Sacco & Vanzetti

Below are penciled pages for a key episode in my next book, “The Lives of Sacco and Vanzetti.” It’s a classic murder case with more legal and political content than I’ve ever taken on. In fact, where one comes down on the pair’s guilt or innocence depends almost entirely upon where one sits on the political spectrum. Nevertheless, there are enough contradictory facts and intriguing questions that it remains a true unsolved mystery.

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About the Author

Rick Geary
Rick Geary
Rick Geary was born in 1946 in Kansas City, Missouri and grew up in Wichita, Kansas. He graduated from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, where his first cartoons were published in the University Daily Kansan.

He worked as staff artist for two weekly papers in Wichita before moving to San Diego in 1975.

He began work in comics in 1977 and was for thirteen years a contributor to the Funny Pages of National Lampoon. His comic stories have also been published in Heavy Metal, Dark Horse Comics and the DC Comics/Paradox Press Big Books. His early comic work has been collected in Housebound with Rick Geary from Fantagraphics Books.

During a four-year stay in New York, his illustrations appeared regularly in The New York Times Book Review. His illustration work has also been seen in MAD, Spy, Rolling Stone, The Los Angeles Times, and American Libraries.

He has written and illustrated three children’s books based on The Mask for Dark Horse and two Spider-Man children’s books for Marvel. His children’s comic Society of Horrors ran in Disney Adventures magazine from 1999 to 2006. He is currently the artist for the new series of Gumby comics, written by Bob Burden.

His graphic novels include three adaptations for CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED and the continuing series A Treasury of Victorian Murder for NBM Publishing, the latest of which is The Saga of the Bloody Benders. In 2007, he wrote and illustrated J. Edgar Hoover: A Graphic Biography for Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Rick has received the Inkpot Award from the San Diego Comic Convention (1980) and the Book and Magazine Illustration Award from the National Cartoonists Society (1994).

He and his wife Deborah can be found every year in the Artists Alley at San Diego Comic Con International. In 2007, after more than thirty years in San Diego, they moved to the town of Carrizozo, New Mexico.

See his books from NBM!

1 Comment on "Sacco & Vanzetti"

  1. I’m so excited for this book! The trial took place in my hometown and it is a case we discussed often in elementary and high school.

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