Illustration, Comics and Narrative Practices, CCAD Moonstruck Illustration

The first installment of Moonstruck, on Image Comics, about a barista named Julie who happens to be a werewolf, debuted at Comic-Con International: San Diego in July 2017, and it's garnering great press. The comic, by Shae Beagle (Illustration, 2017) and Eisner Award-winning writer Grace Ellis, has its origins in our Spitball anthology (part of the Comics Practicum course), was most recently featured in a number of media outlets, including:

The Columbus Dispatch: "It is difficult to imagine a higher-profile comics debut than the one Shae Beagle is pulling off this week."

Entertainment Weekly: "Best Escape From 2017"

Entertainment Weekly: "EW spoke with Ellis, Beagle, and editor Laurenn McCubbin about building this story and world (spoiler: it all started in a college class)."

Entertainment Weekly: "Beagle’s art reveals a lush and welcoming world, brimming with inclusivity."

Amy Poehler's Smart Girls: "Their [Beagle and Ellis'] storytelling presents a creative way to talk about 'otherness' and self-acceptance. Most importantly, it's really fun."

CBR.com: "Moonstruck is a comic that feels like it's in the right place at the right time."

The Mary Sue: "The fantastical story from writer Grace Ellis (Lumberjanes) and artist Shae Beagle is a genuine treat full of adorable magical creatures and a moving story about our barista protagonist, a werewolf named Julie ... "

Autostraddle: "Shae’s art is unbelievably masterful, it makes me want to cry all the time because it’s so beautiful."

Uproxx: "Grace Ellis and Shae Beagle’s story of modern love among the supernatural creatures is touching and more than a little cute, but it ends with a smart twist that makes it hard not to want more."

NJ.com: "There aren't a lot of comics like Moonstruck on the shelves of American comic shops."

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For more press, check out the coverage from Columbus Alive and on A.V. Club’s Newswire.

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Want to know more about this supernaturally good comic? Read about Shae in CCAD Stories.

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