The Stringer

Ted Rall (writer) Pablo Callejo (art)

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 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.


"One of the 'Books that Made 2021 Worth Living Through'. Absolutely blew my mind!"
-Tony Norman, Pittsburgh Post Gazette

"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

"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!

"Excited to dive into @TedRall's latest [The Stringer]"
-Jake Tapper, CNN

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

"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 Kulesa, Journal

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

Ted Rall talks about The Stringer with Comics Grinder

8 ½ x 11, 152pp, full color hardcover, $24.99
ISBN 9781681122724

Buy the e-book: 9781681122731, $16.99