First few to order this book from us gets a copy with beautiful art drawn in by him! Here’s a sample, on the title page inside the book:
(that sketchbook page is printed empty).
Can’t get this on Amazon! Only from us.
This launch of a relatively new author, TJ Kirsch, is getting many rave reviews, see more about it and order your copy with original art here.
The Library Journal gave it a starred review, Steve Orlando, Noah Van Sciver and Van Jensen have all blurbed enthusiastically for it!
Library Journal has given Pride Of The Decent Man a fantastic advance review on their site, calling it;
“A complex story told in a thoughtful, moving manner,” and “Highly recommended for anyone trying to be a better, decent person.”
They also describe the “Beautiful if often sad color drawings and spare dialogue” that fill the volume.
This review means a great deal, particularly because of its association with libraries, which can easily open up a new world of graphic novels to younger and new readers.
For those who aren’t aware of Library Journal, their site describes itself as “the most trusted and respected publication for the library community. Built on more than a century of quality journalism and reviews.”
Read the full review here.
To learn more about Pride Of The Decent Man, including how to order your own copy, go here.
Caught this one a bit late admitedly, from Library Journal on Bubbles & Gondola:
“A delightful and well-executed story recommended to those needing a spiritual lift or creative inspiration… fresh, quirky perspective.”
Another review for this in School Library Journal:
“Disguised as a cute animal story, Dillies’s substantive tale of writer’s block, social anxiety, and the magical and restorative powers of allowing oneself to take a break and have fun proves striking it its visuals and narrative.
Dillies and his publishers have used some very physical choices here to show the magic Charles finds as he steps outside, makes friends, allows himself to delight in things as winsome as soap bubbles and a hot air balloon.”
Little Nothings get more comments:
“Lewis Trondheim plays up his own foibles to masterful comedic effect.” says Playback:Stl.
Library Journal had a couple sweet short comments about two of our frecent books:
For Kinky & Cosy: “Could easily kick Bart Simpson’s butt and love it”
Bubbles & Gondola: “Boast[s] whimsical drawings with surreal, dreamlike plots.”
+ Graphic Novel Reporter has a nice holiday gift guide that can also stand in as a best of 2011.
“Sfar & Trondheim never have a problem pushing boundaries for a better laugh and here there are laughs aplenty. A wonderful addition to the series.”
Booklist on Dungeon Monstres 4. Also on this book:
“Lovers of Sfar and Trondheim’s ongoing send-up of hero fantasy shouldn’t be disappointed by this rollicking entry – which would also make a decent
entry point for newcomers to this inventive comics entertainment.”
Seattle Post Intelligencer and Blogcritics.
The Broadcast gets another great endorsement:
“Hobbs provides convincing characterizations and a satisfying conclusion. Recommended.”
The Sky Over the Louvre continues to get raves:
“Brilliant! Breathtakingly beautiful on many levels. If you’ve resisted graphic novels, this is the one that might win you over. The text is by Jean-Claude Carrière, the screenwriter of The Unbearable Lightness of Being and many other films, and the images are by one of France’s greatest comics artist, Bernar Yslaire. It’s an intimate, intense voyage into the past where politics and passion meet in unexpected ways.”
Book Brunch at Bibliobuffet
“With gorgeous art intermixing beauty and weirdness, the story turns on the capriciousness of both history and art while providing a sense of a time and place where art ranked up there with liberté, égalité, and fraternité for an entire nation. With nudity and mature content; for academic and adult collections.”
Martha Cornog over at Library Journal
And another Library publication, Foreword, chimes in:
“Ultimately, The Sky Over the Louvre is successful on many levels, for many reasons. But chief among them is the fact that it is an engrossing tale of historical fiction that provides readers with rich and varied rewards.”
“NBM ComicsLit’s partnership with The Louvre museum has produced another outstanding graphic novel. The Sky Over The Louvre almost couldn’t miss. It’s written by celebrated screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière (The Tin Drum, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie), and drawn by leading French artist Bernar Yslaire (Sambre), and both demonstrate the surefootedness of their experience in both quality and content.”
Andrew Smith, Scripps-Howards News and as seen in the Seattle Times and Memphis Commercial Appeal, amongst others.
“De Crécy’s loose, organic illustrations breathe life into his characters and give energy to his panel movement.
Verdict: De Crécy’s dry, witty humor combined with his endearing creatures makes a singular and worthy addition to comprehensive graphic novel collections.”
says Library Journal of Salvatore in a starred review.