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. $5 | 32 pages | 5 × 7 inches | pamphlet | cover colored by Raighne, b&w interior | printed by La Mano 21
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
Reviews & Awards
- Comics Cavalcade Day 7, Random Thoughts: The Guide to the Modern World, August 5, 2019.
- Review on Tumblr.
- Catching Up With 2D Cloud , High-Low, February 4, 2013.
- Hogan, Meghan – Startled Maggie #1, Optical Sloth, January 15, 2013.
- Startled Maggie made the Salon Saloon's Heavy 100 list for 2012.
- Failure to Launch: A Comic Book without an Audience. Medium. December 1, 2016.