Nobrow announces Spring catalog with Bosma, Hussenot, Lee and more

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It’s that time of year when we start thinking about NEXT year, and publishers nveil their schedules. And few unveilings are as pretty as those from Nobrow—their books are routinely gorgeous and display a level of artistry few other publishers can match. ANd next year’s line-up (through August) are as gorgeous as you’d expect. Among the goodies: a full color expansion of Sam Bosma’s award winning Fantasy Basketball, and the print debut of Jen Lee, whose webcomics Thunderpaw we’ve long been fans of. The latter is part of a relaunch of Nobrow’s 17X23 line of “pamphlets”—24 pages long and priced at $5.95. The line also includes two french full length graphic novels. Definitely some good reading to come.

Nice Art: Roman Muradov’s (In A Sense) Lost and Found

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Let’s end this week with some art! No publisher puts out more consistently beautiful books than Nobrow, and "(In a Sense) Lost and Found&quot by Roman Muradov is no exception. Muradov is best known for his illustrations in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal; although he’s been in mini […]

CAKE Report: Indie comics go to Chicago

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by Benjamin Rogers — Once again the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo was a huge success. CAKE 2014 featured over 120 exhibitors and drew 2,200 attendees over the course of the weekend, a ten percent increase from last year’s show. Conference organizer Neil Brideau said that CAKE was excited to continue increasing its scope, noting that “this was the first year we’ve had a large international presence.” He highlighted some artists who travelled a long way to attend the show such as Inés Estrada of Mexico, and Philippa Rice and Luke Pearson of the UK.

Comic Arts Brooklyn Debuts Part Three: Nobrow, Retrofit, Yam Books, Amy Jean Porter and MUCH MORE

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And yet more amazing comics. Please stop by and check these out, and if you can’t go, surf on the links like I’m doing. A lot of great books and new cartoonists to discover.

Tucker Stone Joins Nobrow as Sales and Marketing Director

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Quietly revealed only a few hours ago, it appears that Tucker Stone – comic critic and blogger, most notably for The Comics Journal – has accepted a position with Nobrow Comics as their new US Sales and Marketing Director.

Katsuhiro Otomo, Nobrow, and Japanese fashion house Comme des Garcons collaborate

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As a comics fan, it’s always nice to see the medium get wider recognition from other fields, although perhaps not as surprising in the past few years of pop culture dominance, thanks in large part to blockbusting comic film adaptations. But there’s Marvel and DC influencing ‘wham!’ sweatshirts from Topshop, and then there’s the  slightly […]

John Martz ends DRAWN, but we’re getting DESTINATION X

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Ulp. I guess blogging is dead. Artist John Martz just announced he’s ending his art blog, Drawn which was one of the most influential art blogs of the last 10 years or so. Martz started it in 2005 linking to tons of creator websites, and art pieces over the years. But as he notes, 2013 is not 2005:

Review: Destination X: obsession and illicit alien sex

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Destination X by John Martz Nobrow I would just like to take a moment to squee a little over the pairing of Nobrow and John Martz: if the dream-teaming up of one of of the best comics publishers and one of your favourite comics creators doesn’t merit a squee, I don’t know what does. Destination […]

Review: Nobrow 8 Hysteria: all shook up

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Nobrow 8: Hysteria Nobrow Press Editors: Sam Arthur, Alex Spiro Hysteria def: ‘unmanageable emotional excess’  ‘emotional excitability and disturbances of the psychic, sensory, vasomotor, and visceral functions’   Here we go then: the lovely smelling eighth volume of Nobrow’s titular anthology, packed this time with comics and illustration spreads of a hysterical nature, hotly anticipated by myself […]

Cherry-picking the Eisner nominations: 5 comics you NEED

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Okay, I put my hand up: I feel inordinately and stupidly pleased when comics I’ve loved and enjoyed are nominated for awards, particularly those that have been overlooked in coverage or recognition. Sometimes I even feel a little important; ‘Zainab, I tell myself, you are reading the RIGHT THINGS’ (I’ll take my validation wherever I […]

To Do This Weekend: Comica Comiket in London

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Are you in London? Your weekend just got planned! Comica Comket starts on Friday, hosting comic creators including Frazer Irving, Julia Scheele, Brian Bolland, and David Hine, amongst many others. And it’s free to enter!

Review: Nobrow’s 17×23 Showcase: moon men and hopeful dystopias

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17×23 Showcase Contributors: Isaac Lenkiewicz, Kyle Platts, Henry McCausland, Nick Sheehy, Joe Kessler Nobrow Press Following on from the success of the excellent Nobrow anthology- a bi-annual publication of two halves: one comics and one illustration, and their Showcase series, a smaller format paperback comic which launched Luke Pearson’s much-lauded Hilda adventures, Nobrow produced this last July : […]

On the Scene: Small Press Expo 2012, Day One

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By Hannah Means-Shannon Things were buzzing at the Small Press Expo even before it officially began. A crowded hotel lobby, constant chatter, and a general sense of anticipation partly due to this year’s much-hyped stellar guests, erupted in substantial lines to get onto the floor once doors opened Saturday morning. Along with the outstanding list […]