Tag Archive for NBM

Stargazing Dog

I read Stargazing Dog during one of my lunch breaks and had to take a few minutes to collect myself before heading back to my desk because I didn’t want my coworkers to notice that I had been crying. What…

Networked: Carabella on the Run

Carabella, a blue-skinned alien hiding on Earth, is shocked when her new boyfriend’s shoe design sets off a chain-reaction of privacy invasions–leading to a real invasion from people from her world! Comics publisher NBM has paired with PrivacyActivism, a non-profit…

Unholy Kinship

Luca’s role has always been that of caretaker. Her father is dead and her mother institutionalized, so it falls to Luca to take care of her unstable older sister, Gae. They’ve cobbled together a life, but their fragile peace begins…

How Loathsome

“We were beautiful monsters, the kind this city thrives on, allows to flourish, and greedily destroys. Alone we felt like outcast aliens. Together we were perfect: too unusual and awful for anyone else.” So begins Ted Naifeh’s strange and haunting…

Johnny Jihad

Johnny Jihad is a provocative and thoughtful look at the al Qaeda terrorist movement and role of American foreign policy in Middle Eastern politics. With crisp black and white illustrations Ryan Inzama tells the story of how a boy from…

The Last Knight

Will Eisner is a giant in the comics field, having turned his hand to many different kinds of stories over the years. It’s easy to see why he’s so revered, even in a work as brief as The Last Knight.…

Boneyard, vol. 1

I think probably every one of us daydreams about being left an incredible inheritance by some wacky uncle we never knew we had. The possibilities! A huge manor house, piles of money, a family secret–it’s a recipe for intrigue and…

Jack the Ripper

I will admit to a fascination with Jack the Ripper. Apparently like a good chunk of the American public, I am intrigued as to what causes such great evil to manifest in certain men and women, and all of the…

Escapo

The circus has always held a great allure for storytellers–who can resist the wonderful contradictions of the center ring and the freak show, the blaring showmanship and the everyday lives of the performers? In Escapo, Paul Pope draws inspiration from…

Amnesia

I have a rather strong tendency toward considering rambling, esoteric questions about the nature of reality– just ask my friends. Some of my favorite stories, graphic novels or otherwise, are those that twist reality that little bit and ask “what…