Cartoon Alley: Reviews and commentary #7… by Tim Bollinger

Utopia Now Vol. 1

Margaret Silverwood )
reviewed by Tim Bollinger

Margaret Silverwood comes to comics with the voice of an artist. This book comprises a series of consecutive full-page frames that gently unravel the story, like a picture book with an occasional balloon. Her drawings have a stillness that accentuates comic timing.

Margaret walked away from Wellington’s recent NZ Comics Weekend’s 2010 ‘Eric’ Awards with top prize for ‘best art’. And much deserved it was too.

Margaret also does etchings:

http://solandergallery.co.nz/node/316

More on NZ Comics Weekend and the Eric Awards:

http://fromearthsend.blogspot.com/2010/04/nz-comics-weekend-in-review-part-one.html

http://fromearthsend.blogspot.com/2010/04/nz-comics-weekend-in-review-part-two.html

ENDS