Official Press Release
The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art – MoCCA is pleased to present:
Sons of Liberty
presentation and signing with the creators:
Alexander Lagos, Joseph Lagos, Steve Walker and Oren Kramek
Thursday, June 10, 7 PM
Admission $5 | Free for MoCCA Members
Join MoCCA for a presentation about the new graphic novel Sons of
Liberty followed by a signing with the creators Alexander Lagos, Joseph Lagos, Steve Walker and Oren Kramek.
About the book
In Colonial America, Graham and Brody are slaves on the run-but then the two young runaways gain extraordinary powers. As they test the limits of their new abilities, they come under the care and protection of two very different mentors. One is Benjamin Franklin, who urges the boys to keep a low profile. The other is Benjamin Lay, an eccentric abolitionist who has another idea-one that involves the African martial art Dambe . . . and masks.
But by escaping to freedom, Graham and Brody have made more enemies than allies. A plantation owner wants them captured. A slave hunter wants them dead. And Benjamin Franklin’s son William has the wickedest ambitions of all.
Visual and visceral, this is a tale that could only be told as a graphic novel. With its vile villains, electrifying action, and riveting suspense, The Sons of Liberty casts new light on the faces and events of pre-Revolution America, including Ben Franklin and the French and Indian War. American history has rarely been this compelling-and it’s never looked this good.
About the Creators
Alexander Lagos and Joseph Lagos are as different as two brothers can be. Alexander spent his twenties touring with a rock band. Eventually he settled down in Park Slope, Brooklyn where he worked as a manager for his local Barnes & Noble. Meanwhile, Joseph inherited the family woodcarving business and lives in Texas. They are both now married with children. This is their first book.
Steve Walker (Pencils and Inks) has done work for Image Comics and has been featured in Dr. SketchyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Rainy Day Coloring Book. He attends several comic conventions a year, where he sells commissioned drawings of superheroes.
Oren Kramek (Colors) is a freelance graphic artist. He was born in Israel and lives in Brooklyn.
MoCCA Thursdays are made possible in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Additional support comes from and the members of MoCCA.