Sequential Tart on O

December 1, 2009 by  
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Sequential Tart has a very well researched review, brings up some interesting background. “The story stands the test of time, partly because it is a catalogue of classic pornographic and Sadean tropes (Susan Sontag called The Story of O “meta-pornography”), but also because it has a purposely retro feel. Crepax gives the comic a flapper-era […]

The Real Bashy vs. My Bashy

November 30, 2009 by  
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I don’t really do caricatures of people, so I was a little nervous about drawing Turkmenbashy in Joe and Azat. I suppose that Turkmenistan being the out of the way country that it is I could probably draw just about anything and most people in the U.S. wouldn’t question it, but I knew that at […]

A bevy of reviews

November 30, 2009 by  
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First off, for The Big Khan, a rave from Tony Isabella of Comics Buyers Guide: “Riveting. The emotions that drive this graphic novel make it a genuine page-turner with a satisfying conclusion. With admiration for Kleid’s riveting story and Cinquegrani’s deft realization of the characters and locations with which he has brought that story to life, The Big Kahn […]

Get BIG KAHN signed for the Holidays at Hanley’s End-of-Year Spectacular, 12/3 @ 6PM

November 28, 2009 by  
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Howdy! The holiday season is upon us and as you race through your Black Fridays, Gloomy Back-to-Work Sundays and the like looking for that perfect gift to stuff yer stockings or brighten your menorah, might I suggest the perfect gift? Yes, that’s right! Pick up a copy of my latest graphic novel, THE BIG KAHN […]

Tryptophanatics Unite!

November 28, 2009 by  
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While you’re coming out of your slumber you might find reading THINGS UNDONE to be the pause that refreshes. Sacramento News & Review said: “Want to see a zombie? Look inside your self. In short, White has turned horror graphic novels back on their heads by pointing out exactly who is the monster in this […]

Rall at MoCCA Dec. 3rd

November 25, 2009 by  
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The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art will host Ted Rall presenting his new book The Year of Loving Dangerously, his graphic memoir on a fateful year where the main issue became basic survival… in a very unusual way. The book is beautifully painted by Pablo (Bluesman) Callejo, a first for Ted to just write. He […]

Newsarama on Rall’s Year

November 24, 2009 by  
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While saying this may fall short of a must-read, Michael Lorah at Newsarama says: “Rall does a fine job laying out the story, weaving his year of dangerous love with flashbacks that explain his predicament. It’s an impressive balancing act, and he makes it work. The dialogue is convincing, and most of the women are […]

massively amusing

November 24, 2009 by  
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“You can’t get enough of these characters from page to page; you want to read what other sick shit the Holiest of Holies has gotten himself into lately. You want to see the Boss Karate Black Guy Jones tap some tail and kick some fat ass. Houston’s art is just as exaggerated and over-the-top as […]

The Sacred Oath

November 24, 2009 by  
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I was an English teacher and Turkmenistan and before every class I heard the sacred oath chanted by students. Starting from the very lowest grades they new it by heart. It was kind of like the pledge of allegiance, only… Turkmenistan, My beloved motherland, My beloved homeland, You are always with me In my thoughts […]

Rall’s Year starting to get reaction

November 23, 2009 by  
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“Say what you will about political lightning rod Ted Rall: the man’s not afraid of coming off like a dick. Callejo’s painted art, a far cry from the proto-punk stylings Rall uses on his political cartoons, captures the milieu wonderfully and even manages to convey the varying degrees of dismay Rall’s young self feels over […]