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About the Author
Kate Ashwin has drawn and written over 1000 pages of webcomics since 2002, her most current project being the well-received Victorian-era adventure story Widdershins, which is currently on its sixth Kickstarter-funded volume. Kate has also contributed to, co-edited, and provided Kickstarter support to the "Cautionary Fables and Fairytales" books, written a story for Dark Horse Presents, and contributed artwork to critically-acclaimed kid's weekly comic The Phoenix.
Sloane Leong is a self-taught cartoonist, artist and writer of Hawaiian, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Native American, and European ancestries. Her work focuses on exploring silenced narratives from her own communities to connect personally with individuals through storytelling, with an aim to cultivate a kinder, more understanding future. She is currently living near Portland, Oregon.
Kel McDonald has been working in comics for over a decade -- most of that time has been spent on her webcomic Sorcery 101. More recently, she has organized the "Cautionary Fables and Fairytales" anthology series while contributing to other anthologies like Dark Horse Presents, Smut Peddler, and Sleep of Reason. She has also worked on Buffy: The High School Years. She recently finished her creator-owned series, Misfits of Avalon, and the Eisner-nominated Stone King. She's currently working on her self-published series, The City Between. Her work can be found at kelmcdonald.com.
"An enthralling, spooky, diverse collection of Oceanian legends in comic form." -- KIRKUS
"This majority #OwnVoices offering is an intriguing portal to folklore, ferrying readers beyond more familiar Western myths and tales." -- SHELF AWARENESS
"Readers will want to revisit this collection. Many will be inspired to seek out other installments in the series and research the cultures from which these rich tales originate."-- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
"The perfect introductory point to international creators whose work readers may not have had the opportunity to see before." -- BROKEN FRONTIER
"A solid addition to most YA graphic novel collections." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (The Girl Who Married a Skull)
"Each black-and-white rendition is solid in its storytelling. An eclectic anthology sure to provoke, amuse, and entertain." -- KIRKUS (Tamamo the Fox Maiden)
"Exposes young readers to rich stories and mythologies from across Asia alongside work from many indie creators." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (Tamamo the Fox Maiden)