Coming out in August from NBM Publishing is this intriguing OGN with art by Noal Tuazon (Elk’s Run, the excellent Tumor). Details and preview below.
Eric Hobbs • Noel Tuazon
On the day of the historic broadcast of The War of the Worlds by Orson Welles which triggered panic in many places it sounded so real, a family in the countryside fears for its life and also has to deal with strangers and neighbors coming in for help. The tension brings to the surface long suppressed emotions and conflicts and a violent reckoning in a dark stormy night.
6×9, 180pp., B&W, trade pb.: $13.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-590-0
Last week I received a box of great books from NBM’s recent sale. Apparently NBM are the second largest indie publisher (after Fantagraphics) with sales of over $3 mil a year. That’s impressive. They specialise in non-spandex adventures and translations of European books, as well as American and Canadian works. I took the opportunity to grab some bargains and now they are sitting on my ever growing pile of unread comics and books. They’re all such unique and beautiful books though. Below are a few photos to try and capture the elegant diversity of goodies.
Chris Ware's Acme Novelty Library
It's so hard to portray the unique packaging and contents of Acme
The Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde OGN by Mattotti & Kramsky
Raptors IV by Dufaux & Marini
From the art book The Book of (Francois) Schuiten
Leviathan by Jens Harder
Lewis Trondheim is one of those indie creators who I’ve been aware of for some time, but have never actually read any of his stuff. Now, publishers NBM are releasing a collection of his daily musings, of which you can see more of at NBM’s blog. I liked James Kochalka’s American Elf with its anthropomorphic slice of life stories and this looks to be similarly entertaining. All the details below. Oh, and NBM still have their great $4 sale on too!
Vol. 3: “Uneasy Happiness”
Trondheim’s comics blog’s next collection of his popular musings on the every day ironies of life, his little anxieties, funny observations while on travel, his way of finding some cloud over the brightest sunshine, his obsessive hypochondria and other oh-so-easy-to-relate-to nerdy preoccupations. As he says himself, it’s whole lotta not much. And people are lovin’ it:
“Fans of James Kochalka’s American Elf will find he has an international soulmate in Lewis Trondheim.” -The Onion
“If this isn’t the best thing that NBM has ever published in its 30 years of making graphic albums available to the English-language market, it’s one of the top three.”
-Tom Spurgeon, Comics Reporter.
6×9, 128pp., full color trade pb with flaps, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-576-4