Softcover, b&w, 382 pages
"God I love these comics so much."—Stephen Elliott, author of Happy Baby, founder of The Rumpus
"In Dragon's Breath and Other True Stories, MariNaomi weaves a crazy-quilt of despair, hope, lost loves, new beginnings, horrible regrets, hilarious memories, and above all else, survival. Her beautiful, spare line imparts the greatest emotional impact, creating a delicate storytelling rhythm built on restraint, subtlety and total vulnerability. Her short autobiographical anecdotes create a gestalt of a person who has lived and viewed life with a curious intellect and her heart on her sleeve."—Rob Clough, The Comics Journal
In this collection of raw, emotionally honest stories, MariNaomi explores a wide range of topics including youthful rebellion, mortality, disillusionment, and compassion. Many of these stories were first serialized on the popular site the Rumpus. These poignant stories, some filled with hope, others tinged with remorse, are sure to appeal to even the most discerning reader.
MariNaomi has been making comics since 1997. Her work has appeared in anthologies such as I Saw You: Comics Inspired by Real-Life Missed Connections and the Eisner-nominated No Straights Lines, as well as her award-winning graphic memoir, Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22. Her work on the Rumpus won a SPACE award as well as honorable mention in Houghton Mifflin's Best American Comics 2013.