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Dark Horse announces YA LGBTQIA+ 'Basil and Oregano' graphic novel
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Dark Horse announces YA LGBTQIA+ ‘Basil and Oregano’ graphic novel

Porta Bella Magiculinary Academy is the finest school for the art of cooking with magic…

Dark Horse Comics has announced they’ll be publishing Basil and Oregano on September 7th. Available in comic shops, and in bookstores on September 20th, the young adult LGBTQIA+ graphic novel is a “magical queer tale full of cooking and competition” by Melissa Capriglone.

So what’s Basil and Oregano about?

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Porta Bella Magiculinary Academy is the finest school for the art of cooking with magic, and Basil Eyres is determined to be the top student. On the first day of Basil’s senior year, Arabella Oregano, the daughter of a renowned chef, joins the academy for her senior year as well. The two are instantly smitten with each other, but Basil senses there’s something Arabella is hiding from her. Still, the two work together to stand out from the class as the end-of-year culinary festival approaches. But when Arabella’s secret is revealed, Basil is faced with the hardest decision of her life, which has the potential to throw her future aspirations in jeopardy.

Dark Horse announces YA LGBTQIA+ 'Basil and Oregano' graphic novel

For more on this news, check out the press release below.

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (May 5, 2022)—From Dark Horse Books and up-and-coming artist Melissa Capriglone (S.P.I.R.I.T, PiNKHEARTS, Falconhyrste) comes the new graphic novel, Basil and Oreganoa magical queer tale full of cooking and competition.

Porta Bella Magiculinary Academy is the finest school for the art of cooking with magic, and Basil Eyres is determined to be the top student. On the first day of Basil’s senior year, Arabella Oregano, the daughter of a renowned chef, joins the academy for her senior year as well. The two are instantly smitten with each other, but Basil senses there’s something Arabella is hiding from her. Still, the two work together to stand out from the class as the end-of-year culinary festival approaches. But when Arabella’s secret is revealed, Basil is faced with the hardest decision of her life, which has the potential to throw her future aspirations in jeopardy.

Basil and Oregano will be available at comic stores September 7, 2022 and in bookstores September 20, 2022. It is available for pre-order on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstoreBasil and Oregano will retail for $19.99.


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