Reviews for this book are rolling in at quite a clip!
“Highly successful both as literature and visual art, this is a book to recommend to abuse survivors as well as readers who appreciate exploring life’s difficult realities.”
“touching story of trust and betrayal.”
“It’s a strong and important book, and above all, yet another testament to the power of this medium.”
“The ink vanishes; the trees become doodles. The colors are dabs of paint. Something is accomplished. Ka’s story, so ferociously arranged to address its center event, can only stop; a final image freezes Ka’s age, his many selves gathered together. The book is done. It’s all out of him. It’s something else. He killed it.
It’s absolutely harrowing material.”
Time Out NY says of Moresukine:
“Hilarious, sharply observed”
RC Harvey (his site needs token subscription) the noted historian and rant and raver says about Geary’s Lindbergh Child:
“Reading one of Geary’s books is always a delight. He methodically researches and then displays the facts of whatever crime he is exploring, deploying a hypnotic drawing style that has both charm and menace. “
and about Happy Hooligan:
“Opper’s strip was the first to deploy all of the medium’s basic ingredients from its very birth. “
So, I just got back from three weeks in California and Oregon (and a night in Philadelphia when my flight got cancelled), and I didn’t draw a thing the whole time. Now, it’s back to work. I’ve got a little more than a chapter left and I’m hoping I can get it done pretty quickly.
Anyway, here’s a page from the beginning of the book. It comes right after the page I posted back in November. It’s from the first chapter and introduces Turkmenistan and what life is like there. I’ll be posting more in the next few weeks.
Hope everyone had happy holidays and a good start to the new year.
a small snippet from a starry sky spread i worked on all day. i’m almost 90 pages done! this is surreal.
things are very much back in business here at the studio. i eat most of my meals here. living and breathing drawing and colouring.
Ordinary Victories volume 2 “What is Precious” was placed in Comic Book Resources top 100 at #36:
“[The two volumes] taken together offer a glimpse of the world that is not heavy handed or soft pedaled, but in its greatest moments, like any great work of art, it is possible to hold the pages up and through them, see the world.”
And Dungeon Monstres vol.1 is recommended by Library Media Connection.