Edited by Quincy Saul, Illustrated by Mac McGill, Songe Riddle, and Seth Tobocman
Escaping slavery in the Americas, maroons made miracles in the mountains, summoned new societies in the swamps, and forged new freedoms in the forests. They didn't just escape and steal from plantations--they also planted and harvested polycultures. They not only fought slavery but proved its opposite, and for generations they defended it, with blood and brilliance. Maroon Comix is a fire on the mountain where maroon words and images meet to tell stories of escape and homecoming, exile and belonging. These stories, tales of the damned who consecrate their own salvation, converge on the summits of the human spirit, where the most dreadful degradation is overcome by the most daring dignity. Maroon Comix is an invitation to never go back, to join hands and hearts across space and time with the maroons and the mountains that await their return.
"With bold graphics and urgent prose, Maroon Comix provides a powerful antidote to toxic historical narratives. By showing us what was, Quincy Saul and his talented team allow us to see what's possible." --James Sturm, author of The Golem's Mighty Swing
"The history and stories that the Maroons personified should inspire a whole new generation of abolitionists. This comic illustration can motivate all those looking to resist modern capitalism's twenty-first-century slavery and the neofascism we are facing today." --Dhoruba Bin Wahad, Black Panther Party, New York Chapter, executive director of Community Change Africa
About the Contributors:
Quincy Saul is the author of Truth and Dare: A Comic Book Curriculum for the End and the Beginning of the World, and the coeditor of Maroon the Implacable. He is a musician and a cofounder of Ecosocialist Horizons.
Mac McGill is one of the leading pen and ink artists of NYC. His previous art books include IX XI MI.
Songe Riddle has worked on a number of award-winning film and television productions, providing motion graphics and animation as well as script illustrations and storyboards.
Seth Tobocman is the cofounder of World War 3 Illustrated. His illustrations have appeared in the New York Times among many other publications.