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Salvatore

Salvatore

By David Bird in Blog on January 23, 2012

SalvatoreWritten by Nicolas DeCrecy, Art by Nicolas De CrecyVol. 1: Transports of Love (2010)Vol. 2: An Eventful Crossing (2011)Published by NBMThe new year gets off toa great start with two books by Nicolas De Crecy.Salvatore is about three love stories. The titlecharacter is a miniscule mechanic who pours all his love into the constructionof his Julie-mobile, so that he can travel to South America to be with hislove. Lea is a goth cat—all the characters are anthropomorphized animals—whofinds, and pours all her maternal love onto, a little piglet. Amandine is a sowand mother of Lea’s piglet. So myopic that she’s practically blind, she has allbut turned her back on her twelve other children in her obsession to find herone lost child.The stories share themesof blindness and obsession. Each character is in love and tries reshaped theirworld in honour of their love. But their world’s aren’t as malleable as theybelieve and while they each pursue their ideals they leave behind aconsiderable amount of wreckage. Salvatore has built his vehicle by stealingparts from his clients. Lea’s parents, who are quite rich, are deeply opposedto having a pig in their house and, because Lea absolutely refuses to get ridof it, are manipulating things in the hopes of getting her to do what theywant. And Amandine’s ignored children have turned to a life of crime and fraudin order to support themselves. Everything is constantly on the verge of ruin,and yet everyone pushes on. Salvatore and Amandine have deeply compromised themselvesin their pursuit of love. Lea’s wealth has helped keep her hands clean, but herfather has set up a long line of dominoes and it is obvious a day of reckoningis coming.I enjoyed De Crecy’s Glacial Period very much and pickedthese up with great expectations. I was not disappointed. His is the work of a fullymatured and gifted cartoonist, and he tells each of these stories withsympathy, but without excuses. I am sure you’ll enjoy them as much as I did.Originally Pubished at: David Bird

Salvatore

Salvatore

By David Bird in Blog on January 23, 2012

SalvatoreWritten by Nicolas DeCrecy, Art by Nicolas De CrecyVol. 1: Transports of Love (2010)Vol. 2: An Eventful Crossing (2011)Published by NBMThe new year gets off toa great start with two books by Nicolas De Crecy.Salvatore is about three love stories. The titlecharacter is a miniscule mechanic who pours all his love into the constructionof his Julie-mobile, so that he can travel to South America to be with hislove. Lea is a goth cat—all the characters are anthropomorphized animals—whofinds, and pours all her maternal love onto, a little piglet. Amandine is a sowand mother of Lea’s piglet. So myopic that she’s practically blind, she has allbut turned her back on her twelve other children in her obsession to find herone lost child.The stories share themesof blindness and obsession. Each character is in love and tries reshaped theirworld in honour of their love. But their world’s aren’t as malleable as theybelieve and while they each pursue their ideals they leave behind aconsiderable amount of wreckage. Salvatore has built his vehicle by stealingparts from his clients. Lea’s parents, who are quite rich, are deeply opposedto having a pig in their house and, because Lea absolutely refuses to get ridof it, are manipulating things in the hopes of getting her to do what theywant. And Amandine’s ignored children have turned to a life of crime and fraudin order to support themselves. Everything is constantly on the verge of ruin,and yet everyone pushes on. Salvatore and Amandine have deeply compromised themselvesin their pursuit of love. Lea’s wealth has helped keep her hands clean, but herfather has set up a long line of dominoes and it is obvious a day of reckoningis coming.I enjoyed De Crecy’s Glacial Period very much and pickedthese up with great expectations. I was not disappointed. His is the work of a fullymatured and gifted cartoonist, and he tells each of these stories withsympathy, but without excuses. I am sure you’ll enjoy them as much as I did.Originally Pubished at: David Bird

Seriously, South Carolina? Seriously?

Seriously, South Carolina? Seriously?

By David Bird in Blog on January 22, 2012

Yesterday saw the collapse of the Christian right and the Tea Party movement with the victory of a Washington insider whose 'character issues' eclipse every candidate's since Gary Hart, Gary Hart included.

Seriously, South Carolina? Seriously?

Seriously, South Carolina? Seriously?

By David Bird in Blog on January 22, 2012

Yesterday saw the collapse of the Christian right and the Tea Party movement with the victory of a Washington insider whose 'character issues' eclipse every candidate's since Gary Hart, Gary Hart included.

Nada Surf - The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy

Nada Surf - The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy

By Houman Sadri in Reviews on January 22, 2012

Houman Sadri reviews the new album by alt rock veterans Nada Surf.

Industry darling Rob Liefeld tweets that Infinite is dead

Industry darling Rob Liefeld tweets that Infinite is dead

By LOLtron in News with Benefits on January 21, 2012

The Infinite is dead.  Long live the....well, probably not the Infinite.

Marvel First Looks: Defenders #4

Marvel First Looks: Defenders #4

By SuperginraiX in Previews on January 20, 2012

Once again, you get the First Look at another Marvel Masterpiece!

Marvel Unveils The Cover to WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #9 – An Avengers Vs. X-Men Tie-in!

Marvel Unveils The Cover to WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #9 – An Avengers Vs. X-Men Tie-in!

By GLX in News with Benefits on January 20, 2012

Which side will Wolverine choose?

IDW Unleashes Zombies vs. Robots Prose ePub Program

IDW Unleashes Zombies vs. Robots Prose ePub Program

By SuperginraiX in News with Benefits on January 20, 2012

Will this age old battle ever end!  Will it!?

Marvel Unveils The Cover to UNCANNY X-MEN #11 – An Avengers Vs. X-Men Tie-in!

Marvel Unveils The Cover to UNCANNY X-MEN #11 – An Avengers Vs. X-Men Tie-in!

By GLX in News with Benefits on January 20, 2012

Colossus and Red Hulk show off their angry faces.

The End Is Near: Signs of the Apocalypse for 1/20/2012

The End Is Near: Signs of the Apocalypse for 1/20/2012

By F.F. Ambarger, Outhouse Correspondent in Features on January 20, 2012

Interpreting this week's news and comics for signs that the world is ending.

Marvel Preview: ALPHA FLIGHT #8

Marvel Preview: ALPHA FLIGHT #8

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on January 20, 2012

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of ALPHA FLIGHT #8, in stores on 01/25/2012!

Marvel Preview: ASTONISHING X-MEN #46

Marvel Preview: ASTONISHING X-MEN #46

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on January 20, 2012

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of ASTONISHING X-MEN #46, in stores on 01/25/2012!

Marvel Preview: AVENGERS: SOLO #4

Marvel Preview: AVENGERS: SOLO #4

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on January 20, 2012

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of AVENGERS: SOLO #4, in stores on 01/25/2012!

Marvel Preview: DAKEN: DARK WOLVERINE #20

Marvel Preview: DAKEN: DARK WOLVERINE #20

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on January 20, 2012

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of DAKEN: DARK WOLVERINE #20, in stores on 01/25/2012!

Marvel Preview: CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #626

Marvel Preview: CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #626

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on January 20, 2012

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #626, in stores on 01/25/2012!

Marvel Preview: DEADPOOL #49.1

Marvel Preview: DEADPOOL #49.1

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on January 20, 2012

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of DEADPOOL #49.1, in stores on 01/25/2012!

Marvel Preview: FANTASTIC FOUR #602

Marvel Preview: FANTASTIC FOUR #602

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on January 20, 2012

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of FANTASTIC FOUR #602, in stores on 01/25/2012!

Marvel Preview: FF #14

Marvel Preview: FF #14

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on January 20, 2012

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of FF #14, in stores on 01/25/2012!

Marvel Preview: THE MIGHTY THOR #10

Marvel Preview: THE MIGHTY THOR #10

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on January 20, 2012

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of THE MIGHTY THOR #10, in stores on 01/25/2012!

Marvel Preview: SECRET AVENGERS #21.1

Marvel Preview: SECRET AVENGERS #21.1

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on January 20, 2012

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of SECRET AVENGERS #21.1, in stores on 01/25/2012!

Marvel Preview: MARVEL ADVENTURE SPIDER-MAN #22

Marvel Preview: MARVEL ADVENTURE SPIDER-MAN #22

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on January 20, 2012

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of MARVEL ADVENTURE SPIDER-MAN #22, in stores on 01/25/2012!

Marvel Preview: ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #6

Marvel Preview: ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #6

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on January 20, 2012

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #6, in stores on 01/25/2012!

Marvel Preview: X-MEN LEGACY #261

Marvel Preview: X-MEN LEGACY #261

By PREVIEWtron in Previews on January 20, 2012

Courtesy of Marvel Comics, here's an advance preview of X-MEN LEGACY #261, in stores on 01/25/2012!

Probably Comics One-Shot: Best of 2011

Probably Comics One-Shot: Best of 2011

By dtmills in Podcasts on January 20, 2012

Check out Probably Comics Team's Top 5 of 2011!

Controversy! Liefeld vs. Newsarama - Is the Romance Over?

Controversy! Liefeld vs. Newsarama - Is the Romance Over?

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on January 20, 2012

Living legend Rob Liefeld fired back at Newsarama today after disparaging comments in an interview about Extreme Comics!

Dynamite Entertainment Announces New Voltron Series

Dynamite Entertainment Announces New Voltron Series

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on January 20, 2012

The Second Series, Voltron®: Year One, Available In Stores April 2012!

Ghastly Awards Celebrate Achievements in Horror Comics!

Ghastly Awards Celebrate Achievements in Horror Comics!

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on January 19, 2012

Help the Ghastly Awards have a great inaugural year by joining the nomination process!

Marvel Unveils AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #2 BRADSHAW VARIANT!

Marvel Unveils AVENGERS VS. X-MEN #2 BRADSHAW VARIANT!

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on January 19, 2012

This April, the biggest names in the industry pit the largest super hero franchises against one another for the biggest war in comics history in Avengers Vs. X-Men!

Naruto Shippuden to Air on Hulu Same Day as Japanese Debut

Naruto Shippuden to Air on Hulu Same Day as Japanese Debut

By Jude Terror in News with Benefits on January 19, 2012

Latest Action-Packed Ninja Adventures Straight From Japan To Stream For Fans Beginning With Episode 245!

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