‘Metaphrog presents a stunning adaptation of a famous French folk tale in Metaphrog’s Bluebeard.’
FOREWORD REVIEWS

‘Metaphrog’s illustrations glow with fluorescent intensity, and the saturated imagery conveys murderous suspense.’
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

‘Delightfully offbeat and thrilling, with an actively heroic lead and unexpected magical menaces.’
LIBRARY JOURNAL

‘In a book of berry-bright colours… the images of heroic Eve and Tom the goat boy stand out,
weighty and rich, as though they might feel braided to the touch.’

THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

The Dark Side of Fairy Tales

‘Profound, moving’ ★ STARRED REVIEW SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Metaphrog aka Sandra Marrs & John Chalmers
Graphic novelists

Winners of
The Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards
Best Visual Artist 2016

‘A graceful, lyrical adaptation’
BOOKLIST

INSTAGRAM @metaphrog_art

‘An arresting graphic novel… a beguiling sense of wonder permeates this radiant little book’
THE GUARDIAN

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Triptych: Portraits of Bluebeard's dead wives.
In our graphic novel version of Bluebeard, Bluebeard collects portraits of his dead wives. We chose to paint the wives from diverse backgrounds and different ages to represent the fact that the abuse of women has no borders and is perpetrated the world over. The red tears represent women's suffering.

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‘Political, progressive and yet suitable for both children and adults thanks to the clarity of its storytelling
and the almost tactile appeal of Marrs’ artwork’

THE HERALD

EVENTS

BLUEBEARD TOUR DATES:

TCAF: Featured Kids Guests debuting Bluebeard 9-10 May 2020
Glasgow Comic Con: 4 July 2020
KidLitTV StoryMakers:
Now
Summer Reading Challenge (Virtual): 17 July- 4 Sept
The Delno Fritz Incredible Comic Workshops (Zoom): 26 Aug- 30 Sept
LICAF LIVE: Guests, 9-11 Oct 2020
Thought Bubble DIGITAL COMIC CON: Guests, 14-15 Nov 2020

‘This graphic novelisation of the Bluebeard story is wonderfully realised.
The illustrations are beautifully drawn…
Unlike some versions of the tale, this one has a satisfying feminist twist too.’

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