SYNDICATED COLUMN: The Great Disruptor

June 29, 2010 by  
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Why the U.S. Can’t Talk to the Taliban Like all Afghans, Hamid Karzai knows history. Which is why he’s talking to the neo-Taliban. The postmodern heirs to the Islamist government Bush deposed in 2001, the generation of madrassah graduates who replaced the mujahadeen vets of the anti-Soviet jihad are gaining strength. Obama, preparing for his […]

Signing Mr. Easters!

June 24, 2010 by  
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July fourth if you’re in the DC area and wanna hang whilst I personalize your copy of A Home for Mr. Easter with loving care then swing by Big Planet Comics in Vienna, VA!!! Oh and P.S. there will be Pins and other goodies up for grabs too: HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!! THREE CHEERS […]

SYNDICATED COLUMN: Learned Helplessness

June 24, 2010 by  
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In 1967 animal researchers conducted an interesting experiment. Two sets of dogs were strapped into harnesses and subjected to a series of shocks. The dogs were placed in the same room. The first set of dogs was allowed to perform a task—pushing a panel with their snouts—in order to avoid the shocks. As soon as […]

Broadcast Orders Are Due Soon!

June 22, 2010 by  
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So Wednesday is new comic day. If you’re like me you’ll be making the trip early in the afternoon to check out what’s made it into your pull folder and what new books hit the shelf that you might be interested. Well, don’t make the trip without this… This week comic retailers will be making […]

Booklist on Dungeon Twilight 3

June 22, 2010 by  
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“One of the funniest volumes of the series yet! Has all the hooks that make Dungeon such a fun series: high adventure, lots of action, and a broad  and rambling sense of humor. ” Booklist

Amazon on Mr. Easter

June 22, 2010 by  
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Amazon’s Omnivoracious review site has this to say about Brooke Allen‘s A Home for Mr. Easter: “lively and sharply observed. a very nice effort that rewards the reader with more than a few chuckles.”

Week Three: Rallbeard

June 22, 2010 by  
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The beard is now entering its third glorious week. The itching has stopped, mostly, and I’ve just learned about the need to trim the lower mustache to avoid an uncomfortable feeling on my lip. All in all, not a bad first effort. I leave for Asia on August 1 and enter Afghanistan August 13.

Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre Present…

June 20, 2010 by  
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I’m asked  where I get my story ideas from all the time. All writers are, I suppose. The truth is, I see stories everywhere. But I’ll never forget the first time I heard the Orson Welles’ WAR OF THE WORLDS radio broadcast. It sparked my imagination almost immediately. Of course, it did for more than […]

Newsarama on Dungeon

June 18, 2010 by  
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“Joann Sfar and Lewis Trondheim, two of the world’s wittiest and creative cartoonists, continue to script.  They stuff each tale chock full of insane twists and wild ideas, including the various ways people survive on a floating, rotating island.  Meanwhile, their dialogue crackles with an uncanny balance of humor and compassion, providing the readers with […]

20% off SALE on NBM graphic novels

June 18, 2010 by  
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WE’RE OFFERING 20% OFF ALL OUR BOOKS as long as you order at least $25 worth. (After discount, your cost: $20). This includes all our books to come for the rest of the year which we have up on our website under “Coming Up,” even $3 sale books! NO EXCEPTIONS! Fact is, cash is tight […]