As the Crow Flies is a story about Charlie — a queer, Black 13 year old girl who finds herself stranded in a dangerous place: an all-white Christian youth backpacking camp. The graphic novel version of this webcomic was published in 2017 by Iron Circus Comics, and was named a Stonewall Honor Book by the American Library Association in 2018. Updates usually happen once a week.
On average, 1.33 colored pencils are sharpened into oblivion per page.
Melanie Gillman is the cartoonist behind this story. They hold an MFA in comics from the Center for Cartoon Studies, and currently live in Columbus, OH. Melanie is also the author of Stage Dreams, a lesbian western graphic novel, available from Lerner/Graphic Universe. They are represented by Jen Linnan, of Linnan Literary Management.
Questions and comments can be directed to them at melanie.k.gillman at gmail dot com.