Cartoonist Peter Bagge returns to his indie comics roots and to Buddy Bradley, one of his most enduring characters, with the publication of The Complete Hate
, a three-volume collection of Bagge’s fictional chronicle of the 1990s slacker. more
Best Books 2020: Adult Graphic Novels
's comics editors have chosen the five graphic works that they consider to be among the best adult graphic books of the year. Among the books chosen is Joe Sacco’s Paying The Land
, published by Holt. In addition, PW
's children and young adult editors have also chosen five graphic novels for middle grade and YA readers. more
'Juliet Takes a Breath': The Graphic Novel
Critically-acclaimed writer Gabby Rivera adapts her bestselling novel, with artist Celia Moscote and colorist James Fenner, creating an unforgettable queer coming-of-age story exploring race, identity, and what it means to be true to your amazing self, even when the rest of the world doesn’t understand. (Sponsored) more
PW Talks with C.M. Waggoner
Waggoner talks about her new book, set in the Victorian-inspired world of her earlier novel, Unnatural Magic
. It’s the story of Dellaria Wells, a witch, bodyguard and petty criminal who joins a motley collection of other female bodyguards in the hopes of snagging easy money. She ends up in a deadly fight with mechanical spiders, among other grisly encounters, while finding romance with a fellow bodyguard in this “rollicking, standalone fantasy.” More
Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor
In this new work by the acclaimed science-fiction novelist, a young Ghanaian girl discovers a mysterious glowing seed that gives her the power to take away life. As she struggles to learn how to control her horrific new powers, she moves through the towns and villages of a technologically-advanced Ghana on a quest that illuminates the complexities around gender and community in the African nation.
PW Talks with Reid Mitenbuler
Mitenbuler discusses his history of the great animation artists of the early 20th Century, offering vivid profiles of such seminal animators as cartoonist Winsor McCay, Walt Disney, acclaimed directors Bob Clampett and Chuck Jones, as well as lesser known innovators such as the Fleischer Studios, creator of the Betty Boop cartoons. more
- Lockdown Parenting: At The Millions, novelist Sonya Chung has interviewed three sets of middle class families with children (whose parents are artists or creative workers) about their lives and the challenges of parenting during a pandemic.
- Ben Katchor Online: Acclaimed cartoonist Ben Katchor, author of The Dairy Restaurant, an examination of the concept of restaurants and the biblical milk and meat taboo, as well as creator of the Julius Knipl graphic novels, will be appearing online to discuss the book at a number of events throughout the month of November, including speaking with Miami Public Radio, the Culinary Historians of New York City, and the Stroum Community Center in Washington State.
- Women of Color Make Films: African Voices Communication has partnered with Reel Sisters, a nonprofit that supports films directed, produced and written by women of color, to organize Reel Sisters Love + Activism, a virtual film festival that will showcase more than 90 films by women of color from October 24 to November 17.
- Power Vacuum: Comics writer Anthony Del Col and artist Josh Adams in conjunction with Insider.com, have produced the latest in a series of webcomics focused on the political decisions and legacy of Donald Trump. Available online for free, Never Show Weakness: Trump in Power, is a two-part examination of two key events during the Donald Trump presidency: The Charlottesville, Va. conflict and protests following the murder of George Floyd.
- Studio Museum Online: Hearts in Isolation is an online exhibition of photography by fifteen student-artists from New York City high schools. The exhibition is part of the Studio Museum in Harlem’s Expanding the Walls program, which recruits high school photographers to explore the creative discipline and technical skills of photography.
This Week on the More to Come Podcast
This week the More to Come
crew—Calvin Reid, Heidi “The Beat” MacDonald and Kate Fitzsimons—take a hard look at DC’s upcoming 'Future State' event, and DC’s exit from UCS distribution; recap interviews with IDW executives Nachie Marsham and Blake Kobashigawa; give a digital roundup; and marvel at a 42% spike in graphic novel sales. More
Alex Nikolavitch and Felix Ruiz’s The Disney Bros.: The Fabulous Story of Walt and Roy is a vividly illustrated, probing portrait of the life and creative genius of Walt Disney that recounts the ways he transformed American animation and entertainment, as well as the role his brother Roy played in managing the money and restraining Walt’s financial and creative extravagances. But the book also captures Walt’s dark side: his bullying paternalism, rejection of employee grievances and outright union-busting. In this 11-page excerpt, Walt and Roy face a strike by Disney Studios after staff salaries are cut at the beginning of WWII. The Disney Bros.: The Fabulous Story of Walt and Roy by Alex Nikolavitch and Felix Ruiz will be published by NBM in December. Click the image above to view the full excerpt.