Tour organized by Fierce Reads
Find the full schedule HERE
As a newbie to graphic novels in general, I never thought about the fact that that they could be made with anything other than ink on paper. But Ozge Samanci uses a lot of unconventional materials – like tumeric, bread, and burned paper, all things that are also part of her story of growing up in Turkey. How is that for layers?
Each stop of this blog tour for Dare to Disappoint highlights one of her materials and how it relates to her graphic novel memoir.
by Ozge Samanci
Date Published: November 17th 2015
Published by: Macmillan - Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
About the Book: Growing up on the Aegean Coast, Ozge loved the sea and imagined a life of adventure while her parents and society demanded predictability. Her dad expected Ozge, like her sister, to become an engineer. She tried to hear her own voice over his and the religious and militaristic tensions of Turkey and the conflicts between secularism and fundamentalism. Could she be a scuba diver like Jacques Cousteau? A stage actress? Would it be possible to please everyone including herself?
In her unpredictable and funny graphic memoir, Ozge recounts her story using inventive collages, weaving together images of the sea, politics, science, and friendship.
I don't do much fishing, but my grandfather loved to fly fish and tie flies, which is its own art form. I love seeing how those materials were used as collage in this story.
Thanks for visiting, Ozge Samanci!
About the Author
Ozge Samanci is an artist and an associate professor. She was born in Izmir, Turkey, and currently lives in Chicago, Illinois. Dare to Disappoint is her debut graphic novel.
Find out more about Ozge Samanci's creative process as she highlights one of her art materials on each stop along the way.
11/16 – Supernatural Snark
11/17 – Forever YA
11/18 – Teen Lit Rocks
11/19 – Kid Lit Frenzy
11/20 – The Book Wars
11/23 – Love is Not a Triangle
11/24 – Fly to Fiction
11/25 – Watch Connect Read
11/26 – Stacked
11/27 – SLJ Good Comics for Kids