Other Ever Afters (2022)


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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.

From: Penguin Random House

Notes on This Title

This title is a collection of short stories. Each includes depictions of queer and trans characters, including queer female characters, and characters whose genders are not explicitly stated on panel. “The Goose Girl” depicts a relationship between two dark-skinned women. “New Name”  centers on a trans character, and engages thematically with the notion of deadnaming. “Hsthete” features a queer female character and a shapeshifting deity, while “The Fish Wife” shows two women in a relationship. Throughout, characters are shown to have varying skin tones.


2022 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ+ Comics - Nominee


“Fresh and exciting; sure to delight and surprise.” (Source: Kirkus Reviews)

“Buy this for a kid in your life and then buy it for yourself. I love this collection.” (Source: The Lesbrary)


Polygon: “Other Ever Afters makes fairy tales subversive, kinder, and a whole lot queerer

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