Maggie Umber
32 pages
5 in x 7 in
pamphlet, saddle stitch, b&w interior
printed by La Mano 21

Covers colored by Raighne

Startled Maggie is an auto-bio serial focusing on a mischievous little spit-fire. Drawn in light pencil, this new series is pointed at the ephemeral qualities of memory and what makes early life such a funny and charming place.



Startled Maggie made the Salon Saloon's Heavy 100 list for 2012.


This has the potential to be a downright fascinating series when all is said and done.
Optical Sloth

The way [Umber] draws her parents as having blank eyes behind their eyeglasses is almost as perfect as the way she draws herself: a crazy-haired curmudgeon with either a glint of mischief or a permanent scowl on her face.
Rob Clough

[I]t’s hard not to fall prey to the charm of this book.
— Justin Giampaoli, Poopsheet Foundation


Programmed in Scratch by Maggie Umber.
Sound credits:
The sound effects are from sound artists that have shared their recordings on Freesound.org: FxProSound, NoiseCollector, romulofs, pfly, morgantj, guest, thecluegeek, fotoshop, yabeloko, Ephemeral_Rift, dland, Benboncan, Razzvio, RutgerMuller, skyn production, splashzooka, Syna-Max, acclivity, stijn, esperar, Yoram, Tristan, Oddworld, cognito perceptu, hantorio, and davidou.

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