Heartless

Feb 2, 2012 by


Heartless 
Nina Bunjevac

September 2012 (preview at TCAF)
Hardcover, 128 pages, 7×9.25 inches, black and white, 16pp colour
ISBN 978-1-894994-64-4, $20
Introduction by Jay Lynch
 
Winner of a 2013 Doug Wright Award
 

Heartless is just amazing! I laughed out loud a lot. It is chock full of great stuff and I’m hard to please!  Nina Bunjevac’s art is a pleasure to look at.  The writing is seriously demented, but in a totally brilliant, highly entertaining way.  It is its own thing, imitating no one.” — Kim Deitch

“The most vitally reinvigorating change in modern comics is the unstoppable rise of women, as creators, as readers, and as characters. In her impressive debut collection, Nina Bunjevac stuns as a distinctive, innovative voice, adept at hyperdetailed cartooning and deliciously disturbing as she probes the darkest depths of desire and despair.”  — Paul Gravett

"Witness if you will the bizarre love triangle of Zorka, Chip  Stein and Fay Slift, the old Frankie and Johnny legend taken to its extreme of outré weirdness!  Check out the O’Henry-like twists and turns in THE REAL DEAL! This book is a wild thrill ride through hell on a Tilt-A-Whirl!  It’s a triple-dip banana split with a live cockroach at the bottom!  I dig it the most, and so will you!" — Jay Lynch

Nina Bunjevac started her art training in Yugoslavia, at the Djordje Krstic school for applied arts. In 1997, she graduated from OCAD in the Drawing and Painting department. Formerly a painter and a sculptor, Nina found her calling in sequential arts, a form that seemed to naturally evolve out of the narrative component in her sculpture installation work. Pen and ink became the medium of choice.

Nina is also an art teacher. Multiple winner of the OAC Artist in Education grant, she has taken her cartooning and zine-making projects into a number of Toronto public schools. Her strips have been published in many European and North American publications including Mineshaft, Exile, Black, Giuda, Le Dernier Cri, Komikaze, and Broken Pencil. 


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