I’ve never been able to wrap my head around the anger directed toward undocumented immigrants, and the escalation of that topic hasn’t helped me parse the topic any better. I can understand if you have reasons to be against people entering the country without going through the “proper” channels — not my view, but you […]
Historic Nomination at the Man Booker Prize for Nick Drnaso’s Graphic Novel Sabrina
Often with panel schedules, too.
The concept of fake news existed long before Trump, and conspiracy theorists have also, but one difference between now and even a decade ago is that the institutionalization of misinformation has exploded and brought it more into the mainstream. Seth Rich conspiracy theorists, Pizzagate advocates , 9-11 truthers, Obama truthers, and the nearly-constant chant of […]
The Angouleme-winning Monsieur Jean series by Philippe Dupuy and Charles Berberian is celebrated here with It Don’t Come Easy, a collection of some of the latter-day stories in the series, a grouping that covers Jean’s settling down and finds other characters in the cast doing some semblance of the same. These stories often get compared […]
The very first news item on the Beat back in 2004 was a note that Dark Horse was reprinting Little Lulu in B&W. Well, now I can report that D&Q is reprinting LIttle Lulu in full color starting next year. The John Stanley/Irving Tripp masterpieces – based on Marge’s tomboy from the pages of […]
Michael DeForge’s powerful parable of gentrification is getting a hardcover edition from D&Q in 2019.
If you are Canadian and like comics, Montreal-based Drawn & Quarterly is offering an exciting new program: a paid publishing fellowship that will focus on all facets of the book business: editorial; production and design; marketing and sales; and retail. You can read all the details (and necessary qualifications) at the D&Q blog but here’s a […]
That the personal is political is acknowledged by plenty, but seldom in the way, it’s portrayed in Red Winter. Taking place in 1970s Sweden as the Social Democrats find themselves on the wane, Anneli Furmark focuses this broader trend on a love affair between Siv, married and mother of three, with the much younger Ulrik. […]
Near the end of Present, Leslie Stein tells a short tale about a particular long term customer of hers who goes into restaurants, orders a Merlot, and then offers little else. Stein is patient and curious, asks around about the guy, and eventually gets her chance to interact. She looks at the chance — or […]