Just in time for her selection as comics industry Person of the Year, Noelle Stevenson has been announced as the creator of the key art for the 2016 MoCCA Arts Festival. MoCCA and Stevenson go back a ways: back in 2013 her student piece “Knight of Swords” was featured in MoCCA’s Student Scholarship Competition. Stevenson was just a student at the Maryland Institute College of Art at the time. She’s gone on to become a regular exhibitor at MoCCA, and hopefully in 2016 as well.
Last night the National Book Awards (the Oscars for books) were presented, and Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona, only the fourth graphic novel to get an NBA nomination, lost out to Neal Shusterman’s Challenger Deep. Comic enthusiast Ta-Nehisi Coates did win in non fiction for Between the World and Me, however.
It isn’t the first graphic novel to make the prestigious National Book Award longest, but Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona IS the first book that was originally a serialized webcomic, and this is another huge groundbreaking recognition for a graphic novel.
Published in May by HarperCollins, Nimona is the tale of an ambitious young shapeshifter who wins master thief Sir Baluster Blackhearts as an apprentice…but personality conflicts incite honor and adventure. It’s a beautifully drown, refreshing take on medieval fantasy cliches. It’s been optioned by Fox for development as an animated feature.
Millennial comics superstars Kate Beaton, Luke Pearson and Noelle Stevenson have just been announced as the first guests at this year’s SPX which will spotlight creators who have only worked in the 21st Century. So get ready to write either your 6000-word think piece or your series of tweets on what this all means.
This year’s SPX will be held September 19-20, with over 650 creators, 280 exhibitor tables, 22 programming slots and countless rollaway beds. IT’s the annual Camp Comics on the schedule and this sounds like a real watershed year.
It’s been a good couple of weeks for Noelle Stevenson. Just two weeks after the announcement that her collaborative Boom! Studios comic Lumberjanes was getting a live-action adaptation, now comes word that her Eisner winning solo venture, Nimona, is going to be an animated feature. In a report from THR, FOX Animation has picked up […]
One of the big critical darlings of last year, Lumberjanes is a fabulous comic series written by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis, with art by Brooke Allen and co-created by BOOM! Studios editor Shannon Watters. For those unfamiliar, it follows a group of young women spending the summer at scout camp, where they encounter supernatural […]
With this week’s epochal news that the Marvel Cinematic UNiverse will be adapting the Civil War event storyline, many are wondering…why? Few of the superheroes introduced in the MCU even have secret identities—which were the crux of the kerfuffle between Iron Man and Captain America. Some just think it’s a bad idea on other terms.
Noelle Stevenson, of Lumberjanes and Nimona fame, is one of the sharpest commentators on Twitter, with incisive character analysis delivered in short 140-character bursts. Her thoughts on Avengers characterization are below.