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Petrolia Heritage Committee to Release Lambton’s First Historical Graphic Novel


Posted: November 30, 2017

Petrolia Heritage Committee to Release Lambton’s First Historical Graphic Novel

The Petrolia Heritage Committee is thrilled to announce the release of a Petrolia history graphic novel THE BEAR CREAK GUM BED MONSTER. A unique blend of art and story, this book has been created to interest young people in the heritage of Petrolia. The Bear Creek Gum Bed Monster will appeal to young people ages 8-12 but all ages will find something to enjoy in this colourful and exciting story.

Mickey Maple, aka Mike Collier, a Petrolia expat, assisted by five amazing local authors and illustrators Kaila Bourne, Rebecca Hummel, Joey Taylor, Sharlotte Ellenor and Tatiana Brophy, has created Lambton County’s first historical graphic novel for young people.

From hieroglyphics to pictographs, sequential art has been used to tell the history of humanity, now it’s Petrolia turn to share our past through art and storytelling.

Petrolia is fortunate to have so many books written about our unique history by talented and passionate authors. We have books that celebrate our oil and railroad history, foreign drillers and social history, family histories, technology, churches, fairs and even our beautiful stained-glass windows.

Books can be pre-ordered on the Petrolia Heritage Facebook page.

 Book Launch

Join Mickey Maple and our local authors to celebrate

Petrolia Library

Saturday December 16, 2017 1:00 – 3:00pm

Books will be available for purchase and autographs

$20.00 tax included.