"The Devil's Concubine is compelling from page 1 all the way to the end. Great characters, sharp writing, stunning art, this book is an absolute treat for crime fans"
-- Victor Gischler, author of The Deputy
"Schmidt has delivered a classic noir tale of twists and turns. I've long admired his glorious art and now it's a treat to read his great story in English, too"
-- Sean Phillips, artist of Sleeper, Criminal and Incognito
"The Devil's Concubine" is like a classic Hollywood crime movie, splintered into delicious chaos by New Wave cinema and Quentin Tarantino, and committed to paper in sequential art with shades of Frank Miller and Chester Gould... If you want a little action mixed with a little humor in a well-constructed package, you should order yourself a copy of "The Devil's Concubine". It's a unique balance of smart and fun you don't come across very often"
"The Devil’s Concubine is the type of book that can be enjoyed thoroughly if you are looking for a non-stop tale of murder and deceit. However, if you are also looking for a book that is taking a genre that has been done to death and adding a new level of character development, you are in luck as The Devil’s Concubine has that also. Palle Schmidt has created a book that adds another stunning chapter to the already deep and vivid cannon of crime books. The Devil’s Concubine takes notes from its predecessors while rebranding itself into a truly gripping graphic novel."
Geeks of Doom
Praise for Hard Evidence:
"The art is beautifully rendered and a delicious feast for the eyes, slicing and dicing so quickly we barely have time to blink away the blood from beneath our lids. The two hitmen–the manic and impulsive Linda and the almost saliently silent Jean-Luc–are a marriage made in hell. Perfect noir dwellers down to their last pocket of luck, with holes aplenty for what little of that remaining luck to fall through. The story is told at a breakneck pace with sardonic and ultra-readable dialogue kicked in for good measure".Noir Journal
"Originally released in Denmark, The Devil’s Concubine incorporates a healthy amount of American crime pulp in the vain of 100 Bullets and the witty banter of Get Shorty. What’s more impressive than the story itself are the moments of absolute brilliant comedic timing which really sets this crime story apart. Humor is not easy to write and even more challenging to draw, but Schmidt peppers these moments in like a seasoned chef. He expertly weaves in a healthy mixture of non-fiction and fictional crime elements that demonstrate a keen eye to detail that every great crime writer possesses".
Praise for Hard Evidence:
"Palle Schmidt is a brilliant writer and perfectly creates the image of a crime riddled city filled with crooked cops, beyond the law wealthy, and straight up criminals and kingpins that will please any fans of a well done noir story"
"There is no doubting the quality of Palle's artwork, but what I appreciate most is the way he can weave a story and create engaging characters. The combination of his artwork and his storytelling is a potent mix, and I never fail to get lost in the worlds he creates. With 'Stiletto', Palle has returned to the action, intensity and excitement of 'The Devil's Concubine', but this time he has put at it's centre a main character who draws you in so deeply that you feel his tale of corruption, betrayal and personal tragedy will swallow you whole."
-- Phil Rutter, feature film script consultant.
"Like a Phoenix with a Tommy Gun rising from the ashes of The Valentine's Day Massacre, Palle Schmidt, takes what Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello established in crime comics and takes it to the next level!"
-- Dean Haspiel, creator of Billy Dogma, and consultant on HBO's Bored To Death
"Palle Schmidt's art combines European and American illustration styles to make something uniquely appealing - and that's not even talking about the writing. He's all about down and dirty, neo-noir stories that you won't be able to get out of your head - beautifully drawn characters doing ugly things to each other. Read his stuff"
-- Charles Soule, writer of Strongman and 27 from Image Comics
Palle Schmidt interviewed at Comic Book Resources
Palle Schmidt interviewed at PanelBound
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