SELECTED PRESS

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 
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/14/on-my-radar-china-mieville-this-census-taker

2016, 19 February, Terry Hong, Smithsonian APA / Book Dragon, Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey by Özge Samanci 
http://smithsonianapa.org/bookdragon/dare-to-disappoint-growing-up-in-turkey-by-ozge-samanci/

2016, 31 January, Ozge Samanci, The Daily Beast, Being an Immigrant Is Now Even Harder
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/01/31/being-an-immigrant-is-now-even-harder.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, 17 December, Kaya Genc, New Republic, The Graphic Memoir Comes to Turkey, https://newrepublic.com/article/125975/graphic-memoir-comes-turkey

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

2016, 06 October, Ceyda Nurthsch, Deutsche Welle, Kunst - zum Trotz! Kultur zwischen Widerstand und Zensur in der Türkei
http://www.dw.com/de/kunst-zum-trotz-kultur-zwischen-widerstand-und-zensur-in-der-t%C3%BCrkei/a-35959551

PRESS IN ENGLISH

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
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ozge-samanci/how-i-became-an-artist-ti_b_9405146.html

2016, 29 February, David Lepeska, The National, Book review: Dare to Disappoint, A Bold Tale about Coming of Age in Turkey 
http://www.thenational.ae/arts-life/the-review/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 
http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/34088584-75/memoir-from-turkey-dare-to-disappoint-delivers.html.csp

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 
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/14/on-my-radar-china-mieville-this-census-taker

2016, 19 February, Terry Hong, Smithsonian APA / Book Dragon, Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey by Özge Samanci 
http://smithsonianapa.org/bookdragon/dare-to-disappoint-growing-up-in-turkey-by-ozge-samanci/

2016, 10 February, Charlotte Mcpherson, Today's Zaman, Cultural Transitions and Foreign Devils 
http://www.todayszaman.com/columnist/charlotte-mcpherson/cultural-transitions-and-foreign-devils_411829.html

2016, 8 February, Gwen Tarbox and Andy Kunka, The Comics Alternative, Podcast Review 
http://comicsalternative.com/young-readers-reviews-of-comics-squad-2-lunch-and-dare-to-disappoint-growing-up-in-turkey/

2016, 31 January, Ozge Samanci, The Daily Beast, Being an Immigrant Is Now Even Harder
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/01/31/being-an-immigrant-is-now-even-harder.html

2016, 29 January, Susan Faust, San Francisco Chronicle, Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey
http://www.sfgate.com/books/article/Roundup-of-children-s-books-6793643.php

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, 
http://www.avclub.com/article/dc-cuts-short-incredibly-promising-justice-league--229718

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/

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

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

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

Kirsten Tagami, (2008, August 08), Georgia Tech Team Develops Interactive Comics, Atlanta Journal of Constitution, http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/living/stories/2008/07/07/georgia_tech_interactive_comics.html

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

Anne Thalheimer, (2007, October 17), Online+Comic=Webcomic? (Survey says), Fleen
http://www.fleen.com/archives/2007/10/17/online-comic-webcomic-survey-says/

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

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

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

PRESS IN TURKISH

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...
http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/akintiya-karsi-yuzme-cesareti-veren-resimli-bir-macera-40375292

2017, 5 January, Kiraz Akin, Bes Harfliler, A Graphic Novel, Dare to Disappoint
http://www.5harfliler.com/bir-cizgi-roman-birak-uzulsunler/

2016, 29 Aralik, CNN Turk, First books of the year at Iletisim
http://www.cnnturk.com/kultur-sanat/kitap/iste-iletisimde-yeni-yilin-ilk-kitaplari?page=2

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
http://www.agos.com.tr/tr/yazi/14529/80lerde-turkiyede-buyumek

2016, 24 January, Gulenay Borekci, Haber Turk, To Be Happy Ourselves, Sometimes We must Make People We Love Unhappy
http://www.haberturk.com/yasam/haber/1185350-mutlu-olmak-icin-bazen-sevdiklerimizi-mutsuz-etmemiz-gerekir

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.

PRESS IN GERMAN


2016, 06 October, Ceyda Nurthsch, Deutsche Welle, Kunst - zum Trotz! Kultur zwischen Widerstand und Zensur in der Türkei
http://www.dw.com/de/kunst-zum-trotz-kultur-zwischen-widerstand-und-zensur-in-der-t%C3%BCrkei/a-35959551


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

PRESS IN DUTCH

2016, 29 December, Ron Rijghard, NRC Handelsblad, Getekende levensverhalen
https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2016/12/29/getekende-levens-5929825-a1538780

2016, 17 June, Cutting Edge, Özge Samanci, ‘Teleurstellen vergt lef’
http://www.cuttingedge.nl/boekenstrips/%C3%B6zge-samanci-%E2%80%98teleurstellen-vergt-lef%E2%80%99

2016, 21 June, Koen Driessens, Hebban, Graphic memoir stelt niet teleur
https://www.hebban.nl/recensies/koen-driessens-over-teleurstellen-vergt-lef

PRESS IN GREEK

2016, 14 February, George Lialios Kathimerini, As A Child, I Thought Greece was Blue, Like Its Mountains.
http://www.kathimerini.gr/849159/article/proswpa/synentey3eis/paidi-pisteya-oti-h-ellada-einai-mple-san-ta-voyna-ths

PRESS IN ITALIAN

2016, 31 January, Elisa Pierandrei, Linkieasta, Dare to Disappoint
http://www.linkiesta.it/it/blog-post/2016/01/31/dare-to-disappoint/23810/

PRESS IN FLEMISH

2016, 12 August, De Standaard, Duran Duran and Islam
http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20160811_02421035

PRESS IN PORTUGUESE

2018, 4 July, Folha de S. Paulo, Em festival de arte eletronica, visitante pode controlar oceano e esticar corpos nus 
https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/ilustrada/2018/07/em-festival-de-arte-eletronica-visitante-pode-controlar-oceano-e-esticar-corpos-nus.shtml

2018, 5 July, SP1 News, Festival reúne obras de arte que provocam o corpo em SP 
https://globoplay.globo.com/v/6852610/

2018, 11 August, Veja Sao Paulo, O que fazer no fim de semana sem gastar nada
https://vejasp.abril.com.br/cultura-lazer/passeios-gratis-sp/