Raw innocence and persistent cheerfulness are clear hallmarks of Sarah Mensinga‘s work, with only occasional counterpoints of gloom and malice. Her wildly stylistic work is firmly rooted in both comic book and fairytale aesthetics.
With a willful disregard for time and place, her sketches are peopled with wide-eyed girls, scraggly boys, and spunky forest creatures. Without backgrounds to distract the viewer, the are the very essence of character.
Ms. Mensinga’s graphic novel project, however, looks to created from whole cloth in a peculiar, atmospheric land of her own making. However distant their source, her art is certainly worth the journey.
Written by Jeff in March of 2008. Last edited April 2017.