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On Collaboration: Awaken the Night

Kristine Poole

[caption id="attachment_54269" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] In collaborating, you can do "Clash of the Titans" only if it makes you laugh![/caption] Artists tend to be solitary creatures - totally engrossed in long hours of conversation with our muse rather than with other people. We’re all familiar with marathon days and nights spent in the studio, times in which we resurface only periodically, feeling a bit disoriented by the outside world. As such, collaborations between artists are often…




Mouse Guard by David Petersen

Donato Giancola

September 30, 2020 - Today we celebrate the brilliance of David Petersen and his epic creation, Mouse Guard.  For those of you have yet to discover these graphic novels and games, David brings us into the complex and beautiful world of intelligent mice and their navigations through social, political, and personal upheavals as they forge their lives in a harsh natural world. The stories are not only highly compelling and entertaining, but David's visual wizardry sits at the pinnacle of narrative mastery.  Page after page of these graphic novels lead you into a wonderfully convincing, historically deep culture. Thoughtfully designed and passionately presented, David celebrates the natural world in all its detail and sensitivity - unforgiving weasels, blood thirsty owls, and comraderic turtles and rabbits. His dynamic sense of composition and page layouts keeps the story fluidly flowing, while…



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