THE HEAVY BRIGHT
Freeing the bright from the heavy
NOBODY LIKES YOU, GRETA GRUMP
Animals humanize us
Don't believe everything you eat
Creation and destruction are torture for humans
WAKE UP, PERCY GLOOM
Living forever has its challenges
A little man finds his purpose
Stories that are layered, complex, heartfelt, whimsical, inclusive, perceptive, mysterious…
Whether you're familiar with her work or just discovering it, welcome to the official website of books created by Cathy Malkasian.
• NEW RELEASE: The allegorical, fantastical graphic graphic novel, The Heavy Bright, became available in March 2023.
• Cathy Malkasian is another brilliant (and multi-award winning) animator who has seamlessly segued into graphic narrative and turned the medium on its head.
• Her artwork is somber yet attractive; her designs are sturdy and even spry; her understanding of comics pacing through panel structure and directing the eye are judiciously applied. Most importantly, her conceptual set pieces are strong enough to reward deeper exploration, opportunities for which prove ample because of the deliberate pacing.
--The Comics Reporter
• At times, her landscapes and figures approach the spidery essence of Saul Steinberg's work. Her evocative word balloons stem straight from George Cruickshank.
--The Barnes and Noble Review
• She is able to cross time and manipulate narrative in such a way that we never feel lost, but she challenges us with overlapping stories and by allowing characters to move across a single panel with multiple thoughts.
--The New York Journal of Books
• Watching Cathy Malkasian construct a world is a pleasant and gently surprising experience.
--The Globe and Mail