Supermutant Magic Academy

Jillian Tamaki (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$22.95  $21.11
Publisher
Drawn & Quarterly
Publish Date
April 28, 2015
Pages
224
Dimensions
6.1 X 1.0 X 8.4 inches | 1.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781770461987
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About the Author

Jillian Tamaki is a Canadian illustrator and cartoonist living in Brooklyn, New York. Her illustrations have won gold medals from the Society of Illustrators and the Society of Publication Designers. Tamaki is the co-creator of the graphic novel Skim, which was listed as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2008 and was nominated for four Eisner Awards and a Governor General's Literary Award. This One Summer, her second co-authored work with Mariko Tamaki, was published in mid-2014 and spent more than a month on the New York Times bestseller list. Her two books of personal work are Gilded Lilies and Indoor Voice.

Reviews

"Tamaki's sense of comedy and pacing owes a lot to Charles Schulz's "Peanuts," although her subject matter is decidedly less innocent. And she delights in breaking her own rules: Her artwork is black-and-white except when she throws in impish splashes of color, drawn with broad, rough brush strokes except when it's composed of felt-tip scribbles or shimmering digital gray." --New York Times

"SuperMutant Magic Academy... exudes an irresistible wit." --The Guardian

"This collection is a great read for comic fans and genre newbies alike." --Bust Magazine

"[SuperMutant Magic Academy] is smart, thoughtful, and too hilarious to gobble down in just one sitting." --Bitch Magazine

"When it comes down to it, this is one of the best books... of any kind to come out in a long time." --Autostraddle

"The humor [in SuperMutant Magic Academy] is sometimes slapstick, but more often it offers ultra-dry observations on modern disengagement. Tamaki is playful and loose with her art, unafraid to be experimental as she draws us into a world where true feelings are the greatest danger." --Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"Though Tamaki's black and white panels shift from detailed and realistic to dreamy and atmospheric and back again, she consistently and expertly captures subtle emotion and subtext with only a few strokes of the pen. [SuperMutant Magic Academy is] simultaneously heartbreaking and hilarious." --Booklist Starred Review

"SuperMutant Magic Academy will reassure teenagers that high school is a weird place, even for humans, and will remind adults that it is an experience we never really outgrow." --Winnipeg Free Press