Book and Ephemera Fair
Mueller Report Graphic Novel:
Hot on the heels of Robert Mueller’s testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary and Intelligence Committees, the Berkshire Antiquarian Book and Ephemera Fair is both pleased and honored to host the book launch for the Mueller Report Graphic Novel by Barbara Slate on Friday, July 26 from 5-8 pm and Saturday, July 27th from 10 – 4pm at Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road in Great Barrington, MA 01230. Slate, the Illustrator and author of this,
the first graphic novel of the Mueller Report,
will sign copies at the fair on Saturday, July 27th from 1 to 3 pm.
The first volume of the two-volume graphic novel adaptation of the Mueller Report was published, as a trade paperback, on July 15th by Richard Minsky, founder of the Center for Book Arts in New York. The second volume is due to be released on September 17, 2019. Slate and Minsky live and work in the Hudson River Valley of New York.
If you can’t make it to Great Barrington
buy the Mueller Report Graphic Novel Volume 1
(ISBN: 978-0-937258-09-5) for shipping now.
Pre-order Volume 2 (ISBN: 978-0-937258-10-1)
for shipping on or about September 17, 2019.
The Mueller Report Graphic Novel
Slate tried to read the Mueller Report the day the redacted version was released, and found it daunting. She realized that most people would glaze over trying to get through it and brought her four decades of comic and graphic novel experience to making it an easy to follow, compelling, entertaining story. She posted the first page on Facebook and Twitter April 21, three days after the redacted report was released. The response was so fast, large, and enthusiastic, she created and posted a page a day until the first draft of volume 1 was finished. Volume 1 is on Russian Interference in the 2016 election. Volume 2, which is scheduled for release in September, is on obstruction of justice, as in the Mueller Report.
The two volumes will be issued as one, in both paperback and hardcover later this fall for gift giving during the holiday season.
This graphic novel is based on the Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election, the official report documenting the findings and conclusions of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 United States presidential election, allegations of conspiracy or coordination between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia, and allegations of obstruction of justice.
A redacted version of the 448-page report was publicly released by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on April 18, 2019. It is divided into two volumes.
This edition of Mueller Report Graphic Novel condenses and visualizes the redacted report.
Slate’s graphic novel has already garnered these rave reviews:
“A surprisingly good-natured but thorough adaptation of what may turn out to be the most astounding story of American corruption in plain sight ever told…This is a comic that needed to be done now rather than later. Slate has provided something that is half-public service, half-wild ride, both crucial and rollicking.” writes journalist and cultural critic John Seven, of North Adams, MA in Comics Beat.
“Mueller Report Graphic Novel has arrived and it exceeds my expectations. @BarbaraSlate drills down to the essence and makes the complexities clear. This is a public service.” writes Rick Schindler, retired editor for NBC News Digital, on Twitter