The Accursed Vampire (Paperback)

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The Accursed Vampire (Paperback)

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A nonbinary vampire kid believes that they’re bad news and accepts a life beholden to an evil witch. When a found family begins to form around them, including very cool witch/vampire girlfriends and two quirky young pals, they start to wonder if they could be good after all. A charming children’s graphic novel whose goofy but philosophical art and humor remind me of "Adventure Time" at its best.

— From The Accursed Vampire by Madeline McGrane

*Named a Rainbow Book List Title*

A spooky and funny graphic novel perfect for fans of The Witch Boy and Real Friends

Dragoslava is a vampire kid. It has its perks, but sometimes being stuck as a kid forever can be a pain in the neck. And that’s not even the worst part. A few centuries ago, Drago was cursed by a witch. If they don’t complete every task she sets, they will be turned into worms.

When the witch wants a spellbook from Baneberry Falls, Drago sets off with their immortal friends. But mysteries await in this sleepy Midwestern town, and Drago must figure out if the keepers of the spellbook have a hidden agenda, like everyone else they’ve ever known.

One thing’s for sure: after this accursed mission, Drago’s immortal life will never be the same again!  

Madeline McGrane has done work for Marvel Comics, Disney Publishing, and CollegeHumor. She lives in Minneapolis and makes comics about vampires. The Accursed Vampire is her first graphic novel.



Madeline McGrane has done work for Marvel Comics, Disney Publishing, and CollegeHumor. She lives in Minneapolis and makes comics about vampires. The Accursed Vampire is her first graphic novel.

Product Details ISBN: 9780062954343
ISBN-10: 0062954342
Publisher: Quill Tree Books
Publication Date: July 27th, 2021
Pages: 176
Language: English

"Humor and cute illustrations disarm readers just in time for deftly handled themes of accepting joy.  McGrane’s silly and spooky tale uses poignant moments about found families to touch readers’ hearts between bouts of laughter."
School Library Journal (starred review)

"Quirky art and [a] satisfying resolution emphasizes the joy of chosen families. A mischievous and treacherous adventure." — Kirkus Reviews