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 three guest editors—Robert Kirby, Meg Lemke, and Whit Taylor—who will be soliciting pieces from the cartoonists and graphic artists they most admire.
Lissa: A Story About Medical Promise, Friendship, and Revolution
Family is important! And people like her are breaking up our families! Her father comes here and takes all of our oil, and I have to go to the… More
How I Went From Being An Apolitical to A Little More Political Asian
That’s when I decided to march in DC. It would be my first march ever. It was both exhilarating and a little frightening, all at the same time. I… More