NBM Publishing Announces February 2017 Release Date for Paco Roca’s new book, “The Lighthouse”

The Lighthouse by Paco Roca

NBM Publishing’s upcoming releases of its new graphic novels include The Lighthouse by Paco Roca, one of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival‘s guests in October.

Paco Roca is a Spanish artist best known for his graphic novel Wrinkles (reviewed here on downthetubes, published last year in the UK by Knockabout), which was adapted into an Oscar-nominated animated film in Spain. The story of The Lighthouse is set during the Spanish Civil War, when wounded Republican guard veteran Francisco is trying to flee to freedom by escaping to France.

On his journey, he comes across an old remote lighthouse, where the ageing lighthouse operator Telmo grants him shelter. While Francisco recuperates, Telmo regales him with tales of his past adventures.

The Lighthouse will be published as a 6″ x 9″, 64-page hardcover and is planned for February 2017 release.

Founded in 1976 by publisher Terry Nantier, NBM Publishing has some 200 books in its catalogue, and has published some 500 titles down the years. Also announced for forthcoming publication were Equinoxes by Cyril Pedrosa, a biography of pianist Glenn Gould, as well as paperback collections of Dungeon: Twilight and Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde.

• NBM Publishing is atwww.nbmpub.com

• More about Paco Roca here on the Lakes International Comic Art Festival site

Read our review of Wrinkles by Paco Roca, published by Knockabout

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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