Mr. Easter and On Odd Hours reviewed

August 10, 2010 by  
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In a round-up that appeared on Sunday, The Miami Herald praised two of our books (out of a total of 6 only): “A Home for Mr. Easter” and “On the Odd Hours“. For Mr. Easter, by Brooke A. Allen, an exciting new talent, reviewer Richard Pachter said: “Astonishingly, Allen is still a student at Savannah […]

THE BROADCAST: Anatomy of a Scene, Part 1

August 9, 2010 by  
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This week I wanted to give a behind-the-scenes look at how Noel and I collaborated on THE BROADCAST. Below I’ve attached a small script excerpt that takes place near the beginning of the book’s second act. I’d love to tell you this is the first step in the creative process, but I’m just not that […]

Newsarama and G4 review Geary

August 9, 2010 by  
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  “Terrific book by a modern comics master” says Newsarama on Geary’s Axe-Man of New Orleans at your store now. And G4 just posted a video review: “Great story-telling and absolutely captivating!”

A rain of reviews for Axe-Man

August 5, 2010 by  
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Comics Book Resources highly recommends Ricker Geary’s latest Axe-Man of New Orleans and provides a number of pages previews. “AXE-MAN is proof of Geary’s obvious talent for resurrecting cold cases and presenting them in an easy to read package. With each page the reader is absorbed further and further into a tragic scene long gone but never […]

Tony Isabella on Axe-Man: full 5 Tonys

August 4, 2010 by  
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“The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans is the latest book in Rick Geary’s “A Treasury of XXth Century Murder” series.  While it’s unquestionably ghastly of me to revel in these histories of murder most foul, I do find them irresistibly inviting and even charming. Geary’s style lends itself perfectly to this shocking tale of unsolved killings […]

THE BROADCAST: Cast of Characters

August 4, 2010 by  
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Putting the book together has been a lot of fun because it’s given me a chance to look through some of the early material that was created in the project’s development. For Noel, the first step was to develop a look for each of the characters. The “behind-the-scenes” material in the book will give everyone […]

Making Comics with Gerard Jones

August 4, 2010 by  
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Creating comics as everyone knows, is the integration of words and pictures. The craft of putting words and pictures on the page to tell a story sometimes takes more then one person. Of course comics grow out of the sweatshops of the lower East Side and the factory mentality so no one person is responsible […]

Privacy Online: ‘Networked’ interview

August 4, 2010 by  
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Linda Ackerman of Privacy Activism for whom we published the thrilling graphic novel Networked: Carabella on the Run, is interviewed by Brigid Alverson on Robot 6. The book has just hit stores, don’t miss it! A fun read that will also make you aware of the darker side of the internet…

Moresukine on BoingBoing

August 3, 2010 by  
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A great review just popped up on BoingBoing of Moresukine with plenty of funny comments posted after, prompted by the page preview they have with author Schwieger’s Japanese, um, toilet incident.

“Bizarre to a level that normal instruments cannot accurately register it.”

August 3, 2010 by  
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“Houston draws like the deranged love child of Ralph Steadman and Kevin O’Neill and writes like Bob Burden after a particularly substance-filled long weekend with Hunter S. Thompson; Elephant Man will be published by NBM, and there’s no way that anything stranger will be on your local shelves at that point.” Andrew Wheeler, Antick Musings