SuperMutant Magic Academy
Drawn and Quarterly, 2015
Softcover, 224 pages
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 modelling career; in another, the immortal Everlasting Boy tries to escape this mortal coil to no avail. Throughout it all, Marsha obsesses about her unrequited crush, the cat-eared Wendy. Whether the magic is mundane or miraculous, Tamaki’s jokes are precise and devastating.
“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.”
–Publisher’s Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
2016 Eisner Winner / 2015 PW Best Books List / 2015 YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens (shortlist) / 2015 Slate Best Comics / 2016 Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize / 2015 NPR’s 2015 Great Reads / 2015 Quill and Quire Books of the Year / Ignatz Award (nominated)