Educational Industry graphic Novels


“Benedict Arnold” is a Double Page Spread Graphic Novel painted in Photoshop for the Educational Publishing Industry. Although each of the following styles are bright and simplified for younger audiences and the Sequential Art Format, all of the costumes, architecture, uniforms, weapons and accouterments were carefully researched and accurate for each time period.

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“Andrew Jackson” dealt with the implications of  the Tariff Issues of the 1830’s. It focused on events leading up to the Civil War and involved Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Daniel Webster and Andrew Jackson. The style was slightly less realistic and more stylized for it’s target age group.


“Join or Die” was rendered in Photoshop using another simplified style designed to appeal to a broad spectrum of age groups. It presented both sides of the issues fueling the Revolutionary War in the American Colonies.


“Valley Forge” is rendered in a more realistic style. The subject centered on the hardships faced at Valley Forge during the winter of 1777-1778 by the continental army and the impact on local farmers ordered to provide provisions for the troops. As with the other samples, the uniforms and accouterments were carefully researched to reflect the actual units who fought this particular engagement.

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“Dutch East Indies” is a one-panel excerpt from a Graphic Novel focused on the the Dutch decimation of native spice growers in the East Indies during 17th Century.

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“Ancient Egyptian Spices” is a Graphic Novel excerpt that dealt specifically with the importance of spices on Ancient Egyptian culture including the treatment and preparation of the dead in the mummification process.


“Crusades” is one panel from a Graphic Novel and dealt with the Crusades but was specifically inspired by the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453.

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