NBM in 2008

by Jeff

First Look: NBM in ‘08
New Trondheim, Geary, Boneyard, Giardino, and more!

NBM Publishing is proud to announce its plans for the first several months of 2008. Here are just a few highlights from the graphic-novel house behind Richard Moore’s Boneyard, Rick Geary’s Treasury of Victorian Murder, and Lewis Trondheim and Joann Sfar’s Dungeon.

MARCH

LITTLE NOTHINGS, Volume 1: The Curse of the Umbrella
By Lewis Trondheim

The great talent behind Dungeon series, A.L.I.E.E.E.N. and Mr. O pours his heart out in funny snippets of everyday life. This book is supported with a blog serialization of many pages on NBM’s website (nbmpub.com).

APRIL

DUNGEON — Monstres, Volume 1: The Crying Giant
By Lewis Trondheim, Joann Sfar, Jean-Christophe Menu, & Mazan

In 2007, the New York Times Book Review and Entertainment Weekly raved over Lewis Trondheim and Joann Sfar’s fantasy-comedy Dungeon. The mini-series Dungeon: Monstres presents two tales drawn by leading guest artists. Jean-Christophe Menu, head of the famous publishing firm L’Association, and Mazan (pen name of artist Pierre Lavaud).

MAY

METRONOME
By Véronique Tanaka; Introduction by Jeff Smith

Just when you thought that nobody could create something new in the comic medium, here comes Metronome – a 64-page debut graphic novel by Véronique Tanaka: a “silent”, erotically-charged visual poem, an experimental non-linear story using a palette of iconic ligne clair images. For mature readers.

JUNE

BONEYARD IN COLOR, Volume. 4
By Richard Moore

Richard Moore’s popular comedy of horrors, BONEYARD, has been a favorite since its first issue in the spring of 2001. This compilation includes issues 12 through 15 and includes Abbey the cute vampire, Nessie the Swamp Girl, and the Doomsday Frog!

MAX FRIEDMAN: NO PASARAN!, Volume 3
By Vittorio Giardino

Max Friedman begins the last stage of his stay in Republican Spain as this exciting story of the Spanish Civil War comes to its climax. As the red army loses ground to Franco’s troops. Friedman searches for his friend Treves. But is Treves a deserter, or is he continuing his battle against Franco?

JULY

ORDINARY VICTORIES: What is Precious
By Manu Larcenet

The final part of this extraordinarily moving, highly acclaimed story is all an ordinary guy who’s just trying to live the best way he can. Ordinary Victories is one of our most popular books (the first volume sold out its first edition quickly), and its conclusion will squeeze your heart.

AUGUST

A TREASURY OF XXTH CENTURY MURDER: The Lindbergh Child — America’s Hero and the Crime of the Century
By Rick Geary

Geary’s Treasury of Victorian Murder moves into the twentieth century century with one of the most sensationalistic cases ever! Aviator and national hero Charles Lindbergh married into a rich family and had just built his dream house when someone abducted their baby. A fascinating story with savory details and unsavory people as only Geary can masterfully relate.

BLUESMAN
By Rob Vollmar and Pablo Callejo

The three-part series (now optioned for film with the participation of musicians John Legend and Keb’ Mo’) is now collected into a hardcover edition. It’s a Southern tale of crime, race, and danger in the 1920s that’s been praised by the Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, the Boston Globe, and Entertainment Weekly.

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