- Posted by Johanna on December 3, 2008 at 9:26 pm
- Category: LinkBlogging
NBM, following in the footsteps of First Second, has launched a blog featuring their “star cartoonists” and news about their books. (That’s not the only thing the two companies have in common — they both publish Lewis Trondheim.)
It’s the perfect promotion venue for a publisher, and NBM has implemented it well, allowing interested readers to subscribe via RSS to the whole thing or just particular contributors. (Although that requires finding the right link on a specific author page.) And there’s a wide range of artists participating. For instance:
Neil Kleid previews his upcoming The Big Kahn, “the story of what happens when a New Jersey rabbi dies and at the funeral, his family, and congregation of forty years discover that he’s been conning them: he isn’t even Jewish.” That’s quite a hook, and I’m eager to hear more.
Says publisher Terry Nantier, “I’d like to think that for the first time anywhere we really are creating a community with this blog instead of just the editors informing their readers.” That’s reaching a bit, but I admire his intent. I think community depends on two things: continued updates by interesting contributors, and good comments from the right kind of audience.