Upgrade Soul Lands on Year-End Lists Everywhere

By Staff Reports Upgrade Soul, one of the most talked about graphic novels of 2018, was named as one of The Library Journal’s Best of 2018 this week, following the book’s appearance on Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2018 in October. Additionally, the book was recently selected as one of the year’s best graphic novels by online retail giant, Amazon. Upgrade Soul had previously won the 2017 […]

Best of 2015- Graphic Novels

By Nolan P. Smith The graphic novels released in 2015 have been superb- with so many quality books, it was hard to narrow it down to the great eight. But the honor can only go to a few, so here is Pastrami Nation’s Best of 2015- Graphic Novels, in no particular order. The Private Eye- The Cloudburst Edition- Image Comics/ […]

Let’s Kickstart This! Anima

By Nolan P. Smith We are back once again to shine the massive spotlight called the internet on an outstanding project that needs YOUR help to get funded on the crowdfunding site, Kickstarter. This time, we take a look at a book that visually blew me away at first glance- are you ready for Anima? The amazing graphic novel by […]

True Magic Comes at a Heavy Cost in S.M. Vidaurri’s Archaia Original Graphic Novel, ‘Iscariot’

By Staff Reports If we’ve learned anything from fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, it’s that magic powers usually have a hefty price attached. This October, S.M. Vidaurri (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches, Iron: Or, the War After) brings us his new Archaia original graphic novel Iscariot, the story of Carson, a young girl living with […]

Let’s Kickstart This: HEATHEN by Natasha Alterici

By Nolan P. Smith Ready for another Kickstarter spotlight? How about a Viking woman and Norse Gods? Welcome to Heathen. But hurry, the Kickstarter campaign ends May 8th! Here’s the low down on it straight from Kickstarter: A young Viking woman is on a mission to end the tyrannical reign of god-king Odin during a time of warfare, slavery, and […]

Archaia Collects 'The Realist' for the First Time in English

By Staff Reports Archaia, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, is pleased to announce the April debut of acclaimed Israeli illustrator Asaf Hanuka’s autobiographical original graphic novel The Realist. Collecting Hanuka’s weekly strips in English for the first time, The Realist is an emotional, deeply personal commentary on his life and raising a family in Tel Aviv, Israel. “Asaf […]

Let's Kickstart This! Tribes of Kai by Daren Bader and Lance HaunRogue

By Nolan P. Smith Welcome to another installment of Let’s Kickstart This! This is where we like to spotlight cool, original creative projects currently running on the crowdfunding website, Kickstarter. Throughout all of the spotlights we have done, we have seen everything from comic books, graphic novels, art books, video games, action figures, children’s books, and even a Steampunk rap […]

Archaia Brings Arthur de Pins' 'The March of the Crabs' to the English-Speaking Audience for the First Time

By Staff Reports (Los Angeles)– This March, Archaia, an award-winning imprint of BOOM! Studios, is pleased to announce the debut of The March of the Crabs Vol. 1: The Crabby Condition hardcover from French animator Arthur de Pins. Combining the slick look of Art Deco with tongue-in-cheek humor, de Pins tells the story of a hapless species of crab that […]

IDW Publishing & Yoe Books Gives Us A Tour of Milton Gross’ New York “Lost” Graphic Novel From One of The Most Influential Men In Comics Uncovered

By Staff Reports (San Diego)– To those to that know Milt Gross and his work, he is a legend among legends. For those that don’t, in 1930, Gross wrote and drew one of the very first graphic novels, the acclaimed He Done Her Wrong. Gross was also a popular comic-strip creator (with hilarious cartoon-style Yiddish-isms), novelist, produced animation (for Disney […]

Let’s Kickstart This! The Dark Tales Of The Brothers Harrow

By Nolan P. Smith Pastrami Nation (Victor Valley)—It’s that time once again for Let’s Kickstart This! I love going around the crowd funding site Kickstarter and highlighting the simply amazing projects I stumble upon. Today’s spotlight is full of mystery and mind blowing imagery: let me introduce you to The Dark Tales of the Harrow Brothers. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1511147434/the-dark-tales-of-the-brothers-harrow-volume-i What struck me […]