Named a 2014 BEA Comic Buzz Book by School Library Journal and Comic Book Resources!
"This book is smart, surprising, fun and educational. Each story has its own visual and verbal style but all will delight, intrigue, and enlighten both novice and expert alike." — James David Moran, Director of Outreach, American Antiquarian Society
"These engaging tales are beautifully illustrated and grounded in the latest scholarship. Highly recommended for kids of all ages!" — Dr. Frank Cogliano, Professor of American History, University of Edinburgh
"The nature of the stories and the non-fiction grounding make the style differences not only palatable but enjoyable." — Eccentric Librarian blog
Golden, CO (10/28/14) - 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 colonial life.
Jason Rodriguez says of Colonial Comics: New England, 1620 – 1750, in his interview with theComics DC blog:
"I 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