Great Graphic Novels (#GGN2022) Featured Review of The Tea Dragon Tapestry by K. O’Neill

The Tea Dragon Tapestry Cover Art

The Tea Dragon Tapestry by K. O’Neill
Oni Press
Publication Date: June 1, 2021
ISBN: 9781620107744

In this stunning conclusion to The Tea Dragon series, we continue with the story of Greta and Minette as they look towards the future. Greta struggles to discover her own crafting style, while attempting to create an extraordinary piece to impress a master blacksmith who is looking to take on an apprentice. At the same time, Minette struggles to decide if she should stay or go after she receives an unexpected package from the monastery where she once trained. With the support and love from friends and family, Greta and Minette will decide the next phase in their lives and find out where their place is in the world.

This is a beautiful, heartwarming, and unforgettable tale with stunning artwork that will stay with you long after you finish reading it. O’Neill’s magical storytelling will fill your heart with joy and laughter as they teach you to stay true to who you are. While being accessible to all ages, it also effortlessly creates an inclusive story full of diverse and queer characters. Even though the series had a pleasing conclusion, readers will be sad to see it go.

Comic fans may also enjoy The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang, Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu, and Snapdragon by Kat Leyh. Fans of TV shows will love This Is Us, while fans of anime will enjoy Zombie Land Saga.

—Shaira Rock

Other Nominated Titles

  • The Ancient Magus’ Bride: Wizard’s Blue, vol. 1 by Makoto Shinkai and Isuo Tsukomo (September 29, 2020)
  • The Ancient Magus’ Bride: Wizard’s Blue, vol. 2 by Makoto Shinkai and Isuo Tsukomo (February 23, 2021)
  • Star Wars, vol. 1: The Destiny Path by Charles Soule and Jesús Saiz (November 10, 2020)

The Selected Lists teams read throughout the year in search of the best titles published in their respective categories. Once a book is suggested (either internally or through the title suggestion form), it must pass through a review process to be designated an official nomination. 

Each week, the teams will feature a review of one of the officially nominated titles. Additional titles to receive this designation will be listed as well. At year’s end, the team will use that list of nominated titles to select a final list and Top Ten. The previous years’ lists are also made available on The Hub.

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