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 […]

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, […]

John Hodgman on Dungeon + more press

November 23, 2011 by  
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“The companionship of Daddy and his dog stands for something that is attainable in our lives — even in an era when so many other dreams are being dashed. No wonder this book resonated so much in its native land.” Seattle Post Intelligencer on Stargazing Dog “Geary works his magic once again. This would be […]

reactions to Story of Lee, Salvatore and The Broadcast

January 12, 2011 by  
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For Salvatore: “This fun, heartfelt and blithe book is a joy to read and one of the best and most imaginative books NBM has published in recent years.” Comics Waiting Room “it’s a solidly entertaining, quiet story of possible love and family entanglements.” Says Antick Musings of our brand new Story of Lee by Sean […]

Booklist on De Crecy’s Salvatore and Miss Don’t Touch Me, School Lib. Jnl. on The Broadcast

December 16, 2010 by  
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“Hubert and Kerascoet tell this episode with artfulness and empathy that allow readers to appreciate Blanche’s dignity as well as her energy and creativity.” Booklist on the new Miss Don’t Touch Me vol.2. And then… “Eccentric” they say about De Crecy’s brand new Salvatore series, otherwise  dismissing the whole book as “the weird preoccupations of a French […]

Elephant man:’Better than Mad.’

November 16, 2010 by  
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“Houston’s grotesque and arty black and white takes getting used to—everyone looks worse than Lynda Barry’s nastiest caricatures, especially the city’s REAL superheroes: the Big Hair Tough Girls and their moms. But somehow it works. VERDICT Houston grabs a bunch of clichés and weaves them into something that ends up surprising, inventive, and perversely attractive. […]

A gush over A Home for Mr. Easter + more

September 15, 2010 by  
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Calling it “Thoroughly enjoyable entertainment”, School Library Journal in their latest issue goes on: “The artwork is energetic with a rock-solid understanding of cartooning and kineticism … with an unusual protagonist and showcasing a quirky new voice in comics.” …Rock-solid understanding… and Brooke is all of maybe 22, fresh out of college? Oh, yeah. And […]

Alternative Views on ‘Networked’

August 25, 2010 by  
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From ComicMix, picked up by the big site IMDb: “Privacy Activism is a non-profit company designed to make people aware and give them knowledge and tools to determine how much they want to share or to protect. To educate the younger masses, they created Carabella, a hip, blue-skinned college-aged woman and have used her in […]

Geary’s Lincoln in School Library Journal

April 2, 2009 by  
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“The concise narrative incorporates diverse threads and is packed with details that will mesmerize readers—Lincoln’s prophetic dream of his own death, John Wilkes Booth’s careful and cold-blooded preparations, the identification of the perpetrator’s body after his death by the initials he had carved into his right hand as a child. Geary also raises questions that […]

Publishers Weekly on Little Nothings and School Lib. Jnl. on David B

February 18, 2009 by  
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“Trondheim creates autobiographical sketches with a Seinfeld-ian mania for capturing the quotidian details of normal life, particularly its irritations. [His] light wit and springlike watercolor tones give even the most curmondgeonly observations a lilting and jesting flair.” So says Publishers Weekly, this week, about Trondheim’s latest Little Nothings volume. Meantime, School Library Journal has this […]