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May 21 artwork update!

Posted on May 21, 2013 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

If you've been following our posts, you know that Lee Smith has been working on the next issue.  He recently sent us a sample of the artwork and these comments--


"For those of you who were at Ratha-Con in Athens a few weeks back, you saw me working on these pages.  The first is the finished artwork featuring the White House (circa 1909) and a certain rotund Ohio President.  This should give you a *hint* of what our next issue is all about.  I don't know how good the image is, but I want you to know that I worked VERY HARD on that White House--even though it doesn't look very white--trying to get a real sense of the colors.  I think it captures the lush look of the White House back then. Unlike today, the fountain in the front of the White House used to have all kinds of plants both in the water and around the fountain--that was the Victorian style--and around this time people became a little upset with it, thinking that it made the White House lawn look "cluttered." I tried to keep that look in mind when drawing and painting it.  If you don't believe me, check out a picture of it as it looks today!


The Nancy Hollister comic gets a VIDEO!

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

We've added another video--it's been awhile--to our growing collection!  This one advertises our LATEST--

Nancy Hollister, Governor!


July's issue--a hint!

Posted on June 25, 2012 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

  What does this weird drawing have to do with Ohio history?  This little yellow fellow will be the topic of our next issue--out in July!  Is he from Ohio? Did he ride his bike through Ohio? Who the heck is he? All these questions and more will be answered in our July issue. If you think you know why this weird KID has a connection to Ohio and why he might be in our next issue, comment about him! One lucky winner will receive an autographed copy of our next issue sent to him/her in the mail!

Deadline for the contest is July 12, so sign in and GOOD LUCK!

Nancy Hollister, our 1st Female Governor!

Posted on May 30, 2012 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The latest issue of Ohio Chronicles features the amazing Nancy P. Hollister.  Nancy was born in Marietta, Ohio. She became involved in politics and soon found herself on the Marietta City Council. Then she ran for mayor! After being elected, the first female mayor in the history of Marietta, Mayor Hollister got even more exciting news.  She was asked by Governor Voinovich to help out in the state capital! If you think working for the governor in Columbus, Ohio wasn't exciting enough, imagine being asked to be his running mate!  Nancy Hollister's abilities propelled her into an incredible and historic spot in the politics of Ohio.  I won't spoil it for you by telling how she became the governor, but you should really check this comic out!

Oh!  I almost forgot to mention--we have a new character to add to the growing Ohio Chronicles family--Chillocothe Cardinal!  He prefers to be called "Chill" and he's a bird with a unique urban attitude.  he's here to help give everyone the 4-1-1 on the government of Ohio and the United States.  From the purpose of laws to how to become a member of the Ohio State Supreme Court, Chill lets it all hang out and tells the truth!

Who was Addison White?

Posted on May 29, 2012 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The latest issue of Ohio Chronicles features the story of Addison White.  Who is Addison White, you may ask.  Addison was a fugitive slave from Kentucky who ran away to Mechanicsburg, Ohio where he met up with Udney Hyde, an abolitionist.  Addison decided to stay in Mechanicsburg, and when the Federal Marshal came with Addison's "owner" trouble started.  Addison refused to leave. The people of Mechanicsburg came to his rescue, even though it was against the law.  Well, the trouble  grew and grew until finally, only the governor of the state of Ohio could sort it out!  You'll have to read it to believe this amazing and true story from Oho's past!

In addition, be sure to read the Questions and Answers section of the book to find out what slavery was really like, the underground railroad secret code, the dreaded Fugitive Slave Act of 1851, and some of the amazing hiding places that were in Ohio during the Underground Railroad days!

Ohio and Erie Canal--the Cover!

Posted on November 17, 2011 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

As you can tell, we're really excited by our latest edition!  It has a little bit of everything--INCLUDING the RETURN of Frontier Dan and his Raccoon pal, BORED!  Coming to a comic shop near you in just a few short weeks!  Stay tuned for even more exciting news!

The Land Ordinance of 1785 TEACHER'S EDITION!

Posted on September 27, 2011 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

We've just gotten the Land Ordinance of 1785 TEACHER'S EDITION back from the printers!  It's everything an educator needs to teach about the Land Ordinance. 

You get:  Lesson plans, correlations to NEW Ohio Standards, worksheets, activities, games, assessments and (of course) a "copier friendly" edition of the comic book to share with your students!  Check it out in the PRODUCTS section.



Battle of Fort Donelson! Out soon!

Posted on July 29, 2011 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Our latest issue is getting ready to come out--The TRUE story of the76th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and their involvement in the battle of Fort Donelson.  They're the Licking Volunteers, sir!  Don't Miss it--it's out in two weeks!

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