NBM Review Round-Up!

February 18, 2013 by  
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Here we are, back again, with some recent reviews of various NBM titles. The Initiates: A Comic Artist And a Wine Artisan Exchange Jobs “The excellent writing, characterizations, and tranquil-yet-stimulating vibe make this a treat to savor slowly, like wine. Davodeau’s smoky realism, though black-and-white, manages to suggest the full range of wine-growing climate shifts. […]

The joy of getting slightly creeped out.

March 1, 2012 by  
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                          School Library Journal says of Colon’s Inner Sanctum: “Colón maintains the period settings and character interactions, while showing how ominous shading, gestures caught in frozen moments, staring yet lifeless eyes, and the confusion between reality and nightmarish deformity convert the tales from […]

“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 […]

Pendleton Ward loves Dungeon, many top tens + lots more love

January 3, 2012 by  
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First an interesting factoid: the creator of the Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time show, Pendleton Ward cites Joann Sfar and Dungeon as a strong influence in this interview on USA Today’s Pop Candy column.  Stargazing Dog is #3 on Panel Patter, #5 on Comics Worth Reading, on the best list of Kuriousity, and #1 on SFSite/Nexus Graphica.  Catherine Dacey […]

Salvatore 2 hits comics stores Wednesday!

November 29, 2011 by  
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Volume 1 proved very popular and well reviewed. Now here comes volume 2 with the further eccentric adventures of Salvatore by De Crecy, hitting comics stores with good taste Wednesday. Salvatore, vol.2 “An Eventful Crossing” Nicholas De Crecy The next chapter of this highly acclaimed off-the-wall nominated for an Eisner series that never ceases to […]

News on Salvatore, Little Nothings and more.

August 30, 2011 by  
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Library Media Connection Recommends Salvatore vol.1. Warren Peace, the comics blog review site, has this to say about Geary’s Sacco & Vanzetti: “Rick Geary’s “Treasury of Victorian/XXth Century Murder” books never fail to be fascinating and educational. There’s something about Geary’s grim, quiet presentation that brings the events to life without being sensationalistic, yet also […]

NBM in October: The Return of Salvatore

August 22, 2011 by  
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Here’s what’s being solicited in comics stores as we speak, coming in October, the headline being De Crecy’s warmly received Salvatore series having its second volume: Salvatore, vol.2 “An Eventful Crossing” Nicholas De Crecy The next chapter of this highly acclaimed off-the-wall nominated for an Eisner series that never ceases to astonish and amuse! Salvatore […]

Reactions to the Louvre book + some School Library Journal reviews

May 12, 2011 by  
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“In The Sky Over the Louvre, Carrière builds up a story that uses David as a framework around which to touch on both the history of the Louvre and the complicated political passions of the time. It’s Yslaire’s layout and drafting, though, that really makes the book sing. The players in this drama are all […]

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