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First Two Reviews

First couple of reviews are in for ‘Talking To Strangers‘. Very positive reviews so far, with minimal negative critique. That’s always great with an Anthology, as it’s a very hit-or-miss project to take on.

First of all, I’d like to say that this anthology exhibits something I love to see in comics: a writer who obviously works closely with the artists illustrating their work. The style and presentation of each story in this anthology clearly matches the content, and the artists have obviously been given room to let their own story-telling styles influence the flow of each piece. I’d be tempted to say it’s worth picking up Talking to Strangers for this fact alone, but that would cut the review a bit short! – Paul Duffield
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You should really check out Paul’s recent blog post about his Cover Process here. It’s well worth the read.

The book’s strengths actually lie in its varied nature. Each story is unique in the kind of story it tells as well as the style with which it is executed. Where one story is chilling, another might be celebratory. Where one functions as fable, another runs toward parable. The author shows range and invention and with one exception the collection is an easy and fun read, by turns thrilling and sweet and tragic. – Seth Hahne
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On a totally off-topic side note, my sister recommended I listen to Bon Iver and I’ve really been getting into his work. Check it out while you read the reviews.

2 responses to “First Two Reviews”

  1. #1. Firedaemon on November 22nd, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    I really like Talking to Strangers. In fact I like all of your work that I’ve read. Honestly I have to say you are one of the few good writers in the Smallpress/Indie UK manga scene.

    Seth Hahne’s review is great, for both it’s praise and criticism. I enjoyed all the stories, but would love to see more collaborations between yourself and Nana and Faye in particular.

  2. #2. Fehed on November 22nd, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Thanks :) nice of you to say. I am actually working on a few things at the moment for the new year, but can’t say just yet, but watch this space.

    Was cool to catch up with you briefly at the Expo!

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