For fans of international comics, 2015 is already stacking up very nicely indeed in terms of translated material: the Lastman series, David Rubin's The Hero from Dark Horse, as well as his Beowulf adaptation with Santiago Garcia- to be published by Image, who are also releasing an English edition of Ken Niimura's Henshin; no doubt there'll be another installment of Frederik Peeters' Aama from Self Made Hero, books 3 and 4 of Fabien Vehlmann's and Bruno Gazzotti's Alone, and hopefully more that are yet to be announced. And that's without even touching any manga releases. It looks to be shaping up into another excellent year.
Adding to that pile are NBM with an English language release of Etienne Davodeau's award-winning Lulu: femme neu (Lulu: naked woman), re-titled Jude: Nude. Originally published in two volumes in 2008 and 2010, Davodeau's story of a woman who decides to suddenly take off one day after a job interview goes horribly wrong, leaving her husband and children to make time for, and discover, herself. What was a sudden whim to go to the beach turns into a longer journey in which she meets other people, many of whom are living in similarly odd circumstances. Lulu won a host of awards, including the Prize "Essential" at the 2009 Angouleme Festival and was also adapted into a movie of the same name in 2013.
Being the bastard art form that it is, comics are constantly compared to the forms that came before it: wood carving, tapestry, etc. More and more, one can find comparisons to poetry. Just ask Palookaville cartoonist Seth, who compares Charles Schulz' Peanuts to haiku. (Actually, don't ask h
NEW FROM NBM COMICSLIT The Museum Vaults: Excerpts from the Journal of an Expert By Marc-Antoine Mathieu The Museum Vaults is the newest volume from NBM's ComicsLit imprint in co-publication with the Louvre museum.
New from NBM The Art of Bryan Talbot By Bryan Talbot Full color trade paperback 9" x 12" 96 pages $19.95 ISBN 978-1-56163-512-2 Works by the best-selling artist of Luther Arkwright, The Tale of One Bad Rat, The Sandman, and, most rece
NBM Publishing will celebrate its 30th anniversary at Comic-Con International: San Diego. The fun will include: • An NBM panel with artists and writers Rick Geary (A Treasury of Victorian Murder), Chad Michael Ward (Autopsyrotica), Rob Vollmar (Bluesman and The Castaways), David Axe (the award-winning War Fix), superstar artist Bryan Talbot, and maybe some surprise guests! During the panel, NBM publisher Terry Nantier plans to announce upcoming projects. Plus, NBM will serve birthday cake to con-goers who attend the panel. It's all on Saturday, July 28, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the convention's Room 8 (on the upp
Richard Moore's popular comedy of horrors, BONEYARD, reaches issue #25 in May. A favorite since its first issue in the spring of 2001, the quarterly BONEYARD has only been growing more popular. Last month, BONEYARD publisher NBM Publishing quick
Foreword, the magazine of independent publishing, has given top honors in its Book of the Year Awards' graphic novel category to NBM's graphic novel War Fix. The book by combat journalist David Axe and artist Steve Olexa is Axe's journal of dealing with his addicti
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