Insight Comics is proud to announce the debut of its first, original graphic novel M.F.K. written and illustrated by cartoonist Nilah Magruder. Recipient of the 2015 inaugural Dwayne McDuffie Diversity Award, Magruder’s M.F.K., a YA, fantasy and adventure story, is destined to become a classic.
Similar to Cece Bell’s El Deafo, M.F.K. is a watershed in offering stories of diverse bodies and abilities. Centering on an adventurous, deaf young hero named Abbie, M.F.K. introduces readers to a desert planet full of sandstorms, mythical beasts, and villains at every turn. Injured in her travels, Abbie befriends some locals who nurse her back to health. When those friends are besieged by outsiders, Abbie is forced to reveal her true self and use her gifts on a quest for solace despite having lost the things most dear to her.
“Nilah Magruder’s M.F.K. is a great read,” said Matt Wayne, the director of the McDuffie Award. “Nilah created an incredibly engaging post-apocalyptic fantasy world peopled with a broad array of characters. In terms of both excellence and inclusiveness, this is just the sort of comic the award was created for.”
Originally released as a webcomic in 2012, M.F.K. has generated a loyal and dedicated following. With a crossover style akin to Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim) or Becky Cloonan (By Chance or Providence, Gotham Academy), this revolutionary story is sure to be a hit with Young Adult fans of manga, those who love fantasy and adventure stories like Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi, and juvenile readers of Raina Telgemeier and Cece Bell. M.F.K. is part of Insight Comics' expanding catalog of graphic novels and English language adaptations.