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“Smart, heartfelt, and hilarious….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.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Delightfully told….Leyh’s art is the perfect complement to the raucous nature of [the] protagonists, with bold, vibrant colors and designs leaping off the page….Recommended for grown fans of My Little Pony, buddy comedies, and sea witches.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Rollicking….wonderfully diverse….Leyh neatly marries the book’s themes of friendship, acceptance, and diversity of experience with fantastical elements…and boisterous humor….The book breezes along, grounded by the characters’ kindness and affection for one another. A bright, bold shot of fun with a chaser of feels.” —Kirkus Reviews
“[Thirsty Mermaids] isn’t just high-concept fun....It’s a very down-to-earth kind of magic and a visual parallel to the inclusive world [Leyh] writes....a joyful universe.” —The Comics Journal
“Hilarious....Thirsty Mermaids is full of profanity, bawdy jokes, and commentary on capitalism, but it's also a very queer story about the power of acceptance and finding family...A diverse LGBTQ+ cast, a distinctive art style and a bighearted message make this book a standout.” —Shelf Awareness
“Leyh expertly crafts a story with LGTBQ+ characters that deals with various issues around family, acceptance, mental health, and feeling comfortable in your own skin. There’s plenty of belching and profanity and a whole lot of heart in this story…highly entertaining...Graphic novel enthusiasts who love adventurous stories with diverse and boisterous characters will get a kick out of this book.” —Portland Book Review
About the Author
- ASIN : B08BZX4QGL
- Publisher : Gallery 13 (February 9, 2021)
- Publication date : February 9, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 99509 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 256 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #306,546 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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At it's heart this is a story about self acceptance, finding a family, love, and learning to accept change. The drawings are top notch and I love that every character looks different. I think the end is a little rushed and I wish we got more back story on the mermaids, but overall this story is silly and sweet and worth the read.
Content Warning: Thirsty Mermaids contains scenes of nudity, discussion of body dysmorphia, and attempted suicide.
Pearl, Tooth, and Eez might not know everything about the world outside of the ocean, but they certainly know how to have a good time! The three mermaids discovered a collection of intact liquor bottles on a shipwreck, and are delighted by the way it makes them feel. But, there were only so many bottles in the wreck, and soon enough their supply runs dry. They decide that they’ll need to go to the source to quench their thirst for more booze, using a spell to transform into humans. The spell works perfectly, and before long Eez, Tooth, and Pearl are drinking their way through the best drinks a beach-themed dive-bar can offer. After a night of heavy drinking, the mermaids realize that they made one huge oversight in this plan: they have no idea how to transform back into their normal forms so that they can return home.
I am, frankly, a sucker for any project involving Kat Leyh. Her various graphic novels are always extremely enjoyable reads and are chock-full of queer characters living their best (sometimes magical) lives. My favorite part of Thirsty Mermaids was the relationship between the Tooth, Pearl, Eez, and their new-found land companion, Vivi. I thought the way characters interacted was both hilarious and realistic to the complexities of real-world friendships. This book presented a comical alternative take on what might happen to a trio of mermaids stranded on land!
If you love quirky graphic novels with LGBTQ+ rep, you should check out Thirsty Mermaids! This story would be a great choice for someone who loved The Little Mermaid as a child, but who prefers their stories now with some bawdy humor!
A delightful and colorful graphic novel that made me smile and gave me soon good chuckles. It’s a book that shows true friendship, acceptance and how they have different experiences. The story has slapstick besides serious conversations. The story shows the kindness and affection for each other.
Disclaimer: I received an arc of this book from the author/publisher from Netgalley. I wasn’t obligated to write a favorable review or any review at all. The opinions expressed are strictly my own.
First, I live for all the different kinds of people who are represented in this graphic novel. It was amazing seeing that. Second, there were a lot of fun and hilarious moments that I could definitely understand as a young adult. So with those aspects I had a lot of fun.
On the other hand, I was lost in the plot especially when it came to the timing of events. This could have been because this was a pdf graphic novel and not a physical copy but sometimes the panels were confusing but also the jumping back and forth between events. Because of these points, I have to give this graphic novel a 3.5 out of 5 stars. I am excited to see how this volume is going turn out physically and love it.
This was absolutely fantastic! It's starts off as a very fun romp and gets deeper as it goes. There's wonderful found family feels and I just loved the characters so much! I look forward to rereading this in the future and seeing anything else that Kat Leyh makes!