Power & Magic: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology (2016)

Synopsis

POWER & MAGIC collects fifteen original comics about queer witches of color as they master their abilities, discover their traditions, and navigate love as beings with incredible power. From the euphoria of holding the stars in your grasp to the sacrifices we make to reach them, The Queer Witch Comics Anthology explores what it means to be a person of power in all its complexity.

Featuring the work of seventeen women, demigirls, and bigender creators of color, POWER & MAGIC presents and experience as rich and diverse as womanhood itself.

Source: Back cover

Notes on This Title

The story “Fluid” by Veronica Agarwal depicts a bigender protagonist. The story “Your Heart is an Apple” by Nivedita Sekar depicts a character with chronic pain. The story “Def Together” by fydbac depicts a deaf character and a blind character. The story “The Whisperer” by Arianne Hokoki depicts suicidal ideation. The story “Fluid” by Veronica Agarwal depicts misgendering. The story “Te Perdi” by Maria Llorens and Devaki Neogi depicts terminal cancer. The table of contents includes additional story-specific content warnings.

Awards

2017 Ignatz Award Nominee for Outstanding Anthology 2018 Lambda Literary Award Finalist - LGBTQ Anthology

Reviews

“I don’t think I have ever felt so fully represented without having to write a story myself. There was something that had me spellbound in every page of brown girls casting spells. This experience was simply unlike any other. Free of the continuity of a long, ongoing plot, the book is just a series of beginning middles and ends—short stories that for the most part flow fantastically into each other. These stories are unified by the loose themes of queerness and magic that give them this nice sense of unity with one another. It’s a pleasure to finish one great one and then still feel that ‘just one more’ rush.” (Source: Women Write About Comics)

Interviews

Autostraddle: “Drawn to Comics: Power & Magic Brings Women of Color and Witches Together in The Best Anthology Ever”

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