Magic, Mayhem, and Missing Homework

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Monsters are Taking Over Tanglewood!

Basil lived a normal life until he met Aaron, the leader of a band of undercover teenage magicians who fight monsters in order to maintain the balance of the universe!

Now Basil has a host of paranormal problems—fantastical mishaps, monsters that want to eat him, and a crew of magical classmates who are not happy Basil knows their little secret. In the meantime, Basil is trying to make new friends, hold his family together, pass algebra, and figure out why Aaron makes his heart pound so hard.

Tenth grade can be complicated. 

Hint: Beckah (left) and Jill (right)

Hint: Beckah (left) and Jill (right)

Behind the Magic

You found us, and we're glad you did! The only question is—who are we?

We are Beckah and Jill, the creators of “Magical Boy Basil.” We’re best friends who have been telling stories together for thirteen years now. We are passionate about story, we are passionate about art, and we are passionate about a place where story and art meet: comics.

Rebeckah Murray is the designer, penciler, and inker for “Magical Boy Basil.” She graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2010 with a BFA in Illustration.

Jill Marie Hackett is the writer, colorist, letterer, and product manager for “Magical Boy Basil.” She received her artistic and storytelling training at Ringling College of Art and Design and graduated in 2010 with a BFA in Computer Animation.

“Magical Boy Basil” is property of Fireside Stories, LLC. You can learn more about the future of this comic over on Patreon!


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