The War of 1812 may seem very distant to us living in the Bow Valley of the Rocky Mountains, given that it took place in Eastern Canada and the eastern U.S., but our connection to that war will soon be a lot closer to us with upcoming release of The Loxleys and the War of 1812, a graphic novel produced by Canmore-based Renegade Arts Entertainment.
The Loxleys and the War of 1812, which tells the story of a fictional family living in the Niagara region of Ontario caught up in the war, will be released later this month. However, advance copies can be reserved at Café Books in Canmore or through Renegade Arts website.
So while the War of 1812 may not have been battled out in our neck of the woods, Renegade Arts is certainly bringing the war home to us here in the Rockies. Based on the samples Renegade Arts has released so far, The Loxleys and the War of 1812, edited by Alexander Finbow, who makes his home in Canmore, looks excellent, not surprising given that the 175-page comic book, written by Alan Grant, is being drawn by Claude St. Aubin, coloured by Lovern Kindzerski and lettered by Todd Klein – all four of these individuals are well recognized in the world of comic books.
This comic also includes a 30-page summary of the war by Canadian military historian Mark Zuehlke, author of the Canadian Battlefield series.
More information can also be found at Canada’s History Magazine.