📚 The Nixie of the Mill-Pond and Other European Stories edited by Kel McDonald and Kate Ashwin

55/2022 – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The next in this anthology series. As this one is European stories, it was the first with stories I recognized. Once again, a good selection, with good artwork, and while overall a little lighter than the other two I’ve read so far, still has a few pleasant moments of darkness.

Michael holding The Nixie of the Mill-Pond

📚 The Woman in the Woods and Other North American Stories edited by Kel McDonald, Kate Ashwin, and Alina Pete

53/2022 – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

One of a series of six (eventually; five are published, the sixth is in production) anthologies of short comics based on indigenous cultures; this one is stories from North America. I enjoyed all the stories, with a good range of humor, heartfeltness, and darkness.

Michael holding The Woman in the Woods

📚 20/2021: You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A really strong collection of short comics about death, the afterlife, and how we cope with it – from either side of the experience. A few of these got me a little misty-eyed. Excellent selections all around.