Edited by Eric Reynolds. Published by Fantagraphics.
Softcover, 120 pages, Colour, 2020.
This Eisner Award-winning anthology series is a self-contained cross-section of the best short comics stories the globe has to offer, at a price point that is unrivaled in contemporary comics publishing.
This ninth issue of Now is anchored by the longest story featured in the magazine to date: "Misguided Love," a 40-page autobiographical tour de force by Texas artist Raquelle Jac. Ping-ponging among relationships, hospitalizations, internet "fame," international travel, sex, romance, and trauma, Jac's dense, obsessive pages read like a manifesto, announcing the arrival of a remarkable new voice in comics. This issue also features Now debuts from Hartley Lin (Young Frances), and Emil Friis Ernst (Doctor Murder), as well as work from Now regulars Keren Katz (The Academic Hour) and Noah Van Sciver, who homages Basil Wolverton's cult favorite, science-fiction hero, Spacehawk.
"Editor Eric Reynolds has assembled a group of cartoonists who are fiercely confident in their unique approaches to comic book storytelling." — The A.V. Club
"Now graphically encapsulates series editor Reynolds's subversive yet tactically balanced approach to the craft of editing. " — Los Angeles Review of Books
"The series editor, Eric Reynolds, does a commendable job exploring the various ways of presenting visual narratives. ... [I'm] impressed by [Jac's and Wolfe's] work toward extending the boundaries of the medium." — The Book Beat