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 […]

Catp. Comics, Teacher Librarian and Unshelved on our books (and more)

January 21, 2012 by  
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Ernie Colon gets an excellent interview over at Comics Bulletin by Jason Sacks. And Andrew “Captain Comics” Smith over at Scripps Howard News Service has this to say about it: “[Colon] can scare the pants off you. I highly recommend “Inner Sanctum,” which ought to come with a reinforced belt.” Smith (same review) also has come […]

Press tidbits of the week

January 11, 2012 by  
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“Dillies’ art evokes the work of an earlier poetic penman, George (Krazy Kat) Herriman, though with a trace more detailed elegance. (The book’s carnival scenes are particularly splendiferous.)” Says The Seattle Post Intelligencer, via Blog Critics of Bubbles & Gondola. Library Media Connection gives Rick Geary‘s Sacco & Vanzetti a starred review: “If anyone can […]

Pendleton Ward loves Dungeon, many top tens + lots more love

January 3, 2012 by  
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First an interesting factoid: the creator of the Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time show, Pendleton Ward cites Joann Sfar and Dungeon as a strong influence in this interview on USA Today’s Pop Candy column.  Stargazing Dog is #3 on Panel Patter, #5 on Comics Worth Reading, on the best list of Kuriousity, and #1 on SFSite/Nexus Graphica.  Catherine Dacey […]

Rick Geary on All Things Considered.

December 27, 2011 by  
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Wow! What a treat between Christmas and New Year’s! Author Duane Swierczynski chooses 3 favorite true crime graphic novels on today’s All Things Considered on the NPR network, heard by millions across the country, and one of them is Rick Geary’s The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans! “For a decade now (sic) Geary has been […]

Best of 2011

December 22, 2011 by  
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That time of year and we got so far NPR, Graphic Novel Reporter and Fearnet + a late last minute addition… not bad: First, NPR’s Monkey See put Stargazing Dog in their top list. From the initial review: “Throughout, the dog remains steadfastly loyal, his expression largely unchanged from the eager, hopelessly-in-love dog-smile you see there […]

No Flying, No Tights, TCJ.com, Robot 6: howzat for company?

December 9, 2011 by  
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No Flying No Tights, the site popular with Libraries for reviews of graphic novels has become quite active again. Two reviews of NBM’s books in November to note: Here’s what they say On Trondheim’s Little Nothings: “The humor is gentle and understated, full of appreciation for quiet moments, personal reflection, and self-deprecation. While each page […]

Library Journal on a couple of our books

December 1, 2011 by  
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Library Journal had a couple sweet short comments about two of our frecent books: For Kinky & Cosy: “Could easily kick Bart Simpson’s butt and love it” Bubbles & Gondola: “Boast[s] whimsical drawings with surreal, dreamlike plots.” + Graphic Novel Reporter has a nice holiday gift guide that can also stand in as a best […]

Booklist and Smithsonian chime in on Stargazing Dog.

November 30, 2011 by  
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Stargazing Dog gets another appreciative nod this time from the Smithsonian magazine online. And Booklist is about to publish this review of it: “Reading this graphic novel is the emotional equivalent to listening to NPR’s StoryCorps—moving, beautiful, and ultimately heart-wrenching.” Dungeon  Monstres 3 and 4 get good reviews from Unshelved, a favorite comics blog amongst […]