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 […]

2 reviews for Mr. Easter

April 5, 2010 by  
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…and people seem to be sharing our enthusiasm for Brooke Allen’s energetic new graphic novel: “Allen’s artwork is an extension of Tesana: bold, fantastical and beautiful in its purity. The book is fast-paced as Tesana and Mr. Easter are almost continuously in motion, and while the action panels are uncomplicated while still expressive, moving the […]

On the Odd Hours reviewed

March 23, 2010 by  
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First of all, Booklist says of this new book out now in our Louvre collection: “Virtuosically rendered by Liberge, who merges elegant clear-line figuration, expressionistic pastel coloration, and in the odd-hours sequences, superimposition effects, Bastien’s story powerfully expresses the irrepressible life of great art.” Comics Worth Reading adds, after a few reservations: “Yet I was left impressed […]

curious wonders

March 22, 2010 by  
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“A slim but packed volume of curious wonders, this is the sort of book one presses on friends, even if it’s quite impossible to say exactly why.” says Publishers Weekly of Trondheim’s latest collection of Little Nothings. Also Blogcritics on On the Odd Hours: “Embedded within this graphic novel is a critical consideration of the […]

Comics Journal actually waxing lyrical about Graylight

March 12, 2010 by  
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“Graylight is an excellent example of how flamboyance can enhance, rather than impair, a convoluted, magical story. Nowak may not explain everything in the story, but her generous visuals invite the reader to suppose what Graylight is in their own fashion, whether it be a romantic phantasmagoria or a subtle, spell-ridden myth.” And Ian Burns […]

Darling of the blogs

March 12, 2010 by  
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Little Nothings continues to get raves from prominent reviewers: “While Trondheim’s own nonchalance is likely as deceptive as his seemingly simplistic artwork, there’s something to be gained in even the most cursory reading of the worked contained herein. It’s funny, it’s charming as hell, and it’s almost painfully relatable. And best of all, it’s not […]

Little Nothings and Things Undone

March 9, 2010 by  
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“The pleasures of Uneasy Happiness are small ones: seeing a fine cartoonist articulate a feeling you’ve had yourself, watching him stumble through the confusing bits of life as we all do, occasionally vicariously living the life of a famous cartoonist through him. It’s likely to be far too quiet and contemplative for most habitual readers […]

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