Unrequited love, underage drinking, and teen angst rule at a high
school for mutants and witches The New York Times and New Yorker
illustrator Jillian Tamaki is best known for co-creating the
award-winning young adult graphic novels 'skim and This One
'summer—moody and atmospheric bestsellers. 'superMutant Magic
Academy, which she has been serializing online for the past four
years, paints a teenaged world filled with just as much ennui and
uncertainty, but also with a sharp dose of humor and irreverence.
Tamaki deftly plays superhero and high-school Hollywood tropes against
what adolescence is really like :The 'superMutant Magic Academy is a
prep school for mutants and witches, but their paranormal abilities
take a backseat to everyday teen concerns. 'science experiments
go awry, bake sales are upstaged, and the new kid at school is a cat
who will determine the course of human destiny.
In one strip, lizard-headed Trixie frets about her nonexistent
modeling career; in another, the immortal Everlasting Boy tries to
escape this mortal coil to no avail. Throughout it all, closeted
Marsha obsesses about her unrequited crush, the cat-eared Wendy.
Whether the magic is mundane or miraculous, Tamaki’s jokes are
precise and devastating. 'superMutant Magic Academy has won two
Ignatz Awards. This volume combines the most popular content from the
webcomic with a selection of all-new, never-before-seen strips that
conclude Tamaki’s account of life at the academy.
Text in English
Taal / Language : English
|Paperback / softback
213 x 155 x 25 mm
Drawn & Quarterly
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