Amelia Press Roundup 2/16


Amelia Earhart – This Broad Ocean has been “in the wild” for a bit now, and some reviews and write-ups are starting to appear.  First, another (!) starred review, this time from ALA’s BooklistBooklist online is a pay site, but here’s an excerpt from the review:

“This is a true sequential art narrative, requiring the reader to attend to the visual as well as the verbal components; but it is also a well-told story of an episode in Earhart’s life that has particular appeal to readers looking for insight on how celebrity is both made and misunderstood, and how it matures.”

Over at Comic Book Resources, there’s a fairly extensive interview with me, conducted by Alex Dueben:

“The book’s artist, Eisner-nominated Ben Towle, has the perfect background to interpret this material. He has written and illustrated two graphic novels, both published by Slave Labor Graphics, “Farewell, Georgia” and “Midnight Sun,” about an Italian airship expedition to the North Pole in 1928. We talked with the philosophy major and rock musician turned cartoonist about Amelia Earhart, his interest in historical fiction, collaborating with writer Sarah Stewart Taylor and layout artist and series editor Jason Lutes on the book, and take a look at the two projects he’s working on now. ( more… )


  • The Times Argus Online has a general writeup about the book itself as well as  the upcoming book launch in Vermont.
  • An early post on the book I missed by writer Paul Gravett
  • A review from comics blogger Ralph Mathieu
  • Another review by children’s/YA librarian Stacy Dillon
  • And a slightly ho-hum review from ComicsReporter’s Tom Spurgeon. (Hey, it happens to the best of us!)

Reminder: If you’re in or near White River Junction, VT this Friday, or Chapel Hill, NC this Sunday come by and see me!  Click on those dates on my calendar for times.

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