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

Tenements, Towers & Trash

The exact history of the egg cream is of some debate, but the most popular claim is that it was created in the 1890s by Louis Auster… More

Incognegro

In the early 20th century White went undercover, posing as a white man in the deep south to investigate lynchings. More

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

A fictional comic book artist in Singapore creates a satirical comic about Singapore's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew and the battle for freedom of expression. More

Operation Ajax

This week, an excerpt from the graphic novel Operation Ajax about the 1953 CIA coup in Iran that remade the Middle East. More