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  Lance TOOKS
   
"Over the past two years Tooks has put out a total of four books through
NBM, all of them beautiful, all of them thoughtful, all of them deserving of being
in your collection. This is the man to watch as he's been in the graphic novel business
for a while and still managed to preserve an authentic style unfettered
by the whims of the comic book kids." - Code Z online

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LUCIFER'S GARDEN OF VERSES,
Vol. 1: The Devil on Fever Street
Lance TOOKS

Satan awakens, after a hundred-year sleep, depressed and disillusioned. It is a mere seven days before he’s expected to bring Armageddon to Earth and he is wracked with spiritual doubt and severe performance anxiety. He decides that an ’old-fashioned temptation’ will be just the thing to return him to form. His chosen temptee: Black Lily, the purest, most virtuous woman on Earth. Alas, he may have met his match or more... By the artist of Narcissa.
"Took's comix offer an interesting merger between apocalyptic fantasy and hiphop street humor." -Litkicks.com
"I've belatedly discovered a great read and a comics creator worth following." -loudpoet.com
"Grade: A-. Tooks' art is very simple and unaffected, flowing like jazz through the intimate moments of the story. Good stuff."
-Moviepoopshoot.com, Marc Mason
"The world he draws is an appealing one, its sassy denizens rendered with energy."
- Publishers Weekly
"A romantic tragedy (or a tragic romance) that will appeal to mature readers."
-Diamond Bookshelf
6x9, 80pp., B&W, clothbound jacketed, $15.95, SALE $5
ISBN 978-1-56163-409-5
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Trade paperback: 6x9, 80pp., B&W, $8.95, SALE $3
ISBN 978-1-56163-412-5
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LUCIFER'S GARDEN OF VERSES,
Vol.
2: DARLIN' NIKI
Lance Tooks
Niki has been turned out into the street by her wealthy philanthropist father. She seeks forgiveness and tries to crash his party, a massive family banquet in his honor. Niki, a willful first-born teenager is unable to abide by her father’s strict and often contradictory rules. Her father spends a lot time and money helping others, yet refuses to forgive his daughter for some long forgotten indiscretion. He loves her still, but considers her to be too much trouble, perhaps forgetting that she is as he made her.
6x9, 80pp., B&W, jacketed hardcover: $15.95, SALE $5
ISBN 978-1-56163-429-3
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Trade paperback: B&W, $8.95, SALE $3
ISBN 978-1-56163-430-9
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LUCIFER'S GARDEN OF VERSES
Volume 3: The Student
(or Nude descending a Staircase... Head First)
Lance TOOKS
Inspired by the German Silent film classic "The Student of Prague", this is the story of Andre Baldwin, a down-on-his-luck would-be Basquiat who enters into a Faustian bargain with a powerful art critic in exchange for status, riches and the love of a woman. Acquanetta Scapinelli is the critic in question, and she recounts this bitter tale with sardonic delight... "For what shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?"
"A blunt satire on the art world. I'm here to tell you: this guy is really, really good." -Marc Mason, MoviePoopShoot.com
"Lance Tooks draws pretty intense and even shocking pictures. He makes bold statements about facism and the cultural appropriation of black culture." -Bookloons.com
"4 Bullets! A provocative book, which took on some unique themes for an American comic. The interesting story drives the artwork, and this book achieves a unique quality."
-Silverbulletcomicbooks.com
6x9, 80pp., B&W, jacketed hardcover: $15.95, SALE $5
ISBN 978-1-56163-446-0
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Trade paperback: 6x9, 80pp., B&W, trade paperback, $8.95,
SALE $3, ISBN 978-1-56163-447-7
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LUCIFER’S GARDEN OF VERSES
Volume 4: The Devil and Miles Davis
Lance TOOKS
Amo is a hardened journalist who smokes and drinks too much, though not nearly enough for her own taste. Assigned to profile the late jazz legend Miles Davis, she finds herself at a creative impasse. How does one approach such an ‘overly-written-about’ artist from a fresh angle, and what’s her opinion worth anyway in a world so fast unraveling? At her wit’s end, she stumbles into the mysterious ‘Smokeasy’, the only bar in Manhattan where adults are allowed to behave as such; and it is that misty room that Amo falls under the spell of a ghostly bartender.
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6x9, 80pp., B&W, clothbound jacketed: $15.95, SALE $5
ISBN 978-1-56163-469-9
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Trade paperback:
6x9, 80pp., B&W, trade paperback: $8.95, SALE $5
ISBN 978-1-56163-470-5
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