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.


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...

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.

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

Norrie has also done editorial cartoons and cover work..

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)...

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

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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