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Moonstruck Vol. 1
By Grace Ellis and Shae Beagle

Discussed July 2018

Buy Moonstruck Vol. 1 from Amazon.com

Dramatis personae:

  • The Black Cat
    • Julie, a werewolf
    • Chet, a centaur, Julie’s BFF
    • Manuel, a bison/minotaur, Chet’s new beau
    • CT, a human
  • Little Dog 2
    • Cass, a seer
  • The Band
    • Mark, a were-bat
    • Lindi, a gorgon
  • The Magic Act
    • Dorian, a magician
    • Anderson, a spirit

Questions:

  1. Grace Ellis is also the creator of Lumberjanes. How does Moonstruck compare?
  2. How successful is Moonstruck as “a magical romantic comedy”?
  3. Tor.com says that Moonstruck is “infused with… intersectional diversity.” What does that mean to you?
  4. Are you a coffee bar aficionado? If so, does “The Black Cat” have an authentic feel (other than the magic, of course).
  5. How do you feel about Julie’s character and personality?
  6. How do you feel about Chet’s character and personality?
  7. Did the “Pleasant Mountain Sisters” (PMS?!) story-within-a-story add to your enjoyment of Moonstruck?
  8. What do you think about the contrasting artistic styles: Moonstruck (by Shae Beagle) vs. “The Pleasant Mountain Sisters” (Kate Leth)?
  9. Did the “Ask a Know-it-all” features (letters columns) add to your enjoyment of Moonstruck?
  10. How did you like the “magical system” underlying Moonstruck?
  11. What is “newpals”?  (page 63)
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