First, let's tell you that SPX this month in Bethesda will see a flock of Attitude cartoonists converge onto our tables lead by the unshutupable Ted Rall. They'll be signing all the Attitude books about alternative cartoonists and Ted will also sign his latest 'Silk Road to Ruin". Ask him about 'Buzkashi', then flee in the other direction. Also: meet David Axe of 'War Fix'. Happening at the Small Press Expo October 13-15.
On to what's being solicited in comics stores as we speak:
This December, NBM premieres a quickly rising star in Europe, a mad genius, and this book, done in co-publishing with the Louvre, has already sold over 40,000 in France:
New from ComicsLit:
Nicolas De Crecy
For the first time in the US, ComicsLit brings over the latest enfant terrible of European comics, a mad genius, and for the first time, The Louvre museum is involved in a co-edition of a series of graphic novels. There will be four and each will be a vision of this great museum by a different artist. De Crecy, at the sight of the incredible richness of the museum’s collection was overwhelmed and felt small and ignorant. The result is a story set thousands of years hence in a glacial period where all human history has been forgotten and a small group of archeologists fall upon the Louvre, buried in age-old snow. They cannot begin to explain all the artifacts they see. What could they have meant? Their interpretations are nonsense, absurd, farcical.
6x9, 80pp., full color trade pb. with flaps: $14.95, ISBN 1-56163-483-2
THE TREASURY OF VICTORIAN MURDER:
Vol.8: THE CASE OF MADELEINE SMITH
NOW IN PAPERBACK! A scandalous secret affair in 19th century Scotland between an upper-class woman and a gentleman of lower standing ends in his murder by poison...
6x9, 80pp., B&W, trade pb., $8.95, ISBN 1-56163-468-9
Here's what the press had to say about the hardcover:
"I hope that story's narrative style--meticulously detailed, with a quiet voice, description used to enhance the images--would win you over to the idea that graphic art is a great storytelling medium. He tells a richly layered story in a new way. Wonderfully presented."
"Grotesque Victorian imagery prospers under Geary's pen: His characters come out looking as jagged and peculiar as their actions." -East Bay Express
"A must read!"
-Andrew "Capt. Comics" Smith, Scripps Howard papers
"Popular novels, plays, and movies, notably David Lean's film Madeleine, have been based on the case, but it's hard to imagine any of them presenting it more amusingly, thoroughly, and succinctly than does Geary's trademark droll counterpointing of narration and image." -Booklist
New From Eurotica:
By Atilio GAMBEDOTTI & Ivan GUEVARA
The room-mates exchange between themselves and at parties at such a dizzying rate, you’ll give up trying to keep track! Gorgeous full color artwork with a knack for depicting irresistibly sweet chicas.
8 ½ x 11, 48pp. full color trade pb.: $10.95, ISBN 1-56163-491-3
is still available and...
Back to press:
Back to press for a third time! Adult stories by Moore collected from various comic books. Luscious art and eye-popping pin-ups. Collects M’Lady, imps and angels, The Pound. Mouth-watering stuff!
7 ½ x11, 96pp., B&W, color cover, trade pb., $12.95; ISBN 1-56163-275-9
and from NBM's sister company for tweens, PAPERCUTZ:
Papercutz is conducting a contest this month! Kids 8 to 14 can produce a video announcing the launch of Cartoon Netwrok's Totally Spies into comics and become a star i the Papercutz books! See more at www.papercutz.com
Coming in December:
Nancy Drew graphic novel # 8
Stefan Petrucha, writer
Sho Murase, artist
Nancy Drew battles the Abominable Snowman! It happens at a new Bio-Dome facility in River Heights, where Nancy, Bess, and George get swept up in a mystery involving five different world environments encased within giant domes, animals and all. It's founded and funded by famed environmentalist billionaire, Cheri Goale. But before the Bio-Dome officially opens, Sasquatch appears within the Arctic dome creating havoc and endangering the future of the facility. Nancy Drew investigates, but is soon trapped within the dome with the legendary Bigfoot. This storyline is tied into characters and events appearing in an all-new Nancy Drew PC game coming from Her Interactive.
Introduction by His Eminence Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes.
Alessandro Mainardi, writer
Werner Maresta, artist
John Paul II was one of the most beloved popes in history. Here is his complete biography told in the graphic novel format. For the first time in beautifully illustrated comics, the entire story of his incredible life is told -- from his youth and inspiration to join the church in his native Poland, through his heroic defiance of the communist regime which first brought him international attention, and to his leadership as Pope. His inspirational quest for peace and world understanding touched millions, reaching far beyond his faithful followers.