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Family Ties
Family Ties

Family Ties

An Alaskan Crime Drama

By Eric Hobbs, Illustrated by Noel Tuazon


184 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF

Trade Paper, $13.99 (US $13.99) (CA $14.99)

Publication Date: May 2014

ISBN 9781561637294

Rights: WOR X UK

NBM Publishing (May 2014)
NBM ComicsLit

Price: $13.99


Shakespearean tragedy meets mob life in the Yukon

Hoping to secure a future for his three children, an aging Alaskan crime boss looks to retire and divide his empire among his heirs. But when his idealistic son refuses the inheritance, the old man disowns him. This proves to be a fatal mistake, as his cold-blooded daughters use their new-found power and influence against him. An epic tale of betrayal and loss, this engrossing graphic novel is a mix of King Lear and The Godfather in the dramatic setting of Alaska.


"Hobbs provides convincing characterizations and a satisfying conclusion. Recommended." —Library Journal on The Broadcast

"With all the hallmarks of the best mob movies, alongside the emotions of family dramas, Hobbs has crafted an engaging and original story." —William Kulesa,

"It's a bloody play, and Hobbs remains true to the tale's basics . . . a superb graphic novel that should appeal to students of Elizabethan drama and of grandiosely brutal gangster stories." —Bill Sherman, Seattle-PI

"Superb. A striking graphic novel." —Bill Sherman,

"A page-turner for sure, Family Ties will keep you at the edge of your seat." —Jeff Ayers,

Author Biography

Eric Hobbs is the author of the graphic novels Awakenings, The Broadcast, and The Librarian. He lives in Kokomo, Indiana. Noel Tuazon is the illustrator of the graphic novels The Broadcast, Elk's Run, and Tumor. He lives in Toronto.