Wilson interviewed in Japan, The Beat on Dungeon, GNR on Axe-Man: news & reviews this week

November 19, 2010 by  
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Graphic Novel Reporter on Geary’s The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans: “Geary shows the same flair for pacing and drama here as he did in the other volumes in this series and in his nine-volume A Treasury of Victorian Murder series. He builds the tension by slowly revealing the facts, using a journalistic tone of […]

Reactions to Sean Wilson’s Story of Lee

November 18, 2010 by  
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We’ve received two great endorsements on Sean Michael (“AX: Alternative Manga”) Wilson and Chie Kutsuwada’s upcoming Story of Lee, shipping next month: “The fear of cultural imperialism, the dread of loss, the collapse of family, the still-prevalent and widespread sexism in both Eastern and Western society – big themes, but present in every intercultural love […]

Elephant man:’Better than Mad.’

November 16, 2010 by  
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“Houston’s grotesque and arty black and white takes getting used to—everyone looks worse than Lynda Barry’s nastiest caricatures, especially the city’s REAL superheroes: the Big Hair Tough Girls and their moms. But somehow it works. VERDICT Houston grabs a bunch of clichés and weaves them into something that ends up surprising, inventive, and perversely attractive. […]

NBM in January: Bigger Nothings

November 12, 2010 by  
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Here’s what we’ve got planned for January. Unfortunately, as far as ordering these through your comic bookstore goes, it gets tricky: Diamond distributors decided NOT to carry these banded specially priced sets! SO, that means you can only get them through us and some comic stores who order directly from us (ask them)! Here goes: BIGGER […]

Publishers Weekly on The Broadcast: “intriguing character study”

November 9, 2010 by  
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“Newcomer Hobbs works hard not to oversell the drama, focuing on the tensions withtin the group. Intriguing character study of different personalities under pressure. Tuazon’s art adds to the ominous mood.” Publishers Weekly on The Broadcast.

News & views: Elephant Man in Booklist and The Broadcast nominated.

November 5, 2010 by  
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The Broadcast is nominated for Best Graphic Novel for Teens by the Young Adult  Library Services Association (YALSA). While this GN is not targeted at teens per se, it is good for all ages from teen up. We look forward to making the final cut. Greg Houston‘s Elephant Man gets reviewed by Booklist: “Superhero parodies don’t […]

Raves for The Broadcast and Axe-Man

November 2, 2010 by  
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Eric Hobbs’ and Noel Tuazon’s The Broadcast picks up more reviews and interviews: The Gutter Geek at The Comics Journal had this rave: “Mature, original, and deeply thoughtful. Takes advantage of the unique affordances of the comics medium to tell a complex tale interweaving several sets of characters and individual dramas with minimal dialogue and […]

Interviews on The Broadcast, including AICN.

October 29, 2010 by  
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Eric Hobbs, writer of the acclaimed new release The Broadcast, is interviewed by Joanna Draper Carlson on Comics Worth Reading. And this just in: an interview up on Aint It Cool News! Eric is such a popular guy.

Ain’t It Cool News and more on The Broadcast

October 28, 2010 by  
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“The tension grows to a peak when a storm knocks out the power right in the middle of the radio broadcast. Paranoia and bedlam follow, but as Sartre said, “hell is other people,” not Martians. The characters are well developed. You get a feeling of their pasts, without the use of too many flashbacks. There […]

LINK: Win a Signed Copy of THE BROADCAST

October 26, 2010 by  
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So it’s been almost a month — have you picked up a copy of THE BROADCAST? If not, now is the time. Reviews have been incredible  and the book is starting to disappear from shelves as word-of-mouth spreads. Meanwhile, Johanna at Comics Worth Reading is giving away a signed copy of the book this week […]