‘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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Exciting news! Bluebeard finally arrived at the UK distribution warehouse after a 3 month delay! So: orders can now be fulfilled!

If you bought your copy ages ago, it's finally on its way! Thank you for your kindness and your patience. Readers: we'd love to see photos once you receive your copies. It's been so long we started to fear the worst and would love to see it in readers' hands.

Yeah, Covid has really played havoc with everything! It took this long for the book to make it to our shores.
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Excited to announce our new residency with Create Paisley and Paisley is:

We'll conduct a series of virtual comic art workshops, for young people, exploring Paisley heritage through the life of Delno Fritz, the famous sword swallower who managed the Empire Music Hall in Paisley in the early 1900s.

The free Zoom sessions will happen once a week starting from 26th August. No drawing skills required, but if you like drawing, comics, films, the circus, you'll love it.

Young people can find more details and how to sign up here: www.createpaisley.org.uk/events/delno-fritz/

Here's the trailer to give you a flavour: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xurtoKlf5qA
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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.’

BOOKTRUST