(ARE YOU) THE ONE THAT I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR?
The first review of 12 Reasons Why I Love Her is in, and it's a really good one. Over at his Comic Book Galaxy blog, Alan David Doane gives an insightful write-up to our little comic. Read this excerpt, and then click through for the rest:
"Written by Jamie S. Rich and illustrated by Joelle Jones, 12 Reasons Why I Love Her is told in a non-linear fashion that convincingly immerses the reader in the reality of a romantic entanglement, with all the tension, joy, passion and sorrow that accompanies any longterm love affair. Jones has a confident, playful line and gives rich texture to the story, parsed out in 12 individual chapters. Each chapter has its own theme, mood and emotion, and any one of them provides an excellent standalone story."
It's not too late to order this book. Here's some info.
As for my own reviews, if you wonder why I've been so quiet this week, it's because I've been holed up trying to catch up on the pile of DVDs waiting for me, as well as sprucing up two theatrical reviews.
On the DVD front:
* The Big Animal, a social fable made from an unproduced screenplay by Krzysztof Kieslowski
* Film Noir: The Dark Side of Hollywood, a new box set of five previously released film noir discs
* Jiri Barta: Labyrinth of Darkness, eight surreal animated films by the Czech master
* Russian Dolls, the superior sequel to L'Auberge espagnole (The Spanish Apartment)
* Telling Stories: The Comic Book Creators, a flawed documentary featuring interviews with comic book creators from several generations
* Terry Moore: Paradise Found, another comic book documentary, this time about the creator of Strangers in Paradise
Readers of The Everlasting may find Russian Dolls interesting because it has some eerie parallels to my novel, including its structure. I was kind of weirded out by that.
Current Soundtrack: Friday's '80s at 8:00 am on 94.7 KNRK
Current Mood: crappy
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