Journal Nominated Expozine Alternative Press Award for Best English Book

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in News

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!

Little Tommy Lost: Book One Nominated for an Eisner

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 in News

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Cole Closser’s Little Tommy Lost: Book One has been nominated for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Publication Design!

Congratulations to Cole and all the other nominees, wh0 can be seen right here!

Safari Honeymoon Reviewed

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 in News

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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!

Cat Person Reviewed by the Nerdist!

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 in News

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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

Read the rest of the review right here!

Ground Control Reviews The Infinite Wait and Other Stories and By This Shall You Know Him

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 in News

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Julia Wertz’s The Infinite Wait and Other Stories and Jesse Jacobs‘ By This Shall You Know Him have been reviewed by Ground Control as a part of the music mag’s “I Wanna Be Literated!” feature.

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!

Journal in Glamour Paris

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in News

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The French edition of Julie Delporte’s Journal, published by éditions L’agrume, is one of Glamour Paris’ comics crushes!

Lire en français ici!

Just Indie Comics Koyama Press Roundup

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in News

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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 DeForgeJournal by Julie Delporte, and Little Tommy Lost: Book One by Cole Closser.

Check out the roundup of Koyama Press releases here!

Offbeat Fairy Tales: Safari Honeymoon and Fata Morgana

Posted on Apr 9, 2014 in News

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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.

On Jesse Jacobs’ Safari Honeymoon

“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

Read the whole review here!

On Jon Vermilyea’s Fata Morgana:

“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

Read the rest of the review here!

Rob Clough Reviews Cat Person

Posted on Apr 1, 2014 in News

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Comics critic Rob Clough has reviewed Seo Kim’s Cat Person on his blog High-Low, as a part of his 31 Days of Short Reviews series.

“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 Previewed on Bleeding Cool

Posted on Mar 31, 2014 in News

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 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!