russia with ♥

reading the tales of baba yaga

i’ve quit my day job (third time, third job!) but this time i’m staying one day a week, which is enough to pay the bills if i can just make a tiny sum from art things once in a while. could it be the elusive finances/time/art equilibrium? stay tuned … so anyway, i’m finally ready to start new things. no comics for a few months i think, my next project is doing that portfolio i can’t believe i don’t have.

i just had some great news, too – kristiina(terry, you know her!), a woman who’s done a lot for comics, secured some sort of grant money to take sequential artists to comic con in st. petersburg, russia. she chose me to go with her! this is the most excited i’ve been about something comics related since … a long time (except for the fact that graylight will be out december). i guess i’ll bring something to show when i’m there but mostly, think of all the inspiration! i grew up with russian fairytales, russian art, animation and music and i can’t believe i will get to see it all live. i’m going late september and hopefully i’ll sketch a lot, take photos&notes and make a post here about comics way out east. anyone else going by the way?

might be hard to stay true to the “no comics for a little while, make sensible portfolio instead” sentiment after all that.

ps. click that animation link, you won’t be sorry.

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Naomi Nowak
Naomi Nowak
Naomi Nowak is a child of the mid-eighties. She was born in Stockholm, Sweden and grew up loving comics. Starting out as a painter and an illustrator, she has gradually expanded her working area into graphic novels, where she combines her artistic and story-telling skills. Her inspirations are a mix of the European and Asian comic traditions, but she also strives to learn from how stories are told in cinema. In her spare time she likes to play the accordion, dance and read books and comics.

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