Ignatz Nominations Announced

Posted on Aug 17, 2017 in Blog

The Ignatz Awards nominees have been announced and Keiler Roberts’ Sunburning has been nominated for Outstanding Comic and the Koyama Press-backed Diary Comics by Dustin Harbin has a story nominated in the Outstanding Story category. Check out the whole list of incredible nominees here.

Crawl Space Reviewed

Posted on Aug 16, 2017 in Blog

The Comics Beat 
reviews the transportive Crawl Space Jesse Jacobs.

“Jacobs does a great job in walking the line between a emotionally realistic teenage drama and an abstract cautionary fable about the different things people want out of life.” — John Seven, The Comics Beat

Read the whole review here!

A Body Beneath is a Summer Read

Posted on Aug 11, 2017 in Blog

Summer is coming to a close, but there is still time to catch some rays while reading and the IFOA staff has a bunch of suggestions including Michael DeForge’A Body Beneath.

“A great book to start with for anyone who is interested in getting a taste of contemporary graphic novels!” — Emily, IFOA

Check out the whole list here!

High-Low Reviews Condo Heartbreak Disco

Posted on Aug 11, 2017 in Blog

reviews Eric Kostiuk Williams’ Condo Heartbreak Disco, which readers quickly learn “is less a super-hero comic than it is a horror comic in many ways.”

“Williams’ imagery is intense and splashy, but above all else, he’s a thinker as a cartoonist. He’s always trying to find a new way to express ideas, combining his personal and political ideas into a potent, visually startling, storytelling experience.” — Rob Clough, High-Low

Check out the whole review here!

Keiler Roberts Interviewed

Posted on Aug 9, 2017 in Blog

Inkstuds interviews the “very thoughtful cartoonist” and Sunburning author Keiler Roberts on their most recent podcast. Listen here!

You & A Bike & A Road Reviewed

Posted on Aug 3, 2017 in Blog

The Slings & Arrows Graphic Novel Guide
 reviews Eleanor Davis’ You & A Bike & A Road.

You & a Bike & a Road works incredibly well both as a travelogue revealing something of the state of the country Davis moves through and a personal reflection on quests, travelling and goals in general.” — Woodrow Phoenix, The Slings & Arrows Graphic Novel Guide

Check out the whole 4/4 star review here!

You & A Bike & A Road

Posted on Aug 2, 2017 in Blog

The Nonfiction Detectives review Eleanor Davis’ You & A Bike & A Road.

“This is the perfect graphic memoir to give to budding artists. And those who like riding bicycles.” — Louise Capizzo, The Nonfiction Detectives

Check out the whole review here!

Nikkei Voice Profiles Annie Koyama

Posted on Aug 1, 2017 in Blog

The Japanese-Canadian national newspaper, Nikkei Voice, profiles Annie Koyama and 10 years of Koyama Press. Check it out here!

Sunburning Reviewed

Posted on Jul 27, 2017 in Blog

Broken Frontier reviews Keiler Roberts’ Sunburning.

“Uncompromising and ever engaging Sunburning is, once again, an exemplary piece of autobio comics from Keiler Roberts that underscores the uniquely connective power of the form in building an empathetic bond between creator and reader.” — Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier

Read the whole review right here!

The Comics Beat Reviews You & A Bike & A Road

Posted on Jul 18, 2017 in Blog

The Comics Beat 
reviews Eleanor Davis’ trip along an “expansive bike path” You & A Bike & A Road.

“Davis’ diary is also about the physical side of emotional healing and the factor of endurance—really challenging yourself to do things that border on impossible—in that healing.” — John Seven, The Comics Beat

Check out the whole review here!