2 for Mr Easter: Midwest Book Review and VOYA

August 13, 2010 by  
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“Allen‘s quirky book with its unconventional heroine may not be for everyone, but any teen who has rooted for the underdog, likes fantasy, and doesn’t need a heroine who is shapely and beautiful, will enjoy it a lot.” Kat Kan in VOYA, both of which are influential amongst libraries. “Vivid and action-packed, keeps the story […]

Mr. Easter and On Odd Hours reviewed

August 10, 2010 by  
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In a round-up that appeared on Sunday, The Miami Herald praised two of our books (out of a total of 6 only): “A Home for Mr. Easter” and “On the Odd Hours“. For Mr. Easter, by Brooke A. Allen, an exciting new talent, reviewer Richard Pachter said: “Astonishingly, Allen is still a student at Savannah […]

Signing Mr. Easters!

June 24, 2010 by  
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July fourth if you’re in the DC area and wanna hang whilst I personalize your copy of A Home for Mr. Easter with loving care then swing by Big Planet Comics in Vienna, VA!!! Oh and P.S. there will be Pins and other goodies up for grabs too: HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!! THREE CHEERS […]

Amazon on Mr. Easter

June 22, 2010 by  
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Amazon’s Omnivoracious review site has this to say about Brooke Allen‘s A Home for Mr. Easter: “lively and sharply observed. a very nice effort that rewards the reader with more than a few chuckles.”

Brooke (Mr. Easter) Allen interviewed

June 1, 2010 by  
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On Jazma online: http://forums.jazmaonline.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1887

Mr. Easter lays beautiful eggs

May 19, 2010 by  
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  Publishers Weekly on A Home for Mr. Easter by Brooke A. Allen: “Halfway between Precious and The Incredible Hulk, obese urban teen Tesana is the unlikely hero of this delightful debut book from Allen. Allen’s unrefined black and white line art is similar to Nate Powell’s, but her subject matter is refreshingly light. The characters rush […]


May 3, 2010 by  
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CLICK THE AD! The kind people at Mars Import have a few limited edition signed copies complete with book plate:


April 28, 2010 by  
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It all begins here in the lab, getting cozy and scribbling equal parts jibberish and possible story plots… this is the most fragile part of the process for it often gets eclipsed by dance night, facebook lurking, and 18 hour naps but every once in a blue moon the stars align, self control conquers all and […]

The next big thing in indie comics

April 20, 2010 by  
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That’s what Gutter Geek on The Comics Journal site says of Brooke Allen and her A Home for Mr. Easter: “Allen is a pitch-perfect storyteller with total control over the page.  To call Allen’s art fluid would be like announcing that water is wet. Imagine that Jack Kirby created Little Lotta for Harvey Comics in 1953, […]

Mr. Easter gets attention

April 12, 2010 by  
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From ComicMix: “Her black and white artwork is unique and comical. This is a terrific first effort and I look forward to more from Ms. Allen.” Realms of Fantasy will soon have this review by Andrew Wheeler: “[Tesana]’s soon being chased by a large and varied cast of ne’er-do-wells, stage magicians, animal rights activists, nasty […]

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