The Late Child and Other Animals has been receiving some wonderful press and reviews and making its way onto some excellent “Best of 2014” Lists. Here are a sample.
“In all, this is a quite extraordinary piece of work. It sweeps us flawlessly along from a hillside above Portsmouth burning in the Blitz to a Parisian café terrace at the end of the turbulent ’60s. Wonderfully conceived and skillfully executed, it holds its own both as literary and as graphic art ” Glenn Harcourt
A.V. Club, Master Keaton, Shaft, an X-Force finale, and a haunting graphic memoir by Oliver SavaThe Late Child and Other Animals – A Rich, Lyrical and Expressionistic Look Back at a Difficult Childhood
Under the Radar review By Cody Ray Shafer
Publishers Weekly announces our upcoming book : Fantagraphics to Publish Van Cook and Romberger’s New Book By Calvin Reid
SOON TO COME! “The Late Child and Other Animals” a graphic memoir in collaboration with James Romberger who has adapted my personal stories and drawn and inked them, finally to be colored by me. Fantagraphics will release the English language version later this year.
A French language version appears in Europe scheduled for late October 2014 at Editions çà et là under the title : “L’Enfant Inattendue” with a translation by Emilie et Barbara Lehin. We could not be more excited and happy for the support our publishers have shown us.
My color work for “7 Miles a Second” under the Fantagraphics imprint was nominated for an 2014 Eisner award in the category Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art). So proud to be included in this talented field.
“7 Miles a Second” has been getting a good response, particularly gratifying is its arrival at number 5 on the New York Times Best Sellers Hardcover Graphic Book List
Thanks you to all of you who have purchased this book.
“7 Miles a Second” has been reviewed in a featured article by the LA Times. In his article “Revisiting David Wojnarowicz’s ‘7 Miles a Second'”, David L. Ulin chooses not to comment on James Romberger’s art on way or the other, or to mention me as a co-author, and one senses more than a little hostility to the actual medium of comics in his otherwise glowing review. However, there is a nice full page image and we are delighted that the book will be brought to the attention of a greater audience.
It’s been difficult at times, emotionally, to continue to revisit a good friend’s death and have it in your life all the time,” says Marguerite Van Cook, who, with her husband, James Romberger, created the graphic memoir 7 Miles a Second (Feb., Fantagraphics), about their friend, the late artist David Wojnarowicz.
Continue reading… link to article
And also from Publishers Weekly a starred review of 7 Miles a Second. Link to review
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BOHEMIAN NIGHTS 4: The Secret Life of Artists
A program of short films by artists selected and organized by INGRID DINTER
Opening Reception Screening: Tuesday, January 15th, 6—8pm
On View January 15—29, 2013
Everything You Need to Know This Week On New York’s Art Scene give this show advanced recommendation: