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Of Dust & Blood
Of Dust & Blood

Of Dust & Blood

The Battle at Little Big Horn

By Jim Berry, Illustrated by Val Mayerik


48 Pages, 9 x 12

Formats: Cloth, Fixed Layout KF8, Fixed Layout EPUB, PDF

Cloth, $17.99 (US $17.99) (CA $23.99)

Publication Date: October 2018

ISBN 9781681121833

Rights: WOR X UK

NBM Publishing (Oct 2018)

Price: $17.99


Equal parts graphic novel and beautiful art object, this is a well-researched look at an important piece of American history

This thrilling tale details the day of The Battle at The Little Big Horn through the eyes of Greenhaw, a 7th Cavalry scout on one side of the battlefield, and Slowhawk, a young Lakota warrior on the other. Featuring appearances of Sitting Bull, G.A. Custer, and Crazy Horse, as well as generous portions of meticulously researched history on every page, the book's art has been lauded as tremendously beautiful—each page worthy of hanging on the wall as a solo piece.

Author Biography

Jim Berry is a storyteller living in Portland, Oregon. He worked as a newspaper photographer all through the 1990s for papers such as The Seattle Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Albuquerque Tribune (RIP). In the late 1990s, he pursued a MFA in film from New York University. Since then, he has been seen in LA, New York, Seattle, and Portland shuffling between film projects, photo shoots, and freelance mischief. Val Mayerik worked for Marvel Comics for more than twenty years working on Conan the Barbarian, Spiderman and was co-creator of fan-fave Howard the Duck. He also was a contributor to Harvey Pekar's 'American Splendor.' He then moved on to advertising, working as a storyboard and concept artist for many large agencies such as Wieden and Kennedy, Liquid, McCann Ericson to name a few. His clients have included Nike, Microsoft, Coca Cola, Miller Beer, Sony, Southern Comfort, New Zealand Travel, Coor's, Heineken, and Delta airlines. He worked for Modern Curriculum Press doing educational and historical illustration for high school text books. In the past ten years, he has turned his attention to gallery work focusing mostly on the Western Art genre. He is an avid horseman and polo player.