Best known for his acclaimed graphic nonfiction, the creator turns to graphic fiction to tell the story of a young sitcom actor in the 1980s. more red_arrow.gif
Mobile Subscription Service Aims to Lure Manga Fans
Looking to tap into the continuing demand for English-language Japanese comics, a group of American and Japanese investors are launching Mangamo, a mobile manga subscription service that will offer access to hundreds of translated manga titles for $4.99 per month. more red_arrow.gif
New from Acclaimed Publisher First Second
The groundbreaking World Citizen Comics graphic novel series is a master class in engaging with the world that will have readers standing up to make their voices heard. Now more than ever it's important to stay informed and participate in government, and this series will help readers channel their passion into making the world a better place. (Sponsored) more red_arrow.gif
Essay: Superman and Me by Gene Luen Yang
In this exclusive preview of an essay-afterword, acclaimed cartoonist Gene Yang uses his childhood love of Superman—and his personal experience of racism—to deliver a history of the Ku Klux Klan, the rise of white supremacy, and the role the 1940s Superman radio show played in fighting American bigotry. more red_arrow.gif

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PW talks with Hall about his witty, effervescent queer rom-com, the story of the hapless son of a British rocker set up in a “stable” relationship with a stuffy criminal barrister in an irresistible same-sex update of the fake-dating romance trope. more red_arrow.gif
paywall-icon2-64x64.png Interview: PW Talks with Erin Geiger Smith
PW talks with Smith about her new book on the history of voting rights, which looks at the landmark struggles of black Americans and women to vote, and, in the contemporary era, troubling issues around voter suppression, gerrymandering, and frustrating efforts to get reluctant young people to vote at all. More red_arrow.gif
Review: Ping Pong by Taiyō Matsumoto
Matsumoto’s powerful fictional evocation of young elite Japanese table tennis players shows once again the masterful ability of Japanese manga artists to create sports manga that combine dynamic renderings of sports action with in-depth, nuanced characterizations and narrative complexity.

This Week on the More to Come Podcast
This week the More to Come crew—Calvin Reid, Heidi “The Beat” MacDonald and Kate Fitzsimons—shelter in place and discuss the rise and fall of ComicHub's doomed digital plan to save comics retail; the plight of comics retail under the Covid-19 lockdown; direct market and trade bookstores under the pandemic; and, on a lighter note, 'Vagrant Queen,' a new live-action sci-fi TV show based on the Vault comic by Magdalene Visaggio and Jason Smith, now on the Syfy channel. More red_arrow.gif

Set in 1930s depression-era New York City, Giant by Mikaël, follows the story of a massive, laconic Irish immigrant (who harbors a deep secret) as he works high above Manhattan on the construction site of Rockefeller Center. When one of his fellow Irish steel workers falls to his death from high atop the fast-rising tower, Giant is tasked by the union with informing the victim’s wife back in Ireland of her husband’s death. Instead he writes the wife pretending to be her husband, lying to her about his life in New York and sending whatever money he can to her. In this 10 page excerpt Mikaël renders the vibrant rough streets, colorful characters, and desperate poverty of 1930s New York City, while Giant exchanges letters with the unsuspecting young widow as she dreams of reuniting with her husband. Giant will be published in May by NBM. Click the image above to view the full excerpt.

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