The Girl Who Married a Skull and Other African Stories

This first volume of the Cautionary Fables & Fairytales graphic novel series! In this vibrant comics treasury, some of storytelling’s finest talents reimagine classic African folktales with a modern twist! Funny, warm, and wildly inventive, these timeless tales are brand new all over again.


Have you heard the one about the skull who borrowed body parts to pass himself off as a human so he could trick the village beauty into marriage? No? Well, what about when the daughters of Frog and Snake had a playdate? Okay, fine. But surely you've heard the story of the crocodiles who voted on whether or not to eat a man that had saved one of their lives? No? Wow, have we got some stories for you!

This anthology features stories by the following amazing creative teams.

  • Cameron Morris & Nina Matsumoto
  • Carla Speed McNeil
  • Chris Schweizer
  • D. Shazzbaa Bennett
  • Faith Erin Hicks
  • Jarrett Williams
  • Jose Pimienta
  • Kate Ashwin
  • Katie & Steven Shanahan
  • Kel McDonald
  • Ma'at Crook
  • Mary Cagle
  • Meredith McClaren
  • Nicole Chartrand
  • Sloane Leong

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C. Spike Trotman, Kate Ashwin, Kel McDonald, Taneka Stotts

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