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 […]

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 […]