Tag Archive for NBM

Bubbles & Gondola

Bubbles and Gondola cover image

Bubbles & Gondola is unmistakably about writer’s block. Charlie the mouse lives alone. He works alone. He is alone all the time. And, he’s an artist! Oh boy! What could possibly cause him any trouble in his lovely, little life?…

An Enchantment

enchantment

Fans of museums, art, and happy endings will fall in love with this light, beautiful love story. In love with the art, that is, for that is what this story is all about. In soft earthy hues, wordless panels introduce…

Zombillenium, vol. 1: Gretchen

In this darkly humorous tale, it’s hard to tell what’s going to happen next. The Zombillenium Amusement Park is filled with monsters of every sort: mummies, ghosts, zombies, and more. Little do the visitors know that every one of them…

Rohan at the Louvre

It’s hard not to be curious about a manga commissioned by the Louvre from Hirohiko Araki, a mangaka best known for the seinen series JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. The Louvre calls to mind an austere classicism along the lines of the…

Abelard

Abelard

At first glance, you might think that Abelard, by Renaud Dillies and Régis Hautiére, will be an amusing story of a poor little bird making his way to America. What you won’t know, but now do, is that you will…

Elephant Man #1

When you see the cover of Elephant Man, by Greg Houston, you will realize you’re in for a rather surreal experience.  In this send up of the superhero genre, the art is the main show, the plot definitely being secondary…

Philosophy: A Discovery in Comics

De Heer begins her book Philosophy: A Discovery in Comics by asking questions. Specifically, questions she asked herself throughout her childhood and early adult life, such as “What is thinking?” and “What is consciousness?”. While this is done in part…

Kinky and Cosy

Kinky and Cosy is a collection of comic strips by Belgian artist Nix. Kinky and Cosy are the main characters of the strip, a pair of 8-year-old, red dress-clad twins that pull pranks and make dirty jokes at the expense…

The Broadcast

On October 30th, 1938, three families living in rural Indiana are sheltering themselves from a particularly nasty winter storm. Gavin is ready to propose marriage to his longtime girlfriend Kim Shrader, but must ask her stern father for his blessing,…