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The Stringer
The Stringer

The Stringer


152 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Cloth, PDF

Cloth, $24.99 (US $24.99) (CA $33.99)

Publication Date: April 2021

ISBN 9781681122724

Rights: WOR X UK

NBM Publishing (Apr 2021)

Price: $24.99


A paean to when fact-based journalism mattered, The Stringer, set at an important turning point a few years ago, is a globe-trotting, action-packed, timely statement about how a society without a vibrant independent culture of reporting can degenerate into chaos and a warning of the dangers of sophisticated new technologies that enable the manufacture and modification of 'truths' with no basis in fact

Suffering from budget cuts, layoffs, and a growing suspicion that his search for the truth has become obsolete, veteran war correspondent Mark Scribner is about to throw in the towel on journalism when he discovers that his hard-earned knowledge can save his career and make him wealthy and famous. All he has to do is pivot to social media and, with a few cynical twists, abandon everything he cares about most.


"A thoughtful story that's unpredictable to its end, The Stringer is an engaging thriller that strikes a resounding note of warning." —Peter Dabbene, Foreword

"Many years ago I wrote about the Warren Ellis book Transmetropolitan. To this day, it remains one of my favorite works and stands out as a piece that shaped the way I thought about a lot of things. Almost 20 years later, I received an advance copy of Ted Rall's The Stringer in the mail and after reading it I felt the same thing I felt all those years ago." —William Kuelesa, New Jersey Journal

"This biting, hard-boiled character study delivers satire with bile to spare." —Publishers Weekly

"One of the most entertaining books I've read in the last decade! Gripping, smart and scarily plausible, this potent dose of realpolitik is a supremely engaging yarn." —Win Wiacek, Now Read This!

"One of 4 graphic novels to blow your socks off! You know that feeling when you find a new comic book or graphic novel and it just totally sucks you in, and you love the story and you love the characters and the artwork just blows your mind." —San Francisco Book Review

Author Biography

Editorial cartoonist, essayist and graphic novelist TED RALL grew up near Dayton, Ohio. His cartoons first appeared in the Kettering-Oakwood Times in 1979, when he was 16. He graduated with honors from Columbia University. He has since become a widely-syndicated cartoonist, columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Pulitzer Prize finalist, twice the winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and the author of 20 books including ones of comics journalism such as the first instant graphic novel To Afghanistan & Back, and Silk Road to Ruin. He has brought out a number of successful comics biographies from Bernie Sanders to Donald Trump. He lives in New York.