This month is a special feature of some of my favourite comic artists!
Despite only having posted one page so far, I am very eager to see what will happen next in her beautifully drawn comic for the theme of "Lost and Found." She manages to convey in a single page a more profound sense of loss and desperation than many artists can achieve in fifty pages. The visuals are striking, and her characters are both aesthetically and emotionally appealing.
Equal parts humour and sincerity, her comic "Kay and P" is full of creative, well-conceived characters and engrossing dialogue. The interactions between the diverse cast members will leave you hungry to learn more about them... plus, where else have you seen a more charming and expressive animated skeleton?
Despite having a number of comic series under her belt, "Souffrance de Coeurs" remains my favourite from this artist. The trials - both mental and physical - that the main character seeks to overcome are, I imagine for most people, easy to relate to, and the moral of the story is hopeful without being saccharine.
Her comic "Last of the Polar Bears" portrays personable, charming creatures juxtaposed against a backdrop of the harsh, unforgiving Arctic region. It is an instantly engaging read (at least for the pages posted thus far) both for the innocent dialogue and the gorgeous visuals.
His comic "Riceboy" is both visceral and surreal. The visuals are striking, the dialogue is poetic, and the storyline is the Hero's Journey portrayed in one of the most beautiful ways possible. I highly recommend reading the full comic here: www.rice-boy.com/see/
The various arcs in his comic series "Nature of Nature's Art" are some of the most psychologically rich and engrossing comics that I have ever read. Be fore-warned; there are no easy answers to be had in his work! His comics will challenge you and force you to draw your own conclusions. I highly recommend starting with his arc "10%+", although my favourite of the various arcs was "Secretary." You can read the full comics here: www.nofna.com/
(Please feel free to share your own favourite comics with me! I'm always looking for new and interesting reads