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ND Stevenson

Autor/a de Nimona

45+ obres 9,946 Membres 522 Ressenyes 9 preferits

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Crèdit de la imatge: Stevenson at the 2023 Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Photo by Wikipedia user Boungawa, shared under CC BY-SA 4.0.

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Obres de ND Stevenson

Nimona (2015) — Autor; Il·lustrador — 3,397 exemplars
Lumberjanes Vol. 3: A Terrible Plan (2016) — Autor — 717 exemplars
Lumberjanes Vol. 4: Out of Time (2016) — Autor; Autor de la coberta — 533 exemplars
Lumberjanes Vol. 5: Band Together (2016) 430 exemplars
Lumberjanes Vol. 6: Sink or Swim (2017) — Autor de la coberta, algunes edicions335 exemplars
Lumberjanes #1 (2014) 216 exemplars
Lumberjanes #2 (2014) 68 exemplars
Lumberjanes #3 (2014) 54 exemplars
Runaways [2015] Battleworld (2015) 50 exemplars
Lumberjanes #4 (2014) 47 exemplars
Lumberjanes #5 (2014) 43 exemplars
Lumberjanes #7 (2014) 40 exemplars
Lumberjanes #8 (2014) 38 exemplars
Lumberjanes #9 (2014) 38 exemplars
Lumberjanes #10 (2015) 36 exemplars
Lumberjanes #11 (2015) 29 exemplars
Lumberjanes #12 (2015) 26 exemplars
Lumberjanes #15 (2015) 23 exemplars
Lumberjanes #14 (2015) 22 exemplars
Lumberjanes #17 (2015) 21 exemplars
Lumberjanes #16 (2015) 19 exemplars
Thor Annual #1 Comic Book (2015) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
The Weight of Them (2020) 8 exemplars
Battleworld: Runaways #1 (2015) 6 exemplars
Sleepy Hollow #2 (2014) 3 exemplars
Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #8 (2015) — Autor — 2 exemplars
Battleworld: Runaways #3 (1971) 1 exemplars
Lumberjanes 1 exemplars
Runaways #1 1 exemplars
Runaways #4 1 exemplars
Runaways #3 1 exemplars
Runaways #2 1 exemplars
4 Wizards 1 exemplars

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Lumberjanes Vol. 7: A Bird's-Eye View (2017) — Autor de la coberta — 274 exemplars
The Secret Loves of Geek Girls: Expanded Edition (2016) — Autor de la coberta — 257 exemplars
Lumberjanes Vol. 8: Stone Cold (2018) — Autor de la coberta, algunes edicions250 exemplars
Lumberjanes: To the Max Edition, Vol. 5 (2019) — Creator, algunes edicions22 exemplars
Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake Mathematical Edition (2013) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
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Adventure Time: Sugary Shorts Vol. 2 Mathematical Edition (2015) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Boom Box 2014 Mix Tape #1 (2014) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
The Wicked + The Divine #32 (2017) — Autor de la coberta, algunes edicions7 exemplars
Nimona [2023 film] (2023) — Original comic — 2 exemplars

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Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Stevenson, ND
Nom oficial
Stevenson, Nate Diana
Altres noms
Stevenson, Noelle (birth)
Stevenson, Nate
Data de naixement
1991-12-31
Gènere
non-binary
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Llocs de residència
Los Angeles, California, USA
Educació
Maryland Institute College of Art
Professions
comics writer
comics artist
Relacions
Ostertag, Molly (spouse)
Biografia breu
ND Stevenson has been nominated for a Harvey Award and was awarded the Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Web Comic in 2012 for Nimona. A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, ND is the cowriter of Lumberjanes. He lives in Los Angeles. ND uses he/him pronouns and is nonbinary.

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Ressenyes

Review also posted on my blog! :)

I honestly knew next-to-nothing about this book going into it. All I knew was that it had a super cute cover, and that I'd seen it floating around the reading community lately. But I was at the library and there it was, on the shelf, so I thought, why not? What I found was a cute, fun, and humorous read.

Nimona is a whimsical and humorous story – I actually laughed out loud during quite a few scenes. Two of the strongest points of the novel for me were the characters and the artwork. Stevenson has a really well-developed artistic style. The illustrations are simple yet fun and carefree. She also does a really good job at choosing color palettes to affect the mood of certain scenes.

The characters were well-developed, and fun to read about. Nimona herself especially shone as a fully developed character with a strong personality. I also really liked Blackheart – mostly for the fact that he is basically an antihero... and not nearly as villainous as he makes himself out to be. The way Nimona and Blackheart interact with each other was another highlight of the story. Nimona shows up suddenly in his life, and even though she's really young, she is constantly schooling him on how to be a real villain.

The world that Nimona is set in was also a high point for me. The setting is this world that is a unique mix of science fiction and fantasy. Blackheart and his arch-nemesis Goldenloin are technically knights... yet Blackheart has a giant science lab, and in several battle scenes the characters have laser rifles. The setting just further added to the quirkiness of the story. Additionally, I loved Nimona's shape-shifting powers. It's something you don't see a lot in graphic or "regular" novels. I loved that she could shift into anything at any time – it really added an exciting element to the story.

Another refreshing aspect to this story was that it's actually pretty diverse. There are POC and a gay romance, (though it's not explicitly shown, it is heavily implied). I would also say that Nimona breaks gender boundaries, in the fact that Nimona is definitely the more dominant, "masculine" character, while Blackheart is actually fairly demure and less prone to action.

I did have one major problem with Nimona: the story. Frankly, in many ways the story was weak, and there were changes in the plot that occur very abruptly. For one thing, we are never really given a reason as to why Nimona wants to join up with Blackheart in the first place. Additionally, Nimona's backstory is not revealed until very late in the story. This kind of makes sense, because her backstory is a plot twist... but very shortly after it is revealed, the story ends! The characters (and myself) barely get a chance to fully react to what happens. Because of this, the ending was left very open, and I was pretty disappointed, since there doesn't seem to be plans for a sequel anytime soon.

I definitely was left wanting more from this story, and not in a good way. Many parts of the story felt "choppy" and disjointed; there wasn't a good flow from chapter-to-chapter. This may be because Nimona was originally a web-comic, so maybe I should cut Stevenson a break? I don't know.

So while I enjoyed most aspects of this novel – the characters, setting, and artwork – the story definitely could have been more developed. I was originally going to go with four stars for this read, but the more I think about the issues with the plot, I can't give this book more than three and a half stars. Despite that, I think Stevenson showed a lot of potential with Nimona, and I am eager to see what else she comes out with in the future.

Final Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
… (més)
 
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escapinginpaper | Hi ha 199 ressenyes més | May 18, 2024 |
Bombastic, heartfelt and hilarious. It is a fun read from beginning to end while subverting tropes.
 
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Obsidianheart | Hi ha 199 ressenyes més | May 2, 2024 |
This was a quick fun read, but it was not very memorable for me. The most interesting part to me was the relationship between Blackheart and Goldenloin. I would recommend to anyone who really likes graphic novels.
 
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queenofthebobs | Hi ha 199 ressenyes més | Apr 30, 2024 |
Un diario personal que resigue el crecimiento y madurez de Noelle como persona y artista, con momento muy duros y bien llevados. Al acabar dan ganas de abrazarla.
 
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Cabask | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Mar 27, 2024 |

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Estadístiques

Obres
45
També de
16
Membres
9,946
Popularitat
#2,393
Valoració
4.1
Ressenyes
522
ISBN
148
Llengües
11
Preferit
9

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