Papercutz has launched a new American edition of Asterix, one of the bestselling comics in the world, but there’s a problem. The popular French classic’s use of stereotypical caricatures of African characters has long been considered offensive to many. more
Rock and Native-American Rights Pioneers!
Experience the riveting, powerful story of the Native-American civil rights movement and the resulting struggle for identity told through the high-flying career of Redbone, the West-coast rock 'n' roll pioneers behind the hit song “Come and Get Your Love” featured in the movie Guardians of the Galaxy
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PW Talks with V.E. Schwab
Schwab talks with PW
about her career and her latest novel, an epic fantasy tale about a woman, desperate to avoid an arranged marriage, who makes a pact with the devil to grant her immortality, and the curse—no one she meets will ever remember her—that accompanies the warped agreement. more
Maids by Katie Skelly
Set in 1930s Paris, Skelly’s dark tale of femininity, sex, and violence is the story of two troubled sisters who work as maids and the self-absorbed and callous employers who eventually push the sisters to the breaking point. More
Review: The Boy Toy by Nicola Marsh
Looking to land his first speaking role as the host of a reality TV show, white stuntman Rory is assigned to work with a Samira, an Indian divorcee and dialect coach, who’s also Rory’s recent one-night stand. Things get hot, complicated, and witty, very quickly in this lively interracial rom-com.
Review: Patience & Esther: An Edwardian Romance by S.W. Searle
Set in London in 1910, this charming work of queer graphic romance fiction is the sweet and explicitly erotic story of Patience, a poor Scottish maid, and Esther, an Indian-born maid she works with, as their initial attraction builds into a deeply loving and wildly erotic emotional commitment.
- Motherlode: The Millions’s Amelia Granger writes about spending her first year as a new mother reading only women authors: “I wanted to find inspiration and understanding in the voices of other women.”
- Samuel R. Delany Delivers: Acclaimed sci-fi and fantasy author Samuel R. Delany, author of such celebrated works as The Einstein Intersection, The Motion of Light in Water, and Aye, and Gomorrah, and Other Stories, will deliver the 2020 Windham-Campbell Lecture on September 16 via Livestream at 5 pm EST.
- Your Politicized Friend: Fresh off his recent dizzying announcement of a major book deal with Pantheon for a graphic work on Black activism, beloved anarchist cartoonist Ben Passmore holds a Zoom workshop at The Believer on making political comics for people who couldn’t care less about politics.
- Keef TV: Smart, funny, and way-woke long before it was cool, renowned indie cartoonist and activist Keith Knight (They Shoot Black People Don’t They?) is about to have a pretty big moment. Woke, a funny, thoughtful and wildly creative new TV series based not-so-loosely on Knight’s life will premier on Hulu on September 6. The Fanatic saw a preview of the first episode (and a great zoom panel afterward with Keith and the creative team) and it’s the bomb. Check out the series trailer.
- DC FanDome Is Coming: DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes, the kickoff event for a massive online DC-driven festival of all the heroes and other worldly events associated with the DC universe of comics, comics creators, movies, TV shows and performers, will be open to fans beginning on August 22.
This Week on the More to Come Podcast
This week the More to Come
crew—Calvin Reid, Heidi “The Beat” MacDonald and Kate Fitzsimons—respond to reports that a third of DC’s editorial staff has been laid off; report on Jud Myers's firing at IDW; defend Bianca Xunise, and discuss new e-Cons like ReedPOP’s Digital New York Comic Con 2020; CBLDF’s new interim executive director Jeff Trexler; and look at new sell-through data from comics shops. More