ForeWord on The Big Kahn

June 9, 2009 by  
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Bright and early, ForeWord, the magazine covering small press for the nation’s libraries, weighs in with  a review of The Big Kahn: “A story about belief and truth—in gods, marriages, and selves. An interesting addition to all high school, community, and church libraries. Excellent for book clubs and study groups as well.” And look for articles […]

Ain’t It Cool News on Arlene’s Heart and First TIme

June 5, 2009 by  
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“I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t agree that Frances’ art is something to be cherished, enveloped in, and appreciated. Art lovers and fable lovers, seek ARLENE’S HEART out.” “This isn’t your typical comic-spank fare. It’s a delicate dissection of sex in graphic form. These private moments are written and drawn by some extremely talented creators. […]

Big Kahn makes Hottest Summer GNs on GraphicNovelReporter

GraphicNovelReporter.com has come out with a list of the 15 hottest graphic novels to look forward to this summer and our The Big Kahn is in! If you’re in NYC this weekend come to the MoCCA show to meet the authors and get a free special MoCCA edition paperback preview! At our booth.

Why I Killed Peter reviewed by Library Journal

May 26, 2009 by  
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“Alfred’s charming, emotional color art captures wonderfully Ollie’s youthful joy and psychological turmoil. Sensitive. Recommended for older teens and up.” So says Library Journal of Why I Killed Peter about the author’s experience with abuse at the hands of an otherwise cool priest. This only adds to the great press this book had gotten, including The […]

Precocious Curmudgeon on NBM’s books

May 20, 2009 by  
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A slew of reviews of late over at Precocious Curmudgeon! First David Welsh, the author of this blog has some good words about us: “I don’t think I’ve ever sat down and considered just how much reading pleasure I’ve gotten out of NBM’s catalog. Maybe it’s because they have a very restrained publishing schedule, only a […]

ICv2 reviews Famous Players

May 15, 2009 by  
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Giving it 4 1/2 stars (out of 5) ICv2′s Tom Flinn, in their latest printed Insider’s Guide, says of Rick Geary’s forthcoming book (ships in June): “Geary does an admirable job of illustrating the intricacies of the case.” And he goes on to detail the facts, as well as the scandals that started to rack the Hollywood […]

Why I Killed Peter gets 4 stars from Comics Buyers Guide

May 11, 2009 by  
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The latest issue of Comics Buyers Guide makes Why I  Killed Peter a pick of the month, gives it a full 4 stars and calls it “One of the best autobiographical graphic novels. In fact, it may actually be the best.” If you haven’t checked this out yet, it’s a very sensitive rendering of a […]

Omnivoracious on 5 years of Dungeon

May 8, 2009 by  
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It’s true, we haven’t made that much about it, but with Dungeon Zenith, vol.3, we reached a milestone: 10 volumes, 5 years of publishing the series. Omnivoracious, the book blog on Amazon is good to right that wrong with columnist Jeff VanderMeer saying: “One of my great reading pleasures this decade has been the discovery of Dungeon […]

Publishers Weekly on Dungeon Zenith 3

May 5, 2009 by  
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The raves continue for the Dungeon series. Its newest volume, the 3rd in the Zenith branch, is praised in this week’s issue of Publishers Weekly: “It’s hard to say if Sfar and Trondheim’s long running Dungeon epic is a dead-on parody of sword-and-sorcery cliches or if it’s just a first-rate fantasy series that happens to […]

More raves for Little Nothings

April 21, 2009 by  
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From Comics 212: “I haven’t yet gotten around to publishing my Best-Graphic-Novels-of-2008 List, but the first collection of Lewis Trondheim’s Little Nothings is most assuredly on it. Little Nothings is the series of collections of Trondheim’s diary comics–moments from his days being one of the most respected cartoonists in the world, and the international travel […]