In March, NBM continues to emphasize the new generation from Europe with one of their best recent graphic novels:
New from ComicsLit:
This is the story of Marc, a photographer who’s tired, of a very patient chick he meets, of banal horrors and of his pain-in-the-neck cat.
It’s the story of his art thrown against heavy anxiety attacks; of a really cute woman in his small town who seems to take to him against all odds; of the old neighbor, a peaceful likable fellah until you get to know his disturbing role in the war...
Movingly real and deeply perceptive, this graphic novel was the recipient of the top award in Angouleme, France’s largest comics event. It reveals an enormous talent among the new generation of European comics artists led by Lewis Trondheim and including Joann Sfar, Christophe Blain and David B, all in the service of elevating the mundane. Larcenet is also the artist on ASTRONAUTS OF THE FUTURE with Lewis Trondheim as writer, recently released by NBM.
6 5/8x9, 120pp., full color trade pb., $14.95; ISBN 1-56163-423-9
CRYPTOZOO CREW #2
Allan Gross & Jerry Carr
Hijinx in the Himalayas! A baffling Bigfoot and a sexy scientist threaten Cryptozoologist Tork Darwyn’s life -- and sanity. Will Tork finally discover "The Improbable Snowman"? Will he ever outsmart his wife? Not Yeti! Plus, a second story that reeks with uncivilized humor. Don’t miss "Beneath the City of the Skunk Apes!"
Bimonthly comic book, 24pp. B&W, $2.95
Upton SINCLAIR adapted by Peter KUPER
NOW IN PAPERBACK! Peter Kuper’s Classics Illustrated adaptation of Upton Sinclair's whistle-blowing novel on the conditions at the Chicago slaughter houses in the early 20th century, which created a furor and led to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act, is brought back to press in a beautiful larger size hardcover. One of Kuper’s best and most poignant works.
7 ½ x 11 ½, 48pp., full color tarde pb., $10.95, ISBN 1-56163-411-5
Reviews have been hot and heavy, here's some:
"In rendering Sinclair's vision, Kuper uses the full power of his graphic style to remarkable effect. By adding his own purely visual commentary, Kuper essentially doubles the power of the book's social message. "The Jungle" is gorgeous to look at. Successfully mixes both artistic and political agendas into a new work of engaged literature." -Time.comix
"Kuper infuses this 1906 novel with the energy of his own profoundly original graphic innovation, making it a classic in its own right."
-Publishers Weekly starred review
On the Eurotica side, things get a bit goofy!
KUNG FU SEX FIGHTER! Vol.1 Richard METSON
A Taiwanese sex comic! Kung-Fu masters become unwittingly or earnestly involved in the weirdest practices to save their lives! Watch how in one episode "Way of the Swordsmen- the Ultimate Bedroom Skills" helps in fighting off the enemy and avenging their master!
Beautiful, raunchy and satirical of the Kung Fu genre, this exotic fully painted graphic novel will arouse and amuse!
8 ½ x 11, 64pp., full color trade pb., $12.95, ISBN 1-56163-431-X
GRIN & BARE IT #16
Sex can be funny! Nothing like laughing with a boner (although if you laugh too hard...).
8 ½ x 11, 48pp., full color quarterly magazine, $6.95
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