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Best of 2014: War of Streets and Houses, It Never Happened Again on MariNaomi’s list

MariNaomi posted a detailed look-back, compiling her many favorite things from 2014. On the list are Sam Alden’s It Never Happened Again and Sophie Yanow’s War of Streets and Houses.

Read Mari’s list (it’s full of cool stuff) here. You can order these books from our website.

Best of 2014: Eel Mansions at Loser City

Derek Van Gieson’s Eel Mansions is a favorite 2014 publication over at Loser City!

Read the report here. Order Eel Mansions from our website.

Best of 2014: An Iranian Metamorphosis mentioned at BOMB Magazine

BOMB Magazine, a publication spotlighting artists in conversation, featured a Best-of from Brian Evenson. He mentions Mana Neyestani’s An Iranian Metamorphosis as a book he enjoyed this year.

Read Evenson’s list here. Order An Iranian Metamorphosis from our website.

Best of 2014: Dragon’s Breath at Foreword Reviews!

Foreword Reviews listed its 10 favorite graphic novels published in 2014, and MariNaomi’s Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories was included.

Check out the full list here. Order Mari’s book from our website.

War of Streets and Houses at PopMatters!

Matt Derman included Sophie Yanow’s War of Streets and Houses in a recent PopMatters column discussing the use of space in comic books. You can check it out here.

Order War of Streets and Houses from our website.

Vice profiles Mana Neyestani

Writer Deji Bryce Olukoton published a nice profile of Mana Neyestani at Vice. The piece comes just after the release of An Iranian Metamorphosis.

Read the piece here. Order An Iranian Metamorphosis from our website.

Best of 2014: Dragon’s Breath, ‘Anime’ make Rob Kirby’s List

Cartoonist and writer-about-comics Rob Kirby posted his Top 10 lists, highlighting his favorite graphic novels and mini comics of 2014.

MariNaomi’s Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories made the graphic novel list, and Sam Alden’s ‘Anime’, which appeared in It Never Happened Again, received a special mention as one of Rob’s favorite short stories.

Read Rob’s full report here. You can order both books from our website.

Layers of Thought reviews An Iranian Metamorphosis

The blog Layers of Thought ran a nice review of Mana Neyestani’s An Iranian Metamorphosis.

This is a powerful and eye-opening story, that is told with the help of some excellent illustrations and plenty of dark humor. You get an insider’s view of some of the complex political, cultural, ethnic and authoritarian issues within the Islamic Republic – and it is not a pretty picture.

Read the full piece here. Order An Iranian Metamorphosis from our website.

MariNaomi’s Dragon’s Breath reviewed!

A blog dedicated to Asian American Literature has published a nice review of MariNaomi’s book Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories. They call the book “a highly recommended read from a new and exciting independent publisher.” Those publishers being 2D Cloud and Uncivilized Books.

You can read the full piece here. Order Dragon’s Breath from our website.

The New York Times spotlights An Iranian Metamorphosis

For the Sunday Book Review, Douglas Wolk and The New York Times ran a short piece on Mana Neyestani’s An Iranian Metamorphosis.

He remolds the exhausting terrors of his life’s worst months into grim comedy, and presents his friends and adversaries alike as mad-eyed, putty-bodied grotesques, crosshatched with a political caricaturist’s wicked eye for frailties.

Read the full piece here. Order An Iranian Metamorphosis from our website.