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on May 13, 2010
Exactly who was John Wilkies Booth?
History would tell us plainly that he was Abraham Lincoln's assassin, and that he was part of a conspiracy, and one of a family of actors.
C.C. Colbert and Tanitoc shed light on a man who was seemingly more complex than previously known. Msr Colbert, after exhaustive research, has created an exhilarating narrative that shows the evolution of a revolutionary. As he states in his after comments, he was able to deviate from the `facts' and imagine what might have been. If he were alive today, Johnny Booth would have been just another protestor lining up to take verbal shots at Bush, then later Obama, and right alongside Oberman. What is titillating about the entire book is the political machinations that we would today call `Al Qaida' .
For a first time graphic novelist prompted on by his family, the effort is outstanding. The art, while seemingly crude (perhaps it's the brush heavy style) matches the narrative.
In the book, we encounter the Booth family of actors, brother, father, and brother. We meet his `women', Ella and Lucy. We meet the shadow conspiracy along with Mrs Surratt, Davy, Dr Mudd, and a diverse supporting cast caught up in post civil war/election-inauguration furor.
I can just imagine what a book on Louis Riel by C.C. Colbert would be like.