As noted in today’s New York Times feature, Joe Kubert, author and artist of the award-winning original graphic novel Yossel and founder of The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, will be publishing DONG XOAI, VIETNAM 1965 to be released by The Joe Kubert Library in May 2010.
DONG XOAI, VIETNAM 1965 tells the story of a team of Special Forces soldiers who were on what was to be a simple assistance and observation mission in the village of Dong Xoai that suddenly turned deadly. Written as an original graphic novel with text and illustrations, DONG XOAI, VIETNAM 1965 is based on extensive first hand information from the surviving members of the Special Forces group involved.
“When I learned of this occurrence from one of the principles involved, I could not keep my mind (or my pencil) from putting it into a graphic form. An incredible story of bravery and camaraderie that made the hair on the back of my neck stand up.” –Joe Kubert
Stay tuned for more info in 2010!