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The Loxleys and the War of 1812

Beautifully created hardback comic book available now

Written by Alan Grant, pencils and inks by Claude St. Aubin, colours by Lovern Kindzierski, edited by Alexander Finbow, letters by Todd Klein.

The Loxleys and the War of 1812 Front cover

175 page, beautifully colored, hardback graphic novel featuring 101 page historically accurate comic strip about a Canadian family caught up in the war and a 64 page summary of the war and itʼs implications for Canada and America written by acclaimed Canadian military historian Mark Zuehlke, includes maps and illustrations.

Order "The Loxleys and the War of 1812" Graphic Novel for $19.99 from our store today.

Alternatively download "The Loxleys and the War of 1812" digital comic in high quality PDF for $9.99 from our store, or find it in the Renegade Arts Entertainment Bookstore App.

The book is aimed at a 10 to adult reading range and is available now direct from us, comic book stores, and independent book stores. There is also an iPad version and a digital pdf available here and through the Renegade Arts Entertainment Bookstore App.

Synopsis

The story follows the Loxleys, a Canadian family living in the Niagara peninsula as they're torn apart by the American invasion of Canada in 1812, and the subsequent war that raged across both countries as British troops, Canadian militia, and First Nation warriors sought to thwart the expansionist plans of the American government.

The Loxley's take part in key historical events and they deal with the realities of the war on their doorstep, the personal loss, setbacks and victories tied into the conflict.

Comic frames

"I am thrilled to see such impressive levels of quality employed in enabling others to relive important history. Entertaining and educational, this book deserves awards. But more than that, it deserves to be read."

The Lottery Party Comic Review site: Link

More 1812

Created in partnership with Arcana Studios and the Department of Canadian Heritage, this 50 minute adaptation brings the story to life using simple animation, a cast of actors, music and sfx. It is free to view online and we are talking to potential broadcast partners. It is available to view in both English and French soundtracks.

Teaching Resources


The education department at the National Film Board have written an extremely useful teaching guide for use with the book and the free to download interactive iPad app. Download the teaching resource pdf here for free, just click the cover image on the left.


It has many useful ideas for Canadian social studies teachers, as well as class activities 

NFB interactive iPad app adaptation.


 The app has been beautifully adapted from the original graphic novel, to make best use of the iPads interactive qualities. The app features music from Canadian, American and British indie artists, animation, a dynamic map linked to every frame in the story, plus sound effects. We're really happy with the adaptation, it our opinion it is one of the bets examples of a comic to ipad adaptation available. It is avilable for free in the Canadian app stores in English and French language versions, and in other stores for a small charge. Tdownload the iPad app for the iPad for, click the image above, which will take you to the Canadian itunes store. For Android users, click here to go to the app in the Google Play store, it is also a free download for Canadian users.

Novel

Alan Grant has also written a novel length adaptation of the comic book, and Oscar nominated screen writer Tab Murphy has adapted the story into a school play and movie screenplay.

The 1812 Timeline

screenshot of 1812timeline.comWe have produced the 1812timeline.com, which is a website that takes you through the events leading up to, during and after the war with links to resources and events planned for the the bicentenary. It incorporates the characters from the book into the historical events.

Alan Grant

Writer

After 30 years of writing the fictional adventures of Batman, Judge Dredd and Terminator, "The 1812 War" is Scottish writer Alan Grant's first foray into actual history. He is shocked and delighted to find that real life is a lot worse - and a lot better - than fiction ever could be!

Laughter, tears, irony...all human life is reflected in The 1812 War. And nobody on either side wore a spandex costume!"

Claude St Aubin

Pencils and inks

Claude is one of Canada's finest comic artists, with his artowrk appearing in stories that include X-Men, Captain Canuck and R.E.B.E.L.S. He currently lives in Raymond, Alberta.

Todd Klein

Letters

Todd has worked with writers like Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Bill Willingham and many others, and collaborating with a host of artists.

Alexander Finbow

Editor

A writer and film-maker by training, Alexander has been editing Renegade's comics for two years now under the guiding hand of Alan Grant.

"It is scary to think that a conflict that could have wiped Canada or America from the modern maps has been largely forgotten. This book will hopefully inform a younger generation of the events and introduce more readers to comics."

Lovern Kindzierski

Colours

Canadian artist Lovern Kindzierski has been recognized by the Comic Buyer’s Guide survey as one of comics’ most influential colourists of all time. He has designed colour for every major publisher in the industry and been nominated several times as Best Colourist for both the Eisner, Harvey and Shuster Awards.

"History like this should not be forgotten."

"I truly enjoyed reading THE LOXLEYS AND THE WAR OF 1812. By rooting the events of that almost forgotten conflict in the experiences of a single family, the book brings to life moments that might otherwise seem like ancient history. Also, as an American, I appreciated getting the story from a Canadian point of view. Too often in America we are presented a view of history focused solely on American victories. THE LOXLEYS presents a more balanced view, highlighting American atrocities, Native American struggles and Canadian suffering that I had never even heard of. And holding the reader's interest throughout are Claude St. Aubin's clean, lively art and a focus on one family's love that sustains them through the most trying times imaginable. This is an enlightening read for all ages about a complex, misunderstood and pivotal moment in history."

Tony Bedard Writer - GREEN LANTERN CORPS

"The loxleys is well written. It's heartwarming and engaging. The illustrations make this book a joy to read. I grew to feel that I knew the Loxleys and was moved by the hardships they endured. I wondered as I read; how true is this story to actual historic events? This is a war most of us know little about. The Historical Summary By Mark Zuehlke in the second part of the book became a must read."

Richard Comely Creator of Captain Canuck.

"This large format graphic novel will have wide appeal because of its vibrantly coloured illustrations, attention to details, adventure, and variety of narrative voices. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 3.5 out of 4"

by Val Ken Lem for Canadian Materials link: Link

"I am thrilled to see such impressive levels of quality employed in enabling others to relive important history. Entertaining and educational, this book deserves awards. But more than that, it deserves to be read."

The Lottery Party Comic Review site: Link

"This would make a perfect supplement in a classroom. The facts about battles are often one-sided and, in the case of US History, tend to overlook or gloss over some of the more controversial pieces in favor of a “big picture” that shows America striding towards a grand destiny. This would offer a different perspective, especially since the events of the book are factually accurate."

Stumptown Trade Review: Link

"Alan Grant has crafted a truly engaging and emotional look at the War of 1812 through a family that lived on the Canadian side of Niagara....The Loxleys And The War Of 1812 is an excellent story of family and conflict; very engaging and appealing to all ages. Renegade has done a wonderful job of packaging this as an educational resource and hopefully librarians and educators will take advantage."

Comic Book Daily: Link

"War of 1812 brought to life through comic-book family"

Toronto Star Newspaper: Link

"The Loxleys and the War of 1812 is not the first comic to blend history, education and adventure, but it is by far the best that I have ever encountered."

Dr Chris Murray, Lecturer in Comics Studies, University of Dundee

"THE LOXLEYS AND THE WAR OF 1812 is an example of graphic novel storytelling at its best. The creative team of Alan Grant, Claude St. Aubin, Lovern Kindzierski, and Todd Klein has produced a masterpiece--a sensitive, enthralling, and historically accurate graphic novel of a Canadian family swept up in the tragedy that is war. Their compelling saga is enhanced by a crisply written summary of the War of 1812 by historian Mark Zuehlke. As a story, and as a tale of an overlooked, but pivotal conflict, THE LOXLEYS AND THE WAR OF 1812 is not to be missed."

Dwight Jon Zimmerman, award-winning author of TECUMSEH: SHOOTING STAR OF THE SHAWNEE and SAGA OF THE SIOUX, member of the member of the Military Writers Society of America

Order information

You can order "The Loxleys and the War of 1812" Graphic Novel from our online store.

  • To order for public libraries and schools go to Tinlids.

  • Alternatively you can place an order via your local comic book store. Use the Comic Shop Locator website to find your nearest store.

  • For comic book stores: Diamond Comics (Preview code: APR121209).

  • For all orders and any enquiries, please contact us at contact@renegademail.com.

  • ISBN: 978-0-9868200-0-7

The Loxleys and the War of 1812 - Preview comic

The Loxleys and the War of 1812 - Preview comic

Also available from our iPad Bookstore app A Canadian family living in the Niagara peninsula is torn apart by the American invasion of Canada in 1812 and the subsequent war that raged across both countries as British troops, Canadian militia, and Native American warriors sought to thwart the expansionist plans of the American government.
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The Loxleys and the War of 1812 - Teachers Pack

The Loxleys and the War of 1812 - Teachers Pack

Our education special is especially for teachers.  Each pack contains:

  • 2 copies of our  2nd edition hardback graphic novel.
  • 3 buttons -The 'We Won!', 'White House in Flames', and a major character from the war.
  • 1 Limited edition playing cards set, featuring characters and events from the War.
  • 1 Recruitment poster
  • 1 copy of the Study Guide by the National Film Board

 Please note: This is for teachers only and will ship to school addresses

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The Loxleys and the War of 1812 - Graphic Novel

The Loxleys and the War of 1812 - Graphic Novel

The 2nd edition hardback graphic novel.

The story follows the Loxleys, a Canadian family living in the Niagara peninsula as they're torn apart by the American invasion of Canada in 1812, and the subsequent war that raged across both countries as British troops, Canadian militia, and First Nation warriors sought to thwart the expansionist plans of the American government.

Features 30 updated pages and a scuff resistant hardcover.
$19.99 More info →
The Loxleys and the War of 1812 2nd Edition - Digital (PDF)

The Loxleys and the War of 1812 2nd Edition - Digital (PDF)

The story follows the Loxleys, a Canadian family living in the Niagara peninsula as they're torn apart by the American invasion of Canada in 1812, and the subsequent war that raged across both countries as British troops, Canadian militia, and First Nation warriors sought to thwart the expansionist plans of the American government. 101 pages comic story plus a 53 page historical summary. Now updated to the 2nd edition, featuring 30 pages of new art and information.
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1812 - School Play

1812 - School Play

Adapted from the graphic novel by Oscar nominated Hollywood screenwriter Tab Murphy, the school play presents an opportunity for students to bring history to life. Written with Grade 7 age students and above in mind, the play features the characters from the graphic novel, the Loxleys and the historical figures involved in key events from the war. It offers a great way to help students immerse themselves in this important chapter in Canadian history and also involve their local community in recreating the Canada of 200 years ago.

Excerpt:

Aaron sets his fiddle down and starts to walk away.

Eliza: Aaron! Where are you going?

Aaron: To pack my belongings. I’m off to fight the Americans.

Eliza: Aaron Loxley! You lost your own father in a war. Will you put your children through the same misery?

Aaron: I do not want to fight, Eliza. But sometimes a man must fight for what he believes in. I believe in this family. And I believe in this land. And that is why I must go.

Matthew: It is absurd! How can you even think of fighting our neighbors across the Niagara? We trade with them each week. They are our friends!

William: Is Matthew not right, father? What difference does it make whether we are ruled by a King or a President? We farm the land, whoever rules us.

Aaron: The land we farm is our land. Canadian

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The Loxleys and the War of 1812 Novel- Digital (PDF and EPub formats included)

The Loxleys and the War of 1812 Novel- Digital (PDF and EPub formats included)

Alan Grant's story follows the Loxleys, a Canadian family living in the Niagara peninsula as they're torn apart by the American invasion of Canada in 1812, and the subsequent war that raged across both countries as British troops, Canadian militia, and First Nation warriors sought to thwart the expansionist plans of the American government. Adapted from the best-selling graphic novel by the author himself, this novelisation can be downloaded in both 140 page PDF and 125 page EPub format (please note the PDF format includes chapter illustrations).
$4.99 More info →