Broadcast gets AICN @$$ie

March 4, 2011 by  
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In the ‘don’t ask’ dept.: the site Aint It Cool News has given Eric Hobbs’  and Noel Tuazon’s The Broadcast an @$$ie Award for Best Graphic Novel complementing its “well-developed characters and a fascinating, even if long, read.” Alright, just kidding about the ‘don’t ask.’ Always good to get an award, especially from such a […]

“An appealing cross-cultural love story.”

February 23, 2011 by  
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    “Story of Lee handles its appealing cross-cultural love story with a deft sweetness.” Says Bill Sherman of Blogcritics, also on Seattle Post Intelligencer Salvatore gets a “Highly recommended!” from Sequential Tart with a grade of 8/10. And yet another review for The Broadcast from Rob Clough over at The Comics Journal. Interestingly, he […]

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 […]

Wilson interviewed in Japan, The Beat on Dungeon, GNR on Axe-Man: news & reviews this week

November 19, 2010 by  
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Graphic Novel Reporter on Geary’s The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans: “Geary shows the same flair for pacing and drama here as he did in the other volumes in this series and in his nine-volume A Treasury of Victorian Murder series. He builds the tension by slowly revealing the facts, using a journalistic tone of […]

Publishers Weekly on The Broadcast: “intriguing character study”

November 9, 2010 by  
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“Newcomer Hobbs works hard not to oversell the drama, focuing on the tensions withtin the group. Intriguing character study of different personalities under pressure. Tuazon’s art adds to the ominous mood.” Publishers Weekly on The Broadcast.

News & views: Elephant Man in Booklist and The Broadcast nominated.

November 5, 2010 by  
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The Broadcast is nominated for Best Graphic Novel for Teens by the Young Adult  Library Services Association (YALSA). While this GN is not targeted at teens per se, it is good for all ages from teen up. We look forward to making the final cut. Greg Houston‘s Elephant Man gets reviewed by Booklist: “Superhero parodies don’t […]

Raves for The Broadcast and Axe-Man

November 2, 2010 by  
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Eric Hobbs’ and Noel Tuazon’s The Broadcast picks up more reviews and interviews: The Gutter Geek at The Comics Journal had this rave: “Mature, original, and deeply thoughtful. Takes advantage of the unique affordances of the comics medium to tell a complex tale interweaving several sets of characters and individual dramas with minimal dialogue and […]

Interviews on The Broadcast, including AICN.

October 29, 2010 by  
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Eric Hobbs, writer of the acclaimed new release The Broadcast, is interviewed by Joanna Draper Carlson on Comics Worth Reading. And this just in: an interview up on Aint It Cool News! Eric is such a popular guy.

Ain’t It Cool News and more on The Broadcast

October 28, 2010 by  
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“The tension grows to a peak when a storm knocks out the power right in the middle of the radio broadcast. Paranoia and bedlam follow, but as Sartre said, “hell is other people,” not Martians. The characters are well developed. You get a feeling of their pasts, without the use of too many flashbacks. There […]

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