Trondheim’s Little Nothings reviewed in Booklist

February 10, 2009 by  
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Lewis Trondheim’s Little Nothings: The Prisoner Syndrome (which is vol.2)  has a review coming from Booklist: “Trondheim thinks hard about his surroundings and communicates his musings just glibly enough to invite readers to pause and think as well as enjoy his Everyman worries.”

David B interview and a review

February 4, 2009 by  
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Another interview is up with more insight from David B on his creative process behind Nocturnal Conspiracies at Graphic Novel Reporter. Also, Publishers Weekly reviews the book this week both in the mag and in their weekly comics newsletter saying “it makes for a gorgeous, mysterious volume.”

L.A. Times on David B + more great reviews

February 2, 2009 by  
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Just Sunday, The L.A. Times had this to say about our Nocturnal Conspiracies: “Overall, the drawings create an anxious, voyeuristic intimacy, as if we are peering through a window unseen. “Nocturnal Conspiracies continues the emotional and artistic work of “Epileptic”, stripping the art -and the artist- down to raw process.” Why I Killed Peter gets […]

‘Teacher Librarian’ on Bluesman and Lindbergh

February 2, 2009 by  
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The magazine ‘Teacher Librarian’ has some good things to say of two of our books: For The Lindbergh Child: “The tension between Geary’s newspaper-style captions and the devastated people he describes produces a story that is simultaneously factual and poignant.”   For Bluesman: “A moody masterpiece of fiction.”

Starred review for Why I Killed Peter from PW + other reviews

January 27, 2009 by  
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Publisher’s Weekly has this week given a starred review for Why I Killed Peter, calling it “hauntingly evocative. Ka is unable to ignore his past any longer and decides to tell his story, teaming with artist Alfred to create a graphic memoir. Alfred’s blending of ink drawings and digital photographs in the final gut-wrenching scenes […]

Moresukine just keeps on comin’

January 26, 2009 by  
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“Each mini-episode manages to be informative, entertaining, and a bit puzzling, too, by design. Throughout, Schwieger shows both funky humor and affectionate awe toward this alien culture immersing him.” so says Library Journal about Moresukine.

Newsarama on Miss Don’t Touch Me

January 26, 2009 by  
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“Miss Don’t Touch Me (NBM Publishing) is really nothing more than a murder mystery and period piece, but it sure is a good one—so good, in fact, that you may find yourself needing to be reminded how un-ambitious an unpretentious it actually is. ” See the full review on Newsarama.

Paul Gravett weighs in on our stuff…

January 22, 2009 by  
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The great critic and author of books on comics has a couple brilliant reviews: this for Why I Killed Peter and this for Ordinary Victories. He even goes as far as saying Bottomless Bellybutton pales next to Ordinary Victories! Nyah. Terry

“When all seemed lost, he does get the girl, the cake, or the dog.”

January 22, 2009 by  
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We’re talking about Happy Holigan here and this is from a great review in the California Literary Review: “Seen in the context of this long tradition, Opper ultimately created a great gag, a caricatured layabout with an appalling taste in orange polka dot undershirts. Viewed in retrospect, post-Depression, however, he acquires a special poignancy. Here […]

Moresukine reviewed in Daily Yomiuri

January 21, 2009 by  
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The Daily Yomiuri, an English-language Japanese paper ran a long well-illustrated review of Dirk Schwieger’s Moresukine calling it “Highly Entertaining. Amusing look at many aspects of life in Japan.” It goes on to describe quite a few of Schwieger’s ‘exploits’ under the command of internet readers.