Reviews

  • "Super heroes don't come more super than Steven Appleby's transvestite hero, Dragman. Also known as Dolly Marie, Dragman's struggle against evil Black Mist is apocalyptic, neurotic, tender and very funny – and brilliantly drawn in Appleby's nimble, nubbly line."

    Posy Simmonds
  • "One of the many pleasures of Steven Appleby’s debut graphic novel Dragman is the way it finds a way to refresh the superhero narrative; to use it to discuss masculinity and, in particular, transvestism... Appleby is a cartoonist who is both a capable storyteller and has funny bonesA welcome addition to editorial cartooning in the UK. "

    Teddy Jamieson, Herald Scotland
  • "Super heroes don't come more super than Steven Appleby's transvestite hero, Dragman. Also known as Dolly Marie, Dragman's struggle against evil Black Mist is apocalyptic, neurotic, tender and very funny – and brilliantly drawn in Appleby's nimble, nubbly line."

    Posy Simmonds
  • "Very amiable in a jovial Quentin Blake sort of way. It’s funny…but its complexity tells you that there is a capable story teller behind the scenes spinning all sorts of plates to fashion a narrative that feels timely and also useful… [Dragman] is a lot of fun with its heart firmly in the right place."

    Bookmunch
  • "Steven Appleby is one of Britain's leading cartoonists… But in Dragman…he has created something personal… An entertaining thriller."

    Bleeding Cool