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If you could have a conversation with Death, what would you want to know? More
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Words: 30
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301963850
About Penelope Merrell

I now live in Los Angeles -- married for more than 45 years, 2 adult sons, a son-in-law, and daughter-in-law. I became interested in graphic novels after reading several. I took four classes at Santa Monica College on the concept and techniques for graphic novels and sequential art.

Originally from a Montana farm, I am one of nine children. I began drawing before age 4. Mom would cut open used envelopes for me to draw on. Dad gave me the big, soft-lead, square carpenter's pencils to use. When in high school, I got an oil painting set for Christmas and fell in love with color. Selling my two cows (4-H projects) put me through my first year of university.

I graduated Seattle University, Fine Art degree. Besides working at a print shop, department store displays, small graphic art projects, drawing cow spots for registration forms, I had a small business of house design and architectural drafting for building contractors for 25 years. I also painted (acrylic on canvas) exhibiting in art shows and galleries for 20 years in Olympia Washington and Palm Springs..

I began writing seriously several years ago. Our writing group still meets weekly. I wrote & illustrated my first graphic art story in 2011. My first three stories were relatively short. All were good preparation for a graphic novel. December 2013, I uploaded my first graphic novel.

Check my website for more life details in About and Bio. The website also contains my blog.

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Review by: Lorna Smith on March 21, 2014 :
This is a very touching story. The images fit perfectly. A true artist can make the images look simple when in fact they are quite complex, having to fit the mood exactly.
A successful graphic novel.
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Review by: Daryn Walters on Jan. 07, 2014 :
A very touching story. I really enjoyed this short read and the drawings were wonderful. Love to see more.
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Review by: Rachael Martin on Dec. 14, 2013 :
WOW. Great story & great drawings.
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Review by: Dean Schechinger on Aug. 22, 2013 :
Wow. The graphics are haunting and fit this story. What made it a perfect visual reading experience was the artwork, simple but poignant and expressive.
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Review by: James Jenkins on July 19, 2013 :
Well written, transcends specific religions.
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Review by: Christina Burgess on July 16, 2013 :
Beautiful and thought-provoking. What is most interesting is that you see the point of view from someone/something else (not Death and not the grandmother).

Because it is simply drawn, definitely makes it more refreshing and shows how under-valued this type of art is. Well done. I hope there is more to come from this author.
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Review by: David S Reynolds on July 16, 2013 :
Nicely done with simple yet effective artwork.
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