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Debuting at TCAF 2017 - Garbage Night by Jen Lee

Published by Nobrow

Juvenile animals strive to survive across a post-apocalyptic wasteland in this striking parable about the nature of freedom and friendship.

Part Watership Down, part Akira, Jen Lee’s latest comic follows Simon, a dog, who lives in a barren backyard with his two best friends, Cliff, a raccoon, and Reynard, a deer. The unlikely gang spend their days looting the desolate supermarket and waiting for the return of the hallowed ‘garbage night’. But rumor has it, there’s a nearby town where humans still live. The trio join up with Barnaby, a mysterious stranger, and set off into the unknown…


ORGLASH

Most elementals come from other planes, the Plane of Air, Earth, etc. Even your typical ice elemental hails from the borders between the Plane of Air and Plane of Water. However, the orglash is not an extraplanar being, but an elemental which has naturally evolved on the Material Plane. While this may seem like not that big a deal, keep in mind that one of the most straight-forward ways to rid yourself of an elemental is to banish it to its home plane. This won’t work with orglashes.

The orglash is a very territorial cold-based elemental found in the mountains and forests of Rashemen. They mostly attack outsiders, which is good for a nation which frequently suffers invasions from jerk wizards on one side (the Red Wizards of Thay) and barbarians on the other. Bad if you want to trade or are a travelling adventurers. Maybe stick to the slightly warmer roads where the orglashes don’t lurk.

We’re gonna be at TCAF next week. Yay! If any of you out there are Canadians or Americans whats lives close to the border, come on up and buy our stuff. We’ve got the Dungeons & Drawings books and new postcards. Joe also has his non-Dungeons & Drawings related but still really good comics, including The Hunter, published by Nobrow. Neato!

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FISH

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.


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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.

Author: Bianca Bagnarelli / Publisher: Nobrow Press / English edition / ISBN: 9781907704871 / €9.00