Little Nothings 2 reviews

March 23, 2009 by  
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Newsarama: Trondheim appears determined to guarantee himself a place on everyone’s Best Of lists on an annual basis. Everything about the strips, the humor, the coloring, the observations about our cultural standards, is warm and inviting. Trondheim’s self-effacing wit remains strong. Little Nothings has become the most welcome, positive and anticipated book of the year. […]

…and Newsarama praises First Time

March 10, 2009 by  
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“Sibylline imbues each short with a clear and strongly realized emotional core. Most enjoyable, nearly every story paints sex as a positive, joyful experience. There’s no shame or humiliation here, as nine of the women (unfortunately, not the doll) are willing partners in each act, and everyone comes out of their experiences richer for it. […]

ComicsWorthReading reviews a bunch

March 10, 2009 by  
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Johanna Draper Carlson’s ComicsWorthReading has just reviewed 4 of our recent books, besides Miss Don’t Touch Me which she calls “thrilling escapism with naughty touches”, Why I Killed Peter and First Time, she has this to say about Trondheim’s latest Little Nothings: “The work is gorgeous, due to the artist’s skill, observations, and especially watercolors. […]

Miami Herald on Why I Killed Peter

March 5, 2009 by  
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“If there is a healing process, this unforgettable graphic reminiscence is surely its catalyst. Collaborator Alfred evocatively illuminates Ka’s memoir of childhood innocence and grown-up pain. Special mention must be made of his extraordinary use of color and photography as magical elements to convey the emotional ambiguity and banality of evil.” So said Richard Pachter […]

Eurotica’s ‘First Time’ gets Publishers Weekly review

March 4, 2009 by  
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This week’s Publishers Weekly speaks highly of our new erotic collection First Time as published in our Eurotica* collection: “Manages to be frank in its depiction of physical sexuality without becoming pornographic, resulting in a charming ‘adults only’ anthology. This is highly recommended for readers looking for something erotic yet artistic and emotionally involving.” This […]

ComicsLit Makes 2 of Booklist top ten

February 26, 2009 by  
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NBM’s ComicsLit has gotten 2 of its graphic novels into the prestigious review magazine BOOKLIST top ten: Miss Don’t Touch Me “Virginal Florence moves into an upscale brothel in post–Great War Paris to sleuth what she feels was her sister’s murder. In terms of characterization, plot, and setting, and the integration of images and words, graphic novels […]

“It’s almost ridiculous how NBM seems to keep finding brilliant work”

February 24, 2009 by  
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Can ya blame us for lovin’ Marc Mason over at ComicsWaitingRoom? The above is what he said in his review for Miss Don’t Touch Me where he also says: “MISS DON’T TOUCH ME is one of the most interesting blends of wickedly dark humor and grisly gore in recent memory. The script makes no bones […]

A great interview and overview of Mathieu (Museum Vaults)

February 18, 2009 by  
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Arthur magazine has just posted a great interview and overview of Marc Antoine Mathieu’s work and especially his latest Museum Vaults we published, part of the Louvre collection of graphic novels presently in exhibit at the Louvre itself, see this previous blog entry on that. The piece is written by author Sasha Watson (Vidalia in Paris), her […]

Publishers Weekly on Little Nothings and School Lib. Jnl. on David B

February 18, 2009 by  
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“Trondheim creates autobiographical sketches with a Seinfeld-ian mania for capturing the quotidian details of normal life, particularly its irritations. [His] light wit and springlike watercolor tones give even the most curmondgeonly observations a lilting and jesting flair.” So says Publishers Weekly, this week, about Trondheim’s latest Little Nothings volume. Meantime, School Library Journal has this […]

The Stranger On Miss Don’t Touch Me

February 17, 2009 by  
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“The mystery is involving and proceeds at a sprightly pace. It’s refreshing to see a sex-positive story and heartening to see a female lead character who’s quick-witted and brave. There’s no American analogue for this kind of breathless comic book mystery. It’s all so perfectly French.” …says The Stranger of Seattle about Miss Don’t Touch […]