Coming Soon to Your iPad: An Interactive Graphic Novel on the CIA and Iran

In Digital by Edward Nawotka

• Cognito Comics is launching an immersive digital graphic novel called Operation Ajax, specifically for the iPad. Inspired by journalist Stephen Kinzer and his bestselling account of the 1953 CIA-sponsored coup in Iran, Ajax will combine elements of video games and graphic novels. • Dan Burwen, founder and CEO of Cognito, sees digital graphic novels as the future of digital …

June Frankfurt Book Fair Newsletter: Argentina, China, Iran

In German Buch News by Edward Nawotka

By Mark Garcia-Prats The June issue of the Frankfurt Book Fair newsletter was sent out today and includes a variety of articles that will interest our cosmopolitan readers, including: Guest of Honor Argentina: literary memories of the military dictatorship The “Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo” were clearly the focus of attention at the international symposium “The Culture of Memory” …

Bonus Material: Petition to Free Imprisoned Iranian Author

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Among those arrested during the Tehran protests last month was 41-year old Maziar Bahari, a journalist and filmmaker who was at the time working for Newsweek magazine. Today, still remains in prison. Yet, as time passes and the media shifts its attention away from Iran, Bahari and the other 30 odd journalists and bloggers who were imprisoned …