Terminal Lance “El Burro Blanco”
April 19, 2016
HOLY SHIT YOU GUYS ITS HERE!
Today is April 19th, the official release date of The White Donkey (again)! You can find it in stores everywhere starting today!
This book was a long and arduous journey to see to completion, and I’m immensely happy to be working with Little, Brown & Co. in putting the book out to a broader audience. I have no one else to thank other than the fans of Terminal Lance that have kept coming around here twice a week and reading my rambling, and especially those that backed the Kickstarter campaign back in 2013. The book wouldn’t be where it is today (everywhere) if it weren’t for you guys, so from the bottom of my heart I thank you all for your support over the years, even when things were dragging on substantially.
No one has ever made a graphic novel like this.
This is the first and only graphic novel about Iraq and the personal journey of going to war, written and illustrated by an Iraq veteran.
My experience in Iraq wasn’t the kinetic action experience that so many Marines hope to live up to before they get there. The tales of Phantom Fury permeated the backdrop of arriving in Fallujah in 2007, and while the buildings carried the haunting ghosts of war in their tattered remains, actually being there was nothing like I was expecting. In The White Donkey I don’t seek to tell an action story, because that wasn’t an accurate reflection of my experience in the middle east. Instead, I wanted to explore the personal journey and the existential crisis of the experience of the Marine Corps itself. The White Donkey is the culmination of not only my short, single-term enlistment, but my observations as the creator of Terminal Lance itself–a rather privileged position at this point.
The White Donkey is the story of the Marine grunt. It is not heroic, action-packed or glamorous. It is the mundane, the funny, the horrifying, the beautiful, and the torturous.
I hope you enjoy it.
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