Burt’s Way Home on The Comics Alternative Podcast

Posted on Jun 24, 2017 in Blog

The Comics Alternative podcast focuses on The Eisner Award Nominations for Early Readers, Kids and Teens and that includes the Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8) category and Burt’s Way Home, natch! Listen to it here!

Patric Kyle in Exhibition at Printed Matter

Posted on Jun 23, 2017 in Blog

Patrick Kyle who has released Distance Mover and Don’t Come in Here with us and is set to release Everywhere Disappeared with us this fall is featured in an incredible exhibition at Printed Matter in New York. The exhibition, titled Something Unusual is Happening, focuses on experimental comics and the art of visual narrative and features incredible work by amazing artists. Check out all of the details here!

Comic Bastards Reviews Condo Heartbreak Disco

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 in Blog

Comic Bastards reviews Eric Kostiuk WilliamsCondo Heartbreak Disco “a superhero book that feels very little like a superhero book.”

Condo Heartbreak Disco is an atypical social critique that is genuinely relatable despite its outrageous characters and setting.” — Wes Jones, Comic Bastards

Read the whole review here!

You & A Bike & A Road Reviewed by The Globe and Mail

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 in Blog

The Globe and Mail reviews Eleanor Davis’ bike travelogue, You & A Bike & A Road, which engages in the joys and struggles both personal and public encountered on a trip along the US border.

“As often as Davis punctuates her view with picturesque bunches of shrub mesquite and hardy flora, she’s also sure to record the constant incursions from the border patrol, subjecting the landscape to invasive surveillance, rather than tourist soul-searching.” — Sean Rogers, The Globe and Mail

Check out the whole review here!

Rokudenashiko Interviewed by Glamour

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 in Blog

Rokudenashiko, whose story is told in essays and comics in What Is Obscenity?, is interviewed by Glamour! Check it out here!

Volcano Trash Reviewed

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 in Blog

Graphic Novel Resources reviews Ben Sears’ all ages adventure romp Volcano Trash!

“The action sequences are rendered in excellent detail, combining elements of video games, European comics, and manga conventions. The technology and character designs are first-rate, and this book is a joy to read, behold, and revisit. It’s just plain fun.” — Stergios Botzakis, Graphic Novel Resources

Read the whole review here!

ICv2 Profiles KP

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 in Blog

ICv2 highlights our 10th anniversary and our entire Fall 2017 lineup! Check out the whole article right here!

Ben Sears on Inkstuds

Posted on Jun 13, 2017 in Blog

Ben Sears sits down with Brandon Graham and Mr. Inkstuds himself Robin McConnell for the Inkstuds podcast. They discuss his work including his Koyama Press Double+ books Night Air and the recently released Volcano Trash. Listen to the whole podcast here!

Condo Heartbreak Disco is a Staff Pick

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 in Blog

Helen at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly in Montreal selects Eric Kostiuk Williams’ Condo Heartbreak Disco as a summer read!

“[T]his new book by Kostiuk Williams (Hungry Bottom Comics) is a devilishly queer, action-packed comic set in a larger-than-life Toronto, that warns about the evils of gentrification and condo development.” — Helen, Librairie Drawn & Quarterly

Check out the whole list here!

So Pretty / Very Rotten is Reviewed / Featured

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 in Blog

Jane Mai and An Nguyen’s comics and essay exploration of Lolita culture, So Pretty / Very Rotten, is reviewed by Pop Matters.

“Beyond fans, [So Pretty / Very Rotten] offers a general reader an introduction to a consumer subculture that resonates in the nostalgia of fairy tale worlds and external performance of a genderless self.” — Gregory Smith, Pop Matters

Read the whole review here!

And while you’re at it, why not check out Okazu’s coverage of Jane and An’s launch and exhibition at the Japan Foundation, as well as short review of the book!

“In the end, the title is a brilliant summation of the sense of self we see in Lolita, that the outside is more and more beautiful, but the inside may be rotten, or even empty.” — Erica Friedman, Okazu

Check out the whole post here!