... a short, intense study on the powerful lure of the forbidden. And with the multiple layers of wrongness come stronger desire and more serious fallout -- political, religious, and ethnic on top of the usual homosexuality taboo... potent stuff. There's sex, yes, but it's part and parcel of these characters' trajectories. Kudos all around. ---Prospero's Manga
For me, this was a hard-to-take and very personal tale that touched on many global issues with a needful light touch. It could easily have been turned into a massive political statement but it didn't attempt to do so. It remained for me a story of two young men caught up in circumstances they are completely unable to change. It has had the same visceral punch for me as films such as Se7en and I know for a fact that Only Words will stay with me for a long long time. I m very pleased that this was my first foray into this genre. --Speak Its Name
There is so much good in this release that it's hard to find just one thing to point out that s truly exemplary. [...] This to me, is OEL (Original English Language) manga done right. --Boys Next Door
About the Author
Tina Anderson and Caroline Monaco are better known to doujinshi fans as Elegant Madness [formerly Studio Plugâ(tm)n Play]. Despite working separately on small projects for other publishers, the pair decided to pursue creating professional works as a team; their first was for gay comic publisher Class Comics entitled "Diplomatic Immunity," featuring that companyâ(tm)s signature comic star Camilicat. Only Words will be their first full length graphic novel together.