The death of Stanley Crouch - author, jazz critic, columnist and novelist - at age 74 ended five decades of engrossing, often iconoclastic declarations on race, jazz, politics, film criticism, and American culture. more red_arrow.gif
PSU Press Launches Graphic Mundi Imprint
The Penn State University Press will launch Graphic Mundi, a new fiction and nonfiction graphic imprint, in spring 2021. The new imprint will build on the press’s Graphic Medicine series, but expands the subject matter to include graphic works on the environment, human rights, and social justice as well as health and medicine. more red_arrow.gif
Request an ARC: ‘Save It For Later’
From Nate Powell, National Book Award–winning artist of March, comes a timely anthology of comics essays, in which he addresses living in an era of what he calls “necessary protest.” Save It for Later is Powell’s reflection on witnessing the collapse of discourse in real time as he explores how to equip young people to shape the future of the country. (Sponsored) more red_arrow.gif
paywall-icon2-64x64.png Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Fiction
PW’s reviews editors have put together an overflowing collection of books of all kinds suitable for holiday gifts. Among them cartoonist Adrian Tomine's Loneliness of the Long-Distaance Cartoonist. Check out other graphic works in the Comics and Graphic Novel listing under the Fiction category. more red_arrow.gif

Interview: PW Talks with Kimiko Tobimatsu
PW talks with Tobimaatsu, a queer Asian-Canadian, about her debut graphic nonfiction account (with art by Keet Geniza) of dealing with a treatable, but nonetheless frightening, diagnosis of breast cancer, and its impact on her relationships with friends, family and her romantic partner. More red_arrow.gif
Review: Imperfect Arrangements by Frances Mensah Williams
In her new novel, Ghana-born author Williams offers a story rich in cultural detail that examines the relationships of three friends—contemporary African professional women—who are struggling with gender roles, marriage, pregnancy and motherhood, and the lure of romantic fantasies.
Review: Outlawed by Anna North
North has created an irresistible queer feminist western set in the Dakota territories at the end of the 19th century. Accused of witchcraft by a former friend who suffered a miscarriage, 18 year-old Ada flees her home to join a violent all female gang of outlaws out to create a town where gender and LGBTQ nonconformers can find refuge.

This Week on the More to Come Podcast
This week the More to Come crew—Calvin Reid, Heidi “The Beat” MacDonald and Kate Fitzsimons—discuss the transformation of the DC Universe streaming TV/film service into DC Universe Infinite, a digital comics subscription service; compare the comics industry in 1994 with today; rave about Watchmen's whopping 11 Emmys; and discuss IDW’s new kids and young adult content division. More red_arrow.gif

Acclaimed science-comics writer Jim Ottaviani and artist C.M. Butzer team with the celebrated biologist and naturalist Edward O. Wilson to turn Naturalist, his 1994 memoir, into an equally delightful and engrossing graphic work that unpretentiously documents his life growing up in the 1930s and 1940s, as well as capturing the course and scientific importance of his landmark career as a biologist. In this 13-page excerpt Wilson, in love and recently engaged, nevertheless heads to New Guinea in 1954 to study his specialty, ants, alone and without any high tech devices, in an intriguing look at how a scientific field investigation was conducted in a very different time period. Edward O. Wilson’s Naturalist: A Graphic Adaptation by Jim Ottaviani and C.M. Butzer will be published in November by Island Press. Click the image above to view the full excerpt.

PW Comics World and The Fanatic Editor: Calvin Reid
More to Come podcast cohosts: Kate Fitzsimons, Heidi MacDonald and Calvin Reid
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