Sound of Snow Falling by Maggie Umber

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”Mesmerizing is the only word that works to describe Maggie Umber’s new graphic novel Sound of Snow Falling. Well, “enchanting” works too. As in nature, the more you look, the more you see. A third viewing reveals story lines I’d missed in the first two. Umber’s minimalist paintings manage to convey, in three colors, the beauty, ferocity, devotion, and sheer heart of a pair of great horned owls bringing three chicks into the world. I’m taken by the economy of line and rightness of gesture in these deceptively simple paintings."— Julie Zickefoose, author & illustrator of Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest, The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds, and Letters from Eden: A Year at Home, In the Woods

”Umber beautifully uses comic form to take the reader through intimate movements in nature"— Aidan Koch, author of After Nothing Comes

“Maggie Umber’s work is simultaneously a breathless, quiet stretch and an enormous, orchestral voice. I don’t know anyone else who can create such volume through silence."— Sarah Ferrick, author of Yours

Sound of Snow Falling is a graphic novel done in a poetic documentary mode. In this unique work, the reader becomes a voyeur of the natural world, following a great horned owl family through the dead of winter. Extensively researched and expressively painted, Sound of Snow Falling is a triumph of the comics form.

Maggie Umber is a cartoonist and associate publisher at 2dcloud. Sound of Snow Falling is her second graphic novella.

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ISBN : 1937541142
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 104 pages


Kim rated it ★★★★★

March 15, 2018

Even better than her previous work, Time Capsule, Maggie Umber captures the sublime beauty of the nature while expanding the grammar of comics: Rhythm (thus poetry) of layouts & the new genre of Poetry-documentary.

MariNaomi rated it ★★★★★

August 25, 2017

A masterpiece.

Blanka rated it ★★★★★

March 05, 2018

*Edit* I give it a second read and I love it's so magical, every page it just gasp, it's a very appealing experience. Now I recommend it to every one. ************* It's a beautiful book, I'm not a fan of nature so it's not for me, but it's a very interesting twist on comics, if you like nature you...

Laura (ローラ) rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 17, 2018

As a scientific study - 5 stars. As an arts piece - 4 stars. As a graphic novel - 2 stars. I think this should maybe be marketed more as art installation, and less as graphic novel. There were a few issues I have with this as the latter. The most significant was the panel work. There are rules to...

Mateen rated it ★★★★★

October 18, 2017


Catherine rated it ★★★★☆

November 27, 2017

A wordless story about two great horned owls hatching and raising young. Because owls are nocturnal, the artwork is in dim focus, as if we were actually attempting to observe wildlife. Although we probably cannot see the world as owls do, leaving words behind is an interesting way to enter a stor...

Michael rated it ★★★★★

July 19, 2017

This wordless (sort of-the introduction is insightful) tale/poem about a family of owls is gorgeous and thoughtful. This meditation had me slow down to pay attention to every detail, every color. I cannot recommend Ms. Umber's books enough, but this one should be in every collection.

Sara Lissa rated it ★★★★★

January 27, 2018

unique, gorgeous, and political and aspirational, in capturing some of what we are missing as the natural world is in a moment of mass extinction.

Robert rated it ★★★★★

July 10, 2017

Maggie Umber is a wonderful artist. This silent tale of a pair of horned owls in the woods is an excellent showcase for her spellbinding sequential paintings.

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