NBM celebrates 40 years with a new logo, new brand and new website

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When you look at the list of comics publishers who have stayed the course throughout decades of tumultuous changes in distribution and audience, one most usually thinks of Archie, Marvel and DC. Only a bare handful of publishers have even lasted even from the 80s, including Dark Horse and Fantagraphics. But there’s one company that’s […]

NBM announces 2016 slate with Russell, Taniguchi, Kerascoet, Goetzinger and more

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    NBM just announced it’s line of graphic novels for January and beyond and it’s a stunning line-up with work by Kerascoët (artists on Miss Don’t Touch Me, Beauty and Beautiful Darkness), Annie Goetzinger (Girl in Dior), P. Craig Russell and more from the Louvre series of GNs, including one by the great Jiro Taniguchi. While […]

INTERVIEW: Don’t Call it a Porno, Nik Guerra Takes On Mystery and Sensuality in “Magenta: Noir Fatale” [NSFW]

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by Alex Dueben At a time when many comics are criticized for their approach to female characters, it’s interesting to read a comic which is about fetish models.  Moreover, it’s wonderful to discover that the comic is far less exploitive and sensational than many mainstream comics. In NBM’s new graphic novel,Magenta: Noir Fatale, Italian writer and […]

New Black Lightning Archive: DC, Tony Isabella Reconcile

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“Dogs and cats, living together!” – that’s what immediately popped into my mind yesterday when I read Tony Isabella praising DC on Facebook for how it was treating him in regard to Black Lightning.

Book Con 2015: Papercutz to Release First Issue of Nickelodeon Magazine in June

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Papercutz debuted the first issue of their rebranded Nickelodeon Magazine this past weekend at Book Con 2015.   First announced back in February, the magazine takes its name from the children’s publication that ceased production in 2009.  While that version of the periodical focused on celebrity interviews and other textual content,  Papercutz’s version of Nickelodeon Magazine […]

To do tonight: Annie Goetzinger at Kinukuniya and on tour

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When I was a younger sprout in comics I often wondered if there had been any more women cartoonists than Marie Severin and Ramonda Fradon? What about in France where they loved cartoonistss? The ver very great Claire Bretecher was often mentioned but was that it?

Well, it turns out that all along there were other great French woman cartoonists, including Annie Goetzinger, whose amazing Girl in Dior is out now. Tonight she signs at the Kinokuniya Bookstore before apeparing MoCCA all weekend and going on tour on the below dates:

Interview: Rick Geary on Kickstarter, Murder, and Billy the Kid

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Anybody who has read any amount of my writing, either here and elsewhere, will probably know who my favourite comics writer is*. But I also have a favourite comics artist, whose work is a constant delight to me, and by whom I have pretty much everything I can get my hands on. It’s Rick Geary. […]