“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 […]

Booklist on Sacco & Vanzetti + more

September 28, 2011 by  
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“The quiet effectiveness of Geary’s consciously old-fashioned drawing style is reinforced by his thorough recreation of period details.” Says Booklist of Geary‘s Sacco & Vanzetti. “This dreamlike meditation on creativity and finding value in life is not understood so much as succumbed to. Reminded me of the work of Winsor McCay in its dreamlike logic.” […]

“Indispensable” says The Onion on Geary + join CBR thread on Dungeon

September 21, 2011 by  
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“Indispensable” Says The Onion AV Club on Geary’s Sacco & Vanzetti. And Jason Sacks of Comics Bulletin adds: “If you know nothing about the trials of Sacco and Vanzetti, this book is a great introduction their story. If you know something about their trials, you should find this book a fascinating exploration of the case. And […]

Publ. Weekly on Kinky & Cosy: “Surreal and darkly funny.”

September 6, 2011 by  
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“Part South Park, part Flight of the Concords, Kinky and Cosy offers a series of comic strips about “the most dangerous twin girls in the universe. Surreal, darkly funny strips.The book is beautifully designed, with a foil cover that also includes cutouts to make room for the “googly eyes” of the girls.” Publishers Weekly Warren […]

News on Salvatore, Little Nothings and more.

August 30, 2011 by  
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Library Media Connection Recommends Salvatore vol.1. Warren Peace, the comics blog review site, has this to say about Geary’s Sacco & Vanzetti: “Rick Geary’s “Treasury of Victorian/XXth Century Murder” books never fail to be fascinating and educational. There’s something about Geary’s grim, quiet presentation that brings the events to life without being sensationalistic, yet also […]

Review round-up on a bunch o’ books

August 22, 2011 by  
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Marc Mason at Comics Waiting Room on 2 of our recent books: first on Sacco & Vanzetti: “As with all the books he’s done in this series, he does his research, lays out the facts and evidence, and allows you to decide for yourself. That’s not only a hallmark of strong storytelling, but of confidence […]

Capt. Comics on Geary’s Sacco: “One of his best!”

August 17, 2011 by  
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The New York Journal of Books on Geary’s Sacco & Vanzetti: “Mr. Geary is the sort of historian we all wanted to have in school or college: a teacher who makes history interesting and compelling. Thankfully now, we have him in graphic novel form. He is the supreme practitioner of the craft and genre today, […]

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