Thirsty mermaids

by Leyh, Kat,

Format: Print Book 2021
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The raucous and literal fishes-out-of-water graphic novel from prolific comic artist and writer Kat Leyh, creator of the acclaimed Snapdragon and coauthor of the Eisner and GLAAD Award-winning series Lumberjanes .

Fresh out of shipwreck wine, three tipsy mermaids decide to magically masquerade as humans and sneak onto land to indulge in much more drinking and a whole lot of fun in the heart of a local seaside tourist trap. But the good times abruptly end the next morning as, through the haze of killer hangovers, the trio realizes they never actually learned how to break the spell, and are now stuck on land for the foreseeable future. Which means everything from: enlisting the aid of their I-know-we-just-met-can-we-crash-with-you bartender friend, struggling to make sense of the world around them, and even trying to get a job with no skill set...all while attempting to somehow return to the sea and making the most of their current situation with tenacity and camaraderie (especially if someone else is buying).
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Thirsty Mermaids is a simple story, delightfully told. The eponymous merfolk, Tooth, Pearl, and Eez, decide the best way to obtain more human alcohol is to use a spell to swap tails for legs. Classic "fish out of water" misunderstandings and wacky high jinks ensue as they navigate dress codes, amusingly named cocktails, and hangovers. Vivi, the bartender they tip generously early on, helps them acclimate to writing résumés and not eating her pet goldfish. But it's not all fun and games, as their misadventures also lead to explanations of capitalism, finding help in unlikely places, bonding over bar brawls, body dysmorphia, near-death experiences, and the power of friendship. The trio discover both how much they mean to each other and how much their new friends mean to them as they try to avert a disaster inadvertently of their own making. Minor characters like Ada, Vivi's sibling-in-law and an oceanographer, or Spud and Jim, treasure hunters and day drinkers, flesh out the world and story. Leyh's (Snapdragon, 2020) art is the perfect complement to the raucous nature of our protagonists, with bold, vibrant colors and designs leaping off the page. A splash image near the end is a gorgeous framing of fabulous mermaids and Vivi against a tropical sunset. Recommended for grown fans of My Little Pony, buddy comedies, and sea witches."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Leyh (Snapdragon) unleashes another smart, heartfelt, and hilarious fantasy adventure in her first adult-oriented original graphic novel. After drunkenly transforming themselves into humans to party on dry land, three merfolk wake up to discover they're trapped when they can't undo the magic, and are forced to adapt while looking for a way to break the spell. While brash, scrappy Tooth and gregarious Pearl find odd jobs to pay the rent, their podmate Eez--a sea witch--toils in vain searching for both a solution to their dilemma and relief from the intense dysmorphia of being in a two-legged body. Leyh aptly uses this setup to explore themes of social alienation and queer "found family" as the trio bond with their new roommate Vivi, a trans woman of color, who teaches them about movies, breakfast food, and the horrors of capitalism. Each page vibrates with glowing colors, lending energy to Leyh's already raucous (and bodily diverse) character designs; even the lettering feels full of life. This modern myth-bending escapade from a rising comics star serves up humor and light. Agent: Charlie Olsen, InkWell Management. (Feb.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Mermaids -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Female friendship -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Alcoholics -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Magic -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Shapeshifting -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Fantasy comics.
Humorous comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :2021
Edition First Gallery 13 hardcover edition.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781982133573
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