JILLIAN TAMAKI launches her newest graphic novel SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY

SuperMutant Magic Academy (Drawn + Quarterly)

Please join us this evening as we welcome best-selling author Jillian Tamaki (Skim, This One Summer) for the launch of her new Drawn and Quarterly graphic novel, SuperMutant Magic Academy! There will be a slideshow presentation and signing to follow. 

SuperMutant Magic Academy paints a teenage world that is moody and ennui-filled but also wry and irreverent: the SuperMutant Magic Academy is a prep-school for mutants and witches but their paranormal abilities take a back seat to everyday teen concerns. Wendy, Marsha, Cheddar, Frances, and the other students will be your guides through the D&D games, performance art, unrequited crushes, and spell class tests that are the staples of life at the Academy. 

Praise for SuperMutant Magic Academy

"SuperMutant Magic Academy is . . . not just weird, it's oftentimes so completely bonkers and out-there that it leaves you a little shell-shocked. And believe me, that is a huge, huge compliment." --"Autostraddle

"SuperMutant Magic Academy captures all of the teen angst you'll find at a school for magical mutants--or any school at all." --io9

"The humor [in SuperMutant Magic Academy] is sometimes slapstick, but more often it offers ultra-dry observations on modern disengagement. 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. "--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"Though Tamaki’s black and white panels shift from detailed and realistic to dreamy and atmospheric and back again, she consistently and expertly captures subtle emotion and subtext with only a few strokes of the pen. [SuperMutant Magic Academy is] simultaneously heartbreaking and hilarious."--Booklist, Starred Review

Jillian Tamaki is a Canadian cartoonist and illustrator. She is the co-creator of the graphic novel Skim (with Mariko Tamaki), which was listed as one of the New York Times' Best Illustrated Books of 2008 and was nominated for four Eisner Awards. Her second collaborative work with Mariko Tamaki, the graphic novel This One Summer, was a New York Times Bestseller and won the 2014 Governor General's Literary Award. Tamaki has won two Ignatz Awards for her work onSuperMutant Magic Academy. She lives in Toronto, Canada.


Event date: 
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
SuperMutant Magic Academy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781770461987
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Drawn and Quarterly - April 28th, 2015

This One Summer Cover Image
By Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator), Mariko Tamaki
ISBN: 9781596437746
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Published: First Second - May 6th, 2014

Indoor Voice Cover Image
ISBN: 9781770460140
Availability: Special Order
Published: Drawn and Quarterly - April 13th, 2010

Skim Cover Image
By Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki (Created by)
ISBN: 9780888999641
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Groundwood Books - February 23rd, 2010

Gilded Lilies Cover Image
By Tamaki, Tamaki (Artist)
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ISBN: 9781894994194
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Conundrum Press - October 1st, 2006