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The Finder: Voice graphic novel series, Swing Night at the Black Rock Pub, and IMAN's Community Cafe

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Tim Broderick, graphic novelist and creator of Odd Jobs, is searching through:

Finder: Voice In the latest installment of this science fiction/fantasy graphic novel series, Rachel Grosvenor is a mixed-heritage young woman competing for a place in society where clan membership is key. Creator Carla Speed McNeil gives top billing to one of her minor characters in this highly original series, and I can't rave enough about just how deep a well she draws from. I met Carla at one of my first comic shows; she was going the self-published/independent route with her series Finder. She's since been picked up by a major comics publisher, had her book named as one of the best in 2011 by Publishers Weekly, and is now a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize.

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