This ninth issue of Now is anchored by the longest story featured in the magazine to date, the cover story “Misguided Love,” a 40-page autobiographical tour de force by Texas artist Raquelle Jac. Ping-ponging among relationships, hospitalizations, internet “fame,” international travel, sex, romance, and trauma, Jac’s dense, obsessive pages read like a manifesto, announcing the arrival of a remarkable new voice in comics. This issue also features Now debuts from Hartley Lin (Young Frances), Ethel Wolfe, and Emil Friis Ernst (Doctor Murder), as well as work from Now regulars Theo Ellsworth, Keren Katz (The Academic Hour) and Noah Van Sciver, who pays homage to Basil Wolverton’s cult favorite, science-fiction hero, Spacehawk.
Debuting in 2017 to widespread acclaim and commercial success, this sixth issue of Now continues its mission: to present over 100 pages of all new short comics fiction by a host of established and up-and-coming talent from around the globe on a regular basis.
“Editor Eric Reynolds has assembled a group of cartoonists who are fiercely confident in their unique approaches to comic book storytelling.” — The A.V. Club
“Now graphically encapsulates series editor Reynolds’s subversive yet tactically balanced approach to the craft of editing.” — Los Angeles Review of Books
120 page full color paperback
Fantagraphics Books, 2020