Tuesday, November 02, 2010

THE REVIEWS ARE IN (AND ARE MOSTLY GOOD)



LUCKY IN LOVE, the graphic novel with a narrative by George Chieffet and pictures by me, has gotten some high praise. And if you can read Swedish, some moderate praise (but a large part of that is grumbling about the three year wait for Volume Two to be released---hey, I'm drawing as fast as I can, I swear!) Personally, I've been floored by the response of some of my friends and fellow artists. Folks like Bob Fingerman, Jackson Publick, Bill Wray, Shaun McLaughlin, Kevin Langley, Mark Zingerelli, Mark Newgarden and Kim Deitch (KIM DEITCH!) have been generous in their praise and support. Old chum Jamie Rich has been especially vocal about it, and you can read his review amongst the links I'll patch in below. My thanks to Jamie, and to all of the critics for their thoughtful reviews. Take a look, won't you? And if you've read the book, I'd love to hear your thoughts about it. And if you haven't read the book, read what these folks have to say, and think about picking it up. Okay?


http://confessions123.blogspot.com/2010/09/lucky-in-love-poor-mans-history-by.html
http://www.comicsreview.co.uk/nowreadthis/2010/10/07/lucky-in-love-book-1-a-poor-man%E2%80%99s-history/
http://serienytt.se/?p=1126
http://joshuamalbin.com/2010/10/lucky-in-love/
http://www.mania.com/lucky-love-review_article_125097.html





2 comments:

Rooniman said...

Things are looking good.

James Lloyd said...

Hi Stephen,
You don't know me, but I've been kicking around the industry for the last ten years in the both the small-press and professional realms (the latter as a regular artist for Bongo Comics). I have been a tremendous fan going back to your Instant Piano Days through to your more commercial work on such projects as Dexter's lab. This seemed like the right post to say how thrilled I was at finding such a large collection of your art between the covers of Lucky in Love. Fortunately, the writing is such that it allows your superb sense of design and storytelling to shine. It also showcases your talent for conveying a unique blend of broad comedy and subtle poignancy. I have been frothing at the mouth to all and sundry about this book with religious fervour, and I couldn't be happier that your work has been nominated for an Eisner. You've got my vote.
Either way Lucky is a major victory for you and the medium. Congratulations.