Big Nothings

March 5, 2010 by  
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Trondheim’s Little Nothings keeps rolling on on the web: Rob Clough at The Comics Journal: “I always found myself drawn to his autobiographical material the most.  He’s self-deprecating without being mawkish, introspective without navel-gazing and consistently funny. At this point, I hope Little Nothings runs forever.  It’s already my favorite diary comic of all time […]

Slate on O

March 5, 2010 by  
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Sasha Watson strikes again this time on the Slate site with a great piece on our Story of O and its background . The anonymous author’s ‘coming out’ in the New Yorker in 1994 brought forth some juicy details… “What’s shocking about Story of O is just how shocking it really is. You’d think, in our pornified culture, […]

week in reviews

March 3, 2010 by  
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Greg Houston’s outrageous Vatican Hustle is primed on Baker’s Dozen where the 1st part of a fun interview is presented. Bill Baker says of the GN: “Over the years, I’ve been lucky to have had that exciting first contact scenario repeat itself several times. Even better, I’ve often then been given the honor of introducing […]

“On Odd Hours” in Art News

March 3, 2010 by  
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Art News has a beautiful 2 page piece on this series written by Sasha Watson (“Vidalia in Paris”) just as the next Louvre co-edition, On the Odd Hours, ships from our warehouse: “A young man with a Mohawk stands at the top of the Louvre’s grand staircase and strikes a gong, awakening the rebellious spirit […]

Much Ado about Little Nothings.

February 25, 2010 by  
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“A giant in French comics, Trondheim  has always been a marvelous observer of the extraordinary little moments in everyday existence. All rendered in the simple but expressive and versatile style that has always been one of his greatest strengths. Verdict: Recommended for those who appreciate low-key but charming autobiographical comics.”  Library Journal “Trondheim’s third collection […]

Booklist on Graylight: for connoisseurs

February 24, 2010 by  
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“For connoisseurs of serious literature and film as well as graphic novels.” says Booklist of Naomi Nowak’s new Graylight.

Comics Reporter on Little Nothings: straight to the top of the pile

February 24, 2010 by  
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Lewis Trondheim’s newest entry in his comics blog collection of Little Nothings (vol.3: Uneasy Happiness) gets these words from Tom Spurgeon of The Comics Reporter: “It’s one of the few series that vaults to the head of the reading pile whenever it shows up in the mailbox. For whatever reason, Trondheim’s diary comics play to […]

Year of Loving Dangerously still gets reactions.

February 23, 2010 by  
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“The Year of Loving Dangerously is just the second book I’ve read of Ted Rall’s, the first being his account of his travels along the Silk Road in Silk Road to Ruin. I quite enjoyed the latter, how he combined his memories of the trip with accurate descriptions of the people and political climes of […]

Unshelved on The Big Kahn

February 23, 2010 by  
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The very popular daily strip for Librarians “Unshelved” recommends The Big Khan. And this book, by the way, has gone back to press!

Malefic reviewed by SF site

February 10, 2010 by  
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“The works, complete and often accompanied with some of the initial drawings that led to the finished piece, are hauntingly beautiful. The poetry and power of the images depicted are timeless in their quality and the dark subject matter resonates in this age of Twilight. If you enjoy a fantasy art, this is one of […]

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