Posts Tagged ‘ Joann Sfar ’


NPR has a holiday roundup with reviews of AMERICAN BORN CHINESE and KAMPUNG BOY as the two graphic novel entries! (and, dare I mention it, another book called To Dance, not on the First Second list, but one of my babies for Simon & Schuster.)

Scott McCloud was at NYU and I missed it. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY COMICS WEEK has a nice little report about it here, with an excerpt which naturally caught my eye: Despite the current popularity and media attention given to comics—”we’ve moved up the food chain and pretty much infiltrated every major media outlet”—McCloud still warned of Read the Rest…

Here are Gene and Theresa Yang, just after the National Book Awards, in Times Square… Young starry-eyed comics artists now aspire to the glitz and glamour of the graphic novelist life…! They give up steady jobs in animation and videogames, and come to publishing seeking fame and fortune. Um… Well it seemed that way for Read the Rest…

Blogs may not be sushi, but in neither case does anyone want yesterday’s all-you-can-eat two dollar special… Oh well, sorry it hasn’t been freshest dailies or doodles served here lately — but not for lack of things happening! I really do need to reclaim some blogging time in my days. Or get someone to help. Read the Rest…

Others have posted about this, but it’s too good to pass up on Doodles & Dailies Two excellent Australian podcasts that should add to the ongoing conversation about FATE OF THE ARTIST! This first one is a ten minute review, and a very intelligent one, by playwright Polash Larsen for a daytime national radio program Read the Rest…

Well it was glamorous! The National Book Awards, the NY literati equivalent of the Oscars was held in Times Square last night, complete with bowties, a hilarious Fran Leibowitz, and enough of the highest writing talent to make even editors feel starstruck. Although I was rooting for Gene Yang, sincere congratulations to this year’s winner Read the Rest…

INFORMATION ABOUT JOANN’S CONTINUING U.S. APPEARANCES IN PHILADELPHIA, CHICAGO, SAN FRANCISCO and MIAMI *** PHILADELPHIA *** Thursday, November 9th 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (please arrive 6:30) UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA Reception with Klezmer musicians followed by a presentation and book signing. Sponsored by Bindlestiff Books, UPenn’s Jewish Studies Colloquium, Youngish & Yiddish and two area Read the Rest…

The 2006 Sfar tour is off to a marvelous start. Audiences large and small around Manhattan have been thrilled to hear from the creator of THE RABBI’S CAT, VAMPIRE LOVES, KLEZMER and countless other gems. It’s been a delight to watch his characters appear live at his talks, as he reveals the way some of Read the Rest…

HOT NEWS ITEMS of the day: 1. Gene Yang takes Wired News’ Luddite to task and his response is posted there now — 2. More Gene Yang news: AMERICAN BORN CHINESE was selected in Amazon’s Top 10 Editors’ Picks in Comics and Graphic Novels . . . and it’s number 1. 3. BOOKSLUT gives a Read the Rest…