Based in Jerusalem, Israel
Needles & Dust is a new digital graphic novel by Tsach Weinberg, now available on the App stores.
Q & AWhat is the story about?
Ziv is an enthusiastic forest watchman and a nature lover. He has always felt more at ease in the woods than with other people. The story unfolds as he watches over a forest situated in the midst of a desert. As summer sets in, Ziv encounters numerous unwelcome visitors. He barely manages to maintain the peace and quiet of the forest while struggling with his own sanity.Where did you get the idea from? Why make it digital?
One of the key elements in all narrative forms, especially in comics, is timing. As a cartoonist you try to create an illusion of time by using a sequence of still images. It’s a good limitation. It forces you to come up with creative solutions in terms of layout. I wanted to stick to that limitation and at the same time take advantage of digital media in order to control suspense and rhythm. My app uses delicate interactivity which is hard to achieve in traditional print.Can you tell about yourself?
I am an independent cartoonist and interactive developer, living in Jerusalem. My work lies within the field of electric literature. During my studies in Bezalel I started to experiment with the new possibilities that digital media offers. I continue to do so in my creative career. I write, illustrate and program my own stories. Needles and Dust is my first graphic novel. At the moment, I’m working on a new soft sci-fi story.
Needles and Dust App Trailer YouTube
There are far more images available, if you have specific requests, please do contact me!
Awards & Recognition
- "First Prize for Best Graphic Novel." - Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, 2013
- "Winner of the Gideon Amichay’s award for Innovation in Design." - Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, 2013
- "Winner of the Dr. Leonard Polonsky’s award for Excellence in Design." - Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, 2013
- "Weinberg’s original use of the digital format expands comic book art’s traditional range of tools and enables manipulations of time and atmosphere that cannot be done in print."
- Yuval Saar, Haaretz
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