Episode #218: Wendy Xu & Suzanne Walker – The Team Behind the Hugo Award Nominated Graphic Novel Mooncakes

Episode #218: Wendy Xu & Suzanne Walker - The Team Behind the Hugo Award Nominated Graphic Novel Mooncakes

Episode #218: Wendy Xu & Suzanne Walker – IN THIS EPISODE:

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The guests for this episode is the team behind the Hugo Award nominated graphic novel Mooncakes, author Suzanne Walker and illustrator Wendy Xu, available now via ONI Press. With an LGBTQ+ and disabled cast, Mooncakes follows a young witch, as she works to help her grandmothers out with their store and their duties of protecting the town, only to find out that the white wolf being reported in their area is his childhood crush. During our chat, we talk about many of the themes within this story like sexuality, family, generational wisdom, and much more.

Purchase Mooncakes: lionforge.com/mooncakes

Follow Wendy Xu:
Web: artofwendyxu.com
Instagram: instagram.com/artofwendyxu
Twitter: twitter.com/angrygirLcomics

Follow Suzanne Walker:
Web: suzannewakeenwalker.com
Twitter: twitter.com/suzusaur

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Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier
Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier has been an online advocate for Detroit hip-hop, electronic, and rock music for over a decade now. As a tastemaker in the Detroit scene, he writes about the city's music and culture through various forms of social media along with publications both here in Detroit and internationally. Outside of writing, he is a well-respected DJ within the city who has played numerous gigs in many of Detroit's most legendary venues