Brigid Alverson (Comic Vook Resouces) on Gingerbread Houses:
“Grug’s cartoony, expressive art keeps it at just the right emotional pitch, and at just 97 pages, this is an amazingly moving story.” FULL COMMENT
BRIGID ALVERSON (SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL) ON GINGERBREAD HOUSES:
“a perceptive take on a childhood classic…” FULL COMMENT
Rich Kreiner (The Comics Journal) on The Widow Reminisces Over a Plate of Vegetables.
“It’s a graceful arc of triggered thought and pained reflection, of loss and the reconfiguration of prior resentments. In keeping with its poetic origins, there’s more still, deeper still, depending on reader receptivity.” FULL COMMENT
Rich Kreiner (The Comics Journal) on Bring Your Daughter to Work Day:
“The office dynamic is vividly captured by a cast that distinguishes itself quickly thanks to Alexander Danner’s sharp dialogue. Each character fluidly plays their part, either knowing or unknowingly, relative to the young protagonist, as the unpredictable tale wends its way.
Edward Grug keeps the proceedings moving smoothly with a loose yet expressive style.” FULL COMMENT
Scott McCloud on Five Ways to Love a Cockroach:
“Speaking of Neal Von Flue, this collaboration with writer Alexander Danner from 2005 is five kinds of wonderful if you’ve never read it. Reading it again yesterday, I was reminded of Neil Gaiman at his most dry…” FULL COMMENT
Eric Burns (Websnark) on Five Ways to Love a Cockroach:
“[Danner’s] sense of usage and image — like I said, poetic — is what the work rests upon, and he knows better than most how to pull it off. But Neal Von Flue’s art is a perfect blend here. That doesn’t surprise me — Von Flue is… well, very very good, particularly in works that mix media, and we see that here…look carefully at each frame of the Flash. Look how they piece together. Look how the static imagery is tied together. (This is not ersatz animation. This honestly is a new way to look at static, sequential art.) Look how quickly the whole loads and the pleasure of actually viewing the resulting file.
And then, reread, focusing on the content, and discover how creeped out you feel at the end. I mean, brr.” FULL REVIEW
Xavier Xerexes (Comixpedia) on Five Ways to Love a Cockroach:
“…one of the best webcomics I’ve read this year.” FULL COMMENT
Eric Burns (Websnark) on The Discovery of Spoons:
“…every so often something comes along that proves that Flash can be used to drive a webcomic well, and acknowledgment should be made when that happens. Alexander Danner and John Barber — two webcartoonists who know their business — have built “The Discovery of Spoons,” and it serves to prove my point as well as anything I’ve seen this side of Apocomon.” FULL REVIEW
Tym Godek on The Discovery of Spoons:
“Barber’s artwork for the piece, very clean and anticeptic, is a perfect compliment to Danner’s bleak take on corporate life’s effect on individual creative expression….I don’t know whose idea it was to draw the entire comic without showing even one human being. It could have been either Danner or Barber, they both seem to know what they’re doing. But it was a brilliant touch for a story where the absence of creative expression is so important. By the absence of any human beings, humanity itself is so highlighted.” FULL REVIEW
Sarah Boxer (The New York Times) on The Discovery of Spoons:
“It’s a great use of the Web. But it verges on animation…If comics want to exploit the Web without losing themselves, it looks as if they will be walking a very fine line.” FULL ARTICLE
Jeff Lowrey (Fleen) on Picture Story Theatre:
“Despite the consistantly high grade art and writing, and the pure professionalism shown by both players, they still manage to maintain the willingness to experiment and change everything that is the hallmark of great web comics.
In short, Bill Duncan and Alexander Danner are a webcomic powerhouse team-up…” FULL REVIEW
Sahsha Andrade (Comixpedia) on Picture Story Theatre
“The stories are cleverly constructed and complemented by the art, and the children’s storybook style delivery is a refreshing deviation in format for an online comic. And they may just make you feel like a kid again.” FULL REVIEW