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 […]

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 […]