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Graphic Novels news and analysis from The Nation
September 12, 2019
One of America’s First Graphic Novels Was by a Blacklisted Socialist
William Gropper’s recently republished 1930 work
is an exciting addition to the comics canon.
April 26, 2019
Comic Book Catharsis: A Q&A With Brian Fies on His Powerful Graphic Novel About California Wildfires
His new memoir,
A Fire Story
, details what happened when the Tubbs Fire turned his and his neighbors’ lives upside down.
October 19, 2018
Jason Lutes’s ‘Berlin’ Sets a New Standard for Graphic Novels
This expansive work follows a cast of characters caught up in the massive upheavals happening in Germany between the world wars.
July 19, 2018
Aline Kominsky-Crumb’s Radical Honesty
In her books, the cartoonist constantly reworks the raw materials of her life.
September 30, 2016
A New Graphic Novel Portrays an Iconic Radical Lawyer as the Superhero He Always Was
From the Chicago Eight to the Cuban Five, Leonard Weinglass dedicated his life to protecting the right to dissent.
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September 8, 2016
The Virtue of Patience
It has taken a lifetime of reading, writing, and drawing for Daniel Clowes to achieve the creative maturity on display in his new book.