title panel from Off Season by James Sturm

Off Season

In this week’s Illustrated PEN Guest Editor Meg Lemke presents Off Season (Drawn & Quarterly, 2019) by artist James Sturm. More

panel from Blame This on the Boogie by Rina Ayuyang

Blame This on the Boogie

Despite the demands put on her from family, school, and work throughout, she carves out a space for her love of dance, cultivates it, and invites others in. More

November Garcia Blind Faith Featured Image

Blind Faith

For this week’s Illustrated PEN Guest Editor Robert Kirby presents "Blind Faith," an original piece by artist November Garcia. More

Katie Fricas Illustrated PEN

Postpartum

"How do I explain it? At the time, I was thinking of him. I felt the baby deserved a mother and a father." More

Summer Pierre All The Sad Songs Illustrated PEN

All the Sad Songs

"To be a young woman and to hear other young women sing out: 'I am here! I am alive! And what I feel, see and experience matters!' was galvanizing." More

Bad Friends by Ancco

Bad Friends

Guest Editor Meg Lemke presents excerpts from Bad Friends by artist Ancco, translated from the Korean by Janet Hong. More

Alpha

"I can't afford to make mistakes. I need to know precisely where I am. . . . And I always need to know exactly where I'm going." More

The Named and the Nameless

In this week's special edition of the Illustrated PEN, we present "The Named and the Nameless," a series of illustrations that accompany winning manuscripts from the 2018 Prison Writing… More