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 […]

massively amusing

November 24, 2009 by  
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“You can’t get enough of these characters from page to page; you want to read what other sick shit the Holiest of Holies has gotten himself into lately. You want to see the Boss Karate Black Guy Jones tap some tail and kick some fat ass. Houston’s art is just as exaggerated and over-the-top as […]

Rall’s Year starting to get reaction

November 23, 2009 by  
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“Say what you will about political lightning rod Ted Rall: the man’s not afraid of coming off like a dick. Callejo’s painted art, a far cry from the proto-punk stylings Rall uses on his political cartoons, captures the milieu wonderfully and even manages to convey the varying degrees of dismay Rall’s young self feels over […]

Ain’titcool: Story of O

November 19, 2009 by  
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A rave with reservations if that can be. While Ain’t It Cool News was at times appalled by what O goes through, even calling the book mysoginistic (which means he didn’t really get it) he waxes lyrical about Crepax’ adaptation of it: “First of all, the Eurotica imprint of NBM Publishing has done a beautiful […]

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