“Tonoharu: Part Three” Reviewed for Slate!

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The conclusion of Tonoharu represents the end of a labor of love, a signature work in the past decade of comics, and a touching and satisfying reading experience.
–Dan Kois
Slate Book Editor

Read the full review here:
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2016/12/lars_martinson_s_comic_tonoharu_part_three_reviewed.html

Thanks to Dan for the coverage!

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Also, I did some illustration work for Slate this month. In addition to the header image above, I also provided illustrations for the following articles:

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2016/12/best_audiobooks_of_2016_from_laura_miller.html

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2016/12/paul_muldoon_s_selected_poems_1968_2014_reviewed.html

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2016/12/david_france_s_how_to_survive_a_plague_reviewed.html

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2016/12/hammer_is_the_prayer_by_christian_wiman_reviewed.html

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2016/12/christmas_in_the_crosshairs_by_gerry_bowler_reviewed.html

Grinding


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Here’s a little webcomic/slideshow thing I made and posted to YouTube a while back. I never posted it to this website so I figured may as well!

This was *supposed* to be something you’d view on a website, clicking through the text as fast or as slow as you prefer. But I could never get it to work smoothly. Just don’t have the technical chops yet! Oh well.

“Tonoharu: Part Three” review in the Star Tribune!

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The last sentence of this review made me laugh

“…You’ll be enthralled. [Lars] makes a simple panel showing two characters in a cafe feel astounding. It’s like watching a big-budget action movie, except they’re just staring at each other.”
–Tom Horgen’s review of Tonoharu: Part Three for the Star Tribune!

Full review here: http://www.startribune.com/the-50-best-books-for-holiday-giving/402140836/
(Click on the “Graphic Novel” tab and then class on Tonoharu: Part Three‘s cover!)

“Tonoharu: Part Three”–Now Available on Amazon!

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Whoops, this week just completely slipped through my fingers, so I’m writing this week’s blog entry at the eleventh hour.

As such, I don’t really have time to write something ambitious, ha-ha. So I thought I’d take this opportunity to mention Tonoharu: Part Three is now available on Amazon! So if that’s your preferred vendor, you can grab it there:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0980102316

(And of course, I’m still selling signed copies in my store.)

Okay! Hopefully something a bit more significant next week!

“Tonoharu” review at Tofugu!

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“I haven’t been this satisfied with a graphic novel since the days of Love and Rockets.”

“Reading Tonoharu… is like a virtual reality experience.”

Tofugu editor Carla Sinclair has written a wonderful, extensive review of Tonoharu, covering all three books in the series! This is easily one of my favorite pieces of coverage that I’ve ever gotten. Check it out!
https://www.tofugu.com/reviews/tonoharu/

My sincere thanks to Carla and Tofugu for the coverage!

4 Time-Saving Tips (from a guy who spent 13 YEARS drawing a comic)


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In a previous blog entry, I wrote about a promotional video I was working on, and here it is! Hope you enjoy it!

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My name is Lars Martinson and I’m a cartoonist. I devoted 13 YEARS to drawing a graphic novel. In this video I discuss what went wrong, and lay out four things I intend to keep in mind to finish future projects more quickly.

Buy my comics! http://larsmartinson.com/buy/
“Fail Faster” video: https://youtu.be/rDjrOaoHz9s
MN Original video about me: https://youtu.be/cZSH4axuDI8