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 […]

‘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 […]