Released in December by Jack Lake Publishing, the 48 page full color graphic novel is actually a re-mastered reprint from the Classics Illustrated comic book series. The Abraham Lincoln issue of Classics Illustrated (#142) was originally published in 1958.
Scans of the original printed comic book were completely resorted and completely re-coloured by Hamilton, Ontario artist Mike Gagnon.
“I’ve seen plenty of books, movies, and television shows about Abe Lincoln, but this story is packed with details that I had never heard.” said Gagnon. “It brings a whole new dimension and life to the man.”
The graphic novel itself is directly adapted from Lincoln’s own diary as well as historically documented facts. The original printing was adapted and illustrated from this historical information by Norman Nodel for the 1958 printing.
“You think you know this guy from what you’ve seen in pop culture, but there’s so much more. The guy was like a real life super-hero. He literally swung down from a ceiling once and took on an angry mob to save a man from being lynched! How many Presidents can you say that about?” Gagnon added.
Along with Lincoln’s apparent heroic streak, the book also reveals that he was an infamous practical joker, well known in his home state of Illinois as an accomplished wrestler, and many more interesting facts.
The fully re-mastered Classics Illustrated #142 featuring the life story of Abraham Lincoln is young reader friendly and available from your local comics retailer and online through the publisher or from Amazon.com. More info can be found at www.jacklakeproductions.com and www.mikegagnon.ca
For more information or to schedule an interview, contact:
Mike Gagnon at (289) 389-4091 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jaak Jarve. President, Jack Lake Productions at 1-800-269-9206 or jacklakeprodinc@
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You may have seen Mike Gagnon's work in places like the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, Back Issue Magazine, various newspapers, the Classics Illustrated comic book series, any number of independent publications, and numerous books.
Mike writes anything that involves a script; comics, books, film and more. I He sometimes writes on various pop culture issues. Mike also paints, illustrates and digitally colors artwork for publication.