“I’ve always been interested in visual storytelling and narrative painting or drawing,” says Danica Novgorodoff. “I get my best ideas while traveling, but it takes forever for them to become books. I think about stories for years. I write before I draw. I read before I write. I can only make art when I’m happy – no tortured artist stuff for me.” Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Danica Novgorodoff is a writer, painter, photographer, and comics artist who now lives in New York City. She has also worked as a horse trainer in Virginia, an assistant to photographer Sally Mann, and an artist review writer for galleries in Chelsea and SoHo. In 2006 she won the Isotope Award for her first published mini-comic, A Late Freeze, which was later nominated for an Eisner award. “Maybe comics are awesome because there are fewer rules. They can be anything! They’re the best of both the worlds of art and literature – the possibilities are endless.”
The Undertaking of Lily Chen
In The Undertaking of Lily Chen, Deshi, a hapless young man living in northern China, is suddenly expelled from ordinary life when his brother dies in an accident. Holding Deshi responsible...
By Danica Novgorodoff. Adapted from the screenplay by James Ponsoldt. Based on the writing of Benjamin Percy
Fathers, sons, and the war that comes between them.
There's nothing Josh, Cody, and Gordon want more than their fathers home safely from the war in Iraq -- unless it's to get out of their dead-end town. Refresh, Refresh is the story of three teenagers on the cusp of high school graduation and their struggle to make hard decisions with no role models to follow; to discover the possibilities for the future when all the doors are slamming in their faces; and to believe their fathers will come home alive so they can be boys again.