“The comic is a success in part because of Smith’s kitchen-sink approach, which is part parody of wacky adventure manga but also an understanding that having no limits to the kind of cartooning he can bring to bear on his series only makes it more appealing.” — Rob Clough, High-Low
Check out Clough’s complete catch up here!
The New Yorker’s Françoise Mouly and Mina Kaneko preview Jesse Jacobs’ Safari Honeymoon in an article that could only be called “Eyeball Kicks: A Surreal Safari Honeymoon.” Click here to learn more about Jacobs and to check out an exclusive excerpt from his upcoming book.
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
Check out the whole review right here!
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
Read the rest of the review right here!
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
Read all of the review here!
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
Check out the whole review here!
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!