April 24, 2012

THE WAR OF 1812 In June From Renegade Arts

Renegade Arts Entertainment announces a historical graphic novel full of action, drama and adventure with THE LOXLEY’S AND THE WAR OF 1812. The story is written by Alan Grant (2000 A.D., Batman: Shadow of the Bat) with art by Claude St. Aubin (R.E.B.E.L.S., Batman: Turning Point) and Lovern Kindzierski (Animal Man). The graphic novel also features a 53 page summary of the war and its implications for Canada and America, written by acclaimed Canadian military historian Mark Zuehlke, presented with maps and illustrations.

The story follows the Loxley’s, 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.

Oscar nominated screen writer Tab Murphy (Thundercats, Batman: Year One) has been hired to adapt the story into a school play and a movie screenplay. 

Renegade Arts Entertainment also announced that for every 3 copies that retailers order of THE LOXLEY’S AND THE WAR OF 1812 from Diamond Comic Distributors, they will receive one FREE copy. For more information, please visit www.renegadeartsentertainment.com and www.facebook.com/LoxleysandtheWarof1812.