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    Behold! July’s Quietus Comics Round Up Column

    U.K.
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    June 27, 2020
    In a month in which extreme unpleasantness has bubbled to the surface almost everywhere, so too for comics. Much airing of grievances is taking place, and I’ve read a distressing amount from women who have been the victim of predatory and coercive behaviour in the comics world, particularly at cons.
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    Fall 2020 Announcements: Comics & Graphic Novels

    U.S.A.
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    June 19, 2020
    Crashing into an uncertain fall comes a heady mix of genres, including dystopian sci-fi from Roxane Gay and Sophie Yanow’s Eisner-winning work, plus innovatively retold classics­. It’s a season for discoveries.
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    Bluebeard’s First Wife by Ha Seong-nan, review: pertinent short story collection from celebrated Korean author

    U.K.
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    June 12, 2020
    In Korean writer Ha Seong-nan’s most recently translated work, apparently ordinary characters and situations surreptitiously slip off-kilter. These stories act as acute reminders of how our supposedly normal lives can quickly become much stranger. Take “On That Green, Green Grass”, for example: a...
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    5 new books to read in June

    U.S.A.
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    May 29, 2020
    Every month, a deluge of new books comes flooding out from big publishers, indie houses, and self-publishing platforms. So every month, The A.V. Club narrows down the endless options to five of the books we’re most excited about.
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    Bluebeard's First Wife

    U.S.A.
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    2020
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    Disasters, accidents, and deaths abound in Bluebeard’s First Wife. A woman spends a night with her fiancé and his friends, and overhears a terrible secret that has bound them together since high...
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    The Rundown: May 13, 2020

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    May 13, 2020
    In case you missed it, AfterShock announced “Maniac of New York,” IDW announced “Voyage to the Stars,”, and Kodansha revealed its 44th Annual Manga Award winners. Plus, we had an exclusive look at Jim Lee’s latest charity sketch. We were also sad to report that Martin Pasko has died at the age of...
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    Announcing the Winners of the Eighth Cartoonist Studio Prize

    U.S.A.
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    May 12, 2020
    The Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies are proud to announce the winners of the eighth annual Cartoonist Studio Prize. The winners were selected by Slate’s Dan Kois, the faculty and students at the Center for Cartoon Studies (as represented by the Schulz Library’s Dan Nott), and...
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    Flowers of Mold & Other Stories

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    2019
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    On the surface, Ha Seong-nan’s stories seem pleasant enough, yet there’s something disturbing just below the surface, ready to permanently disrupt the characters’ lives. A woman meets her next-door...
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    Umma’s Table

    Canada
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    May 4, 2020
    How our way of life and health are interconnected with those of our children and parents is of particular interest in this season of global pandemic. In a translation by Vancouver writer Janet Hong, Korean cartoonist Yeon-Sik Hong’s second graphic novel takes a look at how family closeness can be a...
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    Review - Umma's Table

    Canada
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    April 16, 2020
    Comic artist Madang, his wife, and new baby have just moved to a rural home on the outskirts of Seoul in order to provide the best life they can for their family…and to put some distance between Madang and his parents.

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