Words without Borders Releases 8th Annual Graphic Novels Issue

New York City, New York, February 4, 2014—Words without Borders (WWB) magazine announces the publication of the eighth installment of its annual international graphic novels issue.

The issue features work from Russia, Israel, France, Spain, Egypt, and South Korea.

In a stunning piece of graphic reportage, Russian graphic artist Victoria Lomasko takes readers on a behind-the-scenes tour of the underground sex industry in the city of Nizhny Novgorod.

Meanwhile in Mexico City, Spanish graphic novelist Ángel De la Calle follows the trail of the elusive Tina Modotti, renowned photographer, Edward Weston muse, and militant Communist. 

And the pseudonymous government employee Abel Lanzac and Christophe Blain cut right to the chase in their unsparing and hilarious account of bureaucratic travails in a French minister’s office.

Editorial director Susan Harris said of this month’s issue, “The mix of reportage, memoir, satire, and fiction, and the range of countries represented, makes this one of our richest graphic compilations to date.”

For additional information, please contact:  

Contact: Karen Phillips, Executive Director

Organization Name: Words without Borders

Telephone Number: (917) 903-8717

Email Address: [email protected]

Web site Address: www.wordswithoutborders.org

Founded in 2003, Words without Borders is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of global understanding through the translation, publication, and promotion of international literature. To date WWB has translated over 1,700 pieces of literature and poetry representing 101 languages by writers from 124 countries. WWB has been featured in the New York Times, the New York Times Book Review, the Boston Globe, the Guardian (UK), Vanity Fair, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, as well as in various foreign-language papers and numerous literary blogs. Our most recent e-anthology is Words without Borders: The Best of the First Ten Years