Abrams Megascope is dedicated to showcasing speculative works by and about people of color, with a focus on science fiction, fantasy, horror, and stories of magical realism. The Megascope is a fictional device created by W.E.B. DuBois which can peer through time and space into other realities. This magical invention represents the idea that so much of our collective past has not seen the light of day, and that there is so much history that we have yet to discover. Abrams Megascope serves as a lens through which we can broaden our view of history, the present, and the future, and serves as a method by which previously unheard voices can find their way to an ever-growing diverse audience. Read the full press release here.
“Everyone who participates in our society deserves to see themselves and their culture reflected back to them in the media. We plan to reach back and find speculative critical narratives of the past and introduce them to new audiences. ABRAMS has repeatedly shown its dedication to creating beautiful books for everyone. It’s just one of many reasons why this partnership is so timely and exciting for me.” — John Jennings, illustrator of Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation
At the 10th anniversary celebration of Abrams ComicArts at the Society of Illustrators in New York City, Charles Kochman (editorial director), Charlotte Greenbaum (editor), and Pamela Notarantonio (designer) are joined by author Derf Backdef (My Friend Dahmer, Trashed, and Kent State) to reflect on the first 10 years of the imprint and what lies ahead.