Our thanks to Craig Hurd-McKinney for sponsoring this week!

This week, The Seattle Review of Books is sponsored by Craig Hurd-McKenney, writer, editor, and publisher of comic books. To mark Pride Week, Hurd-McKinney is sharing The Magic If: a comic created with art team Gervasio and Carlos Aon that explores imagination, compulsion, and the magic of human connection. The protagonist of The Magic If is Wynter Steele, a young magician so obsessed with his craft that he can't help but fail at it. When a flashy stunt magician comes to town, Wynter's worst self goes head to head with the people who love him.

Check out a few pages from The Magic If, which Hurd-McKenney is generously sharing on our sponsor feature page this week only.

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