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.

Library Journal on Moresukine

January 16, 2009 by  
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“Throughout, Schwieger shows both funky humor and affectionate awe toward this alien culture immersing him. As popular anthropology, this title will have strongest appeal in collections where manga is hot.” Says Martha Cornog of Moresukine in an issue of LJ out earlier this month. She reviews graphic novels regularly for Library Journal and other Library publications

Miss Don’t Touch Me gets a star from Booklist

January 14, 2009 by  
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Miss Don’t Touch Me, which has just hit store shelves is starting off its press with nothing less than a starred review from the highly-regarded Booklist, a magazine for Libraries: “It’s hard to imagine a sequential art story better than this in terms of character development, plotting, realization of settings, and interconnection between visual and […]

Comic Book Resources on Why I Killed Peter

January 13, 2009 by  
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CBR adds its rave for this book: “This is an excellent work. Recommended.”

Why I Killed Peter gets rave attention

January 12, 2009 by  
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Reviews for this book are rolling in at quite a clip! “Highly successful both as literature and visual art, this is a book to recommend to abuse survivors as well as readers who appreciate exploring life’s difficult realities.” Booklist “touching story of trust and betrayal.” Litmob “It’s a strong and important book, and above all, […]