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MoCCA 2016
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Oh yeah! Winter’s over, the sun’s out and we’re getting PUMPED for our annual run of shows!

First up is MoCCA Fest 2016 on Saturday April 2nd and Sunday 3rd!  We’ve got a great one lined up for all of you with a Saturday jam-packed with four (FOUR!) signings from Nobrow artists.

Saturday at 12:00: Meet Sam Bosma, author of Fantasy Sports and Fantasy Sports 2. An EXTREMELY limited number of Fantasy Sports 2 will be available during this signing in advance of the book’s July release.  Make sure to get in early to be among the very first to lay your eyes on what’s definitely going to be the book of the summer!

Saturday at 1:00: Jeremy Sorese will be at our table to hang out and sign copies of his graphic novel, the boundaries-pushing, genre-defying epic Curveball, which was recently announced as a finalist for both the LAMBDA Literary Prize and the Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize!  Jeremy is one of the most talented and inventive cartoonists we’ve had the privilege of publishing, so make sure to come by and say hi.

Saturday at 2:00: Signing with Wren McDonald, author of the future revenge story Cyber Realm and the upcoming graphic novel about the super cool hacker hero SP4RX.  Wren’s one of the most exciting new artists we’ve ever met, so trust us: you won’t want to miss him!

Saturday at 2:30 to 3:00: A very rare appearance from the legendary Helen Borten!  Helen has been at the top of the heap in art and illustration since the 60’s and we are so pleased to be reprinting her books.  We’ll have copies of her beautiful children’s picture books Do You See What I See? and Do You Hear What I Hear? available in advance of their May release, so make sure to stop by and take a look at this amazing legacy in action!

Then on Sunday team Nobrow will have all of our classics and hits, some hard-to-find limited editions, and who knows, maybe you’ll catch a little peek at what’s to come!

It’s going to be a fun time so be sure to catch us at MoCCA Fest 2016 at Metropolitan West on April 2nd and 3rd!  Nobrow and Flying Eye Books will be posted up at Table A122-123!  See you there!


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Ricardo Cavolo Takes Seattle!
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Seattle, WA–  Last month the good folks at Short Run Seattle had the brilliant idea to bring over author/illustrator and New York Times Bestseller Ricardo Cavolo to run wild all over the Emerald City.

Ricardo was in Seattle for two whirlwind weeks where he hustled all over town speaking with students, performing a live reading of choice sections of his amazing book 101 Artists to Listen to Before You Die, partying with our pals at the Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery, and leaving his mark with a fantastic new mural.  Check out those colors!

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You can check out all the best moments in this handy Facebook album.  Our thanks to Short Run for coordinating all the fun events!  Until next time, Seattle!

 


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CURVEBALL is on The Cartoonist Studio Prize shortlist!
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New York, NY – There’s just no stopping this book!  Nobrow is pleased to announce that Curveball, the debut Graphic Novel from Jeremy Sorese, is on the shortlist for The Slate Book Review’s Fourth Annual Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Print Comic of the Year!

“Each year the Cartoonist Studio Prize is awarded to two cartoonists whose work exemplifies excellence in cartooning.  The creators of two exceptional comics will be awarded $1,000 each.  This year’s shortlists were selected by Slate Book Review editor Dan Kois; the faculty and students at the Center for Cartoon Studies, represented by CCS Fellow Noah Van Sciver; and this year’s guest judge, Caitlin McGurk of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum.”

We are proud to be included among the shortlist for this distinguished award and we would like to extend our congratulations to all of the nominees, and especially to Jeremy Sorese for all of his hard work and passion that went into creating this one of a kind Graphic Novel debut!  Jeremy was thrilled about the news, saying, “I’m feeling very honored to be nominated by Slate for Curveball, especially amongst all of my idols.”

Previous praise for Curveball:
Sorese has the moving ability to explore the sweet aching melancholy of getting over a broken love, in a hypothetical future so well pictured that it feels alive and familiar well after you put the book down.
—Julie Maroh, Blue Is the Warmest Color

Sorese’s character development and visual choices push this story into new territory. […] There’s a bit of stream of consciousness about Curveball’s construction, but that’s the best thing; it keeps you reading and moreover, looking, alive with an electricity that is just barely under control.
Library Journal

[Sorese] renders a universal melancholia with a pinpoint precision and a tangible sincerity. […] These are infinitely relatable scenes writ large.
The AV Club

Sorese masterfully immerses the reader int he story from the first moment. Incredibly human stories exist in a world full of robots and fantastic beasts.
LAMBDA Literary

Check out more Curveball reviews on Goodreads!


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CURVEBALL is a LAMBDA Finalist!
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New York, NY – Nobrow is proud to announce that Jeremy Sorese’s graphic novel debut Curveball is a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBT Graphic Novel!

“The Lambda Literary Awards were founded in 1989 to elevate the profile of LGBT literature,” said Lambda Literary Board President, KG MacGregor. “In so doing, we also elevate the lives of those who find themselves authentically portrayed in our stories. It is with great pride that we come together each year to celebrate the excellent works of inspiring authors who have walked in our shoes.” 

It’s a tremendous honor to be included among the finalists for this prestigious award and we are so proud of Jeremy and all the hard work he put in to create such a powerfully resonant graphic novel.  Nobrow would like to extend our congratulations to Jeremy and his fellow “Lammy” finalists! (The full list of finalists can be found here.) Jeremy had this to say about the news: “I feel very honored to be a LAMBDA Literary Finalist this year, especially among some of the best queer cartoonists (and proof of just how many amazing women are in comics) right now. It really means the world to me!”

Previous praise for Curveball:

Sorese has the moving ability to explore the sweet aching melancholy of getting over a broken love, in a hypothetical future so well pictured that it feels alive and familiar well after you put the book down.
—Julie Maroh, Blue Is the Warmest Color

Sorese’s character development and visual choices push this story into new territory. […] There’s a bit of stream of consciousness about Curveball’s construction, but that’s the best thing; it keeps you reading and moreover, looking, alive with an electricity that is just barely under control.
Library Journal

[Sorese] renders a universal melancholia with a pinpoint precision and a tangible sincerity. […] These are infinitely relatable scenes writ large.
The AV Club

Sorese masterfully immerses the reader int he story from the first moment. Incredibly human stories exist in a world full of robots and fantastic beasts.
LAMBDA Literary

Check out more Curveball reviews on Goodreads!