The Woman in the Woods and Other North American Stories
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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.
Kel McDonald has been working in comics for over a decade--most of that time has been spent on their webcomic Sorcery 101. More recently, they have organized the "Cautionary Fables and Fairytales" anthology series while contributing to other anthologies like Dark Horse Presents, Smut Peddler, and Sleep of Reason. They've also worked on Buffy: The High School Years and recently finished a creator-owned series, Misfits of Avalon, and the Eisner-nominated Stone King. Kel is currently working on the self-published series, The City Between. Their work can be found at kelmcdonald.com.
Alina Pete is a Cree artist and writer from Little Pine First Nation in western Saskatchewan. They are best known for their Aurora award-winning webcomic, Weregeek (weregeek.com), and for their Shuster-nominated anthology, Life Finds a Way. Alina also writes short stories, poems, and RPG supplements, and their work has been featured in several comic anthologies, including Moonshot Volumes 2 and 3.
TLA's 2023 Little Maverick Graphic Reading List
2022 Cybil Award Finalist2022 VLA Graphic Novel Diversity Awards Honor Book "A unique showcase for some new and up-and-coming Native American talents." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
"Enjoyable for reading aloud or sharing around a campfire." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS
"The stories nicely showcase the rich variety of Indigenous perspectives, cultures, and communities throughout the continent." -- BOOKLIST
"Visually and stylistically exciting and just fascinating to read." -- SMASH PAGES
"A great dip into Native American/First Nation fantasy that doesn't get the attention it deserves." -- THE PULLBOX"Explores the stories, passed down through generations, of the people who have inhabited Turtle Island since time immemorial." -- WOMEN WRITE ABOUT COMICS
Praise for the CAUTIONARY FABLES AND FAIRYTALES Series
"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 .
. . alongside work from many indie creators." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (Tamamo the Fox Maiden)