A Note From the Publisher
Animal Media Group
Queen of Kenosha
Author Series: ISBN-13:
Format: Trim Size:
Howard Shapiro, Illustrated: Erica Chan
Thin Thinline Trilogy
9" x 11"
Page Count: XX
Carton Qty.: XX
Comic & Graphic Novel
CGN004010 COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Crime & Mystery
CGN010000 COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Historical Fiction
Release Date: 10/XX/2018
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Queen of Kenosha is a graphic novel set in1960s Greenwich Village during the height of the singer-songwriter scene – and mixed with a small team of patriots committed to stopping the establishment of the Fourth Reich.
In this first installment of the Thin Thinline Trilogy, the fiercely independent Nina Overstreet has an axe to grind. A talented singer-songwriter slogging her way through the burgeoning Greenwich Village folk music scene of 1963, the Queen of Kenosha, Wisconsin, realizes that standing on the cusp of stardom gets her little respect and barely a cup of coffee in New York City. It finally comes, but in a way she could have never imagined. A chance encounter with the mysterious Nick Ladd at a late-night gig spins her life in a different direction—one that becomes a daily balance between life and death, right and wrong. Nick recruits Nina to join him and a team of ex-FBI operatives in a clandestine agency to stop the establishment of the Fourth Reich by undercover Nazis in post-War America.
It’s a cause Nina believes in … until she’s forced to compromise the very principles of fairness and patriotism she holds dear. As she and Nick grow closer as partners, she forces him to question his own intentions. But as the body count mounts in pursuit of the Nazi ringleader, the evasive Ingrid Pastorious, the stakes grow even higher for Nick, Nina and the team. And in a world of shifting alliances, Nina isn’t sure whom she can truly trust with her music or her life.
- The first installment of the new Thin Thinline Trilogy, this graphic novel is unlike anything else found on the market, with its unique mix of action, female empowerment, and classic singer-songwriter nostalgia.
- Set in New York City’s burgeoning folk music scene during the 1960’s, our protagonist, Nina, is torn apart when she is recruited to become an undercover agent to stop the establishment of the Fourth Reich in post-War America.
- Strong female protagonist and illustrated by a up and coming female talent packs a pro-woman punch!
Marketing & Publicity
- Targeted media outreach to music publications and media outlets that connect with the 1960’s singer songwriter storyline.
- Targeted media outreach to graphic novel/coming book reviewers at the Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and USA Today. Entertainment media that reviews comics include podcasts, online versions of major outlets like EW.com and Vulture.com.
Howard Shapiro has written four children's books, three graphic novels and a biography. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA where he runs the day-to-day publishing side of Animal Media Group LLC bringing ten years of indie publishing experience to the role.
Erica Chan is a freelance illustrator based in Brooklyn and an alumni of the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program at the School of Visual Arts. She's currently working on several comics projects including one for Amazon Publishing.
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October 2018 Animal Media Group Queen of Kenosha Author Series: ISBN-13: ISBN-10: Format: Trim Size: Intl. Rights: Howard Shapiro, Illustrated: Erica Chan Thin Thinline Trilogy...