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August 7, 2015 8:17 PM   Subscribe

Sophia Foster-Dimino is an illustrator and cartoonist.
Foster-Dimino’s ability to articulate very specific, very familiar, rarely articulated emotional sensations is uncanny here. (...) “Have you noticed that loving someone is like pouring water into a well,” asks the frenemy. “You don’t pour water into a well you get water out of a well,” protests the protagonist, now crying. “Your lover is a deep dark delicious well & you’re nothing but a bucket,” her tormenter responds without missing a beat. “Not even a cool bucket,” she continues, “a lackluster ordinary bucket—that feels so heavy but holds so little.” To be blunt, fuuuuuuuck.

Her Sex Fantasy series, reviewed above. (Not NSFW except the name.)

Swim Thru Fire, a series she illustrated, written by Annie Mok, for Hazlitt.

On ^300 there are primarily three kinds of people. (Source, with more images.)

A zine: Tactical: 16 Classes from an Imaginary Tactics RPG. More zines.

An interview with her:
I love Italo Calvino, Umberto Eco, Borges, Atwood, Nabokov, Lem... I like stories of solitary narrators exploring strange buildings, thinking about human interactions from a remote point.
She used to be a Google Doodler.
posted by glass origami robot (13 comments total) 61 users marked this as a favorite
 
Oh god, Sex Fantasy is so good. I don't even feel like I can say anything intelligent about it. It's just so little and perfect and weird and moving.
posted by nebulawindphone at 8:48 PM on August 7, 2015 [1 favorite]


I love this clear line style, and I like the stories she tells with it. Thanks for posting.
posted by benito.strauss at 8:56 PM on August 7, 2015 [1 favorite]


A zine: Tactical: 16 Classes from an Imaginary Tactics RPG. More zines.


This is just a great idea.
posted by grobstein at 9:25 PM on August 7, 2015


Oh man, these are great thanks for sharing. Many of them remind me of Tintin (a compliment, if you ask me).
posted by STFUDonnie at 9:41 PM on August 7, 2015


She did an adorable travelog type thing of her trip to japan with Christine Love, Patricia Hernandez, & Danielle Riendeau
posted by juv3nal at 10:26 PM on August 7, 2015 [2 favorites]


I love her ligne claire style.


Her work even reminds me a bit of Gerd Arntz.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 4:32 AM on August 8, 2015


Oh wow. "You must love in order to be loved. But you must also have been loved in order to love."

"It is considered very lucky to not yet have been loved. Humans can smell unluckiness and will steer clear from you like ships from the shore."

WOW
posted by bunderful at 8:03 AM on August 8, 2015 [2 favorites]


I love this, thanks for sharing something that I can tell, five minutes in, will be a great source of joy and wonder.
posted by edlundart at 8:23 AM on August 8, 2015


A zine: Tactical: 16 Classes from an Imaginary Tactics RPG. More zines.


This is just a great idea.


The exemplar of the genre is of course the expressive work of Akihiko Yoshida on such '90s classics as Tactics Ogre, Ogre Battle, and Final Fantasy Tactics. Many examples from the last of these: here.

I both really like what Foster-Dimino has done with it, and I also get a warm feeling that we have mutually recognized the greatness of this particular form.
posted by grobstein at 9:06 AM on August 8, 2015 [2 favorites]


This post completely ate my Saturday morning, thank you.
posted by clavicle at 10:12 AM on August 8, 2015 [1 favorite]


Her comic/article on Cibo Matto is one of my favorite bits of music "writing". Her style is tops.
posted by sleeping bear at 7:35 PM on August 8, 2015 [1 favorite]


Cibo Matto! This post just gets better!
posted by grobstein at 9:44 PM on August 8, 2015 [1 favorite]


Sophia Foster-Dimino and "Sex Fantasy" have been nominated for three Ignatz Awards!
posted by glass origami robot at 7:53 AM on August 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


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