Boneyard, Axe-Man of New Orleans, A Home for Mr. Easter news.

September 1, 2010 by  
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“Written with charm and wit, as well as action and passion, Boneyard vol.7 will not disappoint fans of the series yet is also a sufficiently accessible and self-contained story as to be a serviceable jumping-on point for new readers. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!” The Midwest Book Review & Richard Moore is interviewed by Newsarama about this volume and […]

More on the outrageous Elephant Man!

August 27, 2010 by  
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The latest on Greg Houston’s recent GN Elephant Man comes from Sequential Tart: “As a broad parody of Superman, I thought this first issue was spot on. I thought the humor in Elephant Man was great, the writing is definitely the comic’s strongest asset. The over-the-top dialogue was outstanding, particularly the rants of Handsome Dirk. […]

Alternative Views on ‘Networked’

August 25, 2010 by  
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From ComicMix, picked up by the big site IMDb: “Privacy Activism is a non-profit company designed to make people aware and give them knowledge and tools to determine how much they want to share or to protect. To educate the younger masses, they created Carabella, a hip, blue-skinned college-aged woman and have used her in […]

LINK: Joe Shuster Awards on The Broadcast

August 25, 2010 by  
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Robert Haines had some very nice things to say about THE BROADCAST over at the Joe Shuster Awards website yesterday. While not a review, he did say that, “Noel has created moody, evocative pages which capture the spirit of the story.” I couldn’t agree more. I keep telling people his art in THE BROADCAST is […]

Horror Author Bob Freeman Reviews The Broadcast

August 24, 2010 by  
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My friend and fellow Indiana-based writer Bob Freeman had some very nice things to say in his review of THE BROADCAST this morning, saying “This is what you hope for when you dip into the indie market. Smart. Riveting. Complex. Compelling, First and foremost, The Broadcast is a solid literary work…..this should be an instant […]

Elephant Man: “Come for the art, stay for the derangement”

August 23, 2010 by  
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What they’re saying of Elephant Man , Greg Houston’s latest: “Come for the art, stay for the derangement, and release most notions of “plotting.” SF Site “Cheerfully grotesque. Has its sweetly offensive moments.” Bill Sherman, Blogcritics and picked up by the Seattle Post Intelligencer. And this one just in! “I can see it now: “I am […]

THE BROADCAST: Anatomy of a Scene, Part 5

August 17, 2010 by  
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So we’ve gone through all the motions. Script, layouts, artwork, a new script. After all that, this is what the final result looks like: For me this moment is always somewhat bittersweet. There’s nothing better than seeing your story come together. At the same time, this is when I have to lock it in and […]

Booklist on Networked

August 16, 2010 by  
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“This cautionary tale—a project of PrivacyActivism, a group dedicated to online privacy education—outstrips simple purposefulness to provide a rip-roaring good story. Offers much for casual readers as well as book groups and curriculum designers.” Booklist On Networked, Carabella on the Run, at your store now, and from us.

2 for Mr Easter: Midwest Book Review and VOYA

August 13, 2010 by  
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“Allen‘s quirky book with its unconventional heroine may not be for everyone, but any teen who has rooted for the underdog, likes fantasy, and doesn’t need a heroine who is shapely and beautiful, will enjoy it a lot.” Kat Kan in VOYA, both of which are influential amongst libraries. “Vivid and action-packed, keeps the story […]

THE BROADCAST: Anatomy of a Scene, Part 4

August 12, 2010 by  
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Once Noel’s finished his work on a scene it’s time for me to go in and give the dialogue one final polish (I’m something of a perfectionist). Sometimes I don’t need to make changes at all. Usually, however, I do. For instance, this scene saw the addition of one or two panels on each page. […]