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International Graphic Novels: Volume XII

February 2018

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Image: Catherine Anyango Grünewald, detail, from Scandorama.

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.

Past, Future, Present: International Graphic Novels, Volume XII
By Susan Harris
Though much of the art here may be in black and white, the topics addressed are anything but.
Scandorama
By Hannele Mikaela Taivassalo & Catherine Anyango Grünewald
It’s almost impossible to get in, but getting kicked out is easy.
Translated by Saskia Vogel
Spit Three Times
By Davide Reviati
They’re not made to live in houses like we are.
Translated by Jamie Richards
Knock ’em Dead
By Lucie Lomová
I know he’s a faker, but missing the premiere . . .
Translated by Alex Zucker
The Hundred-Hour War
By David B. & Jean-Pierre Filiu
In April 1991, Saddam Hussein took back control of his country in its entirety.
Translated by Edward Gauvin
The I-Formula
By Thomas von Steinaecker & Barbara Yelin
Now, suddenly, everything was perfectly logical.
Translated by Edna McCown
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