names coming up for this series, stay tuned!) and Jim Benton’s snarky collection Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff like That. And Cats.
But we’ve also been building a reliable backlist, as we call it in publishing, with such perennial sellers as Zombillenium (#3 out next summer), The Discovery in Comics series (Religion is next, Fall ’15!), the comeback of Dungeon, the Louvre collection and many authors, European and American.
Well, goodbye to an excellent 2014 where, thanks to you, NBM turned a significant corner and is on the up and here’s to an even better 2015 for all!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Here’s what we’ve got being solicited for in comics stores this month; The next volume of the increasingly popular Zombillenium series! The first volume, out last July, has already sold out and is going back to press with this one.
Arthur De Pins
Tempers are flaring around Zombillenium, the monster amusement park run by monsters. When one hires only the dead (or witches!) in a region where unemployment is in the double digits, one must expect some friction. But things get particularly ugly when the park’s security is breached from two sides: activists and a very strange visitor, mom to two peculiar sons the head of the park seems to remember from somewhere… Gretchen and Aurelian do their best to help save a precarious explosive situation! All presented in De Pins’ trademark tongue-in-cheek jubilant black humor and stunning art.
9×12, 48pp. full color hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 9781561638505
Here’s what they said of the first:
“A Clever, Horror-Themed Riot. A really fun graphic novel, and you realize that when you open to the first page and see a bored-looking goth girl riding a skateboard on top of a broom. Sold. “
-Danica Davidson, MTV.com
And this outrageous graphic novel from EUROTICA, not X rated but kitschy racy. And wait ’til you see the embossed and foil stamped cover…
Magenta: Noir Fatale
A raucous mix of femme fatales, bondage and noir, this very handsome new series is vintage risqué and kinky, and just as teasing and campy as the best burlesque. When ‘Kinky Winky’ bondage models Magenta and Lucretia hear of fellow models disappearing at an alarming rate, they volunteer to investigate, uncovering the seamy underbelly of London of the sixties. With embossed and foil stamped cover.
8 ½ x 11, 68pp. B&W trade pb., $11.99, ISBN 9781561638789
see kinky previews!
ALL AVAILABLE TO ORDER FROM YOUR COMICS SHOP NOW.
Here’s a fantastic video trailer for our upcoming ZOMBILLENIUM Vol.1: Gretchen by Arthur de Pins, which is receiving it’s first English translation.
Francis von Bloodt, vampire, a good family man, manages the theme park Zombillenium. They don’t just hire anyone, at Zombillenium: mere mortals need not apply, the park works only with genuine werewolves, vampires and zombies. This is what Aurelian gets to discover as, burnt out, deceived by his wife, he finally gets hired in spite of himself in this strange business. Gretchen, a plucky trainee witch, helps him get around…
Our Coming Up section is now replete with our entire program through December!
Zombiellenium, our new Boneyard! A wry spoof of horror, beautifully painted. Leading retailers at the ComicsPro event all saw it as a winner. Coming in June.
Margreet de Heer’s next book in the Discovery in Comics series, after Philosophy it’s Science.
Renaud Dillies of Bubbles & Gondola, is back with Betty Blues.
Rick Geary serves up his next Treasury of Murder book: Madison Square Tragedy.
And our imprint EUROTICA also shows off its rest of the year line up in its Coming Up section including two major finales:
The last long awaited volume of Omaha the Cat Dancer.
and same for Kevin Taylor’s Girl, Second Coming.