I’m trying to raise travel expenses to go back to Afghanistan via Kickstarter. I need $25,000 (covers part of the travel, that’s all). So far, 41 backers have put up $3,355. So I need $21,645 more. My plan is to return to the same places I saw in 2001, now under control of the neo-Taliban, […]
As grim accounts of the earthquake in Haiti came in, the accounts in U.S.-controlled state media all carried the same descriptive sentence: “Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere…” Gee, I wonder how that happened? You’d think Haiti would be loaded. After all, it made a lot of people rich. How did Haiti […]
Congress might tax bankers…but they probably don’t need to worry.
Specifically, they rave about his Mystery of Mary Rogers Book: “Roughly once a year throughout the ’00s, Rick Geary delivered another of his carefully researched, beautifully drawn “Treasury Of Victorian Murder” books (or lately, “Treasury Of XXth-Century Murder”). All are essential reading for comics fans and history buffs alike, but The Mystery Of Mary Rogers […]
On Greg Houston‘s Vatican Hustle: “The first comic in a long time to make me laugh in public. If you do not enjoy the non sequiturs of Family Guy, you will want to avoid this book. Everyone else is in for a treat of the lowbrow type. Vatican Hustle is one of those comics that […]
Here’s a fun essay I wrote for Graphic NYC about the movie ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA and how it influenced my book, BROWNSVILLE. “Brownsville, the graphic novel I created for NBM Publishing with Jake Allen, counts influences from mafia films and novels, history and transcripts, and comic book creators ranging from Will Eisner […]
Joe & Azat in the Smithsonian? Indeed, a nice review of Jesse Lonergan’s Joe & Azat at the Smithsonian site: “Joe’s best guide is local Azat, “the computer expert at the education department” – never mind that the entire department has but one computer. Azat, “the greatest dreamer [Joe] ever met” is also his best friend […]
Here’s what we’ve got being solicited for in comics stores this month, coming out in March: DUNGEON Twilight Vol. 3: The New Centurions Joann SFAR, Lewis TRONDHEIM, KERASCOET, OBION The next 2 chapters in the decline of Dungeon: Terra Amata has exploded and the Dark Fortress of the Grand Khan needs to master the nitro […]
Graphic Novel Reporter’s John Hogan has posted an interview of Ted Rall over his latest book from us The Year of Loving Dangerously.
“An ultra-broad send-up of ‘70’s blaxploitation flicks, Hustle follows the exploits of private dick Boss Karate Black Guy Jones, who’s hired to retrieve a naïve young thing from the clutches of Vatican City porn merchants. The two-fisted tough guy with a yen for Pottery Barn tchotchkes bulldozes his way through an assortment of garishly grotesque […]