Julie Delporte’s Journal has been nominated for the Expozine Alternative Press Award for Best English Book. Expozine is Montreal’s premier small press, comic and zine fair and takes place on April 24, 2014. For more details about the awards and Expozine, click here!
Congratulations to Cole and all the other nominees, wh0 can be seen right here!
Jesse Jacobs’ comic about a newlywed couple’s trippy trip, Safari Honeymoon is reviewed by John Seven.
“Jesse Jacobs’ work here accentuates everything that comics are great at, and serves as a perfect example of what the comics medium can really achieve that no other medium can in quite the same way.” — John Seven, Damnopedia
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Seo Kim’s endlessly relatable and readable Cat Person is reviewed by the Nerdist!
“The illustrations cover a variety of topics including Seo’s cat Jimmy, everyday life situations, and a peek into the amusing aspects of a long distance relationship. You’ll giggle and probably say “D’aww” to yourself more than once.” — Amy Ratcliffe, Nerdist
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On The Infinite Wait and Other Stories
“It’s clear reading The Infinite Wait that Wertz both accepts the tragedy in her life and fights back with humor. You simply can’t put it down at times and go into withdrawal when it’s over.” — Ollie Ottoman, Ground Control
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On By This Shall You Know Him
“I’ve truly never encountered anything like it. It’s both grounded and blows your mind at the same time.” — Ollie Ottoman, Ground Control
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The Italian comics blog Just Indie Comics continues its special feature on Koyama Press comics this time featuring Very Casual by Michael DeForge, Journal by Julie Delporte, and Little Tommy Lost: Book One by Cole Closser.
Check out the roundup of Koyama Press releases here!
All this week comics critic Rob Clough has been reviewing offbeat fairy tales, and two Koyama Press books by cartoonists with outré oeuvres have been reviewed.
“Jacobs subverts jungle fantasy tropes by presenting just how precarious life is in the wild without the virtue of a total technological advantage and details that the only way out is to understand how the dominant species manages to adapt.” — Rob Clough, High-Low
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“This is exquisite storytelling and becomes, in effect, a children’s book aimed at adults…That said, it still manages to replicate the joys of reading this kind of story as a child without dumbing it down or drowning it in a sea of expository prose.” — Rob Clough, High-Low
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“Seo Kim’s Cat Person is a consistently hilarious debut.” — Rob Clough, High-Low
Check out the rest of the review and thirty more right here!
Safari Honeymoon by Jesse Jacobs is previewed on Bleeding Cool.
“The writer and artist, Jesse Jacobs, has a history of the delightfully weird through his work on the cartoon Adventure Time, so didn’t we expect him to toy with our perceptions of reality? And if there hadn’t been strange creatures, comics would have felt left out.” — Hannah Means-Shannon, Bleeding Cool
Read and see the rest of the review here!