Review roundup: Dungeon, Little Nothings and On the Odd Hours

June 13, 2010 by  
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The Seattle Post Intelligencer picked up the Blog Critics review of Dungeon Twilight vol.3.: “with satiric bite, visual inventiveness, and engagingly fallible anthropomorphic heroes, New Centurions delivers the goods, particularly in its second half.” The Comics Journal’s Rob Clough has this to say about our latest entry in the Louvre collection, On the Odd Hours: […]

NY Times Book Review on Little Nothings

June 7, 2010 by  
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The prolific French cartoonist Lewis Trondheim keeps a public diary in comics form — doodles with casual but impressive water­colors — translated into English as “Little Nothings.” (For whatever reason, he draws himself with an ungainly, monobrowed bird’s head.) In the third volume, LITTLE NOTHINGS: Uneasy Happiness (ComicsLit/­NBM, paper, $14.95), he figures out how to […]

Graphic Novel Reporter puts 4 NBM books in Best of Summer

June 3, 2010 by  
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John Hogan over at GNR must like us, we guess, as he’s put most of our summer output on their Hottest Graphic Novels for the Summer list. That includes Networked: Carabella on the Run, The Broadcast, The Axe-Man of New Orleans and even includes Noe’s latest salacious (and indeed bitingly funny) Pin-Up Artist from NBM’s Eurotica imprint […]

Dungeon Twilight 3 reviews and a guide to the Dungeon world

May 18, 2010 by  
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“I always enjoy these French mainstream fantasy comics, even when I’m not sure what it is I’m enjoying. Certainly creators/plotters Lewis Trondheim and Joann Sfar are modern exemplars when it comes to how one straddles mainstream success and artistic achievement, and as page-to-page, madcap cartooning it’s hard to go wrong with watching their mostly well-selected […]

“That’s truly what LOVING DANGEROUSLY is…literature.”

April 23, 2010 by  
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So says Ain’t It Cool News reviewing Ted Rall and Pablo Callejo’s Year of Loving Dangerously: “When a book like LOVING DANGEROUSLY does come along, I have to read it twice because I am so taken aback by the fact honest-to-God literature is being produced in graphic novel format. And that’s truly what LOVING DANGEROUSLY […]

The next big thing in indie comics

April 20, 2010 by  
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That’s what Gutter Geek on The Comics Journal site says of Brooke Allen and her A Home for Mr. Easter: “Allen is a pitch-perfect storyteller with total control over the page.  To call Allen’s art fluid would be like announcing that water is wet. Imagine that Jack Kirby created Little Lotta for Harvey Comics in 1953, […]

On Odd Hours…

April 15, 2010 by  
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“Liberge’s illustrations are very strong.  Detailed and moody, each page swirls with dark colors, and Liberge’s strong character work enables readers to immediately emphasize with Bastien and those around him.” Newsarama “One of the strangest yet most haunting novels I have been privileged to read.” Grasping for the Wind Adding another review (4/19) which appears […]

2 of our Manhwa make top ten must-read.

April 12, 2010 by  
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A post over at Manga critic that makes us blush. Around an exhibit of Manhwa and a list provided there of the best, this critic sought to make a revision and added two of our 3 manhwas to a top ten must-read list: Run Bon-Gu, Run and at the very top: Buja’s Diary.

Mr. Easter gets attention

April 12, 2010 by  
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From ComicMix: “Her black and white artwork is unique and comical. This is a terrific first effort and I look forward to more from Ms. Allen.” Realms of Fantasy will soon have this review by Andrew Wheeler: “[Tesana]’s soon being chased by a large and varied cast of ne’er-do-wells, stage magicians, animal rights activists, nasty […]

Little Nothings and On Odd Hours get reviewed

April 5, 2010 by  
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Trondheim’s Little Nothings keeps sweeping ‘em up! ICv2: “A solidly entertaining look at the life of an artist.  Fans of his other work may find this an interesting piece of slice of life graphic novels.” From Comics Worth Reading: “Reading each new volume of this series is like a vacation, traveling the world from the […]