First you MARCH, then you RUN.
Today we celebrate the release of Run, available in bookstores nationwide.
The sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel series March—the continuation of the life story of John Lewis and the struggles seen across the United States after the Selma voting rights campaign.
To John Lewis, the civil rights movement came to an end with the signing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. But that was after more than five years as one of the preeminent figures of the movement, leading sit–in protests and fighting segregation on interstate busways as an original Freedom Rider. It was after becoming chairman of SNCC (the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) and being the youngest speaker at the March on Washington. It was after helping organize the Mississippi Freedom Summer and the ensuing delegate challenge at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. And after coleading the march from Selma to Montgomery on what became known as “Bloody Sunday.” All too often, the depiction of history ends with a great victory. But John Lewis knew that victories are just the beginning. In Run: Book One, John Lewis and longtime collaborator Andrew Aydin reteam with Nate Powell—the award–winning illustrator of the March trilogy—and are joined by L. Fury—making an astonishing graphic novel debut—to tell this often overlooked chapter of civil rights history.
Published by Abrams ComicArt, Run is the first graphic novel from Good Trouble Productions. Good Trouble Productions is a creative non-fiction venture by Andrew Aydin, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Matt Fraction, Valentine De Landro, and Vaughn Shinall, which previously produced Registered for NYC-DOE. Good Trouble’s next release is the forthcoming Recognized.
It has been an honor to participate in this project. You can learn more about Run here. You can find Good Trouble Productions on Twitter and Instagram at @GoodTroublePro.Back to Calendar