‘BETTY BLUES’ – “a powerhouse piece of work”

December 16, 2013 by  
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Our most recent release of Renaud Dilles’ work, Betty Blues, is garnering some very positive reviews. The Quietus, in a rare interview, took some time to speak with Mr. Dilles about his work including Betty Blues, Abelard and Bubbles & Gondola. Check out the interview HERE, and after the jump read what some of the […]

NBM in September: Dillies is back with Betty Blues

July 11, 2013 by  
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Here’s what’s being solicited from us in comics stores this month, to come out in September: Dillies of Bubbles & Gondola and Abelard, both nominated for Eisners is back! New from ComicsLit: BETTY BLUES Renaud Dillies Little Rice Duck has built himself quite the reputation around the West Wood, playing his trumpet in bars with […]

Abelard is in stores.

November 1, 2012 by  
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Dillies, of Bubbles & Gondola, which received effusive praise and got 2 Eisner noms, has his next GN out, Abelard, and you can get it at your comics stores now! as well as everywhere else, including soon as an e-book or from Comixology.

Review Round-Ups: Here’s What The Critics Are Saying…

August 7, 2012 by  
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“The timing of this book couldn’t be better, speaking as it does to what the citizens of a well-off community value, and how they shirk social responsibility. The lesson is plain, yet sensitively and elegantly rendered.” The AV Club on The Fairy Tales Of Oscar Wilde: The Happy Prince   “Wilde’s beloved allegory is beautifully […]

Some Kind Words About BUBBLES & GONDOLA

June 19, 2012 by  
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“Renaud Dillies does something only a few comic artists are good at: he purposefully uses a series of simplistic images only to surprise us when beautiful scenes show up all of a sudden. Chris Ware is a master at that, but Renaud Dillies brings in a vintage appeal that will fascinate anyone who likes old […]

Disguised as a cute animal story…

February 14, 2012 by  
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  Caught this one a bit late admitedly, from Library Journal on Bubbles & Gondola: “A delightful and well-executed story recommended to those needing a spiritual lift or creative inspiration… fresh, quirky perspective.” Another review for this in School Library Journal: “Disguised as a cute animal story, Dillies’s substantive tale of writer’s block, social anxiety, […]

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 […]

Library Journal on a couple of our books

December 1, 2011 by  
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Library Journal had a couple sweet short comments about two of our frecent books: For Kinky & Cosy: “Could easily kick Bart Simpson’s butt and love it” Bubbles & Gondola: “Boast[s] whimsical drawings with surreal, dreamlike plots.” + Graphic Novel Reporter has a nice holiday gift guide that can also stand in as a best […]

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 […]

Cat Lovers on Stargazing Dog + more

October 31, 2011 by  
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Two cat lovers on this dog’s tale, The Stargazing Dog that is: “I may be a cat person, but I am certainly not immune to the touching tale of a good-hearted and grateful dog who is faithful to his master until the very end. Poignant.” Manga Bookshelf “I was surprised, really, at how much I got […]

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