Dragon's Breath by MariNaomi
Dragon's Breath by MariNaomi
Dragon's Breath by MariNaomi

Dragon's Breath by MariNaomi

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384 pp
6 × 9"
2 color, b&w offset
perfect bound
french flaps
printed by MCRL in China

"Award-winning author MariNaomi (Kiss and Tell) returns with this charming and intimate collection of vignettes and meatier personal histories. ... The book is utterly absorbing, funny, intimate, and even philosophical." —Publishers Weekly

"The art sparkles, combining bold, clean lines with wonderfully expressive faces. Add in a great ear for dialog, and the result is a winning collection that brings the reader genuine laughs and a powerful emotional punch. MariNaomi is definitely a name to watch in the years to come." —Library Journal

"Dragon's Breath is a funny, intimate and sometimes sad ode to multiplicity. Each episode comes over you like a puff of smoke, and with it comes both a little cough and the rich scent of fresh tobacco." —Graphic Novel Reporter

"MariNaomi knows how to weave in a sense of the comic, so that moments of deep despair are always balanced with some levity and even mirth ... A highly recommended read from a new and exciting independent publisher." —Asian American Literature Fans

"Mari's comics are a special, one-of-a-kind thing. They live in this mesmerizing area of honesty and authenticity ... their quality is wildly impressive and present throughout." —This Is Infamous

"MariNaomi cuts to the quick with her emotionally resonant comics collection that offers variety and a comforting voice." —Foreword Reviews

"As a memoirist, MariNaomi has wit, focus, and a sense of when to stop telling a story. The comics in Dragon’s Breath are both compact and emotionally resonant." —The Comics Journal

"Different comics in Dragon's Breath will cause different reactions depending on your experience, but it's bound to touch you somewhere." —Panel Patter

"Mari is a brilliant artist, compelling storyteller and bonafide dragonslayer." —Brodie Hubbard

"What is so appealing is how MariNaomi shares a life, one that is distinct in its details, yet connected. Here is another woman searching for love, risk, and connection amid the hubbub of the contemporary -- boyfriends, best friends, bedbugs, exes, rock music and rentals." —Bookslut

"[MariNaomi] reminds us about those special fleeting moments of beauty and those dark places in our psyches that we bury." —The Great Comic Book Heroes

In this collection of raw, emotionally honest stories, MariNaomi explores a wide range of topics including youthful rebellion, mortality, disillusionment, and compassion. Many of these stories were first serialized on the popular site the Rumpus. These poignant stories, some filled with hope, others tinged with remorse, are sure to appeal to even the most discerning reader.

shop illustration by Nayef Nebhan


Dragon's Breath by MariNaomi