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Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History

Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History

It is a tremendous pleasure to be able to finally part the curtains and announce my latest book: the nonfiction biography Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic Story of an American Founding Father. It will be published August 8, 2017, by Penguin Random House imprint Ten Speed Press. I know what you’re thinking. An Alexander Hamilton graphic […]

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Illustrator Love: “Nothing is Purer Bostonese”

Illustrator Love: "Nothing is Purer Bostonese"

Researching my latest project, lately I have been (psychically if not physically) spending quite a bit of time in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts—and contemplating how those cities should be drawn. This has been cause for me to reacquaint myself with a favorite illustrator, Barbara Westman. My new book (the details of which I will announce […]

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The Birth of a Comic about… Death

The Birth of a Comic about... Death

1. Lower your expectations. 2. Move back home to Ohio. 3. Realize your sister is now married to the Grim Reaper. 4. Lower your expectations MUCH MORE. That’s the fateful flowchart suffered by Elbridge Hanawalt, hero of Death in the Family—the latest Hennessey/McConnell comics joint now available for free on Tapastic and the Tapas app. […]

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