Arthur magazine has just posted a great interview and overview of Marc Antoine Mathieu’s work and especially his latest Museum Vaults we published, part of the Louvre collection of graphic novels presently in exhibit at the Louvre itself, see this previous blog entry on that.
The piece is written by author Sasha Watson (Vidalia in Paris), her blog’s fun.
“Trondheim creates autobiographical sketches with a Seinfeld-ian mania for capturing the quotidian details of normal life, particularly its irritations. [His] light wit and springlike watercolor tones give even the most curmondgeonly observations a lilting and jesting flair.”
So says Publishers Weekly, this week, about Trondheim’s latest Little Nothings volume. Meantime, School Library Journal has this to say about David B’s Nocturnal Conspiracies:
“The real strength of this graphic novel lies in the images. David B. has a distinct style that uses heavy black inks combined with grays and blues. His detailed drawings complement the text and carry it through each panel. The results are captivating. Followers of his work won’t be disappointed.”
“The mystery is involving and proceeds at a sprightly pace. It’s refreshing to see a sex-positive story and heartening to see a female lead character who’s quick-witted and brave. There’s no American analogue for this kind of breathless comic book mystery. It’s all so perfectly French.”
…says The Stranger of Seattle about Miss Don’t Touch Me
Happy Valentine’s Day.
Sadly, my girlfriend is on another continent so I’m going watch the romantic comedy Friday the 13th.
And here are the last two pages of the of the chapter from my book about Turkmenistan that I’ve been posting on this blog.
Jennifer Contino of Pulse interviews Neil Kleid on Comicon.com about his latest graphic novel The Big Kahn scheduled for release in July from us.
I’ll be signing copies of “Silk Road to Ruin,” “To Afghanistan and Back” and other recent titles tonight at Bluestocking Books in Manhattan, at 7 pm. I’ll also be showing slides of old and new cartoons, comparing the two, and taking your questions. Hope to see you then!
WSradio.com and the show Comic Book Talk Radio had Rick Geary of The Treasury of Murder on for a great in-depth interview yesterday and ended with a few words with NBM Publisher Terry Nantier. Go to their site and archives to listen to the show, dated Feb. 12.