We live in a golden age of quality comic art and stories. Graphic novels have never been more popular. But where to start? NOW aspires to be an affordable anthology of contemporary comics that appeals both to the comics-curious as well as the serious aficionado. In the era of long form graphic novels, NOW also intends to provide a platform for short fiction, wherein creators can experiment with a range of styles and storytelling modes. The only common denominator to each piece is an exemplary use of the comics form. Fantagraphics is proud to present this showcase of all-new short comics fiction with a lineup of established and up-and-coming talent from around the globe.