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 [...]
“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. [...]
“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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
“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 [...]
As usual, the writing is well-tooled and funny, with just the right touch of absurdity. The guest artists have a deft hand, though they don’t stray far from the usual Dungeon style. A good continuation of a worthwhile series.” Booklist on the latest Dungeon, Monstres vol.3 And here’s Newsarama on The Broadcast: A taut thriller [...]
“Hobbs’ brilliant, character-driven script weaves a tight psychological thriller that at once feels both intimate and epic. Although, on the surface, Tuazon’s raw, cartoony style may seem like a mismatch for Hobbs’ tight, sophisticated script, the contrast in artistic sensibilities only underscores the intense emotions lurking beneath the plot’s surface. Tuazon’s use of ink washes [...]
Tony Isabella loooves Geary’s latest The Axe-Man of New Orleans: “He takes his readers back to that time, draws us into the fearful moments of the spree, and leaves us more than a little unsettled afterwards. THE FULL FIVE TONYS!” in the Comics Buyers Guide. And here’s Sequential Tart piping in on it: “To die [...]
“This fast-paced, engrossing read should appeal to teens and up while pushing them to grasp ominous possibilities associated with social networking, cellphones and such. Carabella is such an engaging action herione that she holds interest and empathy. With loose, enthusiastic color art.” So says Library Journal about Networked.