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Press and praise for The Adventures of Unemployed Man:

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TOP PICK: NEW YORK TIMES GIFT GUIDE

“Societal woes are deftly handled. THE ADVENTURES OF UNEMPLOYED MAN is a satirical look at politics, the economy and superheroes—though not necessarily in that order.”

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BEST NEW GRAPHIC NOVELS: SALON

INGENIOUSLY ILLUSTRATED and garnished with TRENCHANT social commentary… FUNNIEST ECONOMIC PRIMER EVER WRITTEN.” Read more…

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“An ABSURDLY FUNNY and VERY SMART take on the roots and effects of the recession.” Read more…

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“HILARIOUS, CLEVER, VERY RELEVANT, and REMARKABLY INSIGHTFUL and THOUGHT-PROVOKING.” Read more…

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“Exposes, with LAUGH OUT LOUD YET SOPHISTICATED WIT, the desperate situation many Americans find themselves in today.” Read more…

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PERFECTLY CONCEIVED IN BOTH TONE AND DESIGN… a perfect assessment f the economic difficulties in which many of us find ourselves.”

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“A BEAUTIFUL graphic novel, this really is a HIGH-QUALITY piece of work.” Read more…

KPFK

“This is the SMARTEST and MOST COMPREHENSIVE SOCIAL CRITIQUE I’ve read in years.” Read more…

Unknown

“Thoughtful, uproariously witty, and BRILLIANTLY SUCCESSFUL ON EVERY LEVEL.”

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BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL OF THE YEAR

Origen and Golan have ONE HELL OF A STORY on their hands, and it couldn’t have been told better by anyone else.” Read more…

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GRAPHIC NOVEL OF THE MONTH

FURIOUS, FEARLESSASTOUNDS with its WIT and AMAZES with its PERSPICACITY. It should be read by EVERYONE.” Read more…

Press and praise for Goodnight Bush… 

A parody to end all self-parody presidencies… Bush’s favorite kiddie book in times of crisis may be The Pet Goat, but mine is now Origen and Golan’s Goodnight Bush… This is a very funny book, even if it may induce nightmares instead of sweet dreams.” —The Village Voice

CRITICS PICK. Seldom have an administration’s failings been set to such a lulling cadence.” —Salon

This brilliant book has a good chance of overshadowing the mountains of cartoons and satires dealing with President Bush’s two terms in office as the finest satire of his unfortunate presidency. If the editors of “The New Yorker” want a lesson in satire, they should read this book. It is a chilling delight.” —Daily Item

This might be one of the greatest works of fiction of all time ever—up there with the Bible, the Constitution, and those books about the blonde siblings who slept together in their attic.” —Black Book Magazine

Wistful, funny (brilliantly clever in fact), and also absolutely terrifying… who could ask for anything more?” —Janet Adelman, Professor of Shakespeare, UC Berkeley

I would love for Stephen Colbert to tuck me in tonight and read me this bedtime story.” —Galleycat

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