SuperMutant Magic Academy
Unrequited love, underage drinking, and teen angst rule at a high school for mutants and witchesThe 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.... show more
Unrequited love, underage drinking, and teen angst rule at a high school for mutants and witchesThe 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.
Publish date: 2015-04-28
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
, Graphic Novels Comics
At first blush, I didn't think I was cool enough to totally get this book. It starts off fast-paced and in your face. The humor is quite specialized...I don't know how else to describe it except 'hipster'. That doesn't mean that I didn't enjoy it, however. One of my favorite booktubers (look it up),...
Life's too short for things I'm not enjoying so I bailed after 26 pages & returned it to the library.
It had some real gems...and was fun to read, but overall it's just teen angst and highschool drama. I liked J. Tamaki's "This One Summer" more.
I went to the Autoptic comic/zine/art festival Saturday before work. I wish I could have stayed for the whole thing, but the brief time I was able to walk around was awesome. I got to listen to a moderated conversation with Gabrielle Bell and Jillian Tamaki, but had to leave before I could talk wi...
Another great graphic novel by Jillian Tamaki, who in my eyes can do no wrong. Supermutant Magic Academy, is probably my favorite thing she's ever written though. I loved the various characters and their abilities, the interactions, and the random almost comic strip scenes, which often reminded m...