Shoplifter

Posted by operator x On April - 5 - 2014ADD COMMENTS
As some of you know, I spent most of last year working on a large project, which I’m happy to finally share more news about on my blog.  
My debut graphic novel, Shoplifter, will be published by Pantheon Books in September 2014.  It was a labour of love, as it took up all my time and effort for quite a while, and I’m grateful that it’s on its way to publication this fall.

It’s available now for pre-order through Amazon.com.

Here’s a little more information on it from the press release by Pantheon Books:

“A brilliant debut graphic novel about a young woman’s search for happiness and self-fulfillment in the big city.
 
Corinna Park used to have big plans. Studying English literature in college, she imagined writing a successful novel and leading the idealized life of an author. After graduation, she moved to a big city and took a job at an advertising agency—just to pay off her student loans. Now she’s worked in the same office for five years and the only thing she’s written is . . . copy. She longs for companionship (other than her cat),gets no satisfaction from her job, and feels numbed by the monotony of a life experienced through a series of screens. But whenever she shoplifts a magazine from the corner store near her apartment, she feels a little, what? A little more alive. Yet Corinna knows there must be something more to life, and she faces the same question as does everyone of her generation: how to find it?

(With two-color illustrations throughout.)”

I’ll share more information and some excerpts from the book in future posts, but for now I thought I’d share the cover.   

Now, since this is my sketchblog, below you can find the pencil sketch for the cover art for your perusal.  The final art was drawn in ink and watercolour, with a little bit of photoshop colour tweaking.



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