Here at Zanadu, we have always prided ourselves on stocking independent and small press comic books that you won't find anywhere else. It is our continuing goal to highlight the vibrant comic book scene that exists here in the Pacific Northwest and across the country.
Our newly expanded local section, dubbed, "Hometown Heroes" is overflowing with energetic, exotic and exciting new creations from the best and brightest of Seattle's comic book underground.
Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting different books and their creators, so keep checking back for the latest in local comix!!
This week's feature--
Noel Franklin is a Seattle-based illustrator, writer and cartoonist. She holds a BA in Printmaking from Western Washington University and is currently working on a graphic novel. She can also raise money like a mother f'er!
Check out a preview of her work below and be sure to flip through the books yourself next time you visit the store!
GONE GIRL COMICS #1 & 2
(W/A) Noel Franklin
#1 - This is a 24-page minicomic containing 6 stories that relate to my experience in 1990s Seattle, including a history of the historic rock venue, the OK Hotel, and a collaboration with Eisner award-winning cartoonist David Lasky. The comic is a saddle-stitched 6" x 9" and is black and white with 60 lb inner pages and a sturdy cover.
#2 - This is a 24-page minicomic containing 5 autobiographical short stories plus a comics history of the creation of a 50-foot Picasso sculpture in downtown Chicago that published in Serbia last year..
(W/A) Noel Franklin
This is a 20-page minicomic adaption of an 1800s Bohemian folk tale featuring an orphan that confronts the Jezinkas (witches!) that stole an old man's eyes! Lushly illustrated, the comic also contains the full original version of the tale as documented from oral tradition by A. H. Wraitslaw in 1890. The comic 5.5" x 8.5" in black and white with a pale blue cover stock cover.