Smart Girl – Gotham Geek Girl – Fernando Dagnino Interview

ON SALE November 9 2021

Dagnino debuts his stunning story about a rogue android who has become self-aware and discovers what it means to be alive.

I had the pleasure of checking out an advanced copy and interviewing Fernando Dagnino, the creator and illustrator of Smart Girl the Sci Fi action/ adventure series from Titan Comics. Fernando has drawn for series such as Superman, Wonder Woman, J.L. , Tarzan and the planet of the Apes, Blade Runner, as well as his own creator owned series. Smart Girl the graphic novel series, hardcover hits stores Nov. 9th !

In a world of smart cars, smart homes and smart droids, what happens when humans are enslaved by their own creation? SMART GIRL delves into the futuristic world of tech giants, conspiracies, and self- aware androids that are programmed to love, have fears, beliefs and devotions all downloaded into their minds. The beautifully drawn black & white pages along with this intricate story, display the cruel treatment droids suffer and observes human behaviors. Fans of Detroit Become Human and Westworld would definitely be into this series!

TITAN COMICS

In the near future, tech giant Gorgona holds a monopoly on computer-human interfaces known as Schemata. These androids have become ubiquitous with everyday life across the world.

Yuki, un-affectionately called ‘scrappy’ by her owner, is a Smart Girl – an android servant used for everything from security and domestics to carnal pleasure. When she starts to malfunction, she is soon to be replaced and destroyed. But something in her changes, and Yuki doesn’t accept her end, instead, she becomes self-aware…
 
Taking a stand against her abusive master, Yuki goes on the run. Believed to be defective and hostile, she is hunted by Gorgona, and plans to fight back for the only thing that truly matters – her right to life and freedom.

Creator: Fernando Dagnino 
Publisher: Titan Comics
Hardcover, 208pp, $29.99, £26.99
On sale November 2021
ISBN: 9781787737198

About the Creator: Fernando Dagnino is a Spanish artist who has worked as a comic book illustrator for many publishers, including DC and Marvel. Dagnino worked for The Walt Disney Company’s Imagineers designing an attraction permanently exhibited in Florida. In 2008, Dagnino abandoned the advertising industry to start to work for DC Comics exclusively. That same year he published his first children’s book (Kasandra y la Rebelión de los niños). Dagnino became the regular penciller of the comic Superman with issue #692. He also did the art for the Green Lantern Prequel Special: Sinestro #1. As part of DC Comics’ company-wide 2011 title relaunch, The New 52, Dagnino was made the artist on Resurrection Man. He subsequently took over art duties on Suicide Squad, beginning with issue #9. In 2020, Dagnino was assigned as the artist for Titan’s Blade Runner: Origins comic.

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