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, […]

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 […]

Booklist on Dungeon and Library Journal on The Broadcast +more

June 20, 2011 by  
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“Sfar & Trondheim never have a problem pushing boundaries for a better laugh and here there are laughs aplenty. A wonderful addition to the series.” Booklist on Dungeon Monstres 4. Also on this book: “Lovers of Sfar and Trondheim’s ongoing send-up of hero fantasy shouldn’t be disappointed by this rollicking entry – which would also […]

Sky Over the Louvre: Library Journal and Foreword gush

May 19, 2011 by  
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“With gorgeous art intermixing beauty and weirdness, the story turns on the capriciousness of both history and art while providing a sense of a time and place where art ranked up there with liberté, égalité, and fraternité for an entire nation. With nudity and mature content; for academic and adult collections.” Martha Cornog over at […]

Starred review for Salvatore and more…

April 8, 2011 by  
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“NBM ComicsLit’s partnership with The Louvre museum has produced another outstanding graphic novel. The Sky Over The Louvre almost couldn’t miss. It’s written by celebrated screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière (The Tin Drum, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie), and drawn by leading French artist Bernar Yslaire (Sambre), and both demonstrate the surefootedness of their experience in […]

“Outrageous plot twists and offbeat characters”: Library Journal on Miss Don’t Touch Me; press roundup

February 4, 2011 by  
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“The plot fairly gallops in this naughty adult soap opera; snappy dialog keeps up the pace. Richly detailed full-color art offers both humor and pathos, creating engaging characters and a strong sense of place. [Those] who like outrageous plot twists and offbeat characters should enjoy this romp.” The Library Journal on Miss Don’t Touch Me […]

Library Journal on Networked

September 30, 2010 by  
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“This fast-paced, engrossing read should appeal to teens and up while pushing them to grasp ominous possibilities associated with social networking, cellphones and such. Carabella is such an engaging action herione that she holds interest and empathy. With loose, enthusiastic color art.” So says Library Journal about Networked.

week in reviews

March 3, 2010 by  
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Greg Houston’s outrageous Vatican Hustle is primed on Baker’s Dozen where the 1st part of a fun interview is presented. Bill Baker says of the GN: “Over the years, I’ve been lucky to have had that exciting first contact scenario repeat itself several times. Even better, I’ve often then been given the honor of introducing […]

Much Ado about Little Nothings.

February 25, 2010 by  
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“A giant in French comics, Trondheim  has always been a marvelous observer of the extraordinary little moments in everyday existence. All rendered in the simple but expressive and versatile style that has always been one of his greatest strengths. Verdict: Recommended for those who appreciate low-key but charming autobiographical comics.”  Library Journal “Trondheim’s third collection […]

Omaha in Library Journal? and more on Eurotica…

August 19, 2009 by  
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[You must be over 18 to click on links on this post!] Yup, Omaha the Cat Dancer by Reed Waller, Kate Worley and James Vance was part of a list of ‘16 graphics novels of sex, drugs, and rock and roll’ prompted by the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, run in Library Journal. See the article. Obviously […]

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