Squawk! A Story in Fowl Language

Rated 4.67/5 based on 6 reviews
A venturesome chick falls in a hole and needs help from the barnyard fowl. A 10 page graphic style story More
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Words: 40
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301693337
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: Sahera Khan on July 02, 2014 :
Nice art...
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Review by: Lorna Smith on March 21, 2014 :
It is extremely difficult to tell a story in image form that everyone can understand. Penelope Merrell has succeeded in this department. Not only has she told a story but has included the emotion in each picture. I especially liked the where she has created the main body in B&W and gave us the last image in colour.
Very well done :)
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Review by: Rachael Martin on Dec. 14, 2013 :
I agree. Pity it didn't convert to Epub. Good story and nice drawings again.
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Review by: Linda Arditto on Dec. 07, 2013 :
Interesting story and very enjoyable. Pity it didn't work in Epub file but this takes nothing away from it.
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Review by: K. C. Boone, MSFE on Aug. 23, 2013 :
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Review by: Dean Schechinger on Aug. 22, 2013 :
This graphic short story for children is so clever. It literally is, a story told by fowl. I don't want to spoil the surprise by writing about what the story is about. The artwork is fine. I gave this one four stars. A fun story for 6-8 year old and others who like the Sunday Funnies or comic books.
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