Image Comics: Grace Ellis Brings Monsters & Magic in MOONSTRUCK w/ Artists Shae Beagle & Kate Leth

LUMBERJANES CREATOR GRACE ELLIS
LAUNCHES MOONSTRUCK WITH SHAE BEAGLE
THIS JULY FROM IMAGE COMICS

All-new ongoing series features additional short story with artist Kate Leth in its first arc

Grace Ellis

Superstar writer Grace Ellis (Lumberjanes, Bravest Warriors) and mega-talented newcomer Shae Beagle join forces for a magical ongoing series, MOONSTRUCK, coming this July from Image Comics.

“I’m extremely proud of MOONSTRUCK; it’s definitely the best thing I’ve ever written,” said Ellis. “And it’s full of things I like: It’s fun, it’s character-driven, it’s got a lot of room for creativity, it’s got queer people—not to mention mystical magic AND close-up card-trick magic. And lots of coffee! So if you like those things—a fun, slice-of-life character story with genre trappings—I imagine you’ll like MOONSTRUCK a whole lot.”

In MOONSTRUCK, fantasy creatures live typical, unremarkable lives alongside humans, and barista Julie strives to be the most unremarkable of all. Normal job, normal almost-girlfriend, normal…werewolf transformations that happen when she gets upset? Yikes!

But all bets are off when she and her centaur best friend Chet find themselves in the middle of a magical conspiracy. Will Julie and Chet be able to save their friends? Is Julie’s dogged determination to be normal a lost cause? Who’s going to watch the coffee shop while our heroes are out saving the world??

A story of monsters, romance, and magical hijinks, the first arc of MOONSTRUCK also features a story-within-a-story illustrated by artist Kate Leth (Patsy Walker A.K.A. Hellcat, Spell on Wheels)!

Shae Beagle

“MOONSTRUCK is already near and dear to me, and I’m so excited to get it out into the world!” said Beagle. “Even in this world of magic and monsters, all the characters are relatable and lovable in their own ways. MOONSTRUCK is the lighthearted queer romance we’ve all been wishing for, with lots of magical flavor.”

Advance praise for MOONSTRUCK:

“Ludicrously pretty, enormously heart-warming; don’t myth it.”
—Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE)

“Reading MOONSTRUCK is like watching a magic trick up close. Even as you pore over Shae Beagle’s beautiful art and laugh at Grace Ellis’s sharp dialogue, you don’t notice that you’ve sunk into a whole new world that’s packed full of weirdness but feels cozy and lived in. Complete with fuzzy queer romances, mystery-solving sisters, and spooky prophecies, MOONSTRUCK is a comic like no other and if it isn’t a huge hit, I’ll be very mad at comics.” —Christopher Sebela (DEMONIC,
High Crimes)

MOONSTRUCK #1 (Diamond code: MAY170589) hits comic book stores Wednesday, July 19th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, June 26th.


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*** info courtesy of Image Comics

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