the universe is putting me through paradox lately: for new years i wished for two things, one, to finish graylight and be happy with the result, and two, get my finances in order*. i thought i’d do one first and then the other – grit my teeth and eat rice/ramen/oatmeal (the holy three of my [...]
Arthur magazine has just posted a great interview and overview of Marc Antoine Mathieu’s work and especially his latest Museum Vaults we published, part of the Louvre collection of graphic novels presently in exhibit at the Louvre itself, see this previous blog entry on that. The piece is written by author Sasha Watson (Vidalia in Paris), her [...]
“Trondheim creates autobiographical sketches with a Seinfeld-ian mania for capturing the quotidian details of normal life, particularly its irritations. [His] light wit and springlike watercolor tones give even the most curmondgeonly observations a lilting and jesting flair.” So says Publishers Weekly, this week, about Trondheim’s latest Little Nothings volume. Meantime, School Library Journal has this [...]
“The mystery is involving and proceeds at a sprightly pace. It’s refreshing to see a sex-positive story and heartening to see a female lead character who’s quick-witted and brave. There’s no American analogue for this kind of breathless comic book mystery. It’s all so perfectly French.” …says The Stranger of Seattle about Miss Don’t Touch [...]
Happy Valentine’s Day. Sadly, my girlfriend is on another continent so I’m going watch the romantic comedy Friday the 13th. And here are the last two pages of the of the chapter from my book about Turkmenistan that I’ve been posting on this blog.
Jennifer Contino of Pulse interviews Neil Kleid on Comicon.com about his latest graphic novel The Big Kahn scheduled for release in July from us.
I’ll be signing copies of “Silk Road to Ruin,” “To Afghanistan and Back” and other recent titles tonight at Bluestocking Books in Manhattan, at 7 pm. I’ll also be showing slides of old and new cartoons, comparing the two, and taking your questions. Hope to see you then!
WSradio.com and the show Comic Book Talk Radio had Rick Geary of The Treasury of Murder on for a great in-depth interview yesterday and ended with a few words with NBM Publisher Terry Nantier. Go to their site and archives to listen to the show, dated Feb. 12.
As Presidents’ Day is around the corner and the birthday of Abraham Lincoln a special occasion this year since it will be 200 years, I thought it good to bring to everyone’s attention that we’ve had Rick Geary’s excellent graphic novel “The Murder of Abraham Lincoln” available and it just went back to press. Both [...]
Lewis Trondheim’s Little Nothings: The Prisoner Syndrome (which is vol.2) has a review coming from Booklist: “Trondheim thinks hard about his surroundings and communicates his musings just glibly enough to invite readers to pause and think as well as enjoy his Everyman worries.”