Stage Dreams


Product Details

$10.99  $10.22
Graphic Universe (Tm)
Publish Date
7.8 X 9.9 X 0.3 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Melanie Gillman is a cartoonist and colored pencil artist who draws positive queer and trans comics for young readers. They are the creator of the webcomic and graphic novel As the Crow Flies, published in 2017 by Iron Circus Comics. As the Crow Flies has been named a 2018 Stonewall Honor Book, won the 2018 Excellence in Graphic Literature Award for Best Middle Grade Graphic Novel, and been nominated for an Ignatz, Eisner, and Dwayne McDuffie Award. In addition to their comics work, they are also an adjunct professor in the Comics MFA Program at the California College of the Arts, where they teach classes about making comics and professional practices.


"Melanie Gillman's beautifully crafted YA graphic adventure reveals the hitherto little-known historic diversity of the Old West."--Emil Ferris, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters

-- (3/6/2019 12:00:00 AM)

"Stage Dreams is a delight. A fast-paced, charming adventure story told beautifully in colored pencil--a medium nobody knows better than Mel Gillman. Treat yourself to this book; your day/week/life will be better for it."--Kate Leth, Spell on Wheels

-- (3/6/2019 12:00:00 AM)

"[D]elves into queer history and spins a witty and extravagant yarn about a dashing duo."--starred, Publishers Weekly

-- (9/11/2019 12:00:00 AM)

"This charming and poignant queer romance set against a Civil War-era backdrop will resonate with readers."--starred, School Library Journal

-- (6/19/2019 12:00:00 AM)

"[A] whirlwind adventure and a blossoming romance..." --MTV News

-- (4/22/2020 12:00:00 AM)

"Stage Dreams' sweeping lines and dimensional shading are rich pleasures."--Etelka Lehoczky for NPR Books

-- (9/22/2019 12:00:00 AM)

"An illuminating western with a refreshingly matter-of-fact queer romance."--Booklist

-- (6/18/2019 12:00:00 AM)

"An engrossing escapade with a heart-stealing queer romance."--Kirkus Reviews

-- (6/5/2019 12:00:00 AM)