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 […]

Best of 2011

December 22, 2011 by  
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That time of year and we got so far NPR, Graphic Novel Reporter and Fearnet + a late last minute addition… not bad: First, NPR’s Monkey See put Stargazing Dog in their top list. From the initial review: “Throughout, the dog remains steadfastly loyal, his expression largely unchanged from the eager, hopelessly-in-love dog-smile you see there […]

Booklist and Smithsonian chime in on Stargazing Dog.

November 30, 2011 by  
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Stargazing Dog gets another appreciative nod this time from the Smithsonian magazine online. And Booklist is about to publish this review of it: “Reading this graphic novel is the emotional equivalent to listening to NPR’s StoryCorps—moving, beautiful, and ultimately heart-wrenching.” Dungeon  Monstres 3 and 4 get good reviews from Unshelved, a favorite comics blog amongst […]

Stargazing Dog back to press!

November 28, 2011 by  
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Within 2 months of its release, we are back to press with Stargazing Dog and taking the occasion to correct a couple typos some reviewers have given us maybe a bit too much grief over. Fact is we worked quite heavily on this book, a first for us with manga so it was a learning […]

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 […]

Onion’s AV Club on Stargazing Dog

November 9, 2011 by  
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The Onion’s online AV Club on Stargazing Dog: “Murakami knows he has a powerful central image in this happy, ignorant mutt and the desperate man who loves him, and so he stands back from it just enough to let it work on the reader, never pushing the story too far to the maudlin.” And here’s a […]

Miami Herald on Geary: give credit to his writing also!

November 7, 2011 by  
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“It is the perfect book to enjoy on a quiet evening, preferably with a dog by your side. And chances are you’ll wind up taking your dog for a walk afterwards, pondering what you’ve just read as you gaze up at the starry sky above you.” No Flying No Tights on Stargazing Dog “With an […]

Cat Lovers on Stargazing Dog + more

October 31, 2011 by  
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Two cat lovers on this dog’s tale, The Stargazing Dog that is: “I may be a cat person, but I am certainly not immune to the touching tale of a good-hearted and grateful dog who is faithful to his master until the very end. Poignant.” Manga Bookshelf “I was surprised, really, at how much I got […]

Publishers Weekly starred review for Stargazing Dog + Teacher Librarian on Sacco

October 24, 2011 by  
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“Offers some profound insight on the human condition (by way of the canine condition) without being too sweet or sappy.” Says Publishers Weekly of Stargazing Dog in a second starred review in just a few weeks for NBM’s graphic novels. The other recent one was for Bubbles & Gondola. “We have been really zeroing in […]

“it is not often a graphic novel can bring me to tears”

October 17, 2011 by  
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2 reviews on Stargazing Dog: “It’s not often a graphic novel can bring me to tears. “Stargazing Dog,” by Takashi Murakami, did just that. There is something positive to take from this. I admit I found the first part so emotionally wrenching that it took me two weeks to force myself to read the second […]

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