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 […]

CBR’s Robot 6 On Joe & Azat and the latest Dungeon

November 18, 2009 by  
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On Dungeon Early Years 2: “The Dungeon series remains a thrilling, sharp read, in this case thanks largely in part to Blain’s stunning art work. Certainly this isn’t a good jumping-on point for newcomers, but it’s well worth getting through the series to arrive at this point. You’ll be surprised where the journey takes you.” […]

Sequential Tart on Joe & Azat + the National Post

November 16, 2009 by  
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“The art of Joe and Azat is deceptively simple. Black and white images, mostly of faces and places, do an adept job of telling the story. On the surface it represents the simple way of life for the people of Turkmenistan. However, when you study the images in adjunct with the text, the complexity of […]

Story of O reviewed by Skin Two

November 16, 2009 by  
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The famous art magazine of bondage Skin Two and its chief Tim Woodward reviews our Story of O: “Guido Crepax, the great pioneer of sensual graphic comics, uses multi-panelled pages to give the impression that you are peeping through a keyhole into O’s world of SM submission. She gives herself up to bondage, humiliation, sex […]

Story of O, Joe & Azat and Things Undone news

November 12, 2009 by  
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First one out of the gate, the site Comics Waiting Room‘s Avril Brown saying this: “From the very first page it is apparent why THE STORY OF O is recognized as Crepax’s finest work. The fine, sharp pencils turn each panel into a vintage etching. Some are fractured panels, giving the effect of seeing these sexual […]