The Curveball Book Tour keeps on rollin’, this time to the beautiful west coast!
Jeremy Sorese, the hard-travelling hero behind Curveball‘s epic sci-fi romance will be visiting California this week, where he will be sampling the finest that the Golden State has to offer. Swimming pools, movie stars, avocados, and comics shops and festivals!
Jeremy will kick off the west coast portion of the Curveball book tour on Thursday, December 3rd, from 5pm to 8pm at the amazing Mission: Comics and Art in San Francisco. He will be reading some of his work, and he’ll be signing your copies of Curveball.
Then Jeremy will make his way south to Los Angeles, where he’ll be exhibiting at the second annual Comic Arts Los Angeles! CALA will be happening on December 5th and 6th, and Jeremy will be there both days to hang out and sell you your very own copy of Curveball.
Two more stops on the great Curveball Book Tour! Hope to see you there!
Welcome to another dimension… where time and space are intricately woven…
100 years after Albert Einstein first published his general theory of relativity in the German periodical, ‘Annals of Physics’ in March 1916, Nobrow is publishing a playful graphic biography of the great man’s life and ideas. Due to his immense curiosity as much as to his intellect, Einstein came up with a truly revolutionary hypothesis that has remained unchallenged to this day (despite numerous attempts to disprove it!). His theory completely changed the way we think about space-time, as it revealed that time runs more slowly near a strong source of gravity. Without these principles, we could never have invented GPS devices – something that most people now use every day.
Einstein is the third in Corinne Maier and Anne Simon’s collection of graphic novels exploring the lives of the most controversial and outspoken figures in modern history. In Maier and Simon’s inimitable style, this biography provides a beautiful and witty introduction to Einstein’s background, life, and legacy; full of intricate details and amusing insights. The combination of noted psychoanalyst (Maier) and gifted illustrator (Simon) is clearly a winning one – just take a look at these fantastic reviews!
“This unusual illustrated biography takes us through Freud’s life and legacy with equal parts scientific-historical rigor, sociocultural insight, and disarming wit, both visual and narrative.” – Brain Pickings
“The book strikes a fine balance between informative storytelling, charming imagery and witty dialogue.” – It’s Nice That
“Simon’s whimsical and vivid art is delightful.” – Publisher’s Weekly
“The cheerful and even flirtatious drawings are a perfect match for this breezy but intriguing introduction to these great thinkers… [Simon’s] skill at layering a comic page with mischievous constructions is unparalleled and is never detrimental to its reading… Simon and Maier have produced an easy accessible biography series in Freud and Marx that is equally informative and playful. I can only hope that there are more books in the works for this series.” – Broken Frontier
The Curveball Book Tour makes its way to Baltimore’s wonderful Atomic Books tomorrow, November 21st for an evening of celebration! Atomic Books is pulling out all the stops for a fun Saturday evening with Jeremy Sorese, creator of the emotional epic Curveball.
Jeremy Sorese’s hotly anticipated graphic novel debut, Curveball is in stores now, and Jeremy will be touring all over the US to hang out with you and sign your copies of Curveball. Keep an eye on our blog for more details and announcements!
Here’s where you can catch him:
November 7th: Comic Arts Brooklyn
November 21st, 7pm – 2pm: Atomic Books, 3620 Falls Rd, Baltimore, Maryland 21211
December 3rd, 5pm – 8pm: Mission Comics, 2250 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
December 5th and 6th: CALA, 939 Maple Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90015
December 9th, 5pm – 7pm: Floating World, 400 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209
December 10th, 7pm – 9pm: Elliott Bay, 1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
December 15th, 7pm – 9pm: Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main St, Brooklyn, New York 11201
The critics have been talking about Keith Negley’s Tough Guys Have Feelings Too and they love it! We’ve been so pleased to see so many positive reactions to this book, and we wanted to share a few of them with you.
Here’s what they’ve been saying (illustrations by our pal Louis Miller, a lil’ Tough Guy himself, age 5):
“A simple, stylishly illustrated picture book […] This appealing book makes the timely decision to hold the conversation about male emotions while everyone involved is in costume, performing some iconically macho role.”
–New York Times
“It teaches little boys that they don’t have to feel like Superman all the time. This book may actually go a long way towards dismantling rigid gender roles. For both men and women, crying can be considered a sign of weakness or hysteria — forcing them to repress this very natural emotional response. But Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too) wants to put an end to that right now. This is the crying revolution, and it looks like the next generation might actually grow up knowing it’s OK to have a good cry when you need.” –Bustle
“The title says it all. These tough guys are rendered in simple lines and shapes and colored in black and white, red, blue, and yellow, but they represent a broad range of virility. […] Negley’s debut is nonetheless sincere.”
“The concept alone was enough to see me part with the cover price, the fact that it’s as stunningly illustrated and printed as it is, well that’s just a bonus. The illustrations are big, bold and full of colour and portray the story so clearly that there’s almost no need for the text. The sign of a great picture book.” –Dads And Design
“The theme: yes. The design: yes. The snappy, bold, in-your-face look at tough guys plus the snappy, bold, in-your-face look at feelings: yes.” –Design of the Picture Book
“Make sure that your kids know it’s ok to express themselves with this subtle and funny book.” –Mr Fox Magazine
“With tongue firmly in cheek, artist Negley presents a roll-call of traditionally male role models performing various manly pursuits, all with one thing in common. They are heavy of heart and have a wistful look in their eye. Some even dare to shed a tear or two – or three” –My Little Style File
“A great book for helping children to recognise and understand their emotions, Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too) is an engaging conversation starter for all children, but especially for boys who will undoubtedly at some point be faced with this misleading gender stereotype.” –Junior Magazine
“I found that this book is a really nice way to bring up the topic of feelings and that everyone has them, it could easily be used as a starting point to discuss the subject of different emotions with your child, to reassure them, and to talk about appropriate ways of dealing with emotions, something many children find difficult.” –They Grow So Quick
“Our Book of the Week puts even the most lantern-jawed book reviewer in touch with his emotional side. Here’s the awesome “Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too)” by Keith Negley. It’s been a true delight to find a book that reassuringly pats us big strong super-tough macho guys (hah!) on the shoulder and says ‘Hey big fellah, it’s OK. You can cry, go on!'” –Read It Daddy
“It’s great to see something that positively explores the idea of sensitive males.” –Bambino Goodies
“Lovely, retro vibe to this simple line-to-a-page picture book that says it’s OK to care.” –Angels and Urchins Magazine (print edition)
“This is without doubt, the perfect book to get children to open up about their feelings and emotions.” –The Picture Books Blogger
We’re always happy to see people enjoying our books, and we want to thank the reviewers for all their kind words. We’d also like to give special thanks to Keith, of course, for putting together something really special with Tough Guys Have Feelings Too. Make sure to pick up a copy from our webshop and share it with the tough guys in your life!
It’s time once again for one of our favorite comics shows, Comic Arts Brooklyn! CAB is among the most exciting of the independent comics shows, hosting some of the biggest names in comics as well as some of the brightest new stars, and we are absolutely thrilled to be a part of it.
This year’s CAB will be a big one for Nobrow as we will be debuting two new titles, Ryan Heshka’s vicious Mean Girls Club and Jeremy Sorese’s hotly anticipated epic Curveball! This will be the first time these beautiful books will be available for sale in North America and trust us – you don’t want to miss it.
But wait! We can’t just leave it at that! We won’t! It’s CAB so of course we’ve got a little something extra special planned. On Saturday, November 7th we’ve got signings from an unstoppable triumvirate of Nobrow artists: Wren McDonald (creator of the frantic and brutal Cyber Realm), Jeremy Sorese (of the aforementioned Curveball), and Sam Bosma (the man behind the smash hit Fantasy Sports)!
Here’s our Saturday schedule over at Table U21-22:
Wren McDonald signing at 12pm – 1pm
Jeremy Sorese signing at 1pm – 2pm
Sam Bosma signing at 2pm – 4pm
Wren McDonald signing at 4pm – 5pm
Jeremy Sorese signing at 5pm – 6pm
It’s going to be a day full of fun and signings and most importantly NEW COMICS!
CAB will be happening at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (12 Havemeyer St., Brooklyn, NY 11211) on Saturday, November 7th at 11am. It’s free to attend, so if you’re in Brooklyn this weekend, come through and check us out at Table U21-22 on the upper floor!
It’s an exciting week for us because Keith Negley‘s coming into town!
The author of the wonderful Tough Guys Have Feelings Too, Keith will be making appearances at bookstores around New York and New Jersey to read from his Flying Eye picture book debut and to show off his illustrating abilities!
All of these events will be fun for all ages so bring along your friends big and small!