Nigel & Jinx

Rated 4.83/5 based on 6 reviews
The dog, Jinx, is not very happy when a stray cat comes to stay. More
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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: Rachael Martin on Dec. 14, 2013 :
Wonderful, but I'd love this on my ereader.
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Review by: Linda Arditto on Dec. 7, 2013 :
Lovely artwork to describe this emotional story.
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Review by: Dean Schechinger on Aug. 22, 2013 :
If only the picture captioned "As Years Passed" could have been represented in graphic form. The story is without words. Very moving for pet owners. Well done overall.
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Review by: neal yamamoto on Aug. 2, 2013 :
...a touching, beautifully told story!...
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Review by: Christopher D. Carter on July 14, 2013 :
5 Stars. Thank you for the heart touching story, Penelope.
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Review by: Charles Rogers on July 11, 2013 :
Very Beautiful. Congratulations, Penelope Merrell. Anyone who ever had a dog and a cat will relate to this. I'm in awe how with these drawings you tell a story that would require several thousand words.
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