A paint and paper documentary, observing great horned owls in their natural habitat.

Sound of Snow Falling is a graphic novel done in a poetic documentary mode. In this unique work, the reader becomes a voyeur of the natural world, following a great horned owl family through the dead of winter. Extensively researched and expressively painted, Sound of Snow Falling is a triumph of the comics form.



Mesmerizing... As in nature, the more you look, the more you see.
— Julie Zickefoose, author & illustrator of Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest, The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds, and Letters from Eden: A Year at Home, In the Woods

Umber beautifully uses comic form to take the reader through intimate movements in nature.
— Aidan Koch


Umber has captured a small reflection of the natural divine.
Tiny Pages Made of Ashes

Umber's thrillingly inventive approach to cartooning constitutes an act of real empathy with the earth, an attempt to embrace the alterity and sovereignty of the sentient life that surrounds us.
The Globe and Mail

Est-ce que tu as cherché à figurer la vision animale?
— Les cahiers du bruit


✍ Advanced copies at ICE CREAM (Iowa City Expo for Comics and Real Eclectic Alternative Media), 2017

✍ Debuted at TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival), 2017

✍ It is a BEST AMERICAN COMICS 2018 Notable title, selected by Bill Kartalopoulos

✍ 11/13/21-5/8/22 Power Lines: Comics and the Environment, The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, Columbus, OH. Curated by Jared Gardner and Elizabeth Hewitt

✍ original art held in several private collections


Credits: video and Sound of Snow Falling art by Maggie Umber.


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