“Charming, amusing, unsettling”: Publishers Weekly on Salvatore + Little Nothings

“In this charming, amusing, and sometimes unsettling tale, pigs, dogs, cows, and cats move through France in a state of longing.. Their adventures spill across De Crécy’s lovely, muted watercolors, creating a magical world one longs to visit and making the animals’ emotions seem all too human. From De Crécy’s always surprising mind. He is particularly gifted at creating a sense of action on the page.”

Publishers Weekly on Salvatore.

Trondheim’s Little Nothings made Brian Cronin at Comic Book Resources’ top ten of 2010…

“You always know what to expect from Lewis Trondheim’s Little Nothings – just well-crafted, entertaining collections of, well, little nothings, but damned if he doesn’t deliver every single time with interesting slice-of-life tales.”

Library Media Connection on Networked and Dungeon +more

“Recommended. Teens will devour the action, suspense, and drama. The illustrations are amazing and add to the thrill of this graphic novel.”

So says Library Media Connection of Networked. They also say of Dungeon, Twilight vol.3:

“The artwork is lively, exciting, and full of details.”

“The mix of comedy and drama is welcome and feels truer to life than books that are one or the other. The artwork may be simplified but detailed enough to give us a strong sense of time and place.”

ComicMix on Salvatore

Salvatore, Dungeon reviews & more

On Salvatore:

“It’s fairly rare to find a book that effectively balances comedy and tragedy, but De Crecy’s peculiar gift is to find pathos through absurdity, which to my fairly well-seasoned eye comes off as unique. Comes with a high recommendation for the curious and the adventurous.”

FA- the comiczine

“This is clearly not a fuzzy bunny story…
Dungeon regulars — or readers like myself who’ve been working to catch up — will find it a fascinating, if not always pleasant, expansion of Sfar and Trondheim’s rich graphic novel fantasy world.”
Bill Sherman, Blogcritics reposted on The Seattle Post-Intellligencer site, on the latest Dungeon Monsters 3;
And many reviews echo this… this volume is probably the darkest of ’em all…
“Plenty of fun action and pop-culture references. This book may be useful in classroom situations, especially when discussing online privacy issues and how much personal information is available, whether one wants it to be or not.”
Voice Of Youth Advocates

Booklist on De Crecy’s Salvatore and Miss Don’t Touch Me, School Lib. Jnl. on The Broadcast

“Hubert and Kerascoet tell this episode with artfulness and empathy that allow readers to appreciate Blanche’s dignity as well as her energy and creativity.”

Booklist on the new Miss Don’t Touch Me vol.2. And then…

“Eccentric” they say about De Crecy’s brand new Salvatore series, otherwise  dismissing the whole book as “the weird preoccupations of a French madman.” We couldn’t have asked for a better endorsement.


“I’d encourage English and Social Studies teachers to think about using it in the classroom, perhaps for a lesson on H.G. Wells, or daily life during the Great Depression.”

Says School Library Journal of the Broadcast.

NBM in November: De Crecy is back!

Solicited for now in comics stores, after his greatly successful Glacial Period in the Louvre collection, we publish Nicolas De Crecy’s very off the wall Salvatore series:

SALVATORE
Vol. 1: Transports of Love
Nicolas De Crecy
The best-selling and acclaimed author of ‘Glacial Period’ in the Louvre collection returns with a new series starring a dog auto repair mechanic so in demand, he can afford to move his garage to a distant hard-to-reach peak for peace and… privacy. The privacy, as it turns out, is to build a mode of transportation that can get him through earth and seas to his beloved, far, far away. As unpredictable and totally original as ‘Glacial Period,’ this is a Plymptonesque tale filled with absurd, irresistible bittersweet humor.
61/2 x 9, 104pp, full color trade pb.: $14.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-593-1

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EUROTICA, meantime, offers two new items:

CASA HOWHARD, Vol. 5
Roberto BALDAZZINI
The train can be quite an erotic experience, the getaway, the sensual bounce, the vibrations… our lady-men cannot but succumb to the delights of the trip along with anyone willing to ride with them… includes a sweet wink at x-rated manga in a dream… Campy fun with quite a twist as only Baldazzini can deliver!
81/2 x 11, 48pp, full color trade pb.: $11.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-598-6

SIZZLE # 48
Peanut Butter’s latest romp continues along with Zanier’s Banana Games, Kevin Taylor’s Girl, Barbarian Chicks & Demons, a more generous helping of Omaha; hey, all our best-sellers in one affordable mag!
81/2x11, 64 pp., B&W quarterly magazine, $5.95

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Over at PAPERCUTZ, another Smurfs and a really good one:

THE SMURFS vol.3 “The Smurf King”
By Peyo, artist & writer
Yvan Delporte, writer

When Papa Smurf leaves the Smurf Village in search of a rare herb, the Smurfs are left without their leader. The Smurfs decide to vote for a new leader while Papa Smurf is gone, but each Smurf votes for himself! When one Smurf defeats Brainy Smurf in a second election, he declares himself KING Smurf, ruler of all of Smurf Village! Can these Smurfs get their act together? Or will King Smurf run his ‘Empire’ straight into the ground?

61/2 x 9, 56 pages, full-color.
$5.99 PB, $10.99 HC
PB ISBN: 978-1-59707-224-3
HC ISBN: 978-1-59707-225-0

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and also from Classics Illustrated:

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED #11
“The Devil’s Dictionary and Other Works”
By Ambrose Bierce
Illustrated by Gahan Wilson

Ambrose Bierce’s 1911 satire is illustrated with the surreal and macabre art of famed New Yorker cartoonist Gahan Wilson, creating a funny yet poignant presentation. Switching seamlessly from illustration to full-color comics to adapt The Boarded Window, Dead, and An Imperfect Conflagration, Wilson brings his signature dark humor to Bierce’s work.

61/2x 9, 56pp,. full-color hardcover: $9.99,
ISBN 978-1-59707-223-6

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