Jason Richards, sexy new Riot! retailer:
"You gotta love Larry Young and his company. Any time I can boil a comic down to four words or less, it becomes a very easy sell. Take, for instance, this week's Full Moon Fever
from AiT. This is all it took to sell out of it: 'Werewolves on the moon.' Bingo. Sold. Gone."
Ian Brill on his difficult initiation into New Comics Day at the Isotope:
"I even got my copy of Full Moon Fever
signed by letterer Josh Motherfucking Richardson who just might be the greatest man in comics right now."
A new blog by Mike Cassella, Powered by Pop Culture,
takes a look at the "New State of the Graphic Novel." In addition to being a well-reasoned treatise, he recommends seven books. Josh Richardson, the greatest man in comics right now, told me to make some hay about this, so I'll point out that of those seven, three are from us and no other publisher represented has more than one, so there's that. I particularly liked what Mike said about Switchblade Honey:
"Imagine if Star Trek
had been made by Guy Ritchie instead of Gene Roddenberry."
In the latest Boston Phoenix, on stands today:
"Other books are 'written by highfalutin’ sports journalists with their press passes and expense accounts and souped-up Russian hovercrafts,' says McCarney. Surviving Grady,
on the other hand, is a 'day-to-day, blurry-eyed account of each and every game by two passionate and likely certifiable fans.'" You can meet the lads as they do their thing at the Souvenir Store, 19 Yawkey Way, on Sunday, September 18 from 11 am to 2 pm. Call (617) 421-8686.
has returned full-force and sets her sights on "Smoke and Guns,
a foray into the world of cigarette girl gangs, reminded me of The Big Lebowski
in many ways. The Cohen brothers’ production borrowed heavily from detective movies – exaggerating the nonsensical conventions of the old films, while Baldock and Moon take their graphic novel down a decidedly noir path. Both The Big Lebowski
and Smoke and Guns
have loosely coherent plots, instead their charm comes with the combination of unforgettable characters and bits of dialogue … of course, The Big Lebowski
didn’t have sexy cigarette girls, so perhaps Smoke and Guns
has an advantage."
...and Smoke and Guns
got Dan's Pick of the week
over at Green Brain: "I love the look of this book. Smoke and Guns
invokes the feel of grim and gritty without falling for the usual conventions. Fun, fast and full of strong sexy ladies that would knock the cigarette out of your mouth that they just sold you. The writer, Kirsten Baldock, hits this one out of the park the first time she gets up to the plate. With quick snappy dialog and loads of spunky attitude, this script falls right into place with the broad, expressive brush-strokes of artist Fabio Moon. Read this book!"
looks at Full Moon Fever:
"Ok. Werewolves. Cool. Werewolves on the MOON. Excuse me, but can you beat that for a concept? It's better than "Snakes on a Plane" by a longshot. I mean, think about it. Werewolves... on the moon! Heh. Werewolves... heh... moon... heh heh... " and Electric Girl Volume Three:
"Another excellent collection of stories featuring Virginia the Electric Girl and her wonder dog Blammo... If you haven't already, I recommend you guys all get all the volumes of this book."
Jog the Blog puts his finger instantly on the appeal, to me, of Full Moon Fever: "Yes, of course there’s a zero-gravity werewolf fight scene..."