MariNaomi keeps at it! At CBR, Alex Dueben spoke with her about Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories.
Your cartooning style depicts essentials and suggests other elements, focusing on the key emotional details and allowing the reader to fill in the rest. How much is this something you’re conscious of while creating each story?
I think about this a lot for every drawing I do. Like, deciding on whether or not to include a panel border, a narrative, a background, or descriptive text can drastically change the take-away from a story. It changes the pacing, the atmosphere, everything. I often experiment with multiple ways to draw a panel before I settle on the final image. I want to get it just right.
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MariNaomi’s Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories will be reviewed in the new issue of Comics Workbook Magazine. The issue will debut at this year’s Comics Art Brooklyn Festival. The details are here.
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In Milwaukee, Boswell Books has made Sophie Yanow’s War of Streets and Houses a staff pick. Along with the recommendation, the store has also posted a nice review of the book on their blog.
Of all the graphic novels and comics I’ve read, this is by far the most complete, engaging, and altruistic: Yanow is the kind of artist whose work is destined for positive global impact.
Read the whole review here. Order a copy of War of Streets and Houses from Boswell Books.
So Jason Little now has an online portfolio completely dedicated to 3D comics, all of which he’s done the actual 3D conversion for. It’s quite impressive – a process undoubtedly meticulous. You can follow this interesting project here. Though, you must provide your own 3D specs.
We forgot to mention this near its original point of publication, but Sophie Yanow spoke to Simon Hanselmann way back in early September, grabbing the scoop on the then forthcoming United States tour with fellow Cute Boys Michael DeForge and Patrick Kyle. Their conversation was posted at The Comics Journal, and it can be read here.
If you’ve followed any comics people on Twitter in the last month, then you know the tour was a success. Yet, read this interview anyway, and act like it’s still September 8th. When all was good.
Zak Sally’s ongoing project Recidivist is now another volume heavier. He completed it just in time for last weekend’s Rain Taxi Festival, and it should soon be on sale online.
For now, check out Zak’s site, and hype yourself up. Also, order Sammy the Mouse. It’s too damn good!
Hey! Our awesome Fall Subscription deal will close on October 31st, leaving all those who missed it to permanently miss it. Don’t be that person!
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Foreword Reviews calls Sam Alden’s It Never Happened Again one of the best graphic novels of Fall 2014. You can see what other selections they made here.
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Sam Alden will speak at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. The event is open to the public, and it’s free. If you’re in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, you should definitely attend.
Visit MCAD’s website for more information. Order Sam’s latest collection, It Never Happened Again, from our website.