Reviews & Press

Here are a bunch of reviews and podcast and various bits of press that have popped up for the book in various places.

January 9, 2019
World Comic Book Review
Rating: We just bought the entire set, and recommend that you do the same.
Memorable Quote:"The overwhelming sense of whimsical and benevolent lightness. The quest itself, with its meander amidst many zany lands, is where to best plant an orphaned tree. It is a sojourn motivated by kindness."

January 6, 2019
Creators of Written Sins
Rating: As with the other volumes, I highly recommend Book 7. It gives you that warm and fuzzy feeling you get when a story comes together perfectly.
Memorable Quote:"I love it when a story comes together, and that’s exactly what happens in the last volume of Farlaine the Goblin"

December 2, 2018
Shelf Abuse
Memorable Quote:"Farlaine the Goblin reads like a love letter to both its genre and artform."

October 1, 2018
Chuck's Comic of the Day
Rating: A
Memorable Quote:"A positive, upbeat, optimistic spirit, which we don't see enough of in comics today."

September 28, 2018
School Library Journal/Good Comics for Kids
Rating: **Weekly Pick**
Memorable Quote:"Farlaine the Goblin is a series that lovers of fantasy will enjoy, as well as readers of all ages, deserving it a space on any library shelf."

September 25, 2018
Comic Book Bin
Rating: A+/10 out of 10
Memorable Quote:"Farlaine the Goblin is a new work, but it brims with old magic, as if it belongs right alongside The Hobbit and The Wind in the Willows."

September 6, 2018
The Fandom Post
Memorable Quote:"It’s great when they actually manage to stick the landing."

May 29, 2018
Graphic Policy Interview
Memorable Quote:"One of the most effortlessly charming series you’ll ever come across"

May 10, 2018
411 Mania
Rating: 9.5 out of 10
Memorable Quote:"I have to say (again and again) that Farlaine encompasses everything that is fun and good about the comic book medium."

April 3, 2018
Chuck's Comic of the Day
Grade: A
Memorable Quote:"This series is perfect for young readers - or those still in tune with fanciful stories, like the ones crafted by Carl Barks and Dr. Seuss! Highly recommended!"

March 27, 2018
Comic Book Bin/I Reads You
Rating: A+
Memorable Quote:"The truth is that there are so many 'best things' about this delightful edition of a fantastic series."

March 15, 2018
The Fandom Post
Rating: B+
Memorable Quote:"The artwork in this series remains wonderfully whimsical, and the action fast paced and full of fun little character moments."

March 13, 2018
Creators of Written Sins
Memorable Quote:"I recommend picking up Farlaine in the Winglands for the kid in your life, especially if that kid is you."

January 12, 2018
Graphic Policy
RATINGS - Story: 9  |  Art: 9.5  |  Overall: 9.5  |  Recommendation: Buy
Memorable Quote:"An utterly fantastic indie comic."

January 9, 2018
Comic Geek Speak
Fast forward to: 1:13:55-1:16:50

August 13, 2017
Written Sins
Memorable Quote:"If you like whimsical fantasy comics like Groo or Bone, you’ll love Farlaine the Goblin, by cartoonist Pug Grumble. If you’re a fan of the Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting Planescape you’ll love Farlaine the Goblin. Or if you’re a fan of humor. Or tight storytelling. Or cartoony artwork that matches the mood of the story perfectly."
Memorable Quote 2:"If you have any part of you that hasn’t grown up yet, I recommend Farlaine the Goblin."

August 2, 2017
Shelf Abuse
Memorable Quote:"I jumped onto this heartfelt all-ages fantasy series, from the mind of the wonderfully monikered Pug Grumble, at the fifth volume. As with all truly good comics, it won me over in a matter of pages, and I plan to get the earlier volumes as soon as possible."

July 20, 2017
411 Mania
Rating: 9.5 out of 10
Memorable Quote:"I won’t do the book a disservice by comparing to anything else on the stands because it easily stands out on its own. This book is perfect to introduce kids to what comic books offer or for the seasoned reader who needs a reminder of how fun comic books can be. Do yourself a favor and find this book. Read it and then pass it on to a friend."

June 19, 2017
World Comic Book Review
Memorable Quote:"We do not know who the writer of this comic is. We would very much like to know. The reason for that is because this comic is fun, clever, whimsical, and entirely beyond the skills and resources of the average creative writer/artist."
Conspiracy Theory:"Our best guess is that there is some large company sitting behind this publication and choosing Kickstarter for reasons unknown (global brewers do this – sell lines of “craft beers” under rough-hewed sub-brands in order to tap into the snootier end of the beer market). Or perhaps some well-known and honed creator/publisher such as veteran Dave Sims is having a quiet laugh."

June 5, 2017
Chuck's Comic of the Day
Rating: A
Memorable Quote:"The art is a lot of fun, very much in the Carl Barks / Jeff Smith corner of the comics world, and the story rolls right along, keeping you guessing until the end. It's great to see this series back - and the wait to the next issue promises to be a short one. Here's hoping!"

June 5, 2017
Adventures in Poor Taste
Rating: 8.5/10
Memorable Quote:"Simply put, Grumble’s style is adorable. This is an all-ages appropriate title and the artwork reflects that, but it doesn’t sacrifice detail or charm in order to do so."

June 1, 2017
I Reads You/ComicBookBin
Rating: A+
Memorable Quote:"I wish I could say that the best thing about Farlaine the Goblin: Book 5, Vaultlands is the Uncle Scrooge reference, but the truth is that there are so many “best things” about this delightful edition of a fantastic series. Farlaine is a fantasy adventure. It is epic fantasy on a small, but no less engrossing scale. Farlaine the Goblin is in the spirit of the Looney Tunes and Lewis Carroll, and Book 5, The Vaultlands epitomizes all of that."

June 1, 2017
Rating: 8.5/10
Memorable Quote:"Farlaine In The Vaultlands does not disappoint as it is a well-paced fantasy read. The art takes a step above the typical indie styling using intricate detail to showcase the world of Farlaine."

May 17, 2017
Drunken Pen Writing
Rating: 4 Out of 5 Whiskey Shots
Memorable Quote:"This is a little different from what I’m use to; I haven’t had to review an all-ages comic book before. And I figured it wouldn’t really be my cup of tea. But I’m happy to report, I was pleasantly surprised. This was a really good comic."

January 9, 2017
Adventures in Poor Taste
Interview Article

June 25th, 2016
Chuck's Comic of the Day
Grade: A
Memorable Quote:"The series channels some classic comics without ever stealing from them - including Carl Barks' Scrooge McDuck stories, Jeff Smith's Bone, and Walt Kelly's Pogo. The story is great fun - inventive and humorous without being silly (well, it has just the right portion of silly), and it's well worth tracking down - it's for all ages!"

March 16th, 2016
Comics Grinder
Memorable Quote:"This is a comic that will easily provide a laugh and lift your spirits. We can always use more of these comics that can be enjoyed by the whole family."

March 15th, 2016
Chick With Books
Rating: 5 Stars
Memorable Quote:"Oh, what can I say about this wonderful graphic novel... It's delightful, it's funny, the artwork is great, the story is so creative and compelling! I just love Farlaine the Goblin! He just warms my heart."

March 11th, 2016
Geek Hard
Memorable Quote:"Before we look closer at his story, let’s get the little guy’s name right. It’s pronounced 'FAR-LIN'!"

November 4th, 2015
Comic Book Bin
Rating: A/10
Memorable Quote:"The black and white Farlaine the Goblin is so worthy of being published by a big company"

October 22nd, 2015
Destroy the Cyborg
Memorable Quote:"I’ve not had a comic tug at my heart strings like this since Book 1 of Farlaine. Rarely does a comic have the ability to truly make me feel sad, alone, pain, but the unknown author of Farlaine certainly does. He perfectly captures each moment in both words and pictures."

October 22nd, 2015
The Fandom Post
Content Grade: B+
Memorable Quote:"Never before has a black and white comic been quite so colorful, in both creatures and prose. It’s also one of those rare books where no matter what age you are you want to root for the goofy looking hero."

October 13th, 2015
Comic Book Bin
Rating: A-/10
Memorable Quote:"Readers looking for all-ages fantasy filled with imaginative creatures will want Farlaine the Goblin, Volume 1."

October 12th, 2015
Fortress of Solitude
Storyline: A  | Artwork: B+
Memorable Quote:"Farlaine is the perfect mix of great writing and art"

October 5th, 2015

October 4th, 2015
Panels On Pages
Memorable Quote:"Farlaine the Goblin vol. 4: The Twistlands is a fun, good-hearted fairy tale-esque story that should appeal to all."

September 25th, 2015
Memorable Quote:"Farlaine the Goblin: The Twistlands is a great book that is well-conceived and taps into a more heartwarming sentiment than fantasy adventure stories typically do."

September 17th, 2015
The Pullbox
Grade: A
Memorable Quote:"This is a must have for readers of all ages!!!"

September 17, 2015
Graphic Policy
Memorable Quote:"Farlaine The Goblin #4 is, in all honesty, and without any exaggeration, probably the best comic I’ve read all week."
RATINGS - Story: 9  |  Art: 9.5  |  Overall: 9.5  |  Recommendation: Buy

September 13, 2015
Positively Nerdy #278 – Comic Countdown: Farlaine the Goblin, Princess Ugg, Star Wars
Fast forward to: 3:40 

July 1, 2015
Comic Geek Speak
Fast forward to: 1:06:45 

October 10, 2014
Bleeding Cool
Memorable Quote: "It is a great example of all-ages material because it is both intelligent and exciting without ever resorting to foul language or violence."

September 26, 2014
Comic Bastards - TPB Review

September 1, 2014
Positively Nerdy: Nerdy Nugget 0003
Dedicated Episode! 

May 19, 2014
The Pullbox: Review
Memorable Quote: "This is a fantastic read for all ages and is perfect for the classroom, a bed-time read-a-loud or a present!"

April 29, 2014
Positively Nerdy: C2E2 Interview
Fast forward to: 10:45-18:30

March 28, 2014
Secret Identity Podcast Issue #581: Creator Spotlight
This was recorded back in August 2013 at the Boston Comic Con, my first convention with the book(which had not been released yet), this was the first piece of press I did. I said 'umm' a lot.
Fast forward to: 56:20 (8 minutes long)

January 31, 2014
Comic Bastards
Memorable Quote: "The Racelands do not disappoint and has to be my favorite book so far as well."

January 2, 2014
Unleash The Fanboy: Review of Book #3

December 16, 2013
Positively Nerdy: Podcast Review of Book #3
Fast forward to: 6:40-10:00
Memorable Quote: "Absolutely brilliant!"

December 12, 2013
Newsarama: Best Shots Rapid Reviews
RATING: 8/10

December 8, 2013
Burnt Weiners: Episode 186 Podcast Reviews
Fast forward to: 54:30-1:00:40
Memorable Quote: "I think number three, once you get to the Racelands...that's some weird $%^&, man. That's some weird %^&!" 

November 5, 2013
Comic Book Pitt: Podcast Interview
Fast forward to: 11:45

November 4, 2013
Positively Nerdy: Podcast Review of Book #2
Fast forward to: 14:10

October 28, 2013
Entertainment Fuse: Interview

October 21, 2013
Comic Bastards: Review of Book #2

October 13, 2013
Evil Squid Comics: Podcast
Fast forward to: 31:30 - 35:20

October 9, 2013
Unleash The Fanboy: Review of Book #2

October 7, 2013
Newsarama: Review
RATING: 8/10
October 2, 2013
Destroy The Cyborg: Review 
RATING: Overall Score: 100%

October 2, 2013
Comic Geek Speak: Podcast
Fast forward to: 1:08:15 - 1:15:30

September 29, 2013
Burnt Weiners: Podcast
Fast forward to: 32:25 - 38:00

September 29, 2013
Positively Nerdy: Podcast
Fast forward to: 5:45-9:10

September 25, 2013
PRWeb: Press Release

September 24, 2013
Empire's Comics Vault
Fast forward to: 8:37-9:05

September 6, 2013
Comic Bastards: Review 

September 2, 2013
Invest Comics: Article + Interview
Reposted to:
Comics Heating Up: Article + Interview
Memorable Quote: "The hottest new comic released this past week due to a very small print run and sell out everywhere is Farlaine The Goblin #1."  

August 30, 2013
Comic Book and Movie Reviews: Interview with Farlaine!

August 29th, 2013
Redheaded Mule: Review
Memorable Quote: "That visual design assures young readers that he’s easygoing, honorable, and capable, necessary traits of a hero."

August 14th, 2013
Ain't It Cool News: Review
Memorable Quote: " Mix 1 part Peyo's THE SMURFS with 2 parts Jeff Smith's BONE, toss in a liberal amount of A BOY AND HIS BLOB and a pinch of Disney's ADVENTURES OF THE GUMMI BEARS, then bake for 45 minutes in an Oz-manufactured oven."

August 3, 2013
The Longbox Project: Interview
Memorable Quote: "The premier issue of this book is a delight"

July 13, 2013
Comic Geek Speak: Podcast Reviewing Previews Magazine
Fast forward to: 1:12:00 
Memorable Quote: "This one blew me away, cuz I turned the page and I hadn't seen it before...that's amazing...that's like breathtaking, from when I looked at Bone for the first time."

June 24th, 2013
Unleash the Fanboy: The Very First review
RATING: 4.5/5
Memorable Quote: "As far as premier books go, this is something special."