Ephemeral Tidbits – New Reviews For NBM Favorites

May 3, 2012 by  
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It’s always nice to see that a book lives on beyond it’s release date.  Hopefully being shared and recommended to like minded readers. Teacher Librarian Magazine‘s Joe Sutliff Sanders recently took a look at Sean Michael Wilson and Chie Kutsuwada’s The Story of Lee commenting: “Drawn with the iconic faces and screen-tones manga aficionados cherish, […]

Kinky & Cosy #10 on NYTimes GN bestseller list + more press

October 10, 2011 by  
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Nix’ snarky Kinky & Cosy is #10 on this week’s New York Times Bestseller list for hardcover graphic novels! And Robot 6 has this to say about the collection: “Nix’s little rascals are bad kids in the Bart Simpson/Calvin/Shinchan mode, but the humor is more fearless.” “Recommended. The cultural tension is beautifuilly written, and the […]

Kirkus on Sacco: ‘another great contribution to the country’s wealth of graphic lit.”

August 11, 2011 by  
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Well, we were going to highlight some other books this time but NO! Geary’s  Sacco & Vanzetti hogs everyone’s attention! This time with a great review from the influential Kirkus Reviews, putting it in with “The 13 Can’t Miss Graphic Novels of 2011″. Calling him ‘legendary,’ they quote him about the book and state: “Chalk one more up for the history […]

Story of Lee has sold out + some reviews

April 21, 2011 by  
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THE STORY OF LEE HAS SOLD OUT its first print run! Sorry that we’re temporarily out of stock while he rush back to press… Meantime, a cute review by Erin Jameson at Playback:STL of A Story of Lee, entitled “A Love Less Traveled.” Bill Sherman at Blogcritics sees an interesting parallel in Sky Over the Louvre with our […]

‘warm and fuzzy’

April 8, 2011 by  
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“Made me feel warm and fuzzy. As novel as this situation might be for readers, it’s oddly familiar territory for the creators. Writer Sean Michael Wilson is a Scot living in Japan, and artist Chie Kutsuwada is a Japanese living in London. Their familiarity with the turf wars gives this unpretentious East-meets-West, boy-meets girl story […]

Miami Herald and Publishers Weekly reviews

March 9, 2011 by  
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“Kerascoet depicts action and emotion beautifully and elegantly, with great feeling and boundless humor.” Richard Pachter, The Miami Herald on Miss Don’t Touch Me 2. “It’s an old setup done effectively and believably. If anything, the story feels too true to life as Hong Kong, Korea, China, and Japan all have no shortage of aimless […]

Talk at Glasgow

I came back from Glasgow, where I attended Glasgow Film Festival and talked about manga in general and my work, of course including the Story of Lee,  with Paul Gravett and Sean (via Skype!), last night. At the talk, I showed this image to the audience and explained my working process. When I create stories […]

“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 […]

“Outrageous plot twists and offbeat characters”: Library Journal on Miss Don’t Touch Me; press roundup

February 4, 2011 by  
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“The plot fairly gallops in this naughty adult soap opera; snappy dialog keeps up the pace. Richly detailed full-color art offers both humor and pathos, creating engaging characters and a strong sense of place. [Those] who like outrageous plot twists and offbeat characters should enjoy this romp.” The Library Journal on Miss Don’t Touch Me […]

Sean Michael Wilson at Anime League

I have been invited to be a ‘creator in residence’ thing on a popular anime/manga website, called ANIME LEAGUE, which has about 20,000 members it seem. And it looks like all of them have posted some questions for me on their forum already!: http://www.animeleague.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=203&t=125581 So, I better going an answer some… including posting some pages […]

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