From the Author
This is my first book published by FriesenPress. Up until now I had self-published my other titles. Once you open this book and start reading, you will see it is different from most graphic novels. I am a Black & White artist, specializing in pencil and ink works. This story focuses on the historical back story of my Man Power World
. I drew from my interest on WWII history to create a believable conspiracy. More historic fiction than comic book super heroes in many respects. That is until you reach chapter four. I look forward to your impressions of the book. For an outside perspective please take a look at this review... kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/matthew-okeefe/man-power/
About the Author
Matthew O'Keefe is an illustrator and creator of comics and graphic novels. Telling sequential stories through drawing came naturally since early childhood. He attended Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario Canada and has progressively worked towards a career in Illustration. He's drawn comic art for Noble Comics' series, "Captain Faith" and "Faith Warrior." Matthew has also illustrated seven stories for a children's book author.
In 2015, Matthew started Online Comic Heroes (www.OnlineComicHeroes.com). His business features his own signature title and character Man Power. The initial concepts for his character, Man Power, were first put together in the late 1990's while still in high school. But it was through the support and encouragement of his wife, Catherine, that he launched his signature character and title into a published comic series. The comic series currently has twelve issues available and continues to grow.
At the Toronto ComiCon 2016, Matthew debuted two of his complete graphic novel collections of the Man Power series. He has also recently had his work featured on a Superhero Comics Contest presented by Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment and on "The Fall of Canada," a Tom Clancy's The Division Fan Art Collaborative.
Matthew, his wife Catherine, and family of pets live in the countryside north of Muskoka, Ontario....