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Benjamin Franklin: Inventor of the Nation! (Show Me History!) (Hardcover)
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The story of America’s foremost inventor and diplomat, Benjamin Franklin, in graphic novel format.
Benjamin Franklin has been called one of the most accomplished and influential Americans in history, and his role in shaping the United States has had a lasting impact that is still felt today. From his birth in Boston in 1706 to his days as a printer, inventor, and politician, Benjamin Franklin: Inventor of the Nation! tells the story of “the First American” in an accessible graphic novel format. Franklin’s research into topics as varied as electricity, meteorology, demography, and oceanography were as wide-ranging and important as his travels, which took him across the globe as a diplomat for the newly founded United States toward the end of the 18th century.
About the Author
Mark Shulman has written more than 150 books for kids of all ages, including illustrated stories for Marvel Comics, Scholastic, Chronicle Books, Simon & Schuster, and more. Their subjects include The Incredible Hulk, Madagascar, Shamu the orca, The Amazing World of Gumball, and others. Mark started reading comics when they cost just 15 cents and hasn't stopped. He's still got Silver Surfer #1 in very fine condition, and he's not letting it go.
Kelly Tindall, the award-winning writer/artist of The Adventurers: Love You Very So Much and the Strangebeard series, makes one heck of a good sandwich. He lives in Edmonton, Canada, with his wife and two daughters. For more of his work, follow him on Instagram (@mrkellytindall).
John Roshell is a co-founder of Comicraft, the lettering and design studio best known for pioneering the process of digitally lettering comic books. He has lettered thousands of comics for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Blizzard, and more; created hundreds of typefaces widely used in comics and video games; and designed loads of logos for franchises like the Avengers, Daredevil, Black Panther, and Angry Birds. He lives in Santa Barbara with his wife Starshine, two boys, and a somewhat ugly dog.
Jeff Martin is an award-winning cartoonist and comics educator from Edmonton, Alberta, and is definitely not a robot. His recent works include the Hockeypocalyspe series; the historical comedies Redcoats-ish: Jeff Martin's War of 1812 and Redcoats-ish 2, published by Renegade Arts Entertainment; Where Is Zog? webcomicseries published by Heavy Metal; and his newest project, the webcomic series Hell, Inc. Jeff won Best Graphic Novelist in the Best of Edmonton awards by Vue Weekly magazine and has been nominated twice for the Gene Day Self-Publisher Award in Canada.
Shane Corn is a veteran of the animation industry, having worked at Nickelodeon, Fox Animation Studios, FXX, Warner Bros. Animation, and Cartoon Network Studios. He currently runs a gallery and studio for individuals with developmental disabilities in Canton, Ohio, and is coloring Show Me History! graphic novels.
Christopher Peterson has been drawing and occasionally writing comics for the past 16 years. He has self-published anthologies, one-shots, and limited series—one of which garnered a Joe Shuster Award nomination. Recent works have included the Grindhouse series from Dark Horse Comics, Mayday series from Black Mask, the Broken World series from Boom! Studios, and various others from Image Comics and Stela Comics.
Praise for the Show Me History! series:
“Bunking the notion that history is dull, these titles in the Show Me History! series convey the lives of notable historical figures through colorful and spirited cartoons.” —Booklist