So - multiple rounds of copy editing have been completed. Files have been formatted, then formatted a few times, then a few times more for good measure!
And now, here's the cover and the official description with some preview pages too!
From the Earth to Babylon: Gerald Bull and the Supergun
by Diana Tamblyn
Mixing the fascinating approach of historical journalism with a mesmerizing biography comes the wild and crazy, true story of Gerald Bull.
A historical graphic novel based on the life of Canadian Gerald Bull—considered to be one of the most brilliant scientists of the twentieth century and whose work affected the course of two modern wars. Bull’s research led him across the globe, from Canada, to the Pentagon, to Barbados, to South Africa, and finally to Iraq.
This volume tells of how this “boy genius” of rocket science experienced early success with the launch of HARP (the High-Altitude Research Project) with McGill University, to owning one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated space programs with the Space Research Corporation.
>> 3-page pdf preview
>> Buy it here
Copy editor: Ed Kanerva
Designer: Dustin Harbin
88 pages, B&W interior, colour cover.
Price of ltd. edition version of 200 copies, $20
Book 1 of a 2 volume series.
The book can also be purchased at Heroes and LA Mood in London, Ontario, and Strange Adventures in Halifax.
- Sometime before Christmas the book should be available a few months later via online channels like Amazon, and the websites for Barnes & Noble, Chapters and Waterstones thanks to distribution through Comet Press (an imprint of Starburst).
- Although the book isn't even out yet, it will be part of the course curriculum this Fall at Western University in a new course called "Graphically Canadian". Very exciting! Here's an article about the course: http://www.lfpress.com/2013/08/23/brown-cartoonists-finally-get-their-due-in-new-courses