You can listen to the show here. It’s a fairly short interview, just hitting the 17 minute mark.
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Yanow’s panels though are free drawn, weaving up and down, veering to the right a little or the left. It is in these inconsistencies that we see the artist’s hand first and foremost, the nature of her line, rather than the uniformity found at the edge of a ruler. This naturalism goes straight to the heart of War of Streets and Houses; the city/comics grid may have its place, but the eccentricities of the individual community or artist come through first and foremost.
Tahneer Oksman caught up with MariNaomi to chat about memoir and her new book Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories for BookTrib.
BT: Some of your stories in Dragon’s Breath look so different from one another on the page. How did you initially decide on the length and style of each story?
MN: I never knew how long the stories were going to be. I didn’t plan out their length; I just sometimes needed more space to tell one story than I did another. There was one insanely busy month, when I was working on my Duran Duran story (“Heartthrobs”), which ended up being so long. I didn’t socialize or really leave the house; I was just furiously drawing all the time.
Sam Alden’s latest received a brief nod from Foreword Reviews, an industry leader in small press publication.
Alden’s pencil drawings play beautifully with light and shadow. Each page uses just the right amount of detail, and no more, to accurately portray emotion.
A few of our creators will be on panels:
Single Facing City: Coming of Age Comics. New graphic narratives by popular comics creators Mike Dawson (Angie Bongiolatti), Michael Cho (Shoplifter), and MariNaomi (Dragon’s Breath) follow the lives of very different young women, all striving for their place, identity, and their own way to change the world—some fictional, some confessional, all unforgettable. Moderated by Nicole Rudick, The Paris Review. Featuring screen projection.
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. 10 am. Brooklyn Historical Society
Losing and Finding Yourself: Comics of Heartbreak and Healing. Three award-winning artists offer their stories of traveling the world, through illness, anxiety, love, family, loss, and survival. Gabrielle Bell (Truth is Fragmentary), Mana Neyestani (An Iranian Metamorphosis), John Porcellino (Hospital Suite), and Anya Ulinich (Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel). Moderated by Bill Kartalopoulos, ed., Best American Comics. Featuring screen projection.
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. 2 pm. Brooklyn Historical Society
Here’s a roster who will be camping at our table and the signing times:
10:30 – 11:30 am. Jon Lewis (True Swamp) + James Romberger (Post York, Seven Miles A Second)
11:30 am -12:30. pm Alex Holden (West Side Improvements)
12:30 – 1:30 pm. Mana Neyestani (An Iranian Metamorphosis) + Gabrielle Bell (Truth is Fragmentary)
2 – 4 pm. Mari Naomi (Dragon’s Breath )
4:30 – 5:30 pm. Mana Neyestani (An Iranian Metamorphosis) + Gabrielle Bell (Truth is Fragmentary)
10 am – 6 pm. Tom Kaczynski (I’ll be there all day!)
Should be a blast! Stop by and say hi!!!
Publishers Weekly ran a short write-up of MariNaomi’s new book, Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories.
Award-winning author MariNaomi (Kiss and Tell) returns with this charming and intimate collection of vignettes and meatier personal histories … The mixed-bag effect of a whole life jumbled together lets the reader get to know the author much faster than in a traditional narrative.
We worry about things that might not even happen and/or plan for things that are completely out of our control, when we should be soaking up whatever is right in front of us. Because even if it’s dull, mundane, or meaningless, it’s precious and it matters and it’ll never happen again.
Someone from guttergeek penned a nice piece as well on the title, zeroing in on Sam’s current popularity.
“Anime,” his best work to date, more than stands up to the considerable pressure a young cartoonist faces when declared “most likely” by his profession. This is a volume, and a cartoonist, that in every way lives up to those expectations and sets us up for beautiful things to come.