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The Good Man Narrative: History and Representation in ‘Captive of Friendly Cove’

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Captive of Friendly Cove by Rebecca Goldfield and Mike Short, published by Fulcrum, is a graphic novel based on the true story of British sailor John Jewitt, who lived as a captive of the Mowachaht people of Vancouver Island for three years at the start of the 19th century. The comic is largely inspired by, and draws upon, Jewitt's own memoirs of his captivity.

ComicsAlliance’s James Leask and J. A. Micheline sat down for an in-depth discussion of the book's themes, its intended audience, its treatment of history, and its representation of First Nations people. Their conversation begins with a discussion of context, and the assumptions made by the comic.

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Nobody Puts Comic Art in the Corner Like the Cornered Blog

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Character-identifying artwork in the upper lefthand corners of comic book covers is somewhat of a vanishing craft these days, but the contributors on the blog Cornered still want to celebrate the smallest and most useful panel in the world of cover design elements...

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