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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Unconventional Colonial History Told Through Comics
Fulcrum Publishing is pleased to announce the release of Colonial Comics: New England, 1620 - 1750.
Colonial Comics is
a graphic trilogy featuring unconventional stories of Colonial New
England from an eclectic collection of comics writers and artists,
fiction and nonfiction authors, university professors, and renowned
historians. This first graphic volume is a collection of 20
stories focusing on the colonial period from 1620 through 1750 in
New England. Bringing to life the stories not found in history books,
including tales of Puritans and free thinkers, Pequots and Jewish
settlers, female business owners and dedicated school teachers, whales
and livestock, slavery and frontiers, and many other untold aspects of
Jason Rodriguez says of Colonial Comics: New England, 1620 – 1750, in his interview with theComics DC blog:
want to create a book that functions as both entertainment and
education. The main idea is to tell stories that you often don’t find in
school history books that can, in turn, lead into larger discussions
about colonial American history […] What I want to do is fill in those
gaps and tell stories about the Native Americans and women and
free-thinkers and slaves and business owners who came to the Colonies
and give a better understanding of what life was like over our first
150+ years, the good and the bad.”
Meet the Author: Jason Rodriguez is a writer and editor, whose books have been nominated for an Eisner Award and 8 Harvey Awards.Colonial Comics represents
Jason’s most ambitious project to date. He lives in Arlington, VA with
his wife and their three dogs, two cats, and a parrot. You can usually
find him on a street corner, staring out into the future. For more on
Jason’s current and future projects, visit his website
at jasonrodriguez.com or the Colonial Comics website at colonialcomics.com. Connect with him on his Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr page.
October 2014 | Trade Paperback | US $25.95 | print ISBN: 978-1-938486-30-2 | ebook ISBN: 978-1-938486-81-4 | 8 x 8 | 256 pages| COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS | ANTHOLOGIES | Young Adult Readers