NBM for November

September 20, 2014 by  
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IT’S DUNGEON MONTH AT NBM!   “Dungeon comics — that’s a big inspiration for me and the crew who write on the show. Dungeon’s a great comic, and I look to it for the sort of casual conversation they have with the big fantasy world that they all live in.” -Adventure Time’s Pendleton Ward   […]

An Addition to your Reading List: Why I Killed Peter by Dungeon’s Alfred

September 2, 2014 by  
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Publishers Weekly called it “hauntingly evocative”. Booklist said it was “highly successful both as literature and visual art”. Oliver Ka tells his memoir in a way critics agree as haunting yet beautiful. Artist Alfred, artist of Dungeon: Twilight, Vol. 4, illustrates this tale blurring the lines between imagination and reality. The finished product is Why […]

VOYA on a bunch of NBM books

August 5, 2009 by  
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Voice Of Youth Advocates (VOYA), an influential professional publication for librarians catering to YA (Young Adult) audiences has reviewed 3 of our books recently: Of Famous Players by Geary: “A compelling tale full of jealousy, hatred, loyalty and a murderer who walked away from the crime.” of Why I Killed Peter: “Thought-provoking, difficult to put […]

Why I Killed Peter reviewed by Library Journal

May 26, 2009 by  
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“Alfred’s charming, emotional color art captures wonderfully Ollie’s youthful joy and psychological turmoil. Sensitive. Recommended for older teens and up.” So says Library Journal of Why I Killed Peter about the author’s experience with abuse at the hands of an otherwise cool priest. This only adds to the great press this book had gotten, including The […]

Why I Killed Peter gets 4 stars from Comics Buyers Guide

May 11, 2009 by  
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The latest issue of Comics Buyers Guide makes Why I  Killed Peter a pick of the month, gives it a full 4 stars and calls it “One of the best autobiographical graphic novels. In fact, it may actually be the best.” If you haven’t checked this out yet, it’s a very sensitive rendering of a […]

ComicsWorthReading reviews a bunch

March 10, 2009 by  
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Johanna Draper Carlson’s ComicsWorthReading has just reviewed 4 of our recent books, besides Miss Don’t Touch Me which she calls “thrilling escapism with naughty touches”, Why I Killed Peter and First Time, she has this to say about Trondheim’s latest Little Nothings: “The work is gorgeous, due to the artist’s skill, observations, and especially watercolors. […]

Miami Herald on Why I Killed Peter

March 5, 2009 by  
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“If there is a healing process, this unforgettable graphic reminiscence is surely its catalyst. Collaborator Alfred evocatively illuminates Ka’s memoir of childhood innocence and grown-up pain. Special mention must be made of his extraordinary use of color and photography as magical elements to convey the emotional ambiguity and banality of evil.” So said Richard Pachter […]

L.A. Times on David B + more great reviews

February 2, 2009 by  
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Just Sunday, The L.A. Times had this to say about our Nocturnal Conspiracies: “Overall, the drawings create an anxious, voyeuristic intimacy, as if we are peering through a window unseen. “Nocturnal Conspiracies continues the emotional and artistic work of “Epileptic”, stripping the art -and the artist- down to raw process.” Why I Killed Peter gets […]

Starred review for Why I Killed Peter from PW + other reviews

January 27, 2009 by  
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Publisher’s Weekly has this week given a starred review for Why I Killed Peter, calling it “hauntingly evocative. Ka is unable to ignore his past any longer and decides to tell his story, teaming with artist Alfred to create a graphic memoir. Alfred’s blending of ink drawings and digital photographs in the final gut-wrenching scenes […]

Paul Gravett weighs in on our stuff…

January 22, 2009 by  
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The great critic and author of books on comics has a couple brilliant reviews: this for Why I Killed Peter and this for Ordinary Victories. He even goes as far as saying Bottomless Bellybutton pales next to Ordinary Victories! Nyah. Terry

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