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Guest ArtistDanica Novgorodoff

September 2008

Danica Novgorodoff is a painter, photographer, comics artist and cowgirl from Kentucky who now lives in New York City. Her first graphic novel, Slow Storm, is now available from First Second Books.
September 2008 Selections from Slow Storm
May 2007 Fat Animals & Other Drawings
July 2005 Circus Song
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Slow Storm by Danica Novgorodoff

Slow Storm
by Danica Novgorodoff

176 pages | 6" x 8.5" | published by First Second Books

From First Second Books:
A firefighter in rural Kentucky, Ursa searches for her place in life, struggling to meet her own expectations. When a tornado hits her town, the ensuing chaos brings her world into sharp focus, somehow making everything clearer, and Ursa finds that she just can't stomach the way her life is going. It is then that she meets Rafi, an illegal immigrant whose life isn't going the way he'd pictured it either. Their encounter is the catalyst for Ursa and Rafi, who take different roads to the realization that wanting your life to change isn't enough to make it happen.

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The Crossing by Danica Novgorodoff

The Crossing
by Danica Novgorodoff

32 pages | 6" x 8.5" | color printed

An excerpt from a larger work in progress called Slow Storm, which details the calamitous events on the day after the Kentucky Derby leading up to the brief encounter between two strangers – Ursa, a Kentucky firefighter; and Rafi, a Mexican immigrant working on a horse farm. Out of print, but you can read selected pages at Danica's website.

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A Late Freeze by Danica Novgorodoff

A Late Freeze
by Danica Novgorodoff

$6.50 | 48 pages | 8.5" x 5.5" | full-color printed

The tale of a fugitive robot and a compassionate bear beset by love, snow, and trouble with the authorities. Winner of the 2006 Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics.

"Heartbreaking, but in that rare way that actually makes you feel better."
— Sean Maher, Quality Control

"Novgorodoff combines a marvelous design sensibility with equal portions of absurdity and romance."
— David Welsh, Precocious Curmudgeon

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Circus Song by Danica Novgorodoff

Circus Song
by Danica Novgorodoff

$6.00 | 42 pages | 5.5" x 7.5" | b&w printed

A poetic tome starring freaks, beasts, daydreams, and love in the big top. Written by Oana Marian and drawn by Danica Novgorodoff.

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