Please don’t leave me. Look, you see, others love me… you could learn to love me to. If you just give it a little time.
“This is epic storytelling at its best, with plenty of sword-and-sorcery action – combined with a real-world allegory about the evils of going to war for less-than-honorable reasons – to keep any barbarian lover riveted to the page.” – Wizard
It’s not really an “allegory about the evils of going to war for less-than-honorable reasons”, but that sure makes my writing sound gangster!!
“Joshua Dysart mimics Robert E. Howard’s language deftly, and weaves a tapestry of the juicy elements that made Conan stories fun to read: monsters, sorcerers, swordplay, and an emphasis on the conflict between civilization and barbarism. Conan fans everywhere should hope that Dysart is given plenty more chances to bring the Cimmerian adventurer to life. Worth the money? Absolutely.” – The Comic Book Bin
Hear that Dark Horse!? Daddy wants another ride on Conan’s beefy back!
“A surprisingly profound animated manga fantasy. Whatever your thoughts on Lavigne, it’s compelling reading.” – The Gaurdian Unlimited
“Make 5 Wishes is a disturbingly well-constructed comic with a current spin on a classic story, the Monkey’s Paw specifically. Powerful metaphors and fascinating character gradations make “Make 5 Wishes” by far the most compelling work that grafts a popular name from North American media onto the style of anime or manga.” – Aint It Cool News
The sentence structure in this review is a freaking mess, but fuck it, it’s Ain’t It Cool News, a site that’s somehow managed to become a pop-culture blog of record.
“In a way, it’s almost disturbing how close to home it hits on issues of modern youth: alienation, identity, celebrity worship and screwing around on the internet (aren’t we all too familiar with that one).” – Anime News Network
If you click through to only one review, make it this one. It’s fantastic! The reviewer manages to both attack and praise the book with equal verve. Both arguments are also completely valid and well constructed. Great pop-criticism.
“Make 5 Wishes is no poser manga aimed at cashing in on the Lavigne faithful but rather a compelling “be careful what you wish for” fable meticulously brought to life by Camilla d’Errico and Joshua Dysart.” – Play Magazine
This review actually claims that I’m the artist and Camilla is the writer… so, you know, take it with a grain of salt.
“As it turns out, ‘Make 5 Wishes’ is great reading and the artwork is just divine.” – Digital Taku
I like how surprised everyone is that the book doesn’t just totally suck.
Everybody loves a shill!!