We are so excited to announce the confirmed schedule for the Always Human tour! Thank you again to all of you that signed up and helped spread the word to ensure that we filled up this tour with some amazing #ownvoices reviewers! Be sure to visit our hosts during this week and help promote the release of Always Human for the entire week.
Remember, all tour hosts are required to post reviews in addition to their creative content.
The Baroness of Books – Original Book Tag + Mood Board
Lizzy Writes Reviews – Review
The Writer’s Alley – Review in 5 Gifs + Book Aesthetic
BookaPlenty – #OwnVoices Reflection
Witch Who Reads – Blog Interview + Mood Board + #OwnVoices Reflection
Endless Pages – Review in 5 Gifs
Salty Badger Books – TV Recs (IG)
Lesbe Reader – #OwnVoices Reflection + Video Review
Bookishly Bree – 15 Thoughts While Reading
In the Style of Books – Look Book + Book Aesthetic
Books Build Life – Book Aesthetic
Paperback Wishes – Book Recs
Reading BLK – Journal Spread + #OwnVoices Reflection
Here There Be Magic Writes – Playlist
Rampant Reading – #OwnVoices Reflection + Costume Design
Emmm Reads – #OwnVoices Reflection + Book Recs
Forever In A Story – Favorite Quotes + #OwnVoices Reflection
Geek Declassified – Theme Analysis + Fan Art
Heavilybooks – Playlist + TV/Movie Recs + #OwnVoices Reflection
Cracked Spines – Review + Favorite Quotes
Noria Reads – Original Book Tag + 15 Thoughts While Reading
Rainbow Reader – Cover Recreation
Ari North is a queer cartoonist who believes an entertaining story should also be full of diversity and inclusion. As a writer, an artist, and a musician, she wrote, drew, and composed the music for Always Human, a complete romance/sci-fi webcomic about two queer girls navigating maturity and finding happiness. She’s currently working on a second webcomic, Aerial Magic, which is about the everyday lives of the witches who work at a broomstick repair shop. She lives in Australia with her husband.
by Ari North
Publisher: Little Bee Books
Release Date: June 2nd 2020
Genre: Science Fiction Graphic Novel
First serialized on the popular app and website WebToon, Always Human ran from 2015-2017 and amassed over 76,000 unique subscribers during its run. Now reformatted for a print edition in sponsorship with GLAAD, Always Human is a beautifully drawn graphic novel about a developing relationship between two young women in a near-future, soft sci-fi setting. Always Human is drawn in a manga-influenced style and with an incredible color palette that leaps off the page!
In the near-future, people use technology to give the illusion of all kinds of body modifications—but some people have “Egan’s Syndrome,” a highly sensitive immune system that rejects these “mods” and are unable to use them. Those who are affected maintain a “natural” appearance, reliant on cosmetics and hair dye at most to help them play with their looks.
Sunati is attracted toAusten the first time she sees her and is drawn to what she assumes is Austen’s bravery and confidence to live life unmodded. When Sunati learns the truth, she’s still attracted to Austen and asks her on a date. Gradually, their relationship unfolds as they deal with friends, family, and the emotional conflicts that come with every romance. Together, they will learn and grow in a story that reminds us no matter how technology evolves, we will remain . . . always human.
Rendered in beautiful detail and an extraordinary color palette, Always Human is a sweet love story told in a gentle sci-fi setting by a queer woman cartoonist, Ari North.