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.

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Thursday, August 02, 2012

Stan Mack’s Revolting Rebels

A couple of years back I featured Stan Mack’s light-hearted adventure comic for kids, Road to Revolution!

Stan’s now republishing his earlier sequential-art work on the Revolution, titled Taxes, the Tea Party, and Those Revolting Rebels: A History in Comics of the American Revolution. That first came out in 1994.

Here’s some of Stan’s commentary from Michael Dooley’s interview at Imprint, about both the Revolution book and a similar volume titled The Story of the Jews:
I am very careful to triple-check my historical facts and motivations—not that original documents necessarily agree with each other in the first place. In both books the fun came when I was able to put words into the mouths of some of the greatest names in history: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and John Adams, not to mention Moses and the God of the Jews. The books being the work of a cartoonist, they do all kinda speak out of the side of their mouth, wiseguy-style. Waddaya expect?
Dooley’s interview also appeared at Salon. Fishbowl N.Y. and San Diego Jewish World published more articles about Stan and Taxes, the Tea Party, and Those Revolting Rebels.

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