"A respectful, leisurely paced work of historical fiction." — Kirkus
"The artwork is stunning, giving us a visual of the Island and the people, and what a wonderful way to experience the history and the geography. And the writing is a terrific example of creative nonfiction. The historical and cultural facts are true, but presented in a compelling story."
From the creators of the award-winning Trickster and District Comics, comes another graphic novel about adventure and tribal life. After his ship is burned and his shipmates killed, British sailor John Jewitt lived for nearly three years as a captive of the Mowachaht people on the west coast of Vancouver Island. During his captivity, Jewitt kept journals of his experiences and of tribal life. In honor of the 200th anniversary of the publication of those journals, we're pleased to announce the first graphic novel about John Jewitt's life.Follow his adventures as he plies his skills as a blacksmisth, saves his only remaining crew member, and comes up with a strategy to free them both.
About the Authors and Contributors:
Rebecca Goldfield(writer)is an award-winning writer/producer of documentary films with a focus on history and science. Her work has aired on National Public Radio (NPR), PBS, The Discovery Channel, and National Geographic TV among others. She was a contributor to the Harvey-nominated graphic novel, District Comics, and is presently developing several graphic novels based on great true stories. Goldfield splits her time between Washington D.C., rural Pennsylvania, and New York City, but still spends a much time as she can in Vancouver, B.C. Connect with her on Facebook.
Mike Short (penciler)lives in Lorton, Virginia, where he watches DVDs with his wife, plays with his kids, chases his runaway dog, or burns the midnight oil drawing comics. He was a contributor to the Eisner-nominated graphic anthology Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection. You can reach him on Twitter and on Tumblr.
Matt Dembicki (inker) previously edited and contributed to the Eisner-nominated and Aesop Prize-winning Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection. He also served at the helm of Wild Ocean: Sharks, Whales, Rays, and Other Endangered Sea Creatures, and District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington, D.C., a Harvey Award-nominated anthology that was named as one of the best books of 2012 by the Washington Post. Connect with him on Twitter.
Evan Keeling (colorist) is a founding member of the DC Conspiracy, a comic creator collective founded 10 years ago in Washington DC. Comics he has worked on include Crumbsnatchers, Codename: Fifinella, Xoc: Journey of a Great White, and the Eisner-nominated and Aesop Prize-winning, Trickster. He is currently working on a series of comics about the DC punk scene in the 90s called DC Punk. Evan Keeling lives in Washington, DC with his wife and daughter. You can find out more about him at his website.
More Praise from the Captive of Friendly Cove blog tour:
"[Rebecca Goldfield and Mike Short] give life to the story and tell it in a clear and compelling way...aided by impressive inks from Matt Dembicki and a gorgeous color palette from Evan Keeling that brings to the page very nicely the beauty of the Pacific Northwest." — Michael May's Adventure Blog
Have you read a graphic novel? If not, why not try this one or get it for a young adult reader you may know.
Fans of graphic novels and real life stories plucked from the history books should be drawn to read Captive of Friendly Cove: Based on the Secret Journals of John Jewitt. — Mother Daughter Book ClubBlog
September 2015 | Trade Paperback | US $25.95 | print ISBN: 978-1-936218-11-0| 7.5 x 11 | 168 pages | COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS | HISTORICAL FICTION