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 […]

‘A gorgeous whirlwind of a memoir’, Publishers Weekly interviews Rall

December 2, 2009 by  
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Sasha Watson, a well known author in her own right, calls Ted Rall and Pablo Callejo’s The Year of Loving Dangerously ‘a gorgeous whirlwind of a memoir’ and does a great interview of Rall in Publishers Weekly’s Comics Week. And don’t forget, Ted appears at MoCCA Thursday evening at 7PM to talk about and then […]

Toujours la France! (and other things)

December 2, 2009 by  
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Hello, everyone. Back from France. It’s been a great weekend at the Blues Festival “Blues Sur Seine”, where I’ve been signing the French edition of “Bluesman”, at Mantes-la-Jolie (such a great name for a city!). I would thank Philippe, Dimitri and the rest of the enthusiastic members of “Bulles a Mantes” for their kinderness. They […]

Geary makes top ten list, Things Undone rave from Booklist

December 2, 2009 by  
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Shane White’s Things Undone has an excellent review to its credit in the influential Booklist: “This indie graphic novel has high appeal, especially for Rick’s peers. His gradual zombification is slyly funny without becoming grotesque.” Booklist And SF Site has put Geary’s latest Famous Players in its top ten list. The paperback of this is just […]

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 […]