Monstress Volume 1: Awakening Paperback / softback
by Marjorie Liu
Paperback / softback
2018 Eisner Award winner, BestWriter2018 Eisner Award winner, BestPainter/Multimedia Artist2018 EisnerAward winner, Best Continuing Series2018Eisner Award winner, Best Publication forTeens2018 Eisner Award winner, Best CoverArtist2018 Harvey Award winner, Book ofthe Year2018 Hugo Award winner, BestGraphic Story2018 British Fantasy Awardwinner, Best Comic/Graphic Novel2018,2016, 2015 Entertainment Weekly's The Best Comic Books of theYear2018, Newsweek's Best ComicBooks of the Year2018, The WashingtonPost's 10 Best Graphic Novels of theYear2018, Barnes & Noble's Best Booksof the Year2018, YALSA's Great GraphicNovels for Teens2018, Thrillist'sBest Comics & Graphic Novels of theYear2018, Powell's Best Science-Fiction,Fantasy, Horror, and Graphic Novels of theYearSet in an alternate matriarchal1900's Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk,MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive thetrauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster oftremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them thetarget of both human and otherworldlypowers. About theCreators:New York Times bestselling andaward-winning writer Marjorie Liu is best known for her fiction and comic books. She teaches comic book writing at MIT, and leads a class on Popular Fiction atthe Voices of Our Nation (VONA) workshop. Ms. Liu's extensive work includes thebestselling "Astonishing X-Men" for Marvel Comics, which featured the gaywedding of X-Man Northstar and was subsequently nominated for a GLAAD MediaAward for outstanding media images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendercommunity. Prior to writing full-time, Liu was a lawyer. She currently residesin Boston. Sana Takeda is an illustrator andcomic book artist who was born in Niigata, and now resides in Tokyo, Japan.
Atage 20 she started out as a 3D CGI designer for SEGA, a Japanese video gamecompany, and became a freelance artist when she was 25. She is still an artist,and has worked on titles such as "X-23" and "Ms. Marvel" for Marvel Comics, andis an illustrator for trading card games in Japan.