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Ojingogo

by Matthew Forsythe

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list price: $19.95
edition:Paperback
published: Sep 2008
ISBN:9781897299692
publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
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Nominated for 2 Eisner Awards for best web comic, winner of an Expozine award, and hailed by Salon.com and the Montreal Mirror, Matthew Forsythe's Ojingogo is highly anticipated. Exuding simplicity in design and narrative, Ojingogo is an illustrated, "Jim Woodring-esque" dreamscape of abstracts and events. The otherworldly pantomime about a girl, her squid, and the creatures and calamities they experience together, is an intrinsically expressive and deeply rewarding journey. Drawing from Forsythe's Korean influences, Ojingogo is accessible for all ages, tossing aside traditional narrative conventions in favor of creating its own world, language, and rules, in which anyone can find a home of their own.Ojingogo was originally serialized as a Web comic in 2004. It was nominated for an Eisner Award in 2005 (Best Digital Comic) and featured in the "Year's Best Graphic Novels, Comics, and Manga." Ojingogo was nominated again for an Eisner Award (Best Digital Comic) and won an Expozine Award (Best English Comic) in 2006.

About the Author
Matthew Forsythe is an award-winning comic book artist and illustrator. His first children’s book, My Name Is Elizabeth! by Annika Dunklee, was a named a 2011 New York Times Notable Children’s Book. His first comic, Ojingogo, was nominated for an Eisner Award and won a Doug Wight Award for Best Experimental Comic. His illustrations have appeared in many publications including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Formerly the lead designer on the animated series Adventure Time on the Cartoon Network, he now lives in Canada and is working on his next book. Visit him at ComingUpforAir.net.
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Matt Forsythe was born in Toronto in 1976. He studied politics and religion at McMaster University and has worked variously as a database programmer in Dublin, a motorcycle courier in London, and a kindergarten teacher in Seoul, South Korea. He works at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal and teaches journalism at Concordia University. His illustrations have also appeared in a variety of magazines and periodicals including the Wall Street Journal, Chickadee Magazine, and Kayak: Canada's History Magazine for Kids.

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