From the Award winning creators of The Loxleys and the War of 1812 comes a 112 page, beautifully colored, graphic novel featuring 64 page historically accurate comic strip about a Canadian family caught up in Confederation. With an accompanying illustrated summary written by acclaimed Canadian military historian Mark Zuehlke, including maps and illustrations.
The story begins in 1864 and for a second time follows the Loxleys, a Canadian family living in the Niagara peninsula. Underthe threat once more of an American invasion and the cancellation of the Canadian-American Reciprocity Treaty, the Canadian Colonies look to unite. We trail the Loxleys on their journey to the Charlottetown Conference and witness the events that lead to the Dominion of Canada. The story follows the characters through key historical events.
Writer: Mark Zuehlke is the author of "For Honour's Sake: The War of 1812 and the Brokering of an Uneasy Peace," which won the Lela Common Canadian History Award in 2007. His award-winning and best-selling Canadian Battle Series documents the Canadian World War II experience. Jack Granatstein declared him as the nation's leading popular military historian.
Writer: Scottish born Alan Grant is without doubt one of the most successful and prolific comic book writers in the industry. Having written many stories for the UK's 2000AD including the man himself, Judge Dredd. His work then found an international audience at DC Comics, with Lobo, Batman and The Demon amongst his many successes.
Illustrator: Claude St Aubin is one of Canada's finest comic artists, with his artwork appearing in stories that include X-Men, Captain Canuck and R.E.B.E.L.S. Claude is a Hall of Fame inductee and the recipient of the 2010 Joe Shuster Award for his contribution to the Canadian comic book industry.