Saturday was a busy day at the MoCCA Fest last weekend, definitely an upbeat event with many who came ready to buy. One of the hits was the premiere of A Home for Mr. Easter, Brooke A. Allen‘s debut graphic novel. It sold out by mid-afternoon of that day. We had to go back to [...]
The very popular daily strip for Librarians “Unshelved” recommends The Big Khan. And this book, by the way, has gone back to press!
Playback:stl says of The Big Khan “Very highly recommended. Kleid‘s treatment of characters is pitch perfect. One of the book’s great strengths is its pacing and tone, conveyed by the frequent use of silent panels.” AND with all the great buzz and reviews this book has now sold out its 1st printing! The second printing has just [...]
We’re making a few: Mijeong, a manhwa, made Popcultureshock‘s list of best of 2009: “Wholly unlike most of the other English-translated manhwa hitting the shelves these days, this volume is a hidden gem, with glimpses of true brilliance that promise a great future for the artist.” SFSite put The Big Kahn in theirs: “Kleid’s story [...]
First off, for The Big Khan, a rave from Tony Isabella of Comics Buyers Guide: “Riveting. The emotions that drive this graphic novel make it a genuine page-turner with a satisfying conclusion. With admiration for Kleid’s riveting story and Cinquegrani’s deft realization of the characters and locations with which he has brought that story to life, The Big Kahn [...]
The publicity on The Big Kahn just keeps rolling along and gathering steam! The latest is a great interview by author Sasha Watson on Publishers Weekly’s Comics Week newsletter. And… looks like a major paper will be running something very soon… stay tuned.
More reviews for The Big Kahn: “This story moves in unexpected directions in a quiet and real-feeling way. This is not a sensationalistic story that might appear on a cable network; instead, Kleid allows the characters sufficient time and space to move in their own interesting directions.” Comics Bulletin “Well written, well drawn, with characters [...]
First off: Booklist, an influential review of books: Kleid’s second graphic novel observes the fallout of a 40-year deception. At Rabbi David Kahn’s funeral, a Gentile asks to see his brother one more time. His brother? Just so, for the rabbi wasn’t a Jew. He came to Judaism as a young crook working a con [...]
One of our best and most anticipated books this season, The Big Kahn, is now out and available in stores. Buzz was mounting in San Diego for it as we premiered it there. As soon as Neil presented this concept to me, I knew we had a winner. But at first, like most people, I thought it would [...]
Why I like it: Sometimes, the best information I get at Comic-Con comes from just strolling around and chatting with people. While wandering the convention floor, I started hearing buzz about Kleid’s new graphic novel, a tale that begins at a rabbi’s funeral. Rabbi Kahn’s grieving family is shocked to learn that the man they [...]