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Novelists dig INCOGNEGRO

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INCOGNEGRO is an upcoming graphic novel by novelist Mat Johnson and artist Warren Pleece, the latest in Vertigo’s line of literary yarns. It’s a noirish mystery about a light-skinned journalist who goes undercover in the South of the ’30s to unravel a murder and stop a lynching. The book went out for some blurbage, and Johnson’s fellow novelists obliged with praise.

“Mat Johnson’s thoughtful writing and the moody realism of Warren Pleece’s art make this nasty bit of tarnished Americana come alive like a prodded snake. An exciting, disturbing piece of work.”
George Pelecanos

“A talented writer of both fiction and creative nonfiction, Johnson’s publications have established him as an important new voice in the African American tradition.”
Walter Mosley

“Ingenious, enlightening and powerful.”— Paul Theroux

“Mat Johnson has done it again, namely written a deep story of pain and laughter that probes the complex dynamics of white supremacy in America. Don’t miss it!”
Cornell West

“Though entertaining as hell, Incognegro transcends mere entertainment and enters the realm of relevant art. It kicks graphic ass!”—John Ridley


DC provided us with a three- page preview, so you can see what the fuss is about. The book comes out in February.