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Graphic Novels


THUNDERBOLT An American Tale Vol.1

on sale fall 2019


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The true tale of one of the most controversial figures in American history, Captain John Brown. As a young boy he swore he’d dedicate his life to the struggle against slavery.  He embarked on a mission, along with his brood and like-minded fellow Americans, to be mild with the mild, shrewd with the crafty, confiding to the honest, rough to the ruffian and to the liar-- a THUNDERBOLT!

19th century.  Old John Brown, a white American man, is on a mission from God to eliminate slavery from US soil. Some call him a terrorist and a madman, others a hero and a prophet.

John Brown assembled a motley crew of 21 men to raid a town’s armory, with the end goal of arming and abetting black slaves across the south to rise against their masters. However, unpredictable events thwart the original plans, and the raiders are surrounded and trapped by a hostile town, leaving them no choice but to surrender or stage a final confrontation against the US military.

Thunderbolt: An American Tale Vol.1 written and illustrated by Wilfred Santiago.

Suggested for mature readers.



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The astonishing journey of the greatest basketball player of all time and his evolution into the biggest icon of the 20th century. Michael Jordan’s resumé on the court is unimpeachable, yet not only is he the greatest basketball player of all time, but also one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation, creating a cult of personality that transcended sports and made him one of the most recognizable figures in global popular culture.

Wilfred Santiago, author of the acclaimed 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente, turns his expressionistic eye toward Jordan’s exceptional life—from his childhood in North Carolina through his legendary basketball career and beyond.  This well-rounded portrait captures the physical grace of Jordan the athlete like no author ever has before and doesn’t shy away from Jordan’s personal struggles off the court.

"The artwork pulsates with an effervescent visceral jolt" - CHICAGO TRIBUNE

 "Strong, tightly-written narrative" - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

 "This book breathes with potent comic book electricity" - PASTE MAGAZINE

 "I'm a spiteful Knicks fan… But, damn, Santiago even makes those nightmares look dope" - DEADSPIN


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21 The Story of Roberto Clemente


Wilfred Santiago’s instant classic 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente is a human drama of courage, faith, and dignity, inspired by the life of the acclaimed Pittsburgh Pirates baseball star. 21 chronicles Clemente's life from his early days growing up, through the highlights of his career, capturing the grit of his rise from an impoverished Puerto Rican childhood to the majesty of his performance on the field, and to his fundamental decency off of it. Santiago's inviting style combines realistic attention to detail and expressive cartooning to great effect.

“Wilfred Santiago's 21 is brilliant and beautiful, challenging and lyrical" - ESPN

“Exuberantly expressive" - A.V. CLUB

"21 is a mammoth achievement” - KIRKUS REVIEWS

"[A] fitting and vital tribute” - LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS 


“There are so many ways to draw a triangle before it stops being a triangle. So the question is: ‘What is the triangle's purpose?’ ”


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