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 […]

‘warm and fuzzy’

April 8, 2011 by  
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“Made me feel warm and fuzzy. As novel as this situation might be for readers, it’s oddly familiar territory for the creators. Writer Sean Michael Wilson is a Scot living in Japan, and artist Chie Kutsuwada is a Japanese living in London. Their familiarity with the turf wars gives this unpretentious East-meets-West, boy-meets girl story […]

Converted

April 4, 2011 by  
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We convinced a sceptic critic on comics. The kind of review we LOVE to see, this one on the Sky Over the Louvre. First, setting the background on this book of Robespierre commissioning David to create a new Supreme Being: “If you want the full account, you need to read a comic book.   Excuse me: […]

Miami Herald and Publishers Weekly reviews

March 9, 2011 by  
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“Kerascoet depicts action and emotion beautifully and elegantly, with great feeling and boundless humor.” Richard Pachter, The Miami Herald on Miss Don’t Touch Me 2. “It’s an old setup done effectively and believably. If anything, the story feels too true to life as Hong Kong, Korea, China, and Japan all have no shortage of aimless […]

Broadcast gets AICN @$$ie

March 4, 2011 by  
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In the ‘don’t ask’ dept.: the site Aint It Cool News has given Eric Hobbs’  and Noel Tuazon’s The Broadcast an @$$ie Award for Best Graphic Novel complementing its “well-developed characters and a fascinating, even if long, read.” Alright, just kidding about the ‘don’t ask.’ Always good to get an award, especially from such a […]

“An appealing cross-cultural love story.”

February 23, 2011 by  
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    “Story of Lee handles its appealing cross-cultural love story with a deft sweetness.” Says Bill Sherman of Blogcritics, also on Seattle Post Intelligencer Salvatore gets a “Highly recommended!” from Sequential Tart with a grade of 8/10. And yet another review for The Broadcast from Rob Clough over at The Comics Journal. Interestingly, he […]

“Outrageous plot twists and offbeat characters”: Library Journal on Miss Don’t Touch Me; press roundup

February 4, 2011 by  
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“The plot fairly gallops in this naughty adult soap opera; snappy dialog keeps up the pace. Richly detailed full-color art offers both humor and pathos, creating engaging characters and a strong sense of place. [Those] who like outrageous plot twists and offbeat characters should enjoy this romp.” The Library Journal on Miss Don’t Touch Me […]

“Delightfully audacious and risque”

January 29, 2011 by  
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“If you like fictional worlds you can really get lost in, you owe it to yourself to check out Joann Sfar and Lewis Trondheim’s Dungeon.” Says Playback:stl on the occasion of Dungeon Monstres #3 Miss Don’t Touch Me gets a few raves: “The art, much like in the first volume, is wonderful – a bit more […]

Story of Lee: Young Women Should Eat this One Up.

January 24, 2011 by  
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On Elephant Man by Greg Houston, while Robot 6 on CBR thought it “a bit too self-aware and a bit too in love with how “zany” it is,” Chris Mautner also went on to say: “Still, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t laugh several times and the plot is a lot tighter than […]

A great article on Sean Michael Wilson and more…

January 17, 2011 by  
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Find out about Sean Michael Wilson, the author of our Story of Lee and editor of Ax:Alternative Manga, and Scotsman writing manga in Japan, in a great article in the paper The Scotsman. “It’s always awesome to see Dungeon come out. Dungeon Monstres Vol. 3: Heartbreaker is one of the better duo piece graphic novels […]