Jason Rodriguez

discusses

Colonial Comics:
New England 1620-1750

in conversation with J.L. Bell

Co-sponsored by Mass Humanities

This event includes a book signing

Date

Apr
22
Wednesday
April 22, 2015
7:00 PM ET

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store welcomes Eisner Award nominee JASON RODRIGUEZ and local writer J. L. BELL for a discussion of Rodriguez's latest work, Colonial Comics: New England 1620-1750.

Colonial Comics is a graphic novel collection of twenty stories focusing on the colonial period from 1620 through 1750 in New England. These illustrated stories focus on tales you cannot find in history books. Includes stories about free thinkers, Pequots, Jewish settlers, female business owners and dedicated school teachers, whales and livestock, slavery and frontiers, and many other aspects of colonial life.

"In the first of three proposed anthologies, beautifully produced comics reveal the rich, often overlooked lives of Native Americans, women, and servants in colonial New England. Each of the two dozen selections is based on primary sources, and most pieces feature individuals whose names can be found fairly readily elsewhere. Unlike those other resources, however, the selections in this anthology take the vantage point of more marginalized groups, bringing attention to the people history has tended to view as mere props to stories featuring white male upper-class settlers." —Booklist

J. L. Bell
J. L. Bell

J. L. Bell

J. L. Bell is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in (among other things) the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. He is particularly interested in the experiences of children in 1765-75. He has published scholarly papers and popular articles for both children and adults. He was consultant for an episode of History Detectives, and contributed to a display at Minute Man National Historic Park.

Jason Rodriguez
Jason Rodriguez

Jason Rodriguez

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 two dogs, four 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

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