The Illustrated PEN aspires to be at the intersection of literature, journalism, and visual storytelling, where images and words come together in an ever-emerging and essential creative form. We feature fiction and nonfiction graphic narratives, comics journalism and illustrated reportage, stories of social justice and personal stories that can’t be told through words alone.
This year, we have five new guest editors—MariNaomi, Robert Kirby, and Meg Lemke—who will be soliciting pieces from the cartonoonists and graphic artists they most admire.
“Little White House,” “Baby Deer,” and “Summer 2000”
There's a place on my jogging route that always makes me cringe. That little white house on the corner. We parked there on election day. More