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Thursday, March 11, 2010


The folks over at the Portland Mercury have given my pal Joëlle Jones a great write-up following last week's Floating World gallery show. Read the whole thing here.

Madame Xanadu #20 pg9

"Jones' pencil work is a refreshing change of pace from regular series artist Amy Reeder Hadley. Jones employs a cartoony, almost innocent femininity for the storyline, perfectly matching the backdrop of Nimue's and Morgana's girlhoods in a pastoral, still-magic Europe. Parts of each issue are interrupted by storybook prose, with appropriately formal pane artwork that bleeds into the comic book action; Wagner repeats this storytelling gimmick a couple too many times, but Jones uses the contrivance as a way to visually marry the legend with the characters."

Reminder: Joëlle's art is at Floating World all month. Never fear, though, if you aren't near Portland, you can see her pages here. Maybe even buy one.

Also, we're in Seattle at the Emerald City Comic Con Saturday and Sunday. Come by and see the comics and her other work and say hello if you can. Joëlle has a truly wonderful and fun piece in their Monsters & Dames charity book. (Advance sneak!) You can find us sitting next to Mike and Laura Allred.

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