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. […]

NBM in October: Miss Don’t Touch Me is back!

August 12, 2010 by  
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Here’s what we’ve got coming in October and being solicited for now at your comic bookstore: MISS DON’T TOUCH ME, Vol. 2 Hubert & Kerascoet Blanche tries to leave the Pompadour, the high class house of call-girls, but their hooks are in deep. Nevertheless she encounters what could be her ticket out: a very handsome […]

THE BROADCAST: Anatomy of a Scene, Part 3

August 11, 2010 by  
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This one doesn’t require much explanation. Once Noel and I are both happy with the layouts, he goes to work. A few weeks later, I end up with something like this waiting in my inbox… I know, I know. Someone shouldn’t get to work with an artist THIS talented on their first book. But hey, […]

Wilson of Story of Lee and ‘AX’ interviewed by Publishers Weekly

August 11, 2010 by  
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Sean Michael Wilson, writer of our forthcoming Story of Lee and editor of  ‘AX, alternative manga’ which just came out, spoke with Publishers Weekly on a quite busy publishing schedule this fall: he also has adaptations from Classics Library and of Japanese classics with Kodansha coming out. Busy man whose name will be popping up everywhere for some […]

THE BROADCAST: Anatomy of a Scene, Part 2

August 10, 2010 by  
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Yesterday I shared an excerpt from THE BROADCAST’s script, today I want to give you a look at the next step — layouts. Essentially, Noel takes the script and does a very rough version of the illustrated page. It’s a vital step in the process because it gives us a chance to make sure the […]

Mr. Easter and On Odd Hours reviewed

August 10, 2010 by  
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In a round-up that appeared on Sunday, The Miami Herald praised two of our books (out of a total of 6 only): “A Home for Mr. Easter” and “On the Odd Hours“. For Mr. Easter, by Brooke A. Allen, an exciting new talent, reviewer Richard Pachter said: “Astonishingly, Allen is still a student at Savannah […]

THE BROADCAST: Anatomy of a Scene, Part 1

August 9, 2010 by  
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This week I wanted to give a behind-the-scenes look at how Noel and I collaborated on THE BROADCAST. Below I’ve attached a small script excerpt that takes place near the beginning of the book’s second act. I’d love to tell you this is the first step in the creative process, but I’m just not that […]

Newsarama and G4 review Geary

August 9, 2010 by  
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  “Terrific book by a modern comics master” says Newsarama on Geary’s Axe-Man of New Orleans at your store now. And G4 just posted a video review: “Great story-telling and absolutely captivating!”

A rain of reviews for Axe-Man

August 5, 2010 by  
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Comics Book Resources highly recommends Ricker Geary’s latest Axe-Man of New Orleans and provides a number of pages previews. “AXE-MAN is proof of Geary’s obvious talent for resurrecting cold cases and presenting them in an easy to read package. With each page the reader is absorbed further and further into a tragic scene long gone but never […]

Tony Isabella on Axe-Man: full 5 Tonys

August 4, 2010 by  
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“The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans is the latest book in Rick Geary’s “A Treasury of XXth Century Murder” series.  While it’s unquestionably ghastly of me to revel in these histories of murder most foul, I do find them irresistibly inviting and even charming. Geary’s style lends itself perfectly to this shocking tale of unsolved killings […]