Publishers Weekly on The Broadcast: “intriguing character study”

“Newcomer Hobbs works hard not to oversell the drama, focuing on the tensions withtin the group. Intriguing character study of different personalities under pressure. Tuazon’s art adds to the ominous mood.”

Publishers Weekly on The Broadcast.

Wilson of Story of Lee and ‘AX’ interviewed by Publishers Weekly

Sean Michael Wilson, writer of our forthcoming Story of Lee and editor of  ‘AX, alternative manga’ which just came out, spoke with Publishers Weekly on a quite busy publishing schedule this fall: he also has adaptations from Classics Library and of Japanese classics with Kodansha coming out. Busy man whose name will be popping up everywhere for some time!

Publishers Weekly on Geary’s Axe-Man

“Present(ed) with his signature appealing art style and expected well-researched text, including a fun and evocative history of New Orleans. Will appeal to true crime buffs and armchair detectives as well as Geary’s already loyal audience.”

Publishers Weekly in their Aug. 2nd issue about Geary’s new The Terrible Axe-man of New Orleans available at your comics and bookstore now!

Mr. Easter lays beautiful eggs

 

Publishers Weekly on A Home for Mr. Easter by Brooke A. Allen:

“Halfway between Precious and The Incredible Hulk, obese urban teen Tesana is the unlikely hero of this delightful debut book from Allen. Allen’s unrefined black and white line art is similar to Nate Powell’s, but her subject matter is refreshingly light. The characters rush through a very satisfying one volume adventure that hits all the right notes and leaves no threads unresolved, like a well-written screenplay. Mr. Easter signals Allen as a new artist to follow.”

“By the time I was done I had a big smile on my face. Allen’s story has heart, and her art is fantastic. As a first graphic novel, A Home for Mr. Easter is an impressive debut. I definitely look forward to seeing what she has up her sleeves next.”

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curious wonders

“A slim but packed volume of curious wonders, this is the sort of book one presses on friends, even if it’s quite impossible to say exactly why.”

says Publishers Weekly of Trondheim’s latest collection of Little Nothings.

Also Blogcritics on On the Odd Hours:

“Embedded within this graphic novel is a critical consideration of the very function of public art museums. “Those who consume art, the public, people in general, appreciate the artwork for their own pleasure,” Bastien’s mentor states early in the book. “They only stay on the surface. It’s all they know how to do!” Only when these “orphan” works are removed from a large gawking public, considered in solitude, can our hero approach their truest meaning.

The sequences where the museum’s artworks come alive are the book’s big set pieces, of course, and Liberge pulls these moments off with aplomb.”

JOE & AZAT visit Publishers Weekly and RALL on Booklist

Ted Rall and Pablo Callejo’s The Year of Loving Dangerously just keeps getting the accolades, the latest from Booklist:

“He was more interested in well-stocked refrigerators than impending sexual adventures. Realistically illustrated in soft colors by Callejo, of Bluesman (2004–06) fame, and maximally unbuttoned in some places, Rall’s sympathetic account of his life on the edge encourages identifying with a situation so desperate that his outrageous choices seem necessary.”

And Publishers Weekly thought Jesse Lonergan’s Joe & Azat equally charming:

“Lonergan follows his graphic novel, Flower & Fade, with this charming and engrossing study of a friendship that transcends cultural borders. A simply illustrated charmer that grips readers from its opening pages and remains on the mind well after it has been read and absorbed.”

‘A gorgeous whirlwind of a memoir’, Publishers Weekly interviews Rall

Sasha Watson, a well known author in her own right, calls Ted Rall and Pablo Callejo’s The Year of Loving Dangerously ‘a gorgeous whirlwind of a memoir’ and does a great interview of Rall in Publishers Weekly’s Comics Week.

And don’t forget, Ted appears at MoCCA Thursday evening at 7PM to talk about and then sign this book!

Big Kahn is becoming Enormous Khan

The publicity on The Big Kahn just keeps rolling along and gathering steam! The latest is a great interview by author Sasha Watson on Publishers Weekly’s Comics Week newsletter.

And… looks like a major paper will be running something very soon… stay tuned.

Geary and Bringing Up Father reviewed

Booklist reviews our Bringing Up Father collection:

“One of the most popular and longest-running comic strips. Soon, McManus  would develop into one of the funnies’ leading stylists.”

And Publishers Weekly this week says of Geary’s new Famous Players:

“His quirky b&w ink drawings are full of expression, recalling the melodrama of silent films.”