This exciting graphic novel traces three historic battles in Turkey and Balkans during World War I: The first battle for Serbia, November 15, 1914; Heroism at Lone Pine, Gallipoli, August 9, 1915; and The Rout at Caporetto, October 24, 1917.
Gary Jeffrey, from Clacton on-Sea, Essex, UK, was a boy who grew up wanting to be an artist. Which worked okay for ten years until the pressing needs of a burgeoning family forced the young dreamer to buckle up and get a job.
He ended up working as a layout designer for a small non-fiction children's book publisher in London. Part of his remit was adapting biographies and history for comics. Over the course of a decade writing and story boarding these comics he grew to love the medium and became excited by its possibilities.
He decided to make something of his own and, ta da! -- now makes true crime comics in his spare time! Bonnie and Clyde--The Beginning (McFarland, fall 2013) is the first published of these -- check it out (but bear in mind all my other books are for 11 year-olds!)