• Columns 

    Artist August: Vera Brosgol [Art Feature]

    By | August 8th, 2014
    Posted in Columns | 3 Comments

    Vera Brosgol is a storyboard and concept artist for the stop motion animation studio LAIKA. In terms of comics work, she occasionally does hourly comics on her Twitter account, and she’s done guest comics for Scary Go Round, and… Oh, that’s right! She also did an Eisner-winning comic called Anya’s Ghost.

    I hope she’ll do more comics in the future because Anya’s Ghost won me over immediately. Anya Borzakovskaya’s a great character drawn with very few lines, but very expressive lines. I like artwork that’s distilled down like that. That and her pacing is just right for each emotional or comic beat. Anya’s Ghost is an effortless read because of it, and I seem to get sucked in again when I take a peek at the pages. But the stuff she does the best is isolation with little to no dialogue (or at least that’s the stuff I enjoy the most).

    Check out more of her work on her website and you can follow her on Twitter.

    Anya sketches

    Anya Smoking

    “Anya’s Ghost” cover

    “Anya’s Ghost” pages 6-7
    This exchange was when the book swept me off my feet.

    Anya’s mother sketches

    Anya’s bedroom

    Anya Rock

    Fat

    “Fiona and Cake” #1 cover

    From the “Oootopia: An Artgebraic Tribute to Adventure Time” exhibit

    “Marceline and the Scream Queens” #3 cover

    Bird Ladies 1

    Bird Ladies 2

    Girl doodle

    Another girl doodle

    Emily and Kate

    Girl in an orange dress

    Koko

    Dogs

    Medusa

    Thessaly

    Coraline Jones

    Mr. Bobo

    Meera and Jojen

    Game of Thrones Valentine

    Star Wars Valentine

    Annie

    Tandem Bike

    Braiding Hair

    Strip Poker

    Tug of War
    I absolutely love the girl on the far right.

    In the Kitchen


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    Mark Tweedale

    Mark writes Hell Notes, The Harrow County Observer, and The Damned Speakeasy. An animator and an eternal Tintin fan, he spends his free time reading comics, listening to film scores, and consuming the finest dark chocolates. You can find him on Twitter here.

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