24 pagine per un fumetto spesso possono sembrare poche ma non quando parliamo di Fish della bravissima Bianca Bagnarelli pubblicato da Nobrow Press e premiato dalla Society of Illustrators di New York come miglior Short Forms. Una piccola incursione nella vita del protagonista Milo, il racconto di un paio d’ore rappresentato in 4 scene: Milo che vaga per la strada, Milo al fiume, Milo a pranzo con i nonni, con cui vive da quando i genitori sono morti in un tragico incidente, e Milo sulla spiaggia. Nella brevità dei dialoghi il racconto si fa ancora più profondo e intenso; la solitudine del giovane Milo e quella morte non ancora elaborata toccano nel profondo. I disegni sono bellissimi, hanno qualcosa, forse la semplicità o la delicatezza, che ricorda la migliore tradizione giapponese: i primi piani pieni di espressività e il paesaggio che, seppur nella sua apparente immobilità, sembra emanare una forza particolare. Niente è lasciato al caso, anche la scelta cromatica, tutta virata al rosa, ricorda uno di quei lunghi e nostalgici tramonti estivi.
L’uscita in Italia di Fish è prevista nel 2015 per Bao Publishing.
If you think that 24 pages are not enough for a comic strip, you should read Fish by Bianca Bagnarelli, published by Nobrow Press and awarded as Best Short Forms by the New York Society of Illustrators. It’s a small intrusion into the life of Milo, a couple of hours and four scenes: Milo wandering through the streets, Milo near the river, Milo eating with his grandparents (he lives with them since his parents’ death) and Milo at the sea. The short dialogues make the story intense and touching. The illustrations remind us of the Japanese tradition thanks to their simplicity and elegance. Fish will be published in Italy by Bao Publishing in 2015.
Wiz and Mug are back in action, and the action this time goes by the name of BEACH VOLLEYBALL!
Wiz and Mug’s adventures continue when a misunderstood teleportation spell accidentally drops them off in a ruined beach town. When the town’s amphibious inhabitants confront Wiz and Mug with the revelation that the United Order of Mages may not be exactly what it seems, a new tournament begins!
In this sequel to the 2015 best-selling graphic novel, we’ll also find out where young Wiz’s story began—and if you were to find out it was on a baseball diamond, would you really be surprised?
Do you know what your brain is made of? How does memory function? What is a neuron and how does it work? For that matter, what’s a comic? And in the words of Lewis Carroll’s famous caterpillar: “Who are you?”
Produced in association with the Wellcome Trust, this debut graphic novel by Dr. Hana Roš and Dr. Matteo Farinella is a journey through the human brain: a place of neuron forests, memory caves and castles of deception. Along the way, you’ll encounter Boschean beasts, giant squid, guitar-playing sea slugs and the great pioneers of Neuroscience.
Dr. Hana Roš is a neuroscientist with a Phd from Oxford University, UK. Dr. Matteo Farinella is an illustrator specialising in graphic journalism and scientific illustration. Farinella received a PhD in Neuroscience from University College London in 2013. Neurocomic is Roš and Farinella’s first title with Nobrow.
Some preview panels from my book Curveball I’ve been busy working on since, well, forever. I just crested the 220 page mark which is more than half way to the finish line, which I have trouble believing even though I can hold that bundle of pages like a fat stack of weird comics cash.