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About Jonah

Jonah Newman is a cartoonist and editor. His debut book Out of Left Field was named one of Publishers Weekly's top 10 most anticipated young adult graphic novels for Spring 2024. See Jonah's creative output here.

 

As an editor at Graphix, Scholastic’s graphic novel imprint, Jonah has worked with Dav Pilkey, Jamar Nicholas, Angeli Rafer, and many others.

See Jonah's editorial résumé here.

 

When he’s not creating, editing, or reading comics, Jonah enjoys playing in an LGBTQ+ softball league and getting way too invested in his fantasy baseball team. He lives in Brooklyn with his husband (who’s a human) and two kids (who are cats). Contact Jonah here.

Media & Publicity

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Reviews

  • Gay League review of Out Left Field (April 8, 2024) | link

  • Cannonball Read review of Out of Left Field (March 26, 2024) | link

  • Outsports review of Out of Left Field (March 21, 2024) | link

  • Publishers Weekly review of Out of Left Field (January 4, 2024) | link

  • Kirkus review of Out of Left Field (December 16, 2023) | link


Interviews

  • ABC 7 News Bay Area (April 8, 2024) | video

  • Pacific Sun: "Pride in Marin" (May 29, 2024) | link

  • Joshua Smeaton's Blog: "3 Questions With... Jonah Newman" (May 15, 2024) | link

  • Fugues: "Cartoonist Jonah Newman hits a homerun" (April 25, 2024) | link

  • Geeks OUT: "Queer Creator Spotlight: Graphic Novelist, Jonah Newman" (April 20, 2024) | link

  • Marin Independent Journal: "Mill Valley native’s high school experiences inspire LGBTQ+ graphic novel" (April 15, 2024) | link

  • 48 Hills: "A love of baseball doesn't quite come 'Out of Left Field' for this queer youth" (April 10, 2024) | link

  • PW Comics World: More to Come podcast (March 25, 2024) | link

  • "Out and Proud in Left Field": Out of the Closet Sports podcast (October 31, 2023) | link


Written by Jonah

  • Gay & Lesbian Review: "Coming Out On (and Off) the Field" (July 11, 2024) | link

  • "The best gay coming-of-age graphic novels": Shepherd Recommendations (April 15, 2024) | link

  • Bay Area Reporter: "Graphic novelist shares his SF story" (April 3, 2024) | link


Features

  • Out of Left Field included in Kirkus Reviews feature "YA Sports Novels that Will Appeal to Nonjocks, Too" (June 11, 2024) | link

  • KGO-TV interview featured in Publishers Weekly's "In Brief" (April 25, 2024) | link

  • Out of Left Field included in School Library Journal feature "Sports Comics Take the Field" (April 11, 2024) | link

  • Out of Left Field excerpt published by Queerty (April 9, 2024) | link

  • Out of Left Field included in "13 books to read this March," In Between Drafts (March 1, 2024) | link

  • Out of Left Field included in Reads Rainbow's LGBT YA Books of January-June 2024 (January 21, 2024) | link

  • Out of Left Field included in Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Young Adult Comics & Graphic Novels for Spring 2024 (January 19, 2024) | link

  • Out of Left Field included in BookRiot's 19 New YA Comics and Graphic Novels Hitting Shelves January-March 2024 (January 9, 2024) link

  • Out of Left Field included in School Library Journal's Most Anticipated Young Adult Reads of 2024 (December 21, 2023) | link

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