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 […]

John Hodgman on Dungeon + more press

November 23, 2011 by  
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“The companionship of Daddy and his dog stands for something that is attainable in our lives — even in an era when so many other dreams are being dashed. No wonder this book resonated so much in its native land.” Seattle Post Intelligencer on Stargazing Dog “Geary works his magic once again. This would be […]

Onion’s AV Club on Stargazing Dog

November 9, 2011 by  
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The Onion’s online AV Club on Stargazing Dog: “Murakami knows he has a powerful central image in this happy, ignorant mutt and the desperate man who loves him, and so he stands back from it just enough to let it work on the reader, never pushing the story too far to the maudlin.” And here’s a […]

Miami Herald on Geary: give credit to his writing also!

November 7, 2011 by  
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“It is the perfect book to enjoy on a quiet evening, preferably with a dog by your side. And chances are you’ll wind up taking your dog for a walk afterwards, pondering what you’ve just read as you gaze up at the starry sky above you.” No Flying No Tights on Stargazing Dog “With an […]

Cat Lovers on Stargazing Dog + more

October 31, 2011 by  
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Two cat lovers on this dog’s tale, The Stargazing Dog that is: “I may be a cat person, but I am certainly not immune to the touching tale of a good-hearted and grateful dog who is faithful to his master until the very end. Poignant.” Manga Bookshelf “I was surprised, really, at how much I got […]

Publishers Weekly starred review for Stargazing Dog + Teacher Librarian on Sacco

October 24, 2011 by  
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“Offers some profound insight on the human condition (by way of the canine condition) without being too sweet or sappy.” Says Publishers Weekly of Stargazing Dog in a second starred review in just a few weeks for NBM’s graphic novels. The other recent one was for Bubbles & Gondola. “We have been really zeroing in […]

“it is not often a graphic novel can bring me to tears”

October 17, 2011 by  
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2 reviews on Stargazing Dog: “It’s not often a graphic novel can bring me to tears. “Stargazing Dog,” by Takashi Murakami, did just that. There is something positive to take from this. I admit I found the first part so emotionally wrenching that it took me two weeks to force myself to read the second […]

The Story of Lee, in Scotland (again!)

October 11, 2011 by  
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We’ve had a lovely review of THE STORY OF LEE from the organisers of the north of Scotland’s comic book convention ‘HI-EX’. In which they note: “…wonderful artwork from… Chie Kutsuwada. While some of her work at the beginning of the book seems a bit shaky, the reader can almost see her confidence grow after […]

Kinky & Cosy #10 on NYTimes GN bestseller list + more press

October 10, 2011 by  
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Nix’ snarky Kinky & Cosy is #10 on this week’s New York Times Bestseller list for hardcover graphic novels! And Robot 6 has this to say about the collection: “Nix’s little rascals are bad kids in the Bart Simpson/Calvin/Shinchan mode, but the humor is more fearless.” “Recommended. The cultural tension is beautifuilly written, and the […]

Starred review for Bubbles & Gondola in Publishers Weekly

October 3, 2011 by  
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Just released today: Publishers Weekly gives a starred review for Bubbles & Gondola (which means it is an outstanding book) saying: “A certain magic is demonstrated when an artist, unfettered by perceptions of comics being for kids, uses the full paint box of tools available to him. Few American artists, tainted by memories of Mickey […]