Wolfpitch

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Pub Date Jun 11 2024 | Archive Date Jun 11 2024
IDW Publishing | Top Shelf Productions

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Description

All’s fair in love and music when this supernatural all-girl rock band must beat the odds and become the best band in town!

Izzy’s a bass-playing werewolf. Geraldine’s the ghost of an amazing jazz pianist. Delilah’s the meanest drummer in town. They’d be the perfect trio to win the Battle of Bands...except Geraldine can’t play a solo since she passed away, and Izzy and Delilah are at each other’s throats at every opportunity. Can they work through their problems to win the competition, or will they be defeated by Delilah’s ex-band and their villainous frontman, Dylan?

Cymbals will crash, ears will ring, and hearts will melt like milkshakes in the latest delicious LGBTQ romp from graphic novelist Balazs Lorinczi (Doughnuts and Doom).
All’s fair in love and music when this supernatural all-girl rock band must beat the odds and become the best band in town!

Izzy’s a bass-playing werewolf. Geraldine’s the ghost of an amazing jazz...

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ISBN 9781603095396
PRICE $19.99 (USD)
PAGES 192

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Wolfpitch is a delicious and pitch-perfect YA graphic novel. With an impressive combination of diverse women, friendships, competition, music, and milkshakes, there's not more you could want. Not to mention, it completely made my day when I read it.

There's a Battle of the Bands competition in town, and Izzy needs a new band ASAP. Her werewolf super-pitch hearing works to her advantage but has frustrated previous bandmates. With Delilah, an annoyingly cute drummer, and Geraldine, the ghost of a star piano player, Izzy might have a shot at this year's competition. To win, they'll have to defeat the competition and work through their issues as a group.

I absolutely loved Wolfpitch. There are relatable characters at every turn, with a focus on friendships, relationships, and interpersonal communication. Though Izzy is never explicitly named as neurodivergent, as a fellow neuroatypical girl, I think she's coded as such. Throughout the story, she deals with masking and an intense fear of unmasking and rejection. In the loveliest jazz notes, Wolfpitch tells readers that all their quirks should be celebrated. Lorinczi's art is adorably fresh, with approachable and diverse characters. Muted tones of purple, peach, and yellow are juxtaposed with magenta and black, adding to the "girl-power" feel of the book. 

Final Thoughts:

Wolfpitch is a smash hit. If you like your YA graphic novels to have delightful friendships, gorgeous colors, and sweet romances, Wolfpitch is perfect. The art is accessible for newer graphic novel readers, making Wolfpitch an excellent addition to school libraries and classrooms. It's also just a fun and cozy read that I would recommend to anyone and everyone.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Thanks to the Top Shelf for providing me with an advanced review copy! All the above thoughts are my own.

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Wolfpitch is a slice of life, light fantasy graphic novel about a werewolf who loves jazz music on a mission to win battle of the bands. With the help of a famous ghost and an unexpected drummer, the new band Wolfpitch just might stand a chance! But a mean spirited ex-band mate won’t make it easy.

I love the fun character designs of all the main and side characters. Everyone has so much personality. I also love the feel you can get from the limited color scheme punctuated with pink milkshake bubbles! This is a great one shot story for music lovers and cozy fantasy lovers alike.

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Thank you so much to Netgalley for an e-ARC of this graphic novel! I loved this so much, I was immediately drawn in by the illustration style, which is super cool and unique, as well as the gorgeous colors used throughout. I especially noticed that the illustrator was amazing at encapsulating the emotions and personalities of the characters with their facial expressions. The cast of characters was also extremely diverse, with lots of representation (queer, disabled, POC, etc.) which I always love to see, and all of them had a comprehensive and sufficiently explained backstory, something I feel is often lacking in graphic novels. There were also some adorable and creative additions to the story which I thought made it super fun to read, like Geraldine being a ghost made of milkshakes! The only thing I did not like was that the romance felt a bit rushed to me; at the beginning, I loved the enemies-to-lovers hate-hookup that was happening, however afterwards it seemed like Delilah and Izzy were completely in love despite not talking to each other about their feelings or anything after hooking up. I just wish this aspect was explored a bit more, but still I really really loved reading this and give it 5/5 stars!!

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Wolfpitch was quick to read and even quicker to love. I always love to see disability rep in books, especially queer ones and I really enjoyed Geraldine being made out of milkshakes. It was a fun touch and it saved them in the end. Thank you to the author for writing this and to Netgalley and Top Shelf Productions for giving me access to an early copy of this book :)

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Get this. Buy it. Read it. This was soooooo good and funny. Not just beautifully queer, the way they had a sudden disability narrative around internalised ableism and handled it well made my little disabled queer heart bounce with joy. Yes!!!! I will be hounding my friends to read it. If you hear about the gay agenda being promoted, and why we always rub people's noses in our gayness... they're talking about me promoting this book everywhere.

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Wolfpitch is so cute. It’s a cute and band formation story with a little sapphic romance sprinkled in for good measure. Izzy, Delilah, and Geraldine are lovable characters with great backstories. There is also some disability rep in here as well.

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