USA Today on Salvatore: “I LOVE THIS BOOK!”

January 14, 2011 by  
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“Late last night I started a new graphic novel. To my surprise, I couldn’t fall asleep until I found out whether the short talking pig [sic, actually a dog] was able to build his giant love-mobile and the shady goth cat had a change of heart. A near-perfect book. I was delighted by the art, which […]

reactions to Story of Lee, Salvatore and The Broadcast

January 12, 2011 by  
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For Salvatore: “This fun, heartfelt and blithe book is a joy to read and one of the best and most imaginative books NBM has published in recent years.” Comics Waiting Room “it’s a solidly entertaining, quiet story of possible love and family entanglements.” Says Antick Musings of our brand new Story of Lee by Sean […]

“Charming, amusing, unsettling”: Publishers Weekly on Salvatore + Little Nothings

January 4, 2011 by  
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“In this charming, amusing, and sometimes unsettling tale, pigs, dogs, cows, and cats move through France in a state of longing.. Their adventures spill across De Crécy’s lovely, muted watercolors, creating a magical world one longs to visit and making the animals’ emotions seem all too human. From De Crécy’s always surprising mind. He is […]

Library Media Connection on Networked and Dungeon +more

December 29, 2010 by  
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“Recommended. Teens will devour the action, suspense, and drama. The illustrations are amazing and add to the thrill of this graphic novel.” So says Library Media Connection of Networked. They also say of Dungeon, Twilight vol.3: “The artwork is lively, exciting, and full of details.” “The mix of comedy and drama is welcome and feels […]

Miami Herald on Networked

December 28, 2010 by  
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“This cautionary tale for teens and others about the dark side of social networking and privacy is a bit over the top, but why not? What was once science fiction is now part of everyday life, and veteran comics creators Jones and Badger do a masterful job of keeping things light and frothily entertaining on […]

Newsarama on Miss Don’t Touch Me and a preview of Story of Lee

December 27, 2010 by  
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“Hubert’s good ear for dialogue and fast-moving scenes keep the pace quick, while each page gives readers nearly a dozen panels of information and characterization.  There’s no obvious genre hook here – it’s simply good writing, a story about a girl’s dream to find a better life and the unfortunate slings and stones that hold […]

South China Morning Post.

December 26, 2010 by  
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The Hong Kong based newspaper ‘The South China Morning Post’ will feature an interview with me (or someone who looks a lot like me anyway) s. I discuss The Story of Lee a lot in that. Of course, because the story is SET in HK! That is coming out the first week of 2011 i […]

Salvatore, Dungeon reviews & more

December 22, 2010 by  
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On Salvatore: “It’s fairly rare to find a book that effectively balances comedy and tragedy, but De Crecy’s peculiar gift is to find pathos through absurdity, which to my fairly well-seasoned eye comes off as unique. Comes with a high recommendation for the curious and the adventurous.” FA- the comiczine “This is clearly not a […]

Booklist on De Crecy’s Salvatore and Miss Don’t Touch Me, School Lib. Jnl. on The Broadcast

December 16, 2010 by  
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“Hubert and Kerascoet tell this episode with artfulness and empathy that allow readers to appreciate Blanche’s dignity as well as her energy and creativity.” Booklist on the new Miss Don’t Touch Me vol.2. And then… “Eccentric” they say about De Crecy’s brand new Salvatore series, otherwise  dismissing the whole book as “the weird preoccupations of a French […]

Varied response on Miss Don’t Touch Me 2

December 3, 2010 by  
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I said it myself in the release for this book: after reading it, I was about to strangle Blanche for her block-headed naivete, this read can be frustrating. So some are disappointed, some even hate it and some like the reviewer at Gutter Geek (on The Comics Journal site) explains why this second tome of Blanche’s adventures might […]