The Infinite Wait and Other Stories on The Airhip

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in News

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includes Julia Wertz’s The Infinite Wait and Other Stories in her article on medical memoirs by graphic novelists. Read the whole article up on The Airship here!

Patrick & Michael on Inkstuds!

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in News

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Patrick Kyle and Michael DeForge debuted new books at this year’s SPX, Distance Mover and Lose #6 respectively. SPX also marked the first stop of a month-long tour of the United States with fellow commonwealth cartoonist Simon Hanselmann. While at SPX, Patrick, Michael and Simon crossed paths with another touring group: Robin McConnell and Brandon Graham of the podcast Inkstuds. The encounter was recorded for posterity; hear it here!

Cat Dad, King of the Goblins Reviewed

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in News

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Britt Wilson’s sugar-fuelled fantasy adventure Cat Dad, King of the Goblins, has been reviewed by the School Library Journal.

“Wilson’s incredible Technicolor art and dynamic drawings will enchant kids.” — Lisa Gieskes, Richland County Public Library, Columbia, SC, School Library Journal

Baby Bjornstrand Reviewed

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in News

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Renee French’s adorable and menacing Baby Bjornstrand is reviewed by The Absolute.

“Equal parts clever and cute, Baby Bjornstrand is a coming of age story that doesn’t need to beat you over the head with its message.” — Tiffany White, The Absolute

Read the whole review and check out some preview pages here!

Distance Mover and Baby Bjornstrand Reviewed

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in News

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Comics blogger John Seven has reviewed two of our Fall 2014 titles, the art house science fiction epic Distance Mover by Patrick Kyle, and the Godot meets Godzilla riff Baby Bjornstrand by Renee French.

ON DISTANCE MOVER

“That this is a riff off Doctor Who seems undeniable…I could easily envision any given Tom Baker episode unfolding with animation by Kyle, who makes great use of the basic scenario to pull off a clever and entirely different kind of science fiction romp.” — John Seven, Vermicious

ON BABY BJORNSTRAND

“In the end, Baby Bjornstrand might well be a meditation on the nature of personal growth, of claiming what you have learned as your own, wrapping yourself in it and saying that you know it, not that you were taught it. But maybe not. French is careful not to throw answers at you and her narrative unfolds like a poem, expressed through her beautiful artwork that mixes otherworldly illustration with cartoonishness grotesqueness.” — John Seven, Vermicious

Read the whole Distance Mover review here, and check out the Baby Bjornstrand review here!

Baby Bjornstrand Reviewed

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in News

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Renee French’s latest release Baby Bjornstrand has scored a four star review at the Comics Bulletin.

“There’s a sense of menace here, but there’s also a sense of peace and joy, kids having fun, perhaps despite the obstacles that they face. Kids abide, after all, and part of the charm of French’s Bjornstrand is in the way that it feels like a child’s dream come alive in an oblique way.” — Jason Sacks, Comics Bulletin

Read the whole review here!

Cat Dad, King of the Goblins Reviewed by Booklist

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 in News

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Booklist has reviewed Britt Wilson’s whip-smart slice of slapstick, Cat Dad, King of the Goblins.

“Wilson’s purple-heavy palette, loopy cartoon figures, and playful sound effects (“FLA-WALLOP”) are a great complement to the fast-paced story, which should find an eager audience among fans of the TV show Adventure Time.” — Sarah Hunter, Booklist

Ryan Cecil Smith Interviewed at The Comics Journal

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 in News

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George Elkind of The Comics Journal has interviewed Ryan Cecil Smith — the super fantastic, smart fellow behind the S.F. universe. Read the whole interview here and check out Ryan’s S.F. #3 here!

A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories Previewed

Posted on Oct 6, 2014 in News

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The School Library Journal blog, “100 Scope Notes,” has highlighted some top “gotta see” picks for Fall 2014 and one of them is John Martz’s A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories.

“To my eyes it has two things going for it — humor and cuteness. That’s an impressive one-two punch for kids.” — Travis Jonker, School Library Journal

Check out the rest of their picks here! And get ready for the kid-friendly cat comics event of the century a double launch with Britt Wilson’s Cat Dad, King of the Goblins at Little Island!

Renee French Interviewed by The Comics Reporter

Posted on Oct 6, 2014 in News

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Earlier this month at SPX, Renee French sat down with Tom Spurgeon of The Comics Reporter. They talk about her latest book Baby Bjornstrand, her penchant for publishers, the theatre, and generations of comics making and makers.

Read the whole interview here!