Blammo 10 at the Ringos…

August 31, 2019

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I was having a dream last night about kickstarting another issue of Blammo and when I woke up I saw this notice in my email of the last issue being nominated for a Ringo award! I appreciate it! Pros can see all of the nominees and vote in the link below if you’re so inclined.

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I’ve returned after my crushing, CRUSHING loss at the Eisner Awards. Anyways, it’s wonderful to be nominated and I’m honored for the tip of the hat from the comic book industry.

From the Associate of Mormon Letters we have a short interview following my win at this year’s AML awards. Link below!

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http://associationmormonletters.org/blog/2019/07/interview-with-noah-van-sciver-2018-association-for-mormon-letters-comics-award-winner-and-author-of-an-upcoming-graphic-novel-about-joseph-smith/

I’ve recently returned from a trip to Nauvoo, Illinois on a research trip for this mammoth Joseph smith graphic novel I’ve been entrenched in. I was able to take many photos, to talk with practicing LDS and Community of Christ members and even spend some time with my dear old pal John Porcellino for which I’m always grateful.

But now it’s back to work again. Back to the books and notes– back to silently gazing out the window trying to sort out the details…

Hope you’ve been well, whoever and wherever you are.

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Early Review

June 25, 2019

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Early Encouragement

May 7, 2019

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A page from my graphic novel biography in progress “Joseph Smith and His Mormons.”

I’ve been nominated for a couple of Eisner awards this year and i’m very excited about it.

If you’re able to, please consider voting for me! http://www.eisnervote.com.

It’d improve my life and make me happy. Thank you!

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Martin Harris

May 3, 2019

A scene with Martin Harris from Joseph Smith and His Mormons: my current graphic novel in progress. I hope you enjoy it.

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The Plunge

April 29, 2019

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Columbus, Ohio

April 23, 2019

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Palmyra, NY

April 12, 2019

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Editing Joseph Smith

April 3, 2019

I’m in this spot now where I keep editing and tightening up the first 100 pages of my Joseph Smith book which is a good thing to do but bad feeling because I’m not making progress on the page count, only chopping sections out. Here are some random pages from the chopping block.

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The book will be about 250+ pages long, but the story needs to be tighter and stick to the straight forward narrative without spinning off into unnecessary information or the book will be a slog to get through for a reader. It’s easy to get excited about details when you’re working on a passion project and learning things that excite you, and to lose sight of the basic plot. Especially with a historic project, finding and sticking to the story you want to tell can be tricky. It’s easy to get lost.

What information the reader needs and what’s too much is the tightrope walk….

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