Image: Catherine Anyango Grünewald, detail, from Scandorama.
Our twelfth graphic novel issue presents work by writers and authors grappling with a range of social and political concerns. Although the art may be in black and white, the topics are anything but, as writers here look to both the future and the past to shed light on current events. Jean-Pierre Filiu and David B. challenge the official narrative of the US involvement in Iraq. Hannele Mikaela Taivassalo and Catherine Anyango reveal the dark side of a perfect world. Davide Reviati listens in on Italian villagers slamming Roma immigrants. In our first graphic piece from the Czech Republic, Lucie Lomová stages a theatrical mystery. And Barbara Yelin and Thomas von Steinaecker show a young German physicist finding the formula for success in a sexist field. Elsewhere, we showcase new writing from Latvia, and present the third and final installment of our radio drama series.
Past, Future, Present: International Graphic Novels, Volume XII
Though much of the art here may be in black and white, the topics addressed are anything but.
It's almost impossible to get in, but getting kicked out is easy.
Spit Three Times
They're not made to live in houses like we are.
Knock ‘em Dead
I know he's a faker, but missing the premiere . . .
The Hundred-Hour War
In April 1991, Saddam Hussein took back control of his country in its entirety.
Now, suddenly, everything was perfectly logical.
Reviewed by Darren Huang
Since her debut novel, Shankini (2006), the Indian writer Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay has been exploring female sexuality with an uncompromising and subversive vision.