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Nimona is the shape-shifting, hell-raising sidekick to Ballister Blackheart, the biggest name in supervilliany.

Created by Gingerhaze, aka Noelle Stevenson, Nimona combines sci-fi and fantasy tropes in a anachronistic universe. Originally Stevenson's senior thesis, the webcomic will be published by HarperCollins in 2015.


(gingerhaze previously)
posted by mokin (25 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite

 
I love Nimona! Everybody should read this because it's awesome.
posted by Pope Guilty at 9:50 AM on December 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


I enjoy following Noelle on twitter because her output ranges from beard commentary to relationship advice to bad art puns.

plus, you know, she reminds her followers when there's a new Nimona page posted, so that's great too.
posted by komara at 10:03 AM on December 27, 2012


Oh man, I'm hooked.
posted by Phredward at 10:29 AM on December 27, 2012


Second'ing following Noelle Stevenson's twitter feed. She draws some absolutely wonderful bite-sized bits about geek movies and her daily life. See: Badass Scooby Gang.
posted by introp at 10:35 AM on December 27, 2012


This is great! I can never keep up with plot-based webcomics though, for some reason... I enjoy chewing through the archives but then once I get to the present and have to wait for installments to dribble out day by day, I just lose interest. Sometimes I will keep it up for a while if the comic updates daily, but even so unless it packs a lot of laughs I have a hard time with it.

I'm gonna give this a try though because it's pretty awesome.
posted by Scientist at 10:38 AM on December 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Her Hobbit doodles are pretty awesome as well. Her take on Thranduil is hilarious.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 10:55 AM on December 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Awesomeness.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 10:58 AM on December 27, 2012


Shiiiiiiiit this is delightful.
posted by cortex at 10:59 AM on December 27, 2012


You had me at "Unhand that science!"
posted by GenjiandProust at 11:40 AM on December 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Added to bookmarks. At least until I find out what the deal with Sir Goldenloin's codpiece is.
posted by Pallas Athena at 11:59 AM on December 27, 2012


Gingerhaze's other other project is The Pokeymans Project.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 12:00 PM on December 27, 2012


This is the kind of Gold that makes me love metafilter. RSS Suscribed. Thanks.
posted by Drew Glass at 12:17 PM on December 27, 2012


This is so so good and it just keeps getting better.
posted by overglow at 12:24 PM on December 27, 2012


"Wait, since when do we have a fireplace?" "I punched a hole in the wall and put fire in it." *BEAMS*

Golden.
posted by delfin at 12:36 PM on December 27, 2012


This is okay, but not *stellar*. Ballister Blackheart seems like kind of a schmuck. In the first four or so chapters they don't do a lot to establish his villain credentials.
posted by JHarris at 12:41 PM on December 27, 2012


Hey, thanks for this. very fun and a welcome addition
posted by edgeways at 12:48 PM on December 27, 2012


Oh, so awesome!
posted by sarcasticah at 2:33 PM on December 27, 2012


This is good. I think Ballister Blackheart is a fabulous. There is a lot of subtly in the framing of his character.

Visually, it's very Beaton-esque, in a good way. This is, I guess, the hip way to draw cartoons? If so, huzzah. And just love Nimona's body-shape. It's so normal. And the way she sits and jumps and squirms and her angry bloody-jawed canine form... So delightful.
posted by BrashTech at 2:34 PM on December 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm glad to see Noelle getting some love. I'm a huge fan of her work (I also built her new website) and always enjoy seeing her get some props.
posted by jaybeans at 2:59 PM on December 27, 2012


Spunky is a terrible word. QFT
posted by BrotherCaine at 3:49 PM on December 27, 2012


Gingerhaze's Tumblr is a wonderful "follow" - lots of terrific nerdy sketches in addition to Nimona comics. She is a great artist. I'm really excited for the Nimona graphic novel!
posted by sc114 at 5:22 PM on December 27, 2012


You had me at "Unhand that science!"

I was sold with the shark on page 2.
posted by The Hamms Bear at 10:28 PM on December 27, 2012


Ballister Blackheart seems like kind of a schmuck. In the first four or so chapters they don't do a lot to establish his villain credentials.

He and Goldenlion seem to be working together to undermine the police state - he's not an actual villain, tho he does some ethically questionable things.

This will lead to an interesting conflict once Nimona, who is a bloodthirsty villain, realizes her idol has been using her for his good-guy schemes and has her close by his side to keep a powerful threat to the kingdom under control... Nimona herself.

At least that's the way I've been reading it. There is a stark difference between Blackheart and Nimona, who actually relishes using her powers to kill, and seeks more power and more opportunities to wield it. She's written as a charming manic pixie girl, but she's bad news to the core; a very interesting character.
posted by Slap*Happy at 10:35 AM on December 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Blackheart is totally operating on the "resisting a corrupt authority" clause in the Paladin's code.
posted by Pope Guilty at 12:15 PM on December 28, 2012 [2 favorites]




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