Other Ever Afters: New Queer Fairy Tales by Melanie Gillman
Genre: Young Adult Graphic Novel
Publishing Date: September 20, 2022
Once upon a time . . . happily ever after turned out differently than expected. In this new, feminist, queer fairy-tale collection, you’ll find the princesses, mermaids, knights, barmaids, children, and wise old women who have been forced to sit on the sidelines in classic stories taking center stage. A gorgeous all-new collection in graphic novel format from a Stonewall Honor-winning author and artist.
What if the giant who abducted you was actually thoughtful and kind? What if you didn’t want to marry your handsome, popular, but cold-inside suitor? What if your one true love has all the responsibilities that come with running a kingdom?
Award-winning author Melanie Gillman’s phenomenal colored-pencil art creates another “ever after” for the characters who are most worthy of it.
About the Author:
Melanie Gillman is the cartoonist behind this story. They hold an MFA in comics from the Center for Cartoon Studies, and currently live in Columbus, OH. Melanie is also the author of Stage Dreams, a lesbian western graphic novel, available from Lerner/Graphic Universe. They are represented by Jen Linnan, of Linnan Literary Management.
When I saw the tour for Other Ever Afters I was excited as not only it was YA, Sapphic and a Graphic Novel I knew that I wanted to get my hands on it and when I did I was ecstatic .
I loved the stunning Artwork but unfortunately the only stories I liked were the Goose, Girl as I knew the story but the others not only do I not get but also they were a bit on the short side. Also there was no indication which Fairy Tale was being retold and I believe this would of helped a lot with the flow of the Graphic Novel.
For all these reasons I am giving Other Ever Afters 3 stars