This week Comixology presents Jesse Lonergan’s Flower & Fade, an unusual look at an impromptu relationship by the author of Joe & Azat. As always, a long free preview can be seen. Check it out!
Just back from SPX in the Washington DC area and it was energizing! Saturday was amazing, starting right off the bat in high gear. For a few hours, we sold steadily books upon books, selling out of many Dungeon titles quickly as well as Sky Over the Louvre and Geary’s new Sacco & Vanzetti. By [...]
For the SPX Expo this weekend, come and meet us at tables G7-8. Here’s our schedule of artists appearing at our booth: BROOKE A. ALLEN (A Home for Mr. Easter) will be at our booth throughout much of the show. TED RALL (To Afghanistan & Back) is a bit tentative at this point in that [...]
Next week on the 10th and 11th is the annual Small Press Expo in Bethesda, in the Washington DC area and as every year, we’ll be there with some exciting new stuff! The biggest news is we’ll be premiering right off press our first manga, the moving and inspiring Japanese best-seller Stargazing Dog. It’s sold [...]
Joe & Azat in the Smithsonian? Indeed, a nice review of Jesse Lonergan’s Joe & Azat at the Smithsonian site: “Joe’s best guide is local Azat, “the computer expert at the education department” – never mind that the entire department has but one computer. Azat, “the greatest dreamer [Joe] ever met” is also his best friend [...]
“Lonergan’s clean, sharp lines, minimal backgrounds, and pure black and white (no grays, not even via shading) make another story of a youthful, probably temporary relationship vivid and affecting. Altogether excellent.” See more on Joe & Azat and Jesse Lonergan.
Ted Rall and Pablo Callejo’s The Year of Loving Dangerously just keeps getting the accolades, the latest from Booklist: “He was more interested in well-stocked refrigerators than impending sexual adventures. Realistically illustrated in soft colors by Callejo, of Bluesman (2004–06) fame, and maximally unbuttoned in some places, Rall’s sympathetic account of his life on the [...]
When you have absolute power in a country, you get to do a lot of things that most other people don’t. For example, you get to have a lot of medals on your jacket. Just a few of the awards presented to Turkmenbashy: Hero of Turkmenistan (six times), Medal for Labor Heroism, Order of Friendship [...]
I don’t really do caricatures of people, so I was a little nervous about drawing Turkmenbashy in Joe and Azat. I suppose that Turkmenistan being the out of the way country that it is I could probably draw just about anything and most people in the U.S. wouldn’t question it, but I knew that at [...]
I was an English teacher and Turkmenistan and before every class I heard the sacred oath chanted by students. Starting from the very lowest grades they new it by heart. It was kind of like the pledge of allegiance, only… Turkmenistan, My beloved motherland, My beloved homeland, You are always with me In my thoughts [...]