Rick Geary on All Things Considered.

Wow! What a treat between Christmas and New Year’s! Author Duane Swierczynski chooses 3 favorite true crime graphic novels on today’s All Things Considered on the NPR network, heard by millions across the country, and one of them is Rick Geary’s The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans!

“For a decade now (sic) Geary has been serving up delightfully grizzly novels… but my favorite is the Terribile Axe-Man of New Orleans.”

Try TWO decades, Duane, but hey we love it! This just ran on the East Coast, you might still be able to catch it on your radio!

See or hear the full review.

Best of 2011

That time of year and we got so far NPR, Graphic Novel Reporter and Fearnet + a late last minute addition… not bad:

First, NPR’s Monkey See put Stargazing Dog in their top list. From the initial review:

“Throughout, the dog remains steadfastly loyal, his expression largely unchanged from the eager, hopelessly-in-love dog-smile you see there on the cover. That’s what Murakami’s getting at: the resiliency of the bond tying us to dogs, and them to us, and how it provides a blissfully uncomplicated comfort amid our increasingly complicated lives.”

Graphic Novel Reporter’s John Hogan puts our Sky Over the Louvre in his bhest of 2011 list: “A beautiful combination of art and story.”

Fearnet puts Geary’s Sacco & Vanzetti on their list: “proves the master of drolly impish cartooning hasn’t lost his touch, as it presents a pair of protagonists (anarchists, no less) strangely sympathetic in their relevancy to today’s world.”

And this latest news: Alan David Doane at Trouble with Comics puts 2 of ours out of his top ten books for 2011! Little Nothings 4 and Geary’s Sacco & Vanzetti.