1. Natalie Nourigat

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    You may recognise Natalie Nourigat’s name from our recent 28 Gumroad Creators You Really Should Know post, but undoubtably you would like to learn a little bit more about her. “Tally” is a cartoonist, storyboard artist, character designer, animator and writer. She attended University of Oregon and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese, in 2010.

    After graduating, Tally freelanced working on a variety of projects, creating storyboards and concept art for large brands. She also worked for top publishers like Marvel, Dark Horse, Image Comics, Oni Press, and Penguin Books. Some of her comic work includes A Boy & a Girl (Omi Press), It Girl & the Atomics (Image Comics) and the Eisner-nominated The Thrilling Adventure Hour Graphic Novel.

    Tally is currently working on a creator-owned serialised comic, Over the Surface. The 10-issue miniseries will be published in 2016 by Oni Press. She has started a Patreon for it, where patrons are privy to behind-the-scenes process and artwork.

    What is next for the multi-skilled and multi-disciplined Tally? Well, she recently moved to Los Angeles, California to begin her new role as a Story Apprentice at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Sounds about right. I will be looking forward to her future projects.

    You can find more of Natalie Nourigat’s work on her website, Tumblr and follow her on Twitter.