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Meesh the Bad Demon

Meesh the Bad Demon

A stunning debut graphic novel that asks: How far would you go to save your home—and find yourself?

A tale of unlikely heroes and myths is made real in this debut graphic novel series about a “bad” demon trying to find her place in the underworld. But she’ll have to save it first!

Meesh is a bad demon. “Bad” in that she always sees the good in those around her—which isn’t how a demon is meant to feel or act.

Bullied by the other demons, twelve-year-old Meesh is more likely to be found reading magazines from Plumeria City—the fairy realm—and fangirling about the fairy princesses.

But when disaster strikes and all of demon-kind is threatened, Meesh must journey to other worlds in search of help.

As luck would have it, she meets a fairy princess right away. Things in the fairy realm aren’t so perfect either, though. As Meesh makes surprising new friends and unites a band of outcasts, she learns there’s much more to being a demon than she ever realized. And learning to love herself might just uncover the secret to saving her home.


Awards and Praise for the Meesh the Bad Demon series:
Brightly Best Middle Grade & Chapter Books of 2023

“A must-read for anyone who loves a fun, magical world, fantastic art, and a story about staying true to yourself!” —Alina Tysoe, author of What’s Up, Beanie?

★ “A not-to-be-missed romp.” —Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

★ “The manga-inspired illustration style features adorable and expressive characters and plays with the magical girl genre.”
School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

“Watching children overcome ingrained prejudices is as magical as any winged or fire-breathing creature.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The story has something for everyone: fairy princesses, unicorns, demons, werewolves, and high adventure with a cast of brave kids.” —Booklist

“Magic, adventure and danger” —Shelf Awareness

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Sold in 4 foreign territories and counting!

The Author

Michelle Lam

MICHELLE LAM is a Chinese-American artist and storyboard artist based in Los Angeles, California. Originally from New York, she moved to California to attend CalArts’s Character Animation Program and graduated with a BFA in Character Animation. In the animation industry, she has worked as an assistant director on ONI: Thunder God’s Tale at Tonko House/Netflix and has worked as a storyboard artist and writer for various animated series at Netflix, Glen Keane Productions, and Titmouse Animation Studios. Her middle grade graphic novels Meesh the Bad Demon and Meesh the Bad Demon: The Secret of the Fang are published by Knopf/Penguin Random House. She self-published her first series of autobiographical comics, Succubishez, from her Instagram, promoting self-love and female empowerment through her life experiences. On Instagram and YouTube, Michelle shares her personal art and comics as well as advice for those who wish to pursue art as a career.

Find her on Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube at @mewTripled.

Michelle is represented by Chelsea Eberly.

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