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There are certain moments in my adventures in the publishing business that stand out --- ones that I will remember for a long time. Amongst many evenings of author meetings and book discussions, one dinner in July 2012 is certainly among the most memorable.

Drew Fulton

Drew is an intern at The Book Report Network and student at Kenyon University.

With all due respect to professors of U.S. history, if you want to give yourself a crash course in some of the significant moments in 19th- and 20th-century America, one of the best and most entertaining ways to start would be to build a syllabus from the works of E. L. Doctorow. The celebrated author of such historical novels as RAGTIME, WORLD’S FAIR and my personal favorite, BILLY BATHGATE, died of lung cancer this past Tuesday. He was 84.

Marguerite Kirmse

Born in Bournemouth, England, December 14, 1885, of parents who operated a successful private school, Marguerite Kirmse displayed an early talent for music. Under the tutelage of her mother she devoted herself to the study of the harp and progressed sufficiently to warrant advanced training in London at The Royal Academy of Music. In addition to her love of music, Marguerite evinced an equal fondness for animals and a superior talent for reproducing their images on paper. The young musician-turning-artist spent a great deal of her spare time at the London Zoo.
Anthony M. Amore is no stranger to the world of art crime: Not only is he the head of security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, he also serves as trustee of the Association for Research into Crimes against Art. Art theft is a captivating subject because it combines the high world of art with the grittier crime world...and, let’s face it, everyone loves a good heist (except, perhaps, its victim). In THE ART OF THE CON, Amore shares his considerable knowledge to tell the stories of some of history’s most notorious yet untold cons. Here, he talks about his favorite art theft book --- besides his own, of course. Hint: It’s not what you think!

Anthony M. Amore

Anthony M. Amore is the head of security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and contributes to the Boston Herald and the Huffington Post. He is the co-author of STEALING REMBRANDTS. He serves as trustee of the Association for Research into Crimes against Art and lectures widely on art crime.

Editorial Content for Fantasy Sports: Volume 1

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Caritza Berlioz

Just looking at the cover of Sam Bosma’s FANTASY SPORTS NO. 1 gives a sense of nostalgia, delivering you back to the animation style of childhood cartoons. Bosma gives a refreshing take on the fantasy genre, entwining it with basketball, magical artifacts and a young wizard who doesn’t hold back from a good fight. FANTASY SPORTS NO. 1 is a fast read, but is also able to showcase the growing friendship between a quick-minded girl and her burly friend with a brutish nature. Read More

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In Sam Bosma's debut graphic novel, a young explorer and her musclebound friend go treasure hunting in a mummy's tomb --- but if they want to get rich, they're going to have to best the mummy in a game of hoops! Can they trust their bandaged adversary to play by the rules? Or will they be stuck in the tomb...forever?

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In Sam Bosma's debut graphic novel, a young explorer and her musclebound friend go treasure hunting in a mummy's tomb --- but if they want to get rich, they're going to have to best the mummy in a game of hoops! Can they trust their bandaged adversary to play by the rules? Or will they be stuck in the tomb...forever?

About the Book

In Sam Bosma's debut graphic novel, a young explorer and her musclebound friend go treasure hunting in a mummy's tomb --- but if they want to get rich, they're going to have to best the mummy in a game of hoops! Can they trust their bandaged adversary to play by the rules? Or will they be stuck in the tomb...forever?
 
A fast-paced sports adventure graphic novel in the vein of 1960's manga, Mike Mignola, and Raiders of the Lost Ark, FANTASY SPORTS is poised to be Nobrow's first breakout adventure comic for the indie and YA scene.

Editorial Content for The Divine

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Jeff Ayers

A great pairing of ideas is much like a great pairing of anything in this world --- they need to work off each other, complimenting the parallels while accenting the differences. This is evident in the graphic novel THE DIVINE, which effortlessly pairs a tale of modern warfare with the mysteries of the ancient world. Prepare to be transported to a part of the world plagued by turmoil and protected by the legends of old. Read More

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Mark's out of the military, these days, with his boring, safe civilian job doing explosives consulting. But you never really get away from war. So it feels inevitable when his old army buddy Jason comes calling, with a lucrative military contract for a mining job in an obscure South-East Asian country called Quanlom. They'll have to operate under the radar --- Quanlom is being torn apart by civil war, and the US military isn't strictly supposed to be there.  With no career prospects and a baby on the way, Mark finds himself making the worst mistake of his life and signing on with Jason. What awaits him in Quanlom is going to change everything. What awaits him in Quanlom is weirdness of the highest order: a civil war led by ten-year-old twins wielding something that looks a lot like magic, leading an army of warriors who look a lot like gods. What awaits him in Quanlom is an actual goddamn dragon.

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Mark's out of the military, these days, with his boring, safe civilian job doing explosives consulting. But you never really get away from war. So it feels inevitable when his old army buddy Jason comes calling, with a lucrative military contract for a mining job in an obscure South-East Asian country called Quanlom. They'll have to operate under the radar --- Quanlom is being torn apart by civil war, and the US military isn't strictly supposed to be there.  With no career prospects and a baby on the way, Mark finds himself making the worst mistake of his life and signing on with Jason. What awaits him in Quanlom is going to change everything. What awaits him in Quanlom is weirdness of the highest order: a civil war led by ten-year-old twins wielding something that looks a lot like magic, leading an army of warriors who look a lot like gods. What awaits him in Quanlom is an actual goddamn dragon.

About the Book

Mark's out of the military, these days, with his boring, safe civilian job doing explosives consulting. But you never really get away from war. So it feels inevitable when his old army buddy Jason comes calling, with a lucrative military contract for a mining job in an obscure South-East Asian country called Quanlom. They'll have to operate under the radar --- Quanlom is being torn apart by civil war, and the US military isn't strictly supposed to be there.
 
With no career prospects and a baby on the way, Mark finds himself making the worst mistake of his life and signing on with Jason. What awaits him in Quanlom is going to change everything. 
What awaits him in Quanlom is weirdness of the highest order: a civil war led by ten-year-old twins wielding something that looks a lot like magic, leading an army of warriors who look a lot like gods.
 
What awaits him in Quanlom is an actual goddamn dragon.
 
From world-renowned artists Asaf and Tomer Hanuka (twins, whose magic powers are strictly confined to pen and paper) and Boaz Lavie, THE DIVINE is a fast-paced, brutal, and breathlessly beautiful portrait of a world where ancient powers vie with modern warfare and nobody escapes unscathed.