Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Welcome to the blog for the exciting new graphic novel "Oregon Trail: Road of Destiny," from Sasquatch Books. Here is how our publisher describes it:

Based on extensive research into personal accounts of the Oregon Trail, comic authors David Lasky and Frank Young have created a graphic narrative of one family's epic journey. The main character is an 11-year-old girl whose family is setting course for the west to seek new opportunities and to escape the "overcrowded and filth" of the eastern city where they had been living.
Revealed is all of the planning, equipment, and logistics involved in such a trip. The book features a series of two-page spreads detailing a visual inventory of everything the family has with them — the parts of a covered wagon and a personal annotated map of the trail. Readers get a ground-level feel for what it was like to be part of this storied migration west — not a dry recitation of dates and facts, but an immediately memorable living history.
Frank Young and I will post sample art, sketches, and background info from the book. We hope this not only promotes the book, but also develops into an online resource for students of the Oregon Trail. Check in from time to time and enhance your Oregon Trail experience!

-David Lasky

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