The Loxleys and the War of 1812

Category: Book
By (author): Grant, Alan
By (artist): St Aubin, Claude
By (author): Zuehlke, Mark
Subject:  HISTORY / Canada / Pre-Confederation (to 1867)
Publisher: Renegade Arts Entertainment
Published: December 2013
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 11.19in x 7.57in x 0.59in
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From The Publisher*176 page, beautifully colored, graphic novel featuring 101 page historically accurate comic strip about a Canadian family caught up in the war. With an accompanying illustrated summary of the war and its implications for Canada and America, written by acclaimed Canadian military historian Mark Zuehlke, including maps and illustrations. The story follows the Loxleys, a Canadian family living in the Niagara peninsula as they're torn apart by the American invasion of Canada in 1812, and the subsequent war that raged across both countries as British troops, Canadian militia, and First Nation warriors sought to thwart the expansionist plans of the American government. The story follows the characters through key historical events as they deal with the realities of war on their doorstep, the personal loss, setbacks and victories tied into the conflict. Winner of two Book Publishers Association of Alberta 2014 Awards: Book of the Year Award - Children and Young Adult Book; Book Design Award - Book Illustration.
From The Publisher*On June 18th, 1812, the United States of America declared war on Great Britain and looked to conquering Canada as the first military objective of the war. This beautifully created graphic novel introduces the Loxleys, a Canadian family living in the Niagara peninsula, as they're torn apart by the American invasion, and the subsequent war that raged across both countries as British troops, Canadian militia, and First Nation warriors sought to thwart the expansionist plans of the American government. Our story follows the family as they deal with the realities of a war on their doorstep, the adventure, heartbreaks, and victories tied to the conflict. This historically accurate graphic novel is written by comic book legend ALAN GRANT, and illustrated by two of Canada's greatest comic book artists, CLAUDE ST. AUBIN and LOVERN KINDZIERSKI. The book also features a text summary of the War of 1812 and its ramifications for those involved by noted historical author MARK ZUEHLKE.
Review Quote*"The Loxleys and the War of 1812 is not the first comic to blend history, education and adventure, but it is by far the best that I have ever encountered. The story, written by the highly experienced and acclaimed comics writer Alan Grant, is crafted to reflect historical facts, but to also offer compelling characters and situations, and it works perfectly. In addition, the narrative has been wonderfully brought to life by the appealing, open style of Claude St. Aubin. Moreover, the success of the book is in the detail, and that is as much about the historical detail in the script and the artwork as it is in the detail in terms of its creation, with nuanced colouring by Lovern Kindzierski, and the lettering in the always reliable hands of Todd Klein, one of the foremost letterers in comics. The book is completed with a historical essay by noted historian Mark Zuehlke, which makes the book a very pleasing package, which I am sure will prove to be very useful for bringing discussion of this often neglected war into the classroom, provoking debate and understanding about the historical circumstances that provoked this conflict, and further demonstrating the power of the comic book medium in an educational Setting"Dr Chris Murray, Lecturer in Comic Studies, University of Dundee
Review Quote*'The Loxleys and the War of 1812 is an example of graphic novel storytelling at its best. The creative team of Alan Grant, Claude St. Aubin, Lovern Kindzierski, and Todd Klein has produced a masterpiece, a sensitive, enthralling, and historically accurate graphic novel of a Canadian family swept up in the tragedy that is war. Their compelling saga is enhanced by a crisply written summary of the War of 1812 by historian Mark Zuehlke. As a story, and as a tale of an overlooked, but pivotal conflict, The Loxleys and the War of 1812 is not to be missed.' ―Dwight Jon Zimmerman, award-winning author of TECUMSEH: SHOOTING STAR OF THE SHAWNEE and SAGA OF THE SIOUX. Member of the Society of American Military Writers.
Biographical NoteWriter: Scottish born Alan Grant is without doubt one of the most successful and prolific comic book writers in the industry. Having written many stories for the UK's 2000AD including the man himself, Judge Dredd. His work then found an international audience at DC Comics, with Lobo, Batman and The Demon amongst his many successes. Writer: Mark Zuehlke is the author of "For Honour's Sake: The War of 1812 and the Brokering of an Uneasy Peace," which won the Lela Common Canadian History Award in 2007. His award-winning and best-selling Canadian Battle Series documents the Canadian World War II experience. Jack Granatstein declared him as the nation's leading popular military historian. Illustrator: Claude St Aubin is one of Canada's finest comic artists, with his artwork appearing in stories that include X-Men, Captain Canuck and R.E.B.E.L.S. Claude is a Hall of Fame inductee and the recipient of the 2010 Joe Shuster Award for his contribution to the Canadian comic book industry. Colours: Canadian artist Lovern Kindzierski has been recognized by the Comic Buyer's Guide survey as one of comics' most influential colourists of all time. He has designed colour for every major publisher in the industry and been nominated several times as Best Colourist for the Eisner, Harvey and Shuster Awards.