With the San Diego Comic-Con canceled and all public gatherings on hold, comics publishers and creators and pop culture show organizers struggle. more red_arrow.gif
Vortex247 Showcases African Digital Comics
Vortex247, a Lagos, Nigeria-based African-centric digital comics platform, is developing the next generation of talent and content aimed at the African continent’s rapidly-expanding mobile-digital consumer base. more red_arrow.gif
An Anxious Actor Must Face Inner Demons
Is there a method to actor Kei Yonagi’s madness? The young thespian has siblings to feed, but a new role triggers her psychological demons. Her desperate acting catches the eye of a famous director, Sumiji Kuroyama, who’s looking for raw talent to mold. With his help, can Yonagi navigate the cutthroat world of acting without going insane?(Sponsored) more red_arrow.gif
Interview: PW Talks with V. E. Schwab
PW Talks with bestselling fantasy novelist V.E. Schwab about The Rebel Army, the final volume in her graphic novel trilogy Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince, which was published July 8 by Titan. more red_arrow.gif

Review: Stone and Steel by Eboni Dunbar
Dunbar, a PW reviewer, has written an engrossing work of Black queer speculative fiction. Set in a fantasy kingdom now in decline, the book is focused on a royal family at war with itself and a female general forced to confront her former lover, now the realm’s despotic queen, in a desperate effort to save the kingdom. More red_arrow.gif
paywall-icon2-64x64.png Interview: PW Talks with Adriana Herrera
PW talks with Herrera about her new interracial enemies-to-lovers romance novel. Two displaced New Yorkers—Puerto Rican-Dominican Julia and Irish-Italian Rocco—discover each other while working at a foundation in Dallas, but there’s a problem when it looks like Rocco may be forced to close Julia’s department. more red_arrow.gif
paywall-icon2-64x64.png Interview: PW Talks with Charlot Kristensen
PW talks with Kristensen about her debut graphic novel, a fraught love story about an interracial couple—Zimbabwe-born artist Farai and her white boyfriend Adam—and a visit to Adam’s British parents that devolves into a nightmare of racist parental slights, Farai’s barely suppressed rage, and Adam’s defensive withdrawal. more red_arrow.gif

This Week on the More to Come Podcast
This week on More to Come Calvin interviews Joe Sacco about this new book, Paying the Land, an immersive and moving examination of the history of Indigenous people in Canada’s Northwest Territories, the impact of predatory treaties and Canada's notorious residential schools, and he profiles a new generation of First Nations leaders facing off against oil, fracking, and mining interests over Indigenous control of vast wilderness tracts filled with valuable resources. Scroll down for an excerpt from the book. The book will be published by Metropolitan Books in July. More red_arrow.gif

In his new book Paying the Land, acclaimed comics journalist Joe Sacco pays a visit the Dene and other Indigenous people in their vast and majestic homelands in Canada’s Northwest Territories near the arctic circle. Sacco is there to learn the history of Canada’s First Nations peoples, their tragic conflict with the Canadian government, and to understand their new struggle with mining, oil and fracking interests to control and benefit from the extraction of these resources from their traditional lands. In this 12-page excerpt Sacco talks with chief Dolphus Jumbo and Indigenous activists and learns about the terrible impact of Canada’s residential schools, and the pull between traditional life in the bush and the benefits and the severe social problems that come with modern life. Paying the Land by Joe Sacco was published in July by Metropolitan Books. Click the image above to view the full excerpt.

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