Thursday, August 3, 2017

New graphic history: Perpetua's Journey

The latest book in the Oxford University Press series of graphic history books has just been released.

Perpetua's Journey: Faith, Gender, and Power in the Roman Empire was written by Jennifer A. Rea, Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Florida. It presents a new translation of The Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicity in the form of a graphic novel alongside essays which place the Passion, a prison diary written by Vibia Perpetua before her death as a Christian martyr in Carthage in 203 CE, in historical and social context.

The story is not only fascinating because of the complex, challenging choices made by Perpetua and her fellow martyrs, and the personal and societal impact of those choices, but also because it allows us access to the words of a 22-year-old woman who lived during the time of the Roman Empire, yet whose experiences still feel immediate and relatable.

You can find out more about the book at the Oxford University Press website, or on Amazon.


 

Artwork from Perpetua's Journey:
Faith, Gender, and Power in the Roman Empire

Publication date: July 2017
ISBN: 9780190238711
232 pages
Artwork copyright Oxford University Press

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Abina at the San Francisco Black Film Festival

The animated documentary of Abina and the Important Men, adapted from the book by Professor Trevor Getz, the Documentary Film Institute, and many talented people at San Francisco State University, has been selected to be screened at the San Francisco Black Film Festival 2017. The film, directed by Soumyaa Behrens, with lead animation by Daewon Kim, will be screened on 16 June at 6PM at the Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum. Read more about the event and see the film poster on the SFBFF website. You can watch the trailer below:




Monday, May 29, 2017

A Foreign Shore: Rain of Fire, Rain of Blood news

The second novel in Forrest Johnson's trilogy has been named as a finalist in the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A Foreign Shore: Rain of Fire, Rain of Blood wins award

Rain of Fire, Rain of Blood has won second place in the fantasy category of the Reader Views Literary Awards.
Illustration from A Foreign Shore: Rain of Fire, Rain of Blood
Copyright Forrest Johnson

Monday, December 5, 2016

A Foreign Shore volume 2 e-book and illustrations

A Foreign Shore: Rain of Fire, Rain of Blood by Forrest Johnson is now available as an e-book. You can get it from Amazon, where you can also preview the first pages of the book.

I've added three illustrations from the book to my portfolio.

Friday, October 21, 2016

A Foreign Shore volume 2

A Foreign Shore: Rain of Fire, Rain of Blood, the second volume in Forrest Johnson's series of fantasy novels, is out now, with even more intrigue, danger, magic, and world-building as Raeesha's story continues. It's available from Amazon.

If you haven't read the first volume yet, its Amazon page is here.

Friday, August 19, 2016

New graphic history: Debating Truth

Debating Truth: The Barcelona Disputation of 1263 by Nina Caputo, the latest book in the Oxford University Press series of graphic histories, is out now. It explores the theological debate, held before King James I of Aragon, between Nahmanides and the Dominican Friar Paul, the relationship between Christians and Jews in medieval Spain, and how the same event can be understood in contradictory ways by different people. Read more about it at OUP's website or on Amazon, where you can also view the first pages of the book.


More images at my website
Artwork from Debating Truth
The Barcelona Disputation of 1263
by Nina Caputo 
Publication Date - July 2016
ISBN: 9780190226367
256 pages
Artwork copyright Oxford University Press