Royo’s Malefic reviewed

December 29, 2009 by  
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Comic Mix reviews Malefic, which was then picked by the much larger IMDb: “His art speaks volumes without a single letter. He works predominantly with acrylic and oil on paper and the work is moving and imaginative. There’s an undercurrent of sensuality in his compositions regardless of setting or impending doom. Royo fans will certainly […]

San Diego Tribune on Rall’s latest

December 24, 2009 by  
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“Ted Rall is a terrific journalist (“Silk Road to Ruin”), a take-no-prisoners political cartoonist (“America Gone Wild,” to name just one collection, and his work runs in many media outlets) and … gigolo? There’s sex, sure, but it’s a hard and humiliating way to go, and Rall is brutal as he savages himself and the […]

Top ten lists

December 24, 2009 by  
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We’re making a few: Mijeong, a manhwa, made Popcultureshock‘s list of best of 2009: “Wholly unlike most of the other English-translated manhwa hitting the shelves these days, this volume is a hidden gem, with glimpses of true brilliance that promise a great future for the artist.” SFSite put The Big Kahn in theirs: “Kleid’s story […]

Booklist on Joe & Azat

December 17, 2009 by  
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“Lonergan’s clean, sharp lines, minimal backgrounds, and pure black and white (no grays, not even via shading) make another story of a youthful, probably temporary relationship vivid and affecting. Altogether excellent.” See more on Joe & Azat and Jesse Lonergan.

Vatican Hustle(s) the reviewers

December 16, 2009 by  
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Vatican Hustle by Greg Houston gets a few awed remarks: “a love letter to the blacksploitation genre penned in the only manner such a note can successfully be executed: way the hell over the top. Houston clearly had a blast writing and drawing Vatican Hustle, and his joy is infectious.” Brian Heater of The Daily Cross Hatch […]

Ted Rall gets interviewed + more reviews for ‘Year of Loving Dangerously’

December 16, 2009 by  
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  First, let’s point you to a fun interview on Smith Magazine’s site with Ted Rall on his recent Year of Loving Dangerously. Greg McElhatton of Read About Comics sees Rall’s book as a bit of an exercise in self-justification but still grants that “This is the kind of glimpse into someone’s life that readers […]

JOE & AZAT visit Publishers Weekly and RALL on Booklist

December 8, 2009 by  
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Ted Rall and Pablo Callejo’s The Year of Loving Dangerously just keeps getting the accolades, the latest from Booklist: “He was more interested in well-stocked refrigerators than impending sexual adventures. Realistically illustrated in soft colors by Callejo, of Bluesman (2004–06) fame, and maximally unbuttoned in some places, Rall’s sympathetic account of his life on the […]

Geary makes top ten list, Things Undone rave from Booklist

December 2, 2009 by  
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Shane White’s Things Undone has an excellent review to its credit in the influential Booklist: “This indie graphic novel has high appeal, especially for Rick’s peers. His gradual zombification is slyly funny without becoming grotesque.” Booklist And SF Site has put Geary’s latest Famous Players in its top ten list. The paperback of this is just […]

Sequential Tart on O

December 1, 2009 by  
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Sequential Tart has a very well researched review, brings up some interesting background. “The story stands the test of time, partly because it is a catalogue of classic pornographic and Sadean tropes (Susan Sontag called The Story of O “meta-pornography”), but also because it has a purposely retro feel. Crepax gives the comic a flapper-era […]

Newsarama on Rall’s Year

November 24, 2009 by  
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While saying this may fall short of a must-read, Michael Lorah at Newsarama says: “Rall does a fine job laying out the story, weaving his year of dangerous love with flashbacks that explain his predicament. It’s an impressive balancing act, and he makes it work. The dialogue is convincing, and most of the women are […]