Özge Samanci, media artist and graphic novelist, is an associate professor in Northwestern University’s School of Communication. Her interactive installations have been exhibited internationally, including Siggraph Art Gallery, FILE festival, Currents New Media, The Tech Museum of Innovation, WRO Media Art Biennial, Athens International Festival of Digital Arts and New Media, ISEA among others. Her autobiographical graphic novel Dare to Disappoint (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2015) received international press attention and was positively reviewed in The New York Times, The Guardian, Slate along with many other media outlets. Dare to Disappoint has been translated into five languages. Her drawings appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Slate Magazine, The Huffington Post, Guernica, The Rumpus. In 2017, she received the Berlin Prize and she was the Holtzbrinck Visual Arts Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin.


Northwestern University, Associate Professor
Radio TV and Film Department, August 2011 - present


University of California, Berkeley, Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Art Practice Department, 2009 -2011


Georgia Institute of Technology, Ph.D. 
Digital Media, School of Literature Communication and Culture, 2005 - 2009

Ohio University, MA
School of Communication Studies, 2003 - 2005

Istanbul Bilgi University, MA
Film and Television Department, 1999 - 2001

Bogazici University, BA
Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Mathematics Department, 1992 - 1999


2019, 21-23 November, Piksel Festival for Electronic Arts, Bergen Norway

2019, 28 July- 1 August, SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, Los Angeles

2019, 25 June ACM Creativity and Cognition Art Exhibition “Ecologies of Transformation”, University of California San Diego

2019, 31 March "Sense of a Future Ocean" at SBCAST at Santa Barbara

2019, April, Graphic Worlds, in the Making, The Fact Finder Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2018, 29-30 December Plexus Projects, Art Gallery, New York.

2018, 11 Dec – 1 Feb, Work in Progress Group Exhibition, Ann Arbor Art Center

2018, 8-9 September, BrainMind Summit, Digital Consciousness Exhibit, Stanford University

2018, 8 September- 4 November, Wir Verrecken vor Lachen!, Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

 2018, 12-16 August SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

 2018, 3 July to 12 August, Electronic Language International Festival FILE, SESI Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 2018 June 8-24, Currents New Media, Santa Fe

 2017, 2-6 October, Sustain and Decay, The IEEE VIS 2017 Arts Program VISAP, Phoenix, Arizona

 2016, 28 September – 16 October, Mindscapes, Hall Arts Gallery, Istanbul

 2016, June 11-12, CAKE, Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, CAKE, Chicago

 2015 August 14-19, 21st International Symposium on Electronic Arts ISEA, Vancouver, Canada

 2015, June 15-August 16, Electronic Language International Festival FILE, SESI Gallery, in Sao Paulo, Brazil

 2014, November 11-14, Advances in Computer Entertainment ACE, Madeira, Portugal

 2013 November 12-15, International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling ICIDS’13, Istanbul, Turkey

 2013 November 12-15, Creative Showcases, Advances in Computer Entertainment ACE’13, Twente, Netherlands

 2013, June 13-23 , 19th International Symposium on Electronic Arts ISEA, Sydney, Australia

2013, June 7-9, Athens International Video Arts and New Media Festival ADAF, Athens, Greece

2013, May 9-18, WRO Media Arts Biennial, Galeria Entropia, Biennale WRO, Wroclaw, Poland

2012, November 1-January 11, Word 6: An Architecture of Multimodal Poetry/Text, The Arcade Gallery, Chicago

 2012, August 8-11, University Film and Video Association New Media Exhibition UFVA, Chicago

2012, February 19-April 15, Crossing Wires: Technology and Play, Evanston Art Center, Evanston

2011, November 15, Hands-On Emerging Technology, Pixel Wall, The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose.

 2010, November 3-13, 2010 Art Practice Faculty Show, Worth Ryder Art Gallery, Berkeley

2010, June 21- November 30, Planting Comics, UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley, Berkeley

2010, June 27 – August 22, International Mail Art Exhibition, Armory Center for Arts, Pasadena

2010, August, Mail Art Exhibition, Gallery KG52, Stockholm, Sweden

2009, 24 June - 3 July, Ordinary Things Solo Exhibition, Sycamore Place Gallery, Atlanta

2009, May 2nd, Collaborations Atlanta, Blue Tower Art Gallery, Atlanta

 2008, March 3-17, Ordinary Things Solo Exhibition, Art House Coop, Atlanta

2007, April 6th, Listening Machines Show, Eyedrum Art Gallery, Atlanta



2015, Dare to Disappoint (Autobiographical Graphic Novel), Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Translated to Dutch, Korean, Italian, Turkish.

2004, Animasyonun Onlenemez Yukselisi (The Irresistible Rise of Animation), Istanbul Bilgi University Publications, Istanbul


2015 Earthquakes in Film: Exploring Visual Strategies, In Film on the Faultline, Edited by Alan Wright, Intellect and The University of Chicago Press.


2019, Ozge Samanci, Adam Snyder, Gabriel Caniglia, Fiber Optic Ocean, SIGGRAPH '19 Art Papers in Special Issue of Leonardo, MIT Press.

2018, Ozge Samanci, Gabriel Caniglia, You are the Ocean, SIGGRAPH '18 Art Papers in Special Issue of Leonardo, Volume 51, Issue 4, MIT Press.

2018 Ozge Samanci, Adam Snyder, Fiber Optic Ocean, Merging Media for Data Representation, VISAP 16-17 Special Issue, Leonardo Journal, MIT Press.

2015, Fast Forwarding through Turkey's Last Ten Years with Ordinary Things, Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association 2.2 (2015): 307-334.

2014 Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, Sage Journals, Volume 20 Issue 1, February 2014 Embodied Site-Specific Animation

2010 The Journal of International Digital Media and Art Association, volume 7, no:1 From Site-specific Comics to Location-based Comics: Ordinary Things, Planting Comics, and GPS Comics

2006, Fall Issue, International Journal of Comic Art, Lynda Barry's Humor: At the Juncture of Private and Public, Invitation and Dissemination, Childish and Professional


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2019, Ozge Samanci and Gabriel Caniglia, You are the Ocean: Interactive Installation, C&C '19 Proceedings of the 2019 on Creativity and Cognition pp. 414-421

2017, Ozge Samanci, Adam Snyder, Fiber Optic Ocean: Merging Media for Data Representation, IEEE VIS, VISAP 2017, IEEE Xplore

2014, Ozge Samanci, Blacki Li Rudi Migliozzi, Daniel Sabio, Plink Blink: Collaborative Music Production via Blinking Eyes, In Proc. Advances in Computer Entertainment (ACE’14), ACM Press.

2014, Ozge Samanci, Impact of Digital Media on Comics. In Proc. SIGGRAPH'14 Studio, ACM Press

2012, Ozge Samanci, Anuj Tewari. Expanding the Comics Canvas: GPS Comics. In Proc. Fun and Games Conference, In Proc. Fun and Games (FnG’13), ACM Press, 27-34.

2010, Ozge Samanci and Anuj Tewari, GPS Comics: Seeing thru Walls. In Proc. SIGGRAPH’10 Posters (single page publication), ACM Press.

2008, Aimee Rydarowski, Ozge Samanci, and Ali Mazalek, Murmur: Kinetic Relief Sculpture, Multi-Sensory Display, Listening Machine. In Proc. Tangible and Embedded Interaction (TEI’08), ACM Press, 231-238.

2007, Ozge Samanci, Yanfeng Chen, and Ali Mazalek, Tangible Comics: A Performance Space with Full-body Interaction, In Proc. Advances in Computer Entertainment (ACE’07), ACM Press, 171-178.


2015 Fall, JAST, Journal of American Studies in Turkey- Film review for “Real Women Have Curves” ISSUE 42. p. 308-309.

2014, JAST, Journal of American Studies in Turkey issue 40- Film review for “In Your Eyes” pp.186-188.

2014, Journal of Film and Video Vol. 66, No. 3 (Fall 2014), pp. 57-59, Book review for “That’s All Folks? Ecocritical Readings of American Animated Features”

2013, JAST, Journal of American Studies in Turkey- "Remembering Gore Vidal", No 35-36, Book Review for "Women and Turkish Cinema: Gender Politics, Cultural Identity and Representation"


2016, 8 March, Ozge Samanci, The Huffington Post, How I Became an Artist: Tips for Changing Careers

2016, 31 January, Ozge Samanci, The Daily Beast, Being an Immigrant Is Now Even Harder

2015, 16 November, Boing Boing, At Least Turkey's Tragic Politics Gives Material to Comics Artistshttp://boingboing.net/2015/11/16/at-least-turkeys-tragic-poli.html


2018, Cartoons for Pepper and Salt section, The Wall Street Journal

2017, guest-edited by Françoise Mouly, art editor of The New Yorker, and writer Nadja Spiegelman, Resist
2016, January Issue, Logo Design and illustrations for Slate Book Review

2016, February 15, Illustration for Guernica Magazine


2017, Ozge Samanci, Adam Snyder, Fiber Optic Ocean: Merging Media for Data Representation, IEEE VIS, VISAP 2017

2014, October, Comparative & Interdisciplinary Approaches in the Field of Turkish Studies Conference, Fast Forwarding through Turkey’s last 10 years with Ordinary Things

2014, April, Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (PCA/ACA), Impact of Digital Media on Comics

2012, September, Toulousse, France, Fun and Games Conference, Expanding the Comics Canvas: GPS Comics. Ozge Samanci, Anuj Tewari

2012, August, Chicago, University Film and Video Association Conference, On the Air

2011, October, Savannah GA., The International Digital Media and Arts Association’s 9th annual conference, Full Body in Play: Manipulation of Distance

2010, November, Emily Carr University, Vancouver B.C., The International Digital Media and Arts Association’s 8th annual conference, Location-based Comics: GPS Comics, Ordinary Things, and Planting Comics

2010, September, Future and Reality of Gaming, 4th Vienna Games Conference, Embodied Comics: Reinventing Comics and Animation for a Digital Performance

2009, September, 090909 Nor Good Nor Bad Nor Neutral, University of California, Berkeley, Absurdity and Neutrality

2008, November, Adobe MAX 2008/2009 North America, San Francisco. Arts and Sciences, Theory and Practice, Digital Media Education

2007, June, 2nd International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction. Murmur: Kinetic Relief Sculpture, Multi-Sensory Display, Listening Machine. Aimee Rydarowski, Ozge Samanci, and Ali Mazalek (presenter)

2007, June, Advances in Computer Entertainment (ACE). Tangible Comics: A Performance Space with Full-body Interaction. Ozge Samanci, Yanfeng Chen, and Ali Mazalek (presenter)

2006, December, The American Humor Studies Association Conference, New Orleans. Tangible Comics: A Narrative Performance Using Computer Vision

2006, November, MAE Center Coordination Meetings. Visualization and Decision Strategies for Seismic Loss Assessment, group project, presented by Gray Gunter

2006, April, National Meeting of Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, Atlanta. Lynda Barry's Humor: At the Juncture of Private and Public, Invitation and Dissemination, Childish and Professional

2005, September, San Francisco State University, Shades of Sexuality in Film; Exploring the 'Aberrant,' the 'Normal,' and the Space Between. A Jolt to Mainstream Cinema from Jane Campion: Detective and Femme Fatale Switching Their Roles in In the Cut

2005, May, The Fourth Annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair, Ohio University, Athens. The Inevitable Affection among Animation, Graphic Novel, and Film Noir in the Digital Era: A Look at The Hudsucker Proxy from the Frame of the Hula-Hoop

2004, September, Society for Animation Studies Conference, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The Blurry Borders between Digital and Analog Media, Live Action and Animation in Spielberg's Minority Report Part 2

2004, August, Cultural Issues in Developing 3D Worlds, Prague, Czech Republic. The Blurry Borders between Digital and Analog Media, Live Action and Animation in Spielberg's Minority Report Part 1


No Title, 2008, Video-Animation, created by Ozge Samanci and Geoffrey Thomas, 10 minute
Sonic Generator Concert, 2008, 3rd April, Screening of the video accompanied with a live flute performance by Jessica Sherwood

Diana'yi Kurtarmak (Saving Diana), 2007, Animation, directed by Gulgun Ozek, 3 minute 
If Istanbul Shorts, 2007, 19th February, Screening
18th Ankara International Film Festival, 2007, 12-22 April, Screening

Gobek Bagi (Umbilical Cord), 2004, Fiction-Video, created and directed by Ozge Samanci, 5 minute
Athens International Film and Video Festival, 2005, Screening
If Istanbul Shorts, 2005, Screening

1943, 2004, Performance-Video, directed by Cicek Kahraman, 8 minute 23 second
Performance and camera
If Istanbul Shorts, 2005, Screening
Uyku Sonra (Sleep and Then), 2004, directed by Ovgu Gokce, 8 minute 30 second
Credits Design
Columbia Tristar National Short Film Competition (Turkey), 2005, Screening and Best Experimental Film Award 
16th Ankara International Film Festival, 2005, Screening and Best Experimental Film Award

Gozluk (Glasses), 2000, created and directed by Ozge Samanci, 3 minute 18 second
13th Ankara International Film Festival, 2001, Screening
13th Istanbul Short Film Festival, 2001, Screening
IFSAK Short Film Festival, 2001, Screening


2019 August 29, Fiber Optic Ocean, Siggraph 2019 Art Gallery

2019, March 11, Artist Talk, University of California Santa Barbara, Media Arts and Technology Graduate Program Seminar Series

2018, October 28, From Ego to Eco, Chicago Humanities Festival

2018, August 15, You are the Ocean, Siggraph 2018 Art Gallery

2017, November 27, Artist Talk, Universität der Künste Berlin

2017, November 9, Not Here but Everywhere, American Academy in Berlin

2016, December 7, Artist Talk, Izmir Economy University

2016, September 7-17, Dare to Disappoint, Berlin Literature Festival

2016, May 9, Dare to Disappoint, Northwestern University, M.S. in Leadership for Creative Enterprises

2016, March 31, Artist Talk, Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts

2016, April 27, Dare to DisappointDePaul University, Writing the City Class

2016, April 5, DM Alumni Talk, Geordia Institute of Technology, Digital Media Department

2016, April 12, Individual Against A Larger Force, University of Southern California, Cinematic Arts, World Building Media Lab

2016, Jan 25, MENA MondayNorthwestern UniversityMiddle East and North African Studies

2015 January 16, Pushing the Boundaries of Media: Creating New Meaning Making Strategies, Buffet Center, Northwestern University

2014 August 13, Impact of Digital Media on Comics, Studio Talks, SIGGRAPH’14, Vancouver

2012 February 28, Segal Seminar Series, In the Box or Out of the BoxSegal Design Institute, Northwestern University



2010 February 26, Collective Intelligence /Alternate Reality Game Design Workshop, IF New Media Factory, Lexington, KY Workshop organized with Greg Niemeyer


2018, August 14, Sigggraph 2018 Studio, Led as Sensors

2018, July 29, Gray Area of Arts, Creating personal independent internet, Tools for the Next Revolution with Mathais Jud

2018 July 29, Gray Area of Arts, Intro to Biomaterials for Design with Annelie Koller

2017, July 26-28, Gray Area of Arts, Stepping into WebVR with A-Frame

2014 November 10, Advances In Computer Entertainment (ACE’14), Love and Sex with Robots.

2014 May 22-23, Computing in the Arts: Music, Art, and Computation, Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

2013 November 12-15, Advances In Computer Entertainment (ACE’13), Touch, Taste and Smell: Multisensory Entertainment.

2013 November 12-15, Advances In Computer Entertainment (ACE’13), XIMPEL, creating an interactive video

2012 September 4, Opportunities and Challenges when Designing and Developing Games with/for Kids, Fun and Games Conference, Toulouse France

2011July 10-15, Writing the Unthinkable, Writing workshop led by Lynda Barry, Rhinebeck New York

2008 April 29-30, Responsive Objects, Surfaces and Spaces (ROSS), Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA

2007 January 19-21, 3-Day Seminar with Scott McCloud, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA

2001, The 9th Animated Film Workshop Cracow, joint project of Animated Film Department of Academy of Fine Arts, The Cinema Club of the Rotunda Association and Polish Office of the Swiss Cultural Foundation, Pro Helvetia, Poland, Krakow


2019 October 16-27, Animated Short Film Jury, 55th Chicago International Film Festival

2017 Juror for NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature ($25K award for one author)


2016, Dare to Disappoint, Middle East Book Award
2016, Dare to Disappoint, 30th Annual New York Book Show. 
2015, Clarence Simon Award for Teaching and Mentoring   
2015, Fall, Dare to Disappoint was awarded the designation of “A Junior Library Guild Selection”

FELLOWSHIPS / residencies

2019 March, Artist in Resident, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS).

2017 Fall, Visual Arts Holtzbrinck Fellow, American Academy in Berlin

2015-2016 The Op-Ed Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship Program

2009-2011 Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California Berkeley Art Practice Department


Northwestern University, Radio TV Film Department, Evanston, IL
Assistant Professor, 2011 – 2017 
Associate Professor, 2017-present
2019 Critical Making
2019-2017, (Graduate course) Virtual and Alternate Reality Storytelling
2015, (Graduate course) Interactive Documentary
2016-2011, Interactive Arts
2012, Interactive Comics
2019 - 2012, Computer Code as an Expressive Medium
2013, Storyboarding and Layout
2015, Drawing for Media
2013, 2016 Graphic Novels
2014, Theory and Criticism of Digital Interactive Media

University of California, Berkeley, Art Practice, Berkeley, CA
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009 - 2011
2011, (Graduate course) Special Topics in New Media: Interactive Narrative 
2010,(Graduate course) Directed Group Study: Interactive Narrative 
2010, Special Topics in Visual Studies: Comics and Graphic Novels 
2009, Foundations of American Cyber-Culture

Georgia Institute of Technology, Digital Media, Atlanta, GA
Graduate Assistant, 2005 -2009
2005 -2009, Introduction to Film

Sabanci University, Visual Arts and Communication Design, Istanbul 
Lecturer, 2006 Summer
2006, Introduction to Film and Media Studies

Ohio University, School of Communication Studies, Athens, OH
Teaching Associate, 2003 - 2005
2003 – 2005, Public Speaking

Istanbul Bilgi University, Visual Communication Design Dept, Istanbul
Full-time Lecturer, 2001-2003
2001-2003, Visual Perception 
2001-2003, Contemporary Media
2001-2003, Introduction to Animation
2001-2003, Senior Project

Istanbul Bilgi University, Visual Communication Design Dept, Istanbul
Teaching Assistant, 1998-2001
1998-2001, Visual Perception (Teaching Assistant)
1998-2001, Art and Culture (Teaching Assistant)
1998-2001, History of Visual Culture (Teaching Assistant)
1998-2001, Image and Word (Teaching Assistant)


2016, June 12, Panelist, Printers Row Festival, Chicago

2016 May 7, Speaker and Panelist, Evanston Literary Festival, Evanston Public Library

2016, March 20, Panelist, Go Graphic, Graphic Novels, C2E2 (Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo)

2014, April, Panelist and juror on Dorkly's C2E2 (Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo) discussion of fan art

2012, Samanci, O., Fernández-Vara, C., Gingold, C., & Murray, J. Digital Media Scholarship and the Re-imaging of the Humanites.


2018, American Academy in Berlin, Berlin Prize, Reviewer for Fellows Selection

2018, ArtsIT, Interactivity & Game Creation

2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 IEEE VIS Arts Program (Advances in Scientific and Information Visualization)

2016, SIGGRAPH Arts Papers Reviewer

2013, CHI 2013 (Conference Human Factors in Computing Systems)

2013 TEI 2013 (Tangible Embedded Interaction)

2013 ISMAR 2013 (International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality)

2011, TEI 2011 Graduate Student Consortium (Tangible Embedded Interaction Conference)


2019, 20 May, Ramin Zahed, Animation Magazine, SIGGRAPH to Showcase Immersive Art Exhibit in Los Angeles

2019, 13 August, Esthetic Lens, 5 Questions: Media Artist and Graphic Novelist Özge Samanci

2019, July 23, Yash Gugale, Medium.com

2019, K.A.Letts, Pulp

2018, Kathy Rae Huffman, Digicult

2018, 8 June, Grace Parazzoli, Pasatiempo Making waves: Ozge Samanci and Gabriel Caniglia's "You Are the Ocean"

2017, 23 May, Canan Marasligil, Bookwitty In the Graphic Memoir, Dare to Disappoint, Özge Samanci Talks about Growing up in Turkey

2016, 20 November, Patricia Hruby Powell, The News-Gazette, Inspirational Graphic Novel A Great Gift 

2016, 12 October, William Armstrong, Hurriyet Daily News, INTERVIEW: Özge Samanci on ‘Dare to Disappoint: Growing up in Turkey 

2016, 5 October, Ceyda Nurthsch, Qantara.de, Pressure on artists in Turkey is Increasing

2016, 09 June, William Armstrong, Hurriyet Daily News, ‘Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up In Turkey’ by Ozge Samanci 

2016, Summer, Elizabeth Canning Blackwell, Northwestern Magazine, Drawing Outside the Box

2016, 20 April, Julie Hakim Azzam, Status Hour, Why a Turkish Woman Artist Must Dare to Disappoint

2016, 27 March, Grand Forks Herald, Book Notes

2016, 8 March, Ozge Samanci, The Huffington Post, How I Became an Artist: Tips for Changing Careers

2016, 29 February, David Lepeska, The National, Book review: Dare to Disappoint, A Bold Tale about Coming of Age in Turkey 

2016, 28 February, Kori Kunz, The Register-Guard, Memoir from Turkey, “Dare to Disappoint,” Delivers 

2016, 10 February, Kathryn Bromwich, The Guardian, On my radar: China Miéville’s cultural highlights The writer on a moving comic about life in 80s Turkey, disquieting composer Carolyn O’Brien and poet Caitlin Doherty’s tribute to the first dog in space 

2016, 19 February, Terry Hong, Smithsonian APA / Book Dragon, Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey by Özge Samanci 

2016, 10 February, Charlotte Mcpherson, Today's Zaman, Cultural Transitions and Foreign Devils 

2016, 8 February, Gwen Tarbox and Andy Kunka, The Comics Alternative, Podcast Review 

2016, 31 January, Ozge Samanci, The Daily Beast, Being an Immigrant Is Now Even Harder

2016, 29 January, Susan Faust, San Francisco Chronicle, Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey

2016, 19 January, Michael Berry, Sun-Sentinel, Book review: Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey, http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/south-florida-parenting/stages/sfp-book-review-dare-to-disappoint-growing-up-in-turkey-a-clever-heartfelt-graphic-memoir-great-for-girl-20160119-story.html

2016, 08 January, Dan Kois, Slate, Dare to Disappoint, http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2016/01/ozge_samanci_s_cartoon_memoir_dare_to_disappoint_reviewed.html

2016, 04 January, Phil Ponce, Chicago Tonight, WTTW (Chicago PBS), Northwestern Professor Tells Turkish Coming-of-Age Story, http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/01/04/northwestern-professor-tells-turkish-coming-age-story

2015, 29 December, Karin Snelson, Shelf Awareness, Dare to Disappoint http://www.shelf-awareness.com/readers-issue.html?issue=466#m8179

2015, 22 December, Tim O’Neil, A.V. Club, Dare to Disappoint, 

2015, 17 December, Kaya Genc, New Republic, The Graphic Memoir Comes to Turkey, https://newrepublic.com/article/125975/graphic-memoir-comes-turkey

2015, 13 December, Meltem Gurle, BirGun, Chasing the past: Ozge Samanci, http://www.birgun.net/haber-detay/kayip-zamanin-izinde-ozge-samanci-97702.html

2015, 9 December, Maria Russo, The New York Times, A Different World, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/09/books/review/dare-to-disappoint-by-ozge-samanci-review.html?_r=0

2015, 10 December, Julie Danielson, Kirkus, Reliving Childhood with Özge Samanci, https://www.kirkusreviews.com/features/reliving-childhood-ozge-samanci/

2015, 9 December, Charles Whitney, Los Angles Review of Bookshttp://blog.lareviewofbooks.org/reviews/coming-age-turkey/

2015, 6 December, Jean Westmoore, The Buffalo News, Books in Brief: Dare to Disappoint: Growing up in Turkey; http://www.buffalonews.com/life-arts/book-reviews/books-in-brief-dare-to-disappoint-growing-up-in-turkey-merry-merry-holly-holly-by-dori-chaconas-20151206

2015, 3 December, Jeremy Mikula, The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Book News, http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/books/ct-prj-chicago-book-news-chicago-writers-association-awards-20151203-story.html

2015, 1 December, Cal Cleary, The Beat, Interview: Özge Samanci on Art, Family, and a Love of Learning http://www.comicsbeat.com/interview-ozge-samanci-on-art-family-and-a-love-of-learning/

2015, 26 November, Handan Kazanci, Anadolu Agency, Artist’s comic book revives ‘80s Turkey, http://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture-and-art/artist-s-comic-book-revives-80s-turkey/481601

2015, 16 November, Boing Boing, At least Turkey's tragic politics gives material to comics artistshttp://boingboing.net/2015/11/16/at-least-turkeys-tragic-poli.html

2015, 16 November, Sean Edgar, The Paste Magazine, Exclusive Preview: Ozge Samanci Grows Alongside Her Country in Dare to Disappoint http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/11/exclusive-preview-ozge-samancis-dare-to-disappoint.html

2015, 16 November, Kyle Pinion, The Beat, Exclusive Preview: ‘Dare to Disappoint’ paints a vivid portrait of growing up in Turkey, http://www.comicsbeat.com/exclusive-preview-dare-to-disappoint-paints-a-vivid-portrait-of-growing-up-in-turkey/

2015, 16 November, Isil Oz, T24http://t24.com.tr/haber/turk-egitim-sistemi-icinde-nasil-pelteye-donustugumuzun-hikayesi-dare-to-disappoint,316830

2015, 10 November, Writer's Digest, How I Write My Graphic Novels: A Breakdown from Ozge Samanci http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/how-i-write-my-graphic-novels-a-breakdown-from-ozge-samanci

2015, 9 November,Publishers Weekly, Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey http://publishersweekly.com/978-0-374-31698-3

2015, 6 October, Kirkus Starred Review, https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/ozge-samanci/dare-to-disappoint/

2015, 16 September, Emily Graslie, The Brain Scoop, Fiber Optic Ocean by Ozge Samanci, Blog of Field Museum in Chicago

2014, 21 July, Yesim Burul,  Turkey.com, Welcome to Extraordinary World of Ozge Samanci, http://turkey.com/discover/ordinary-things-welcome-extraordinary-world-ozge-samanci/

2013, 12 February, Joen Madonna, Rumpus, Spotlight Ozge Samanci, http://therumpus.net/topics/ozge-samanci/

2010, 15 July, Melanie Jones,  Bay Nature, Artist Plants Comics at UC Botanical Garden, http://baynature.org/articles/web-only-articles/artist-plants-comics-at-uc-botanical-garden

2008, 8 August, Kirsten Tagami, Atlanta Journal of Constitution, Georgia Tech Team Develops Interactive Comics http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/living/stories/2008/07/07/georgia_tech_interactive_comics.html

2007, April, An Interview by Melanie Maddison,  Colouring Outside the Lines, Issue 3, Ozge Samanci, http://cotlzine.blogspot.com/2008/07/ozge-samanci-interview.html

2007, October 17, Anne Thalheimer, Fleen, Online+Comic=Webcomic? (Survey says)

2008, 03 September 03, Featured: Ozge Samanci, Illustrophile, http://www.illustrophile.com/2008/09/ozge-samanci/

2008, 26 October, Delos, Artpatient.com, Ordinary Things What Did I Learn?, http://www.artpatient.com/tag/ozge-samanci/

2007, Siobhan Frost et al., Blanket Magazine, Issue 7 The Aqua Issue, p. 142, Web Sight: www.ordinarycomics.com, http://www.blanketmagazine.com/issues/blanket_issue7.pdf


2019, Isil Oz, Interview in a Book, Ne Orali Ne Burali, Karakarga Yayinlari, Istanbul.

2017, Haziran, Elvin Vural, BUMED Dergi, Portre

2017, Mart, Merve Damci, Iz TV Dergisi, Merak Et, Gecmise Mektup, Birak Uzulsunler

2017, 23 February, Bahar Cuhadar, Hurriyet, Akintiya karsi yüzme cesareti veren resimli bir macera...

2017, 5 January, Kiraz Akin, Bes Harfliler, A Graphic Novel, Dare to Disappoint

2016, 29 Aralik, CNN Turk, First books of the year at Iletisim

2016, September, Kaya Genc, Milliyet Sanat,The Book that Travelled the World Comes to its Own

2016, 29 February, Burkem Cevher, Agos, Growing up in Turkey in the 80s

2016, 24 January, Gulenay Borekci, Haber Turk, To Be Happy Ourselves, Sometimes We must Make People We Love Unhappy

2016, January, Ekin Sanac, Bant Magazin, Most Important Treasure of Mine: Memory http://www.bantmag.com/magazine/issue/post/46/683

2016, January, Merve Arkunlar, Vogue Turkey, Black Box of Our Childhood

2015, 29 December, Kiraz Akin, Bes Harfliler, Ozge Samanci’s Graphic Novel: Growing up in Turkey, http://www.5harfliler.com/ozge-samancinin-cizgi-romani-turkiyede-buyumek/

2015, 21 December, Mahir Yavuz, Onur Akmehmet, Adaptasyon 04 023 - Özge Samanci, http://adaptasyon.tumblr.com/

2015, 13 December, Meltem Gurle, BirGun, Chasing the past: Ozge Samanci, http://www.birgun.net/haber-detay/kayip-zamanin-izinde-ozge-samanci-97702.html

2015, 16 November, Isil Oz, T24, http://t24.com.tr/haber/turk-egitim-sistemi-icinde-nasil-pelteye-donustugumuzun-hikayesi-dare-to-disappoint,316830

2015, 1 February, Mahir Yavuz, Onur Akmehmet, Adaptasyon 04 005 - Özge Samanc?, http://adaptasyon.tumblr.com/

2015, 9 January 2015, Isil Oz, T24,  http://t24.com.tr/haber/hicbir-dusunce-ya-da-inanc-insan-hayatindan-kutsal-degildir,283216

2013, 22 July, Isil Oz, T24 Comic-con: A Place to Discover and to be Discovered, http://t24.com.tr/haber/comic-con-kesfetme-ve-kesfedilme-yeri/234913

2012, 18 February, Isil Oz, T24, She will tell about Turkey to Americans with Graphic Novel), http://t24.com.tr/haber/turkiyeyi-amerikalilara-cizgi-roman-kitabiyla-anlatacak/197423

2010, 28 November, Isil Oz, Turkish Journal, Magician of Images, Turkish Journal, Available at http://www.turkishjournal.com/i.php?newsid=8751

2008, June, Volkan Eksi,  Grafik Tasarim, Ozge Samanci, Issue 21, p. 14-16.


2016, 06 October, Ceyda Nurthsch, Deutsche Welle, Kunst - zum Trotz! Kultur zwischen Widerstand und Zensur in der Türkei

2016, 05 October, Ceyda Nurthsch, Qantana.de Der Druck auf türkische Künstler wächsthttp://de.qantara.de/inhalt/interview-mit-oezge-samanci-der-druck-auf-tuerkische-kuenstler-waechst


2016, 29 December, Ron Rijghard, NRC Handelsblad, Getekende levensverhalen

2016, 17 June, Cutting Edge, Özge Samanci, ‘Teleurstellen vergt lef’

2016, 21 June, Koen Driessens, Hebban, Graphic memoir stelt niet teleur


2016, 14 February, George Lialios Kathimerini, As A Child, I Thought Greece was Blue, Like Its Mountains.


2016, 31 January, Elisa Pierandrei, Linkieasta, Dare to Disappoint


2016, 12 August, De Standaard, Duran Duran and Islam


2018, 4 July, Folha de S. Paulo, Em festival de arte eletronica, visitante pode controlar oceano e esticar corpos nus 

2018, June, Guia Folha, Espaços culturais de São Paulo inauguram grandes exposições coletivas

2018, 5 July, SP1 News, Festival reúne obras de arte que provocam o corpo em SP 

2018, 11 August, Veja Sao Paulo, O que fazer no fim de semana sem gastar nada