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 […]

Reactions to Joe & Azat

October 28, 2009 by  
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Jesse Lonergan’s latest, JOE & AZAT is a fun discovery for reviewers: Andrew ‘Capt. Comics’ Smith of Scripps Howard News service thought: “One almost wants to meet Azat, the eternally optimistic and enthusiastic Turkmen with an idealized view of America, plus grandiose dreams of business success and romantic love. Joe knows that Azat’s ambitions are […]

People still discoverin’ that Hooligan!

October 22, 2009 by  
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A great rave post on Dan Nadel’s Comics Comics for Happy Hooligan followed by fun comments. Where were you guys when we published this moons ago? We might have sold more than a couple copies!

Praise for Geary’s Famous Players and an interview

October 22, 2009 by  
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School Library Journal pipes in on Geary‘s latest entry to his increasingly popular Treasury of Murder: “Geary shows how the real people living the Hollywood dream might not have always been what they wanted others to believe. Clothing, hairstyles, and architecture give readers a “you are there” sense, as does the action, which is seen by […]