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Book News Round-Up

by monique t
Graphica + News + Podcasts / July 21, 2006

July 19, 2006 article on MarketWatch.com by Frank Barnako, "Why Anthony Bourdain cooked up podcasts"
Link to Article: "Almost 3,000 miles from the book capital of the world, a small Canadian company is using the Internet to compete with the industry's giants ..."

July 21, 2006 article in the Tyee on must-read books on the Middle East--includes Palestine by Joe Sacco (Fantagraphics)
Link to article, "What to Read While the Cradle Burns": "Far from dry policy prescriptions, these compelling narratives stand apart from myriad other books in the field by relating the human story behind the headlines and focusing on fundamental issues that rarely make the news ..."

July 20, 3 Drawn & Quarterly books are shortlisted for the Canadian cartooning award.
Link to Quill and Quire article: In the best book category Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle, Wimbledon Green by Seth and Paul Moves Out by Michel Rabagliati join Dragonslippers: This Is What an Abusive Relationship Looks Like by Rosalind B. Penfold (Penguin Canada) and Scott Pilgrim Volume 2 by Bryan Lee O'Malley (Oni Press).

July 19: The Art of Superman Returns give-away on Jack FM
For info visit: www.m2omedia.com and scroll down to THE ART OF SUPERMAN RETURNS
"This is a must-have for true Superman fans. Daniel Wallace's The Art of Superman Returns features exclusive interviews and background detail alongside photos, sketches, storyboards and production art covering everything from the iconic 'S' logo and Metropolis, to the Fortress of Solitude and beyond!

July 18: ELLE's best books "From serious to sexy and everywhere in between, here are some hot summer reads" by Kat Tancock.
Link to the article: Featured books include Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow by Faiza Guene (Harcourt), "... for a taste of what has been called the Bridget Jones of the Paris suburbs, pick up Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow by French writer Faiza Guene ..." and A Year in Japan by Kate T. Williamson (Princeton Architectural Press), "... Once you've browsed through her selections of Japanese cultural tidbits, from the wide selection of beautiful washcloths to illustrations of plum, apple and cherry blossoms, you'll come away with a deeper appreciation of Japanese culture--not to mention a gorgeous book to brighten your coffee table."

July 17: New York City: 4th Edition (Lonely Planet) by Beth Greenfield & Robert Reid reviewed on the BookLoons website. Link to the article:"There's a certain quality to travel guides, an element that makes these types of books informative and instructional, but rarely entertaining. Lonely Planet's New York City guide breaks that mold. It is as full as charm, energy, and engaging, provocative attitude as the inhabitants of New York themselves."

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