The joy of getting slightly creeped out.

March 1, 2012 by  
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                          School Library Journal says of Colon’s Inner Sanctum: “Colón maintains the period settings and character interactions, while showing how ominous shading, gestures caught in frozen moments, staring yet lifeless eyes, and the confusion between reality and nightmarish deformity convert the tales from […]

“Female descendants of Max and Moritz”

February 3, 2012 by  
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“Here are the female descendants of Wilhelm Busch’s Max and Moritz. Like Busch’s awful boys, it’s impossible not to cheer these two through all their silliness and well-deserved comeuppances.” Booklist on Kinky & Cosy. From Robot 6: Chris Mautner: “You know who’s great? Lewis Trondheim. Trondheim continues to reveal his life to readers on a […]

Press tidbits of the week

January 11, 2012 by  
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“Dillies’ art evokes the work of an earlier poetic penman, George (Krazy Kat) Herriman, though with a trace more detailed elegance. (The book’s carnival scenes are particularly splendiferous.)” Says The Seattle Post Intelligencer, via Blog Critics of Bubbles & Gondola. Library Media Connection gives Rick Geary‘s Sacco & Vanzetti a starred review: “If anyone can […]

Pendleton Ward loves Dungeon, many top tens + lots more love

January 3, 2012 by  
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First an interesting factoid: the creator of the Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time show, Pendleton Ward cites Joann Sfar and Dungeon as a strong influence in this interview on USA Today’s Pop Candy column.  Stargazing Dog is #3 on Panel Patter, #5 on Comics Worth Reading, on the best list of Kuriousity, and #1 on SFSite/Nexus Graphica.  Catherine Dacey […]

Best of 2011

December 22, 2011 by  
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That time of year and we got so far NPR, Graphic Novel Reporter and Fearnet + a late last minute addition… not bad: First, NPR’s Monkey See put Stargazing Dog in their top list. From the initial review: “Throughout, the dog remains steadfastly loyal, his expression largely unchanged from the eager, hopelessly-in-love dog-smile you see there […]

Booklist and Smithsonian chime in on Stargazing Dog.

November 30, 2011 by  
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Stargazing Dog gets another appreciative nod this time from the Smithsonian magazine online. And Booklist is about to publish this review of it: “Reading this graphic novel is the emotional equivalent to listening to NPR’s StoryCorps—moving, beautiful, and ultimately heart-wrenching.” Dungeon  Monstres 3 and 4 get good reviews from Unshelved, a favorite comics blog amongst […]

Stargazing Dog back to press!

November 28, 2011 by  
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Within 2 months of its release, we are back to press with Stargazing Dog and taking the occasion to correct a couple typos some reviewers have given us maybe a bit too much grief over. Fact is we worked quite heavily on this book, a first for us with manga so it was a learning […]

John Hodgman on Dungeon + more press

November 23, 2011 by  
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“The companionship of Daddy and his dog stands for something that is attainable in our lives — even in an era when so many other dreams are being dashed. No wonder this book resonated so much in its native land.” Seattle Post Intelligencer on Stargazing Dog “Geary works his magic once again. This would be […]

Onion’s AV Club on Stargazing Dog

November 9, 2011 by  
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The Onion’s online AV Club on Stargazing Dog: “Murakami knows he has a powerful central image in this happy, ignorant mutt and the desperate man who loves him, and so he stands back from it just enough to let it work on the reader, never pushing the story too far to the maudlin.” And here’s a […]

Miami Herald on Geary: give credit to his writing also!

November 7, 2011 by  
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“It is the perfect book to enjoy on a quiet evening, preferably with a dog by your side. And chances are you’ll wind up taking your dog for a walk afterwards, pondering what you’ve just read as you gaze up at the starry sky above you.” No Flying No Tights on Stargazing Dog “With an […]

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