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Dark Horse and Yoe Books present: Cartoonists Against Racism: The Secret Jewish War on Bigotry

Cartoonists Against Racism tells the remarkable unknown story of how a Jewish organization enlisted some of America’s most beloved cartoonists to undertake a nationwide campaign against bigotry in the 1940s and 1950s.

Cartoonists Against Racism uncovers the secret campaign to flood America’s newspapers, classrooms, and union halls with anti-racist comics and cartoons. Meet the artists and the artwork that was their ammunition in the battle for America’s soul.

Cartoonists Against Racism is authored by Holocaust scholar Dr. Rafael Medoff and award-winning comics and cartooning historian Craig Yoe. It also features a foreword by Prof. Susannah Heschel of Dartmouth, noted scholar and daughter of civil rights icon Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.

The book showcases impactful anti-racism artwork from the era’s preeminent cartoonists, including multiple Pulitzer Prize winners Bill Mauldin and Vaughn ShoemakerNew Yorker cartoonists Carl Rose, Mischa Richter, and Frank Hanley; famed antiwar cartoonist Robert Osborn; Dave Berg of Mad magazine; renowned sports cartoonist Willard Mullin; noted labor cartoonist Bernard Seaman; comics artist Mac Raboy; and Eric Godal, who escaped from Nazi Germany and became a leading cartoonist in the American press.

The trade paperback edition of Cartoonists Against Racism: The Secret Jewish War On Bigotry will be available in bookstores November 28, 2023 and comic shops November 29, 2023. It is available for pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and at your local comic book shop and bookstore, and will retail for $19.99. 

Cartoonists Against Racism: The Secret Jewish War On Bigotry

Exclusive: Whistleblowers: Four Who Fought to Expose the Holocaust to America tells the true story of four heroes who risked it all to expose the horrors of the Holocaust

We have the exclusive reveal of the next title from Dark Horse Books and Yoe Books publishing partnership. Whistleblowers: Four Who Fought to Expose the Holocaust to America is a graphic novel anthology which tells the riveting true stories of four heroes who risked everything to expose the horrors of the Holocaust. Whistleblowersis written by Holocaust scholar Dr. Rafael Medoff, with art and colors by Eisner and Harvey Award Nominee Dean Motter, and features a foreword by Mark Zaid, whistleblower attorney.

Whistleblowers presents the true stories of four courageous individuals who risked their careers—or their lives—to confront the unfolding Holocaust. They were a young journalist—and future U.S. senator—who exposed the truth of Hitler’s plans; a member of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s cabinet who pressured FDR to grant haven to refugees; an eyewitness to Nazi atrocities who met with American and British officials to disclose the death camps; and an American civil servant who blew the whistle on colleagues who were blocking the rescue of refugees. Also included is the retelling of Arthur Weil’s passage on the tragic May 1939 voyage of the St Louis, based on Weil’s never-before-published diary, one of only two existing diaries from among the passengers.

Acclaimed author and Jewish history professor Dr. Rafael Medoff, director of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, and award-winning comics creator Dean Motter bring to life these tales of moral courage in the shadow of genocide. The foreword is provided by Mark Zaid, prominent Washington DC attorney and co-founder of Whistleblower aid, a nonprofit that provides legal assistance to government and private-sector whistleblowers, including in the complaint that triggered Donald Trump’s first impeachment. Trump called Zaid “a sleazeball.”

Whistleblowers: Four Who Fought to Expose the Holocaust to America will be available in bookstores September 26, 2023 and comic shops September 27, 2023. It is available for pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and at your local comic book shop and bookstore, and will retail for $19.99. 

Whistleblowers: Four Who Fought to Expose the Holocaust to America

Preview: We Spoke Out: Comic Books and the Holocaust

We Spoke Out: Comic Books and the Holocaust

Rafael Medoff, Craig Yoe (w) • Neal Adams, Stan Lee, Joe Kubert (a) • Neal Adams (c)

Classic comic book stories about the Holocaust and interviews with their artists and writers, with a cover drawn especially for this book by Neal Adams. An amazing but forgotten chapter in comics history! Long before the Holocaust was taught in schools or presented in films such as Schindler’s List, the youth of America was learning about the Nazi genocide from Batman, the X-Men, Captain America, and Sgt. Rock. Comics legend Neal Adams, Holocaust scholar Rafael Medoff, and comics historian Craig Yoe bring together a remarkable collection of comic book stories that introduced an entire generation to an engaging and important subject. We Spoke Out is an extraordinary journey into a compelling topic.

HC • FC • $49.99 • 280 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-888-5