Dark Horse to Publish Stories of 6 Holocaust Survivors
We’ve got an exclusive announcement for you this morning: Dark Horse will publish We’ll Soon Be Home Again, by writer Jessica Baab Bonde and artist Peter Bergting. The graphic anthology gathering the testimonies of six Holocaust survivors was first published in Sweden and is geared toward a teen audience. The book is due out in March 2020.
The full press release is below.
DARK HORSE TO PUBLISH “WE’LL SOON BE HOME AGAIN”
Award-Winning Graphic Novel Available for Purchase in March 2020
MILWAUKIE, Ore. (August 26, 2019) – Originally published by Natur & Kultur in Sweden in 2018, Dark Horse’s We’ll Soon Be Home Again is a translation of the award-winning Swedish comic by writer Jessica Bab Bonde and artist Peter Bergting (Joe Golem, The Dark North).
In We’ll Soon Be Home Again, the testimonies of six Holocaust survivors are presented in comics form. All of them were children then, and are still alive to tell what happened to them and their families. How they survived. What they lost—and how you keep on living, despite it all. Using the first-person point of view allows the stories to get under your skin as survivors describe their persecutions in the Ghetto, the de-humanization and the starvation in the concentration camps, and the industrial-scale mass murder taking place in the extermination camps.
When right-wing extremism and antisemitism are being evoked once again, We’ll Soon Be Home Again is the alarm-bell needed to remind us never to forget the horrors of the Holocaust. We’ll Soon Be Home Again goes on sale in comic shops on March 25, 2020 and in bookstores on April 7, 2020. This 104-page graphic novel is available for pre-order through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Things From Another World, and at local comic shops. Visit DarkHorse.com for more information.
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Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.
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