The Nixie of the Mill-Pond and Other European Stories

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Pub Date 05 Jun 2020 | Archive Date 28 Jul 2020

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Description

“Wait until the full moon rises, sit at the bank and play a beautiful tune. Then you will see what happens.”

Giant beanstalks, trickster cats, magic pipers, royal werewolves, marauding trolls, and wooden battle spoons? You may think you know where these are going but take another look; your favorite European folktales are refreshed, rebooted, and totally reimagined in this high-spirited and hilarious comics collection!

This third volume of the "Cautionary Fables and Fairytales" graphic novel series is a wildly unexpected romp through some of Europe’s most famous fables and lesser known favorites, spanning the realm from sly humor to dark fireside tales and everything in between. Featuring the work of CARLA SPEED McNEIL, MARY CAGLE, K.C. GREEN, KATIE SHANAHAN, and more!

“Wait until the full moon rises, sit at the bank and play a beautiful tune. Then you will see what happens.”

Giant beanstalks, trickster cats, magic pipers, royal werewolves, marauding trolls, and...


Advance Praise

“Hilarious and awesome . . . to my surprise there’s not a stinker in the book.” — GOOD COMICS FOR KIDS


“This series doesn’t have a clunker in it.” — COMICS WORTH READING

“Hilarious and awesome . . . to my surprise there’s not a stinker in the book.” — GOOD COMICS FOR KIDS


“This series doesn’t have a clunker in it.” — COMICS WORTH READING


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ISBN 9781945820540
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A very engaging collection of different European fairy tales - some familiar ones and some interesting lesser known ones. This means there's a nice variety of art styles, too.

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'The Nixie of the Mill-Pond and Other European Stories' edited by Kel McDonald and Kate Ashwin is another compiled graphic novel of fairy and folk tales from Iron Circus Comics. There are 9 stories in this collection, each by a different creator or creators representing different countries. There are stories I was familiar with like Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel and ones I was less familiar with like Kid Brother and Bisclavret. Some of the stories have twists on the endings. I have enjoyed this series quite a bit. Seeing stories from different regions and different artists takes on them. The art is all black and white and the art is consistently enjoyable. The book ends with creator bios for those wanting to learn more about the featured artists. I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Iron Circus Comics in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.

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