Words for Big Kahn

August 25, 2009 by  
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More reviews for The Big Kahn: “This story moves in unexpected directions in a quiet and real-feeling way. This is not a sensationalistic story that might appear on a cable network; instead, Kleid allows the characters sufficient time and space to move in their own interesting directions.” Comics Bulletin “Well written, well drawn, with characters […]

Capt. Comics on Bringing Up Father

August 24, 2009 by  
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Forever Nuts is getting press not only for its latest Bringing Up Father collection but also for Happy Hooligan. Andrew “Capt. Comics” Smith of the Scripps-Howard newspaper chain says: “Bringing Up Father” was a much copied strip, not only for its simple and engaging premise, but also for creator George McManus’ beautiful art. This is […]

Geary’s Famous Players on IMDb

August 21, 2009 by  
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The hugely popular site about all things movies IMDb picked up a recent review on ComicMix about Geary’s latest Treasury of Murder: Famous Players: “No one does murder like Rick Geary. He is one of the quiet treasures of comics, and Famous Players is another great book – a wry, thoughtful, meticulously researched investigation into an intriguing […]

Geary’s Famous Players gets press and an interview

August 19, 2009 by  
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  Newsarama has just posted a very informative interview of Geary on this and his forthcoming bio of Trotsky from Hill & Wang. And… Gumshoe Review says of it: “informative and objective and based on meticulous research of the murder and historical era in which it occurred. The illustrations make the period, the setting, and […]

Highlow on Happy Hooligan

August 18, 2009 by  
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The review blog Highlow comics has a review of our Forever Nuts’ most recent two collections, Happy Hooligan and Bringing Up Father. Heavy praise went to Happy Hooligan: “Every fan of gag cartooning in particular needs to read HAPPY HOOLIGAN.” “The panel-to-panel transitions, the way he drew action and violence, the way he layered gag on […]

The Big Kahn gets The Big Press

August 12, 2009 by  
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First off: Booklist, an influential review of books: Kleid’s second graphic novel observes the fallout of a 40-year deception. At Rabbi David Kahn’s funeral, a Gentile asks to see his brother one more time. His brother? Just so, for the rabbi wasn’t a Jew. He came to Judaism as a young crook working a con […]

Big Kahn on USA Today Popcandy blog

August 6, 2009 by  
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Why I like it: Sometimes, the best information I get at Comic-Con comes from just strolling around and chatting with people. While wandering the convention floor, I started hearing buzz about Kleid’s new graphic novel, a tale that begins at a rabbi’s funeral. Rabbi Kahn’s grieving family is shocked to learn that the man they […]

VOYA on a bunch of NBM books

August 5, 2009 by  
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Voice Of Youth Advocates (VOYA), an influential professional publication for librarians catering to YA (Young Adult) audiences has reviewed 3 of our books recently: Of Famous Players by Geary: “A compelling tale full of jealousy, hatred, loyalty and a murderer who walked away from the crime.” of Why I Killed Peter: “Thought-provoking, difficult to put […]

The Onion and Sequential Tart on Bringing Up Father

August 4, 2009 by  
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“The gags are funny and well-designed, with a freewheeling spirit that’s held up well over the past century.” So says The Onion on Bringing Up Father, our Forever Nuts latest collection, out in stores now. Sequential Tart also says of it: “I began to appreciate the inventiveness of the comic, despite always following the same […]

Geary and Bringing Up Father reviewed

July 27, 2009 by  
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Booklist reviews our Bringing Up Father collection: “One of the most popular and longest-running comic strips. Soon, McManus  would develop into one of the funnies’ leading stylists.” And Publishers Weekly this week says of Geary’s new Famous Players: “His quirky b&w ink drawings are full of expression, recalling the melodrama of silent films.”