Jim Dodge over at Mass Movement Magazine gave Babble a big thumbs up, saying “Babble is a piece full of anxiety, where the apocalypse isn’t a nuclear mushroom cloud or flesh eating zombies, but an honest attempt by a group of well-meaning people to improve the state of world affairs.”
You can read the full review here, or click the image below.
Over at the Forbidden Planet International Blog, it’s Bryan’s turn to take part in their Desert Island Comics feature, this time bringing a distinctive British flavour, with talk of Dragon’s Claws and Misty…
You can read the whole entry here or click the picture below
In the wake of Bryan’s Russ Manning Award nomination, the Com.X PR machine has swung back into action to spread the word far and wide – and we’ve got all the links here in one handy blog post! Click the site name or the image to see the story.
This post will be updated as more news comes in.
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Alex at Unleash The Fanboy took a look at Babble and gave it a 4/5 rating, saying “the story is extremely personal and will weigh heavy on the heart, even in a first read.”
You can read the whole review here, or click the image below.
Over at the Forbidden Planet International Blog, Lee took part in their Desert Island Comics feature and waxed lyrical about his love for the Alan Grant/Norm Breyfogle run of Detective Comics and the Marvel UK comics of days gone by.
You can read the whole entry here or click the picture below.
This was a pleasant surprise, it has to be said: we picked up a second review from Ain’t It Cool News, with reviewer Ambush Bug saying “…in its own right, BABBLE is a truly amazing comic.”
You can read the full review here, or just click the image below.
The Russ Manning Award – named for the artist Russ Manning, best known for his work on the Tarzan and Star Wars newspaper strips and Magnus, Robot Fighter – has been given out annually at the San Diego Comic-Con since 1982. It’s presented to a comics artist who, early in his or her career, shows a superior knowledge and ability in the art of creating comics – which, if anyone’s read Bryan’s work on Babble and beyond, will know that’s something he certainly has in abundance!
The award recipient will be announced during the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 19 2013, and I hope you’ll join myself, and the guys at Com.X, in wishing Bryan the very best of luck!
A little shameless, but the news also made it to The Comics Reporter, with a pretty cool little surprise:
So, it’s Free Comic Book Day, which means you should ALL get down to your local comic book shop and grab some freebies, and maybe even buy some other stuff while you’re there (here’s a handy site that will help you find your nearest store in the UK, US and Canada: findacomicbookstore.com).
However, if you can’t get to a shop today and still want a free comic, well, here’s something just for you:
If you don’t want the ebook version, though, you can:
Yes, The Right To Arm Bears was posted at the tail end of last year, but it’s being offered up again for fun, and because, y’know, it’s a free comic for free comic book day.
Again, big, big thanks to Bolt-01 and Rich Clements for agreeing to let us do this under the Zarjaz banner, and, of course, the editorial guidance. Remember, several issues of Zarjaz - and its sister publication Dogbreath – are still available, priced £3.00 (+ P&P) Earth Money. You can get all the available issues from the FutureQuake Shop, and the latest issues are currently available from the FQ Comicsy Shop.
Dominic Umile took a look at Babble for Popmatters and was particularly taken with the visuals, saying “a less traditional panel order and color scheme work to help set a crazed pace for Babble‘s unlikely brew of horror, science fiction, and linguistics.”
You can read the whole review here or, as ever, click the image below.
You can read the whole review here or click the image below.