NBM New Releases in July 2012
Here’s what we’ve got being solicited this month and appearing in comic shops this July; two very exciting non fiction releases from two authors making their NBM debuts! A bit o’ educashun for us all…
Taxes, The Tea Party, and those Revolting Rebels A Comics History of the American Revolution
By Stan Mack
Here’s the fun way to learn all about the Birth of the United States: in comics!
“A cartoonist de-mythologizes the Founding Fathers and makes them more ‘like us’”says The New York Times.
Uncannily relevant to today’s world. Learn about the original revolt against taxes: the Boston Tea Party, and the original Occupy movement: the Rebels in revolt against the status quo.
A whimsical and informative pictorial history featuring a chubby, insecure King George III, rebellious and misunderstood colonists, loudmouthed and insensitive aristocrats, and more.
Updated from the original “Stan Mack’s Real Life American Revolution” published by Avon books in 1994 .
See previews and see his blog posts on our blog. Stan Mack had a regular comic feature in the Village Voice for years and has done various GNs, mostly with a historical bent for a number of prominent publishers, most recently Bloomsbury.
6×9, 176pp., B&W hardcover, $14.99
Philosophy- A Discovery in Comics
By Margreet de Heer
A fun introduction in comics to deep thinking and the history of Philosophy!
What is Thinking? And how does our thinking set us apart from other animals?
Now that we’re thinking, what is Reality? Is there an objective reality or are there numerous subjective realities?
And do we move in it with a free will or is everything predestined?
Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Erasmus, Descartes, Spinoza, Nietzsche: just a few philosophers who have pondered these questions. Comic artist Margreet de Heer and her husband Yiri travel through the history of Western Philosophy and draw a colorful picture of all these questions.
8×8, 120pp., full color hardcover, $16.99
As for PAPERCUTZ, here are highlights:
Dance Class #2 a funny look all about the travails, rewards and the letdowns millions of girls go through taking classes in ballet and dance!