NBM in February: the next Louvre book
Official Press Release
Here’s what we’ve got for February being solicited for now at your comics bookstore (as we like to call them- if they’re a comicbook store, they probably don’t carry us!).
The main news is another magnificent graphic novel in the Louvre collection, this time by a bestselling mangaka seen here for the first time:
ROHAN AT THE LOUVRE
After Glacial Period and The Sky Over the Louvre comes another completely original story with stunning art by a leading mangaka. Rohan, a young mangaka, meets a beautiful mysterious young woman with a dramatic story. Seeing him draw, she tells him of a cursed 200 year old painting using the blackest ink ever known from a 1000 year old tree the painter had brought down without approval from the Emperor who had him executed for doing so. The painting meanwhile had been saved from destruction by a curator of the Louvre. Rohan forgets this story as he becomes famous but ten years later, visiting Paris, he takes the occasion to try and locate the painting. Little does he know how violently powerful the curse of it is until he has the museum unearth it from deep within its archival bowels…
7 ¼ x 10 3/8, 128pp. full color hardcover, $19.99
And check out the others in this collection:
And here’s what’s new from Papercutz:
DANCE CLASS #1 “So, You Think You Can Hip-Hop?”
In this new dance based series, Julie, Lucy and Alia are BFF’s who share one passion: dance! Between programs in ballet and modern dance, they also slip in classes on many other styles including hip-hop, a class run by the hunk KT, who’s got all three competing for his attention. As they prepare for the ballet “Sleeping Beauty,” they’d love to see him play Prince Charming. Any of the millions of girls with a love for dance and taking classes will find this new gag-filled series irresistible!
8 x 10, 48pp., full-color hardcover: $9.99
GARFIELD & Co #5 “A Game of Cat and Mouse”
By Jim Davis and Mark Evanier, writers
Ellipsanime/Dargaud Media, artists
Adapted by Cedric Michiels
Garfield isn’t a mauser. He doesn’t even mind mice—as long as they don’t get in his way, he couldn’t care less. But when his mouse friend Squeek invites his big family to stay at Jon’s, they quickly take over the entire house—turning the kitchen into a Mouse Paradise complete with tennis court, spa, and buffet. Jon gives Garfield an ultimatum: get rid of the mice, or Jon will call an exterminator. Also featuring “Pet Matchers” and “Catnap.”
6½ x 9, 32pp., full-color hardcover: $7.99
ERNEST & REBECCA #2 “Sam the Repulsive”
Guillame Bianco, writer
Antonello Dalena, artist
Life isn’t easy for Rebecca. Between parents at each other’s throats, a big sister with her own worries, and an uncle intent on her taking her medicine, it’s hard for Rebecca to keep smiling. Complicating things further, her health isn’t good and her parents would prefer she be cloistered all the time. But Rebecca has a solution to her problems: Ernest the bacterium who’s become her sworn pal and is out to reconcile her parents and fight off a new virus named Sam who threatens to make Rebecca’s health take a turn for the worst!
8 x 10, 48pp., full-color hardcover: $11.99
ALL OF THESE CAN BE ORDERED THROUGH YOUR COMICS BOOKSTORE NOW!