Some people might have been aware that I’ve been working on a project for the last two years or so. It is still a long way from completion but I am REALLY excited to share the first chapter of this graphic novel with everyone!
Noa’s Ark is a sci-fi adaptation of the widely popular biblical story. Inspired by cosmology and great scientists who share their passions for the pursuit of secrets of the cosmos, Noa’s Ark is filled with the grandeur and mystic beauty of the universe, yet tells an intensely intimate tale.
Noa’s Ark is being updated frequently with new pages here as a webcomic.
For those who don’t want to wait for updates, digital copies of the first Chapter can be purchased here for 2.49CAD. It features an exclusive Chapter 2 preview, and it’s also the best way to show support!
If you like it, please share it, or tell your friends about it!
My illustration of Gastown just got selected, out of 9,720 images by 1,439 illustrators, as one of 383 images to be included in American Illustration’s permanent archive. Check it out!
Hellll-o! So, I spent last weekend getting ready for the upcoming Vancouver Comic Arts Festival. I will be debuting my new 24-page comic book My Eurydice at the event, as well as a limited edition (of 50) of Haikucomics, which features -drum roll please – an original monoprint on the cover! Of course, Dear Beloved Stranger will be available for purchase as well. Hope I’ll get to see y’all this weekend!
I know I haven’t posted in a while, that’s because I’ve been working on a new 24-pager! The good news is – it’s finished! Here’s a sneak peek for you while I put it all together and upload it. Please have patience and stay tuned, my dear friends!
Some seven months after the announcement of the final Xeric Grant winners, Urban-FairyTales.com is proud to present creator Dino Pai’s grant-winning debut graphic novel Dear Beloved Stranger.
“Dino Pai’s sweet and surprising debut works at a number of levels: it is a fairy tale, an ode to lost love, and a young artist’s search for his place in the world. What I find most refreshing and compelling about this debut is the way Dino uses shifting drawing styles and modes of storytelling to a convey the emotional and philosophical turmoil of his young protagonist.” — Matt Madden, author of 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Styleand co-author of Drawing Words & Writing Pictures and Mastering Comics
About Dino Pai – Having graduated with a bachelor’s degree in illustration from Parsons the New School for Design in New York in 2007, Dino is currently working as a children’s art teacher in his hometown Vancouver. His latest comic works can be found right here on Urban-FairyTales.com.
Feel free to download the preview for Dear Beloved Stranger here.
Welcome, everybody, to the very first blog post on Urban-FairyTales.com. I will be updating the website with new contents and blogging about my art adventures, so be sure to check in regularly!
I am really thrilled to announce an exciting news in this very first post – my first graphic novel Dear Beloved Stranger has been awarded with the prestigious Xeric Grant for comic self-publishers! When I was six years old I wanted to grow up and become a Ninja Turtle. Twenty years later, Peter Laird’s (co-creator of the Ninja Turtles) foundation gave me a grant to publish my own comic book. How cool is that? You can go to the comics page to learn more about Dear Beloved Stranger and download the preview. Also, don’t forget to check out the latest promotional video I made. spoiler alert: you’ll see me singing a song!
More work remains to be done until Dear Beloved Stranger can hit your local comic book store, but I’m really excited to put on a different hat and make it happen!