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Anya's Ghost
June 17, 2011 6:30 AM   Subscribe

Vera Brosgol (previously) is a Russian-born artist and illustrator now based in the US. One of her early works, Return To Sender, remains unfinished. Her first graphic novel Anya’s Ghost (preview) about a girl who finds a ghost at the bottom of a well has just been published.
posted by panboi (9 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Nice! I enjoyed Return to Sender quite a bit, as I recall, although it had that feel of so many web comics by creators who are just getting their start -- too much going on, too little idea of where the story was going, that sort of thing. Looking forward to the new work. Thanks for posting this!
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:37 AM on June 17, 2011


I've been following Vera's work since she a teenager here in Brooklyn, and she was fantastically skilled even then. This book's been a long time coming, and I could not be happier for her.
posted by Narrative Priorities at 6:38 AM on June 17, 2011


This looks so damn good.
posted by overeducated_alligator at 7:29 AM on June 17, 2011


I only discovered Vera Brosgol's work via John (Scarygoround, Bad Machinery) Allison's blog because she'd done some guest strips for him several years ago.
posted by panboi at 7:38 AM on June 17, 2011


Oh wow, I loved return to sender (and still kind of disappointed that it never finished, ngl). This new graphic novel looks really interesting, though!
posted by dinty_moore at 11:15 AM on June 17, 2011


I first heard of this on a blog I read regularly, and Neil Gaiman tweeted about it too I tihnk. Looks very good.
posted by Fence at 12:38 PM on June 17, 2011


Looks good! It may be relevant that Nabokov's acclaimed 1923 translation into Russian of Alice in Wonderland is called Аня в стране чудес: Anya in Wonderland.
posted by languagehat at 12:44 PM on June 17, 2011


I'm two-thirds of the way through this, and it is quite good. Love her stuff, and I first discovered her last fall at AskMefi, of all places.
posted by Joey Bagels at 1:49 PM on June 17, 2011


IIRC, her day job is at Laika, and she even worked on Coraline. AWESOME!

(I also loved Return to Sender, even though it seemed to get abandoned pretty early.)
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 3:36 PM on June 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


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