Former zine (really minicomics) girl MariNaomi is a grown up graphic book author/artist lady now! (my review of her first book Kiss & Tell) She's also the creator of the Cartoonists of Color Database, which you should definitely check out.
As is indicated by the title, Dragon's Breath is a collection of stories, rather than one long narrative. At 377 pages, it's a hefty book, but the heft is misleading. MariNaomi allows herself and the reader tons of white space. I find that style super appealing--her ability and confidence in that ability to convey what she wants with a single portrait, or a drawing of three glasses and two puddles.