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365 Reasons to Love Comics #278

While she has been working in comics extensively since 2000, today’s featured artist is probably not as big of a name as the others mentioned so far, but she is still quite a talented comic book artist, and certainly a reason to love comics. Before we get to her, you might want to take a look at the Archive, just for fun.

10/5/07

278. Christine Norrie

Christine Norrie had done a lot of small indy work (a pin-up here, a short story there) when she got the opportunity to be the artist on Jen Van Meter’s Hopeless Savages in 2001, and she really shone there.

Here is a sketch by Norrie of the stars of Hopeless Savages, the children of two former punk stars…

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This sketch by itself is enough to demonstrate the awesome expressiveness that Norrie brought to Hopeless Savages, which was especially useful for a project such as Savages, which relied greatly on the reader’s association with the characters for the book to be a success. Norrie’s design work did the job well, I think.

She then inked Bryan O’Malley and Brian Hurtt on Queen & Country, showing her ability to work in a much darker style. It was quite impressive.

Norrie followed that up with her first graphic novel, written and drawn by her, Cheat, from Oni Press.

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More recently, Norrie drew a graphic novel, Breaking Up, for Scholastic. Here are some sample pages…

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Norrie has also done editorial cartoons and cover work..

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She recently did a number of clever take-offs on bridal magazines for a one-shot for DC Comics (written by her Hopeless Savages colleague, Jen Van Meter)…

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Also, at her blog, she features a number of neat-o sketches…

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Here is a link to her official website.

Here is a link to her livejournal.

And here is a link to her MySpace page.

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