Séance Tea Party

Middle grade graphic novel about girls, ghosts and growing up. Published by Random House Graphic (2020).

  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • The A.V Club Best Comics of 2020
  • The Nerdist Best Comics of 2020
  • The Bulletin of the Center of Children’s Books (starred review)

“Dialogue and illustrations have a lively, liquid flow. Yee’s art is whimsical and engaging, reinforcing the graphic novel’s themes of memory, magic, and change. The palette relies on shades of transition: the hues of dusk and dawn, of autumn and spring. Yee dedicates her book to “every child—and young adult—who is afraid of growing up,” and her characters embody this theme, drifting apart and reuniting, pulling together and learning to let go.” School Library Journal

Cover illustration and title design

Illustration by me, title treatment and design by Patrick Crotty. The cover is a 21st century interpretation of vintage children’s book art, and includes some subtle ouija board elements. I’ve documented the process in this blog post.

The purple dust jacket edition cover is entirely drawn and designed by Crotty.

More information and artwork about the comic, including where to purchase a copy, is found in the link below.