Ted Rall gets interviewed + more reviews for ‘Year of Loving Dangerously’

December 16, 2009 by  
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  First, let’s point you to a fun interview on Smith Magazine’s site with Ted Rall on his recent Year of Loving Dangerously. Greg McElhatton of Read About Comics sees Rall’s book as a bit of an exercise in self-justification but still grants that “This is the kind of glimpse into someone’s life that readers […]

Happy Holidays!

December 15, 2009 by  
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It’s the fifth night of Chanukah, so from our yet-to-actually-be shoveled (whew!) relocated home office in New Jersey, Team Kleid wants to wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday season. Thanks for supporting THE BIG KAHN in 2009, and here’s looking to a brand new year filled with health, happiness, success and sequential […]

From Rick Geary

December 15, 2009 by  
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I’m at present finishing up the final inking on “The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans,” but it’s never too late to make small adjustments and corrections.  I just returned from a long-overdue visit to New Orleans, where I immersed myself in the atmosphere of the place.  Below is a comparison of a penciled page (before my […]

TWILIGHT of the World of Zombies

December 14, 2009 by  
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When I wrote THINGS UNDONE I had no idea it would become a film. And it still hasn’t but the more I see romance and horror mixing the more it makes sense. Then again, it’s hard to imagine two zombies making out…or is it? If there was ever a chance for something so ripe to […]

fruits of labour!

December 9, 2009 by  
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i don’t get fame or fortune but i do get advance copies and great great joy! the printing is wonderful, the paper is thicker than i thought it would be, everything is perfect!! 144 pages, full colour. slightly unreal. i sold and signed some of these on saturday at the opening of a group art […]

JOE & AZAT visit Publishers Weekly and RALL on Booklist

December 8, 2009 by  
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Ted Rall and Pablo Callejo’s The Year of Loving Dangerously just keeps getting the accolades, the latest from Booklist: “He was more interested in well-stocked refrigerators than impending sexual adventures. Realistically illustrated in soft colors by Callejo, of Bluesman (2004–06) fame, and maximally unbuttoned in some places, Rall’s sympathetic account of his life on the […]

NBM in February: a new Louvre book

December 8, 2009 by  
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Here’s what we’re soliciting for in comics stores now, coming in February: The new book in the Louvre collection: ON THE ODD HOURS Eric Liberge The highly successful series of graphic novels co-published with the Louvre museum in Paris (“Glacial Period”, “Museum Vaults”) continues with its next outstanding graphic novel. This time, the author invites […]

Give That Man a Prize!

December 7, 2009 by  
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When you have absolute power in a country, you get to do a lot of things that most other people don’t. For example, you get to have a lot of medals on your jacket. Just a few of the awards presented to Turkmenbashy: Hero of Turkmenistan (six times), Medal for Labor Heroism, Order of Friendship […]

=I Break Your Christmas Spirit=

December 4, 2009 by  
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There’s enough ranting about the holidays and better essayists than myself to do it out there than I care to imagine. I’ll leave those things to the professional pessimists and satirists to do “once again” as they’ve done every year. And given a few more weeks they’ll inevitably cop-out with “look back” over the year […]

Chicago’s Redeye interviews Rall: he was dead on about Afghanistan in 2001

December 4, 2009 by  
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A very important interview just up on Chicago’s Redeye site Chicago Now. It zeroes in on the fact that Ted Rall called it early back in 2001 as can be seen in his ‘instant graphic novel’ we published in 2002 To Afghanistan & Back. Basically he already said it then: ‘we lost this war.’ You’ll […]