“A giant in French comics, Trondheim has always been a marvelous observer of the extraordinary little moments in everyday existence. All rendered in the simple but expressive and versatile style that has always been one of his greatest strengths.
Verdict: Recommended for those who appreciate low-key but charming autobiographical comics.”
“Trondheim’s third collection of musings on his personal life maintains its predecessors’ high caliber of narrative and art. All of which entails swimming with sharks, coping with giant spiders, obsessing about consumerism while engaging in gadget lust, watching the family cat prey on a bird, and lots more equally engaging and ironic adventures.”
“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 Onion, a starred review from Publishers Weekly, the Miami Herald and many prominent websites.
It should be noted there is little in this book that could prove visually offensive.
“Each mini-episode manages to be informative, entertaining, and a bit puzzling, too, by design. Throughout, Schwieger shows both funky humor and affectionate awe toward this alien culture immersing him.”
so says Library Journal about Moresukine.
“Throughout, Schwieger shows both funky humor and affectionate awe toward this alien culture immersing him. As popular anthropology, this title will have strongest appeal in collections where manga is hot.”
Says Martha Cornog of Moresukine in an issue of LJ out earlier this month. She reviews graphic novels regularly for Library Journal and other Library publications