Jon Stock details how he convinced an overzealous online critic to retract a one-star review; Brain Pickings showcases the two-book collaboration between artist R. Crumb and Charles Bukowski; Margaret Atwood offers ten tips for writers; and other news.
In this issue we offer a look at Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir Are You My Mother? published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt this month.
A look at Tim Hamilton's new graphic adaptation of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, published by Hill and Wang, featuring an introduction written by Bradbury.
Trying to capitalize on the popularity of graphic novels, Hill and Wang, an imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, has begun publishing graphic nonfiction titles. Their latest release, The Beats: A Graphic History, covers all the major writers of the generation.
Workman Publishing imprint Black Dog and Leventhal reissues King Lear and Macbeth, the illustrated Shakespeare plays originally published in the 1980s—before graphic novels acquired a mainstream audience—as part of its Graphic Shakespeare series.