“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 […]

Catp. Comics, Teacher Librarian and Unshelved on our books (and more)

January 21, 2012 by  
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Ernie Colon gets an excellent interview over at Comics Bulletin by Jason Sacks. And Andrew “Captain Comics” Smith over at Scripps Howard News Service has this to say about it: “[Colon] can scare the pants off you. I highly recommend “Inner Sanctum,” which ought to come with a reinforced belt.” Smith (same review) also has come […]

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 […]

Ernie gets his due

December 23, 2011 by  
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Some great coverage begins as we’ve released Ernie Colon‘s Inner Sanctum to the world. First off, a great interview is up on Comic Book Resources. And also David-Wasting-Paper has an extensive overview of Colon’s career along with a few words with Colon as well.

No Flying, No Tights, TCJ.com, Robot 6: howzat for company?

December 9, 2011 by  
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No Flying No Tights, the site popular with Libraries for reviews of graphic novels has become quite active again. Two reviews of NBM’s books in November to note: Here’s what they say On Trondheim’s Little Nothings: “The humor is gentle and understated, full of appreciation for quiet moments, personal reflection, and self-deprecation. While each page […]

“Indispensable” says The Onion on Geary + join CBR thread on Dungeon

September 21, 2011 by  
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“Indispensable” Says The Onion AV Club on Geary’s Sacco & Vanzetti. And Jason Sacks of Comics Bulletin adds: “If you know nothing about the trials of Sacco and Vanzetti, this book is a great introduction their story. If you know something about their trials, you should find this book a fascinating exploration of the case. And […]

Rick Geary interviewed on CBR + more

July 8, 2011 by  
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Comic Book Resources presents a good background article after interviewing Rick Geary on his forthcoming Sacco & Vanzetti. The Sky Over the Louvre gets this review on The Comics Journal site by the very hard to please R. Fiore: “In this year that is good God already half over I don’t think there’s anything in […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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