‘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

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

This weekend is LICAF Live! We're in the Virtual Clocktower doing a reading from Bluebeard, and you can also pick up copies of our books: licafclocktower.com/creator/metaphrog/

Also be sure to check out Little LICAF free downloadable activities here: www.comicartfestival.com/live/little-licaf-colouring and the rest of the amazing programme!
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20 years ago this week we published our "Kafka for kids" graphic novel Louis - Red Letter Day. Louis lives in a world of isolation: no one meets or talks to each other (sounds familiar?). Going outside is discouraged, a monitor roams the pathways spraying toxic fumes... and Louis dreams of escape.
We self-published this book in September 2000, in a 2000 print run, and it sold out very quickly. To our surprise it was nominated for two Eisner Awards and was reviewed widely. So we went on to make other Louis adventures. Then in 2011 we self-published a new edition of Louis - Red Letter Day, but by then Sandra was not happy with the artwork of the original any more, so she took several months to re-draw and repaint the entire book. The last picture in this post is from the original version. Pages shown here are not in consecutive order (in case you're wondering). We're still really fond of Louis. metaphrog.com/louis-graphic-novels/
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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

‘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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