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Noel Franklin
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Closing Out A Banner Year
I know.  It's not even December.  But this weekend wraps up a year of pushing myself creatively, participating some stellar festivals and celebrating the last two of the 5 or 6 comics publications that I've participated in that were printed in 2016. Future ...

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An Award, A Party & The Best Damn Comics Festival I've Ever Seen
Girl On The Road Garners Artist Trust GAP Funding I am excited to report that my application to the Artist Trust Grants for Artist program has been met with success!  I am honored to be one of the 61 artists to receive funding in the 2016 grant cycle, inclu...

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New Arrivals
It's October already!  If you are a cartoonist living in or around Seattle, this means it's only a few more weeks until the Short Run Comix & Arts Festival , which happens this year on November 5th.  It catalyzes a lot of cartoonists and zinesters to create...

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ROCK IS NOT DEAD - A Tale of Two Collabs
Cover graphic for ROCK IS NOT DEAD. ROCK IS NOT DEAD I'll be hosting a book and CD release party for ROCK IS NOT DEAD at Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery on October 22nd!  The party will include performances by Amy Denio , Mark Campos and myself. Specia...

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From Recession to Concession
The Original Artwork for my Seattle Weekly Comic. You can see the completed story here . I'm a big fan of the human eye.  I love how well-adapted our vision is in picking up subtleties and a lot of my decision-making in comics plays to this.  It's why I don...

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A Coyote Tale
Me and Casey Silver from 80% Studios. Event News I had a blast at the BLICK Artist Alley event on July 16th.  The event was organized by Ladykiller with fabulous comics artist Rhodora Jacob and organizer extraordinaire Danielle Davis on point.   I sold enou...

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Come Up And See Me
The beautiful artwork of Stefari & Rhodora Jacob. Come by BLICK and say hello. July 16th @ BLICK If you happen to be in the Seattle area this weekend, you should come see the amazing and diverse crowd of cartoonists who are participating in the Artist Alley...

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Crocodile Rock
The original illustration for "The Crocodile's 25th Year" before re-arranging and cutting imagery and covering much of it with text.  View the completed comic here: http://tinyurl.com/j239b8f This week marks the three-year anniversary of my comics publishin...

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Answering to History
Issue #3 of editor and cartoonist Shing Yin Khor's "Blood Root" anthologies.  In 2014, I created Jezinkas, a 17-page comics adaptation of a Bohemian folktale about witches who stole people's eyes.  It was in response to a call for intelligent horror stories...

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Night of the Crow
  Quoth the raven... I have friends who call me a synchronicity vortex.  My life is riddled with strange coincidences and deep irony.  It's why I say I'm spiritual but not religious.  I've seen too many things come together at once to know that more than hu...
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