Mordecai Crow

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In the early 22nd century, tech scavenger Mordecai Crow barely escapes a group of bandits by reaching Jarrow, a castle-like community wealthy in food. Rare in a world ravaged by climate change, it’s one of the mysteries Crow tries to unravel as he works with Jarrow’s archivists.

Unfortunately for Crow – and society – most digital information we take for granted has been lost.

Crow helps restore old devices and navigate ancient file formats to uncover information. Meanwhile, the murder of one of Jarrow’s food experts – central to its dominance of the local economy – is pinned on Crow. How and why this happened are two questions he must solve before the real culprit kills him too.

Mordecai Crow must solve a mysterious murder to clear his name in a world ravaged by its past.

Quid Pro Crow, the second graphic novel in the trilogy will be in bookstores and comic book stores May 15th 2024

ISBN: 9781989754269

Dimensions: 6.625" x 10.25"

Page Count: 128

Release Date: 5/17/2023

Genre: Dystopian/Fantasy

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MORDECAI CROW: THE SECRETS OF JARROW

BOOK 1 IN THE MORDECAI CROW TRILOGY

In a future where the secrets of the past have been lost, and knowledge is forbidden, technology-hating Luddites have triumphed over a world of scarce resources and devastating, unpredictable weather. Across the ruined landscape of this destroyed civilization, small pockets of Gnostic resistance have preserved the knowledge housed in the scattered remains of pre-Cloud tekin refuges called Firewalls.

Mordecai Crow is a drifter, stuck between two worlds and belonging to neither. Born a Gnostic, survivors of a global meltdown that strive to regain lost knowledge, he was raised by Luddites, a war-like faction of fanatical anti-tech fundamentalists with an evangelical agenda. His search for the answers to his past leads him on a perilous quest through a dangerously divided land.

In Secrets of Jarrow, Mordecai, in search of his long-lost parents, must solve a mysterious murder to clear his name after seeking refuge in a fortress committed to preserving ancient knowledge. What secrets lie at the heart of its ancient walls? And how are they connected to Mordecais mysterious past?

‘Brimming with fast paced action and plenty of suspense, Secrets of Jarrow is a nice addition to the post-apocalyptic graphic novel genre. Slavin has taken very real-world issues and shows us what can happen if we do not change our ways.
But, as Slavin himself notes in the foreword, this book is not about climate change; “it is simply a story of one young man’s quest, set in the landscape of a collapsing world.” Although the storyline follows the typical hero’s journey, young adult readers will be captivated by Slavin’s dark and moody illustrations. His colour palette of grey, brown, and indigo adds a very eerie quality to the graphic novel which heightens the reader’s suspense.
Secrets of Jarrow is a thoroughly enjoyable read. I, for one, cannot wait for book two.’

‘Suspense, surprise and a stunning visual experience abound in this post-apocalyptic mystery story as humanity strives to rediscover lost history from before the ‘Fall’.  A hugely impressive work of art from a virtuoso graphic novelist.’

Stephen Biesty, author of the Incredible Cross-Sections series

‘The post-apocalyptic whodunnit I didn’t know I needed. High-speed storytelling in a well-crafted book.’

Mike Donachie, Toronto Star

Cli-fi mystery questions our digital dependence, and survival amid decay.Slavin says part of the inspiration for a post-digital world came from a real-life power outage he experienced. Though he saw people pulling together, he says, “I honestly think we would go tribal pretty fast, but I also think like-minded people would find ways to survive and continue in small groups, like the cloistered inhabitants of Jarrow.”

David Jón Fuller , Prairie Books Now

Listen to Bill Slavin chatting with Wayne on Wayne’s Comics Podcast here:

And listen to Bill chatting with John swinimer, host of the True North Country Comics podcast here:

Biography:

Award winning illustrator Bill Slavin was born in Belleville, Ontario. He studied Cartooning and Graphic Story Illustration at Sheridan College. His illustration work includes Paulette Bourgeois’ book, Too Many Chickens! as well as a number of other children’s books. With his wife, Esperança Melo, he was a member of the Millbrook Gallery, a gallery collective of nineteen local artists in Millbrook, ON. Recently, he has returned to his childhood love of comics and graphic novels, writing and illustrating the graphic novel trilogy for kids, Elephants Never Forget, as well as the Mordecai Crow trilogy. Mordecai Crow is his first book with Renegade Arts Entertainment.

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AVAILABLE NOW

MORDECAI CROW: THE SECRETS OF JARROW

BOOK 1 IN THE MORDECAI CROW TRILOGY

In a future where the secrets of the past have been lost, and knowledge is forbidden, technology-hating Luddites have triumphed over a world of scarce resources and devastating, unpredictable weather. Across the ruined landscape of this destroyed civilization, small pockets of Gnostic resistance have preserved the knowledge housed in the scattered remains of pre-Cloud tekin refuges called Firewalls.

Mordecai Crow is a drifter, stuck between two worlds and belonging to neither. Born a Gnostic, survivors of a global meltdown that strive to regain lost knowledge, he was raised by Luddites, a war-like faction of fanatical anti-tech fundamentalists with an evangelical agenda. His search for the answers to his past leads him on a perilous quest through a dangerously divided land.

In Secrets of Jarrow, Mordecai, in search of his long-lost parents, must solve a mysterious murder to clear his name after seeking refuge in a fortress committed to preserving ancient knowledge. What secrets lie at the heart of its ancient walls? And how are they connected to Mordecais mysterious past?

‘Brimming with fast paced action and plenty of suspense, Secrets of Jarrow is a nice addition to the post-apocalyptic graphic novel genre. Slavin has taken very real-world issues and shows us what can happen if we do not change our ways.
But, as Slavin himself notes in the foreword, this book is not about climate change; “it is simply a story of one young man’s quest, set in the landscape of a collapsing world.” Although the storyline follows the typical hero’s journey, young adult readers will be captivated by Slavin’s dark and moody illustrations. His colour palette of grey, brown, and indigo adds a very eerie quality to the graphic novel which heightens the reader’s suspense.
Secrets of Jarrow is a thoroughly enjoyable read. I, for one, cannot wait for book two.’

‘Suspense, surprise and a stunning visual experience abound in this post-apocalyptic mystery story as humanity strives to rediscover lost history from before the ‘Fall’.  A hugely impressive work of art from a virtuoso graphic novelist.’

Stephen Biesty, author of the Incredible Cross-Sections series

‘The post-apocalyptic whodunnit I didn’t know I needed. High-speed storytelling in a well-crafted book.’

Mike Donachie, Toronto Star

Cli-fi mystery questions our digital dependence, and survival amid decay.Slavin says part of the inspiration for a post-digital world came from a real-life power outage he experienced. Though he saw people pulling together, he says, “I honestly think we would go tribal pretty fast, but I also think like-minded people would find ways to survive and continue in small groups, like the cloistered inhabitants of Jarrow.”

David Jón Fuller , Prairie Books Now

Listen to Bill Slavin chatting with Wayne on Wayne’s Comics Podcast here:

And listen to Bill chatting with John swinimer, host of the True North Country Comics podcast here:

Biography:

Award winning illustrator Bill Slavin was born in Belleville, Ontario. He studied Cartooning and Graphic Story Illustration at Sheridan College. His illustration work includes Paulette Bourgeois’ book, Too Many Chickens! as well as a number of other children’s books. With his wife, Esperança Melo, he was a member of the Millbrook Gallery, a gallery collective of nineteen local artists in Millbrook, ON. Recently, he has returned to his childhood love of comics and graphic novels, writing and illustrating the graphic novel trilogy for kids, Elephants Never Forget, as well as the Mordecai Crow trilogy. Mordecai Crow is his first book with Renegade Arts Entertainment.

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