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 […]

Miami Herald on Rall’s ‘Year.’

February 9, 2010 by  
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“The story is true, apparently, and unfolded in the 1980s after a freak medical condition resulted in Rall’s school expulsion for failure to take his final exams. Rall scripted but wisely left the illustrations to Callejo, who did a great job.” So says Richard Pachter today at the Miami Herald about Ted Rall’s The Year of […]

TCJ on Vatican Hustle & more reviews

February 4, 2010 by  
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“There’s a high level of cartooning skill on display in every panel, to the point where Houston fairly demands that the reader stop and linger on the images. A book that moved from mere self-indulgence to a uniquely comedic explosion of tightly-constructed gags and funny drawings.” Rob Clough over at The Comics Journal on Vatican Hustle […]

Nowak’s new Graylight ‘a must read’ says Popsyndicate

January 26, 2010 by  
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Pop Syndicate says of Nowak’s new Graylight: “Distinctively original and perfectly gorgeous artwork. Nowak employs a strange palette of colors, pastels mixed with earthy tones to create a lovely surreal vision of a winter landscape, a collection of characters utterly individual and reluctantly sharing a book with each other, much like the people in a […]

Big Khan back to press and still gets reviews

January 21, 2010 by  
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Playback:stl says of The Big Khan “Very highly recommended. Kleid‘s treatment of characters is pitch perfect. One of the book’s great strengths is its pacing and tone, conveyed by the frequent use of silent panels.” AND with all the great buzz and reviews this book has now sold out its 1st printing! The second printing has just […]

The Onion puts Geary in top 25 of decade

January 13, 2010 by  
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Specifically, they rave about his Mystery of Mary Rogers Book: “Roughly once a year throughout the ’00s, Rick Geary delivered another of his carefully researched, beautifully drawn “Treasury Of Victorian Murder” books (or lately, “Treasury Of XXth-Century Murder”). All are essential reading for comics fans and history buffs alike, but The Mystery Of Mary Rogers […]

Sequential Tart highly recommends Vatican Hustle

January 12, 2010 by  
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On Greg Houston‘s Vatican Hustle: “The first comic in a long time to make me laugh in public. If you do not enjoy the non sequiturs of Family Guy, you will want to avoid this book. Everyone else is in for a treat of the lowbrow type. Vatican Hustle is one of those comics that […]

Week in reviews

January 8, 2010 by  
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Joe & Azat in the Smithsonian? Indeed, a nice review of Jesse Lonergan’s Joe & Azat at the Smithsonian site: “Joe’s best guide is local Azat, “the computer expert at the education department” – never mind that the entire department has but one computer. Azat, “the greatest dreamer [Joe] ever met” is also his best friend […]