A Pre-review of ‘Philosophy: a Discovery in Comics’

June 5, 2012 by  
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I admit: I regularly google the title of my book to see where it pops up on the web – a few weeks back, I stumbled across this on the blog Comics and… Other Imaginary Tales: I had never heard of Action Philosophers and was intrigued, so I ordered it. It arrived a few days ago […]

ROHAN AT THE LOUVRE is a “Must Read”

May 21, 2012 by  
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If you haven’t checked out Rohan at the Louvre yet, what are you waiting for?  The book is continuing to get some fantastic reviews… What’s the matter?  You don’t like good comics? “Rohan at the Louvre has all the elements of my type of story: fairy tale whimsy, attention to the artistic process, and an ending […]

Everybody is Talking About RICK GEARY

May 4, 2012 by  
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Last week we announced that Rick Geary’s latest volume of The Treasury of XXth Century Murder, Lover’s Lane: The Hall-Mills Mystery will be released this June. Here’s what iFanboy said just about the solicitation: “Each time Rick Geary releases a new comic on a historical murder, you can be sure that I’ll recommend it.” Geary’s […]

Ephemeral Tidbits – New Reviews For NBM Favorites

May 3, 2012 by  
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It’s always nice to see that a book lives on beyond it’s release date.  Hopefully being shared and recommended to like minded readers. Teacher Librarian Magazine‘s Joe Sutliff Sanders recently took a look at Sean Michael Wilson and Chie Kutsuwada’s The Story of Lee commenting: “Drawn with the iconic faces and screen-tones manga aficionados cherish, […]

More Thoughts On STARGAZING DOG

May 2, 2012 by  
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Sure, Takashi Murakami’s Stargazing Dog was well received when it first came out (making several “Best of 2011″ Lists), but what are other reviewers thinking in regard to this title? “Takashi Murakami’s Stargazing Dog will break your heart. I can’t emphasize that enough…The story sucked me in that hard. I’m a softie for this book, […]

The Critics Speak! Reviews of ROHAN AT THE LOUVRE Hit The Web!

April 30, 2012 by  
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The latest volume in our Louvre series, Rohan at the Louvre by Hirohiko Araki has been out for a bit now and we’ve gotten many fantastic mentions and reviews. “Triggers bodily mayhem of a type sure to warm the hearts of old souls who remember the author’s early ’80s bio-mutation opus Baoh.” –  The Comics […]

Booklist on Colon’s Inner Sanctum

March 6, 2012 by  
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Here’s what Booklist has to say of Colon’s Inner Sanctum, that while the stories aren’t roofraising: “The energy Colón infuses into them makes them constitute something more enjoyable than a pop-cultural trip down memory lane.”

The joy of getting slightly creeped out.

March 1, 2012 by  
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                          School Library Journal says of Colon’s Inner Sanctum: “Colón maintains the period settings and character interactions, while showing how ominous shading, gestures caught in frozen moments, staring yet lifeless eyes, and the confusion between reality and nightmarish deformity convert the tales from […]

Disguised as a cute animal story…

February 14, 2012 by  
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  Caught this one a bit late admitedly, from Library Journal on Bubbles & Gondola: “A delightful and well-executed story recommended to those needing a spiritual lift or creative inspiration… fresh, quirky perspective.” Another review for this in School Library Journal: “Disguised as a cute animal story, Dillies’s substantive tale of writer’s block, social anxiety, […]

“Female descendants of Max and Moritz”

February 3, 2012 by  
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“Here are the female descendants of Wilhelm Busch’s Max and Moritz. Like Busch’s awful boys, it’s impossible not to cheer these two through all their silliness and well-deserved comeuppances.” Booklist on Kinky & Cosy. From Robot 6: Chris Mautner: “You know who’s great? Lewis Trondheim. Trondheim continues to reveal his life to readers on a […]