Nobrow – Publishing Jan-Jun 15!

CPP NB Logo Here’s an (edited) look at what Nobrow have coming for you over the period January to June 2015! We’ll be bringing you our particular recommends of all publishers together by month of publication. 
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NB: Aside from Hardback and Paperback formats Nobrow and others publish shorter works as Saddle Stitched (SS), bound professionally with staples at the crease.

CBP - NB - The Spectators
The Spectators
Victor Hussenot
What if we are merely shadows, our characters defined by a simple inflection of light? The realm of possibilities opens up, because in our world we are nothing but spectators.
The Spectators unfolds as a poetic and philosophical introspection on the nature of man. Hussenot’s palette is awash with subtle colour, gently carrying the narrative and allowing the reader to envelop themselves in the lyricism of the work. Reminiscent of French New Wave cinema with its clipped dialogue, gentle pacing and departure from a classic narrative structure, Spectators is an exciting new graphic novel by a unique illustrator.
About the Author
After obtaining a degree in graphic design from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Nancy, Victor Hussenot, born in 1985, returned to Paris. It was during his last year of study, having been twice nominated for the Young Talent award at Angouleme that Victor signed his first book deal with Éditions Warum.
This led to the publication of his first graphic novel for adults La Casa, in 2011. In this story it is the panels themselves that are the subject of the narrative, treating his characters’ relationship to the panels as though they were apartment blocks, or homes. In January 2014 he published his first French children’s book with a Geneva-based publisher La Joie De Lire, entitled Au Pays des Lignes (sic. In the land of the lines) a beautiful, wordless picture book that explores line and narrative through the exclusive use of line work, with the notable exception of the villain, who is represented using only form and colour.
Hussenot’s work frequently displays a penchant for the metaphysical and ruminates not just on the form of the book or the medium itself, but on life and storytelling in often witty turns of phrase that dispense judgements on both effortlessly.
CBP - NB - 101 Artists...
101 Artists
Ricardo Cavolo
A graphic novel in the form of Ricardo Cavolo s personal diary, which follows the story of music through 101 essential artists; from Bach to Radiohead, to Amy Winehouse, Nirvana and Daft Punk. With over 100 uniquely colourful illustrations and handwritten text, lists, notes and personal anecdotes this is a book to delight in.
CBP - NB - Vacancy
Vacancy part 1
Jen Lee
17×23 / Vacancy
In a dishevelled and ransacked backyard, a dog named Simon has been forgotten by his owners. Simon contemplates breaking free and eventually partners up with a raccoon and a deer who take him into the woods. But Simon realizes he is not quite ready to live in the wild.
Vacancy, along with many of Lee’s works, explores the ways that animals think; how they may internalize their changing environment and express their thoughts, fears or excitement. And in the abandoned and destroyed areas of the town strange things begin to happen…
About the Author
Jen Lee was born in Manhattan but grew up in a beach town in Florida. Lee started to draw and make stories in elementary school; they were usually about animals.
Lee studied at the School of Visual Arts in NYC for a BFA in illustration, whilst also taking classes in comics, graphic design, and writing. After graduation she picked up a job in graphic design/marketing with a software company. Lee currently freelances in a farmhouse out of Idaho, some of her clients include Drop Dead Clothing, Burton, Boom! Studios, and Nickelodeon. Her work is influenced by artists such as Marc Boutavant, Dave Cooper and Andrei Tarkovsky.
CBP - NB - Fantasy Sports
Fantasy Sports
Sam Bosma
Fantasy Sports
A fast-paced sports adventure graphic novel in the vein of 1960’s manga, Mike Mignola and Raiders of the Lost Ark!
Audience: Young Adult
Sam Bosma’s debut graphic novel finds our unlikely duo come face-to-face with “He of the Giant Steps,” the ancient guardian of the bountiful tomb they have set out to plunder. In order to fulfill their mission however they’re going to have to abide by the ancient law of the land and better their opponent in a game of hoops! The question is, can they trust their bandaged adversary to play by the rules?
Fantasy Sports is a funny and action-filled graphic novel that will capture the reader’s imagination and re-invigorate a love for the art of comics.
About the Author:
Sam Bosma was born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. After graduating from the Maryland Institute College of Art, he taught in the Illustration department from 2011 to 2013 before moving to Brooklyn, NY. His work has been recognized by Spectrum, American Illustration, and The Society of Illustrators.
He won a Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators in the Institutional category, as well as a Gold Award from Spectrum in 2013. He currently does background drawings for Steven Universe on Cartoon Network when not making comics and graphic novels of his own. He lives in Brooklyn, NY, USA.
CBP - NB - The Hunter
The Hunter
Joe Sparrow
One aristocratic hunter is about to face his toughest quarry: a mythical
beast composed of all his vanguished trophies!
In a time centuries before our own, one arrogant hunter has grown bored of sport. Only the legends of a mythical beast excite him now, but when he goes hunting for the creature he quickly discovers that he is outmatched. Because this beast is not any mythical animal but is composed of all the hunted prey killed in the past, and it is most certainly out for revenge.
About the Author
Joe Sparrow was born in London and grew up in Cornwall, UK. He took an art foundation at Falmouth University and then moved to London to study Illustration at Kingston University, where he specialised in animation. He has been commissioned to work on commercial animation for various studios, exhibited as part of the 72 Demons project and self-published several of his own comics which are sold at fairs and conventions.
“Joe Sparrow… one of the rare folk who will appeal to readers all over the comics spectrum.” – Martin Steenton, Blank Slate
CBP - NB - 750 Years in Paris
750 Years
Vincent Mahé
If you could stand still for 750 years, what could you learn about the world? It’s time to find out.
A literary graphic novel unlike anything else on the racks, 750 Years tells the story of our time, focusing on one single building in France as it sees its way through the upheavals of history. Beginning in the 13th Century and making its way towards today, this historically accurate story is the eagerly anticipated debut from Vincent Mahé.
About the Author:
Vincent Mahé is fast being recognised as one of the most exciting illustrators to come out of France. As well as his contribution to Nobrow 8: Hysteria, including a cover design, he has been widely commissioned across the world to illustrate for publications such as the New York Times and XXI Magazine. Mahé lives in Paris, France.