557. Second Chances?

This one I may hopefully be able to revive – some day.

A hiatused project called “Their Promised Land”, a graphic novel about the US Civil War.

A young southern girl escapes a raid on her home plantation by Federal soldiers and flees into the wilderness. She is helped by a runaway slave. She heads for the front lines to try to find her brother who is in the Confederate army, hoping he is still alive.

During the road trip she has to disguise herself as a boy in order to avoid getting captured or raped. This is one such time, just after the Second Battle of Manasses – where she still does not find her brother. But lots of trouble, of course …

I hope to be able to do this someday.

There is something both magical and terrifying about the US Civil War.

And plenty of stories.