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. […]

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 […]