The Art Of SKIM, Now On Display At The Beguiling

Depression, love, sexual identity, crushes, manipulative peers–teen life in all its dramatic complexities is explored in the touching, literary graphic novel SKIM. The Beguiling proud to be exhibiting some of the process work from the creation of this great graphic novel by cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, and published by Groundwood Press.

“Skim is an unusually strong graphic novel–rich in visuals and observations, and rewarding of repeated readings.”Publishers Weekly

This small exhibit follows the completion of the graphic novel a page at a time, from Mariko’s initial script through to Jillian’s thumbnails, pencils, inks, and finished art. This is a unique and insightful examination of collaboration and artistic process between two first-time graphic novelists, and best of all the art is lovely!

We encourage you all to come in and check it out, and to entice you we’d like to present to you some images from the exhibit.

– Christopher