GNR: Sacco & Vanzetti amongst hottest GN’s of the summer

May 31, 2011 by  
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Rick Geary’s soon to come THE LIVES OF SACCO & VANZETTI got another boost making The Graphic Novel Reporter’s list of Hottest Graphic Novels of Summer 2011. Dungeon Monstres 4 gets its first review: “This is the first book I’ve read in the long-running Dungeon series created by French masterminds Sfar and Trondheim. Despite being […]

THE STORY OF LEE versus CAPITALISM!

I was pleased by a very positive review of THE STORY OF LEE in the Midwest Book Review recently. I’m keen on having my stuff in more libraries, since I rather like libraries – they have books there! The reviewer hoped for sequels, and that is of course our plan – 3 volumes in total. […]

Sky Over Louvre in LA Times

May 27, 2011 by  
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Last Sunday, the LA Times published its list of recommended summer reading and included our Sky Over the Louvre.

Sky Over the Louvre: Library Journal and Foreword gush

May 19, 2011 by  
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“With gorgeous art intermixing beauty and weirdness, the story turns on the capriciousness of both history and art while providing a sense of a time and place where art ranked up there with liberté, égalité, and fraternité for an entire nation. With nudity and mature content; for academic and adult collections.” Martha Cornog over at […]

Reactions to the Louvre book + some School Library Journal reviews

May 12, 2011 by  
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“In The Sky Over the Louvre, Carrière builds up a story that uses David as a framework around which to touch on both the history of the Louvre and the complicated political passions of the time. It’s Yslaire’s layout and drafting, though, that really makes the book sing. The players in this drama are all […]

Sky Over the Louvre: weather forecast varies.

April 29, 2011 by  
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Booklist’s Ray Olson found Sky Over the Louvre to be brought off ‘with singular panache on the part of artist Yslaire… This is bravura serious caricature.” but found scripter Carriere’s story to fall somewhat short of its potential. Comics Waiting Room meanwhile is effusive: “An artistic tour-de-force, yet it also tells the most relatable story we’ve […]

Story of Lee has sold out + some reviews

April 21, 2011 by  
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THE STORY OF LEE HAS SOLD OUT its first print run! Sorry that we’re temporarily out of stock while he rush back to press… Meantime, a cute review by Erin Jameson at Playback:STL of A Story of Lee, entitled “A Love Less Traveled.” Bill Sherman at Blogcritics sees an interesting parallel in Sky Over the Louvre with our […]

Story of Lee, next steps

Recently I started writing the second volume of THE STORY OF LEE which I had already planned out in rough form. In fact, in true Star Wars fashion a bit of part 2 came out BEFORE part 1! The collection ‘Best New Manga vol 2′ a few years ago had a 25 page section from […]

Lush & Beautiful

April 12, 2011 by  
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“Creating an effective graphic novel about classic art is no simple task, requiring a writer capable of conveying the drama of the artistic process, and an artist up to the challenge of producing images that do justice to the subject matter. Fortunately, Yslaire and Carriere have both. Will reward those who seek it out.” Publishers […]

Starred review for Salvatore and more…

April 8, 2011 by  
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“NBM ComicsLit’s partnership with The Louvre museum has produced another outstanding graphic novel. The Sky Over The Louvre almost couldn’t miss. It’s written by celebrated screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière (The Tin Drum, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie), and drawn by leading French artist Bernar Yslaire (Sambre), and both demonstrate the surefootedness of their experience in […]