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, […]

Kirkus on Sacco: ‘another great contribution to the country’s wealth of graphic lit.”

August 11, 2011 by  
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Well, we were going to highlight some other books this time but NO! Geary’s  Sacco & Vanzetti hogs everyone’s attention! This time with a great review from the influential Kirkus Reviews, putting it in with “The 13 Can’t Miss Graphic Novels of 2011″. Calling him ‘legendary,’ they quote him about the book and state: “Chalk one more up for the history […]

Dungeon Monstres 4: “Incredibly unpredictable”

July 18, 2011 by  
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Dungeon Monstres 4 get s a couple reviews: “The DUNGEON books never let the reader down- they show you grand ideas, they make you laugh, they hold your interest, they put the work of amazing artists in front of you- to ask more of comics would be greedy. If there’s a sure bet in the […]

Booklist on Dungeon and Library Journal on The Broadcast +more

June 20, 2011 by  
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“Sfar & Trondheim never have a problem pushing boundaries for a better laugh and here there are laughs aplenty. A wonderful addition to the series.” Booklist on Dungeon Monstres 4. Also on this book: “Lovers of Sfar and Trondheim’s ongoing send-up of hero fantasy shouldn’t be disappointed by this rollicking entry – which would also […]

An overview of the Louvre GNs and a TCJ review of Dungeon

June 12, 2011 by  
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“This is probably my favorite of the Monstres stories, because it works on a number of levels. A new reader could come in and understand most of the story beats with little difficulty. The Monstres series is essential reading for any fan of the world that Trondheim & Sfar create. As always, this is genre work […]