Ronald Wimberly has a new two page comic in this week’s The New Yorker recounting a trip to New Orleans ten years after Katrina and discovered a world of gentrification and AirBnB. The clever folks at Condé Nast have made it just a wee bit too small to red online, so you’ll have to go buy the magazine, but if you do maybe they’ll put in more journalistic comics? Tell ’em The Beat sent you.
We can hope anyway.
Wimberly got some notice recently for his Nib comic “Lighten Up” and his graphic novel Prince of Cats remains one of the best GNs you may never have heard of. HE’s definitely on any “Top 10 Cartoonists to Watch” list and I’m not sure what he’s up to next but I’m dying to find out.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.