Jack Jackson's American History: Los TejanosLost Cause

Jack Jackson s American History Los TejanosLost Cause Jack Jackson loved American history and creating comics He combined these into a single vocation and created a legacy of historical graphic novels that has never been equaled Jackson is credited with

  • Title: Jack Jackson's American History: Los TejanosLost Cause
  • Author: Jack Jackson Ron Hansen
  • ISBN: 9781606995044
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Jack Jackson loved American history and creating comics He combined these into a single vocation and created a legacy of historical graphic novels that has never been equaled.Jackson is credited with creating what many consider the first underground comic, God Nose, in 1964 He co founded Rip Off Press in 1969, and made some of the most scathing satirical comics about conJack Jackson loved American history and creating comics He combined these into a single vocation and created a legacy of historical graphic novels that has never been equaled.Jackson is credited with creating what many consider the first underground comic, God Nose, in 1964 He co founded Rip Off Press in 1969, and made some of the most scathing satirical comics about contemporary America ever seen But, Jackson was a Texan, and in the 1970s he returned to his roots and began writing and drawing short historical comics about Texas history He then went on to produce six graphic novels chronicling 19th century Western history focusing on his beloved Texas and the Plains Indians Fantagraphics, which published Los Tejanos originally in 1981, is proud to bring his graphic histories back into print in a series of three volumes, each reprinting two of his long narratives The first volume features Los Tejanos, which Fantagraphics published as a solo book in 1981, and Lost Cause 1998 8212 chronicling Texas history before and after the Civil War.Los Tejanos is the story of the Texas Mexican conflict between 1835 and 1875 as seen through the eyes of tejano literally Texan of Mexican, as distinct from anglo, heritage Juan Segu n It is through Segu n, a pivotal and tragic figure, that Jackson humanizes Texas 8217 fight for independence and provides a human scale for this vast and complex story.Lost Cause documents the violent reaction to Reconstruction by Texans As Jackson wrote, 8220 Texas reaped a bitter harvest from the War Between the States Part of this dark legacy was the great unrest that plagued the beaten but unbowed populace 8221 The tensions caused by Reconstruction are told through the Taylor Sutton feud, which raged across South Texas, embracing two generations and causing untold grief, and the gunslinger John Wesley Hardin, who swept across Texas killing Carpetbaggers, Federal soldiers, and Indians.Jackson 8217 s work is as known for its rigorous research 8212 he became as good an historian as he was a cartoonist 8212 as well as its chiseled, raw boned visual approach, reproducing the time and place with an uncanny verisimilitude.This edition includes an essay by and interview with Jackson about the controversy Lost Cause generated, and an introduction by the novelist Ron Hansen.

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    1. Los Tejanos is Jaxon's masterpiece, and one of the seminal works of comics history. Besides its beautiful art, it effectively tells the story of a forgotten piece in American history, and it presents that story from a minority perspective. On its own, Los Tejanos would be worth five stars. Unfortunately, Fantagraphics did a disservice to Jaxon's memory by combining it with Lost Cause, which, number one, has much worse art and a much less tightly structured narrative, and number two, contains bla [...]

    2. I first becme familiar with Jack Jackson in my undergrad years at the University of Texas at Austin. Immediately I became enthralled at his superb way to combine art and narrative in his graphic novels. His panels and maps made history come alive. Although he penned numerous award winning books and his work has dotted numerous history texts he always wrote it, as he understood it. Also, his want to pay attention to stories not often told (such as giving the Native American side of the story of C [...]

    3. Given my reading focus recently on David Crockett, I read this collection more for the "Los Tejanos" portion on Juan Seguin and his role in Texas' independence from Mexico than the "Lost Cause" section on John Wesley Hardin but both were incredibly well done and together provide a superb history of Texas from part of Mexico to independent to part of the Confederacy to dealing with Reconstruction. This book is a treasure for the history, the artwork, and lastly for the truly beautiful printing an [...]

    4. I'm a longtime fan of Jackson's work, and am excited to see it getting such a deluxe reprint. Although I own a copy of the original Lost Cause GN, Los Tejanos was unfamiliar to me. In addition to the two stories, there's also an interview transcript reprinted from The Comics Journal as well as some supplemental historical material. Being history, this gets a bit dry in places, but Jackson has clearly done his research and brings a wealth of detail to both the story and the art.

    5. Fairly decent retelling of the road to statehood for Texas. Quite a bit of glossing and fairly narrow in scope, the story of the Tejanos focuses primarily on Juan Seguin whos story is quite amazing. As far as history, its fair and not academic. The additional stories are fair. The style of graphic novelization is not my taste as each panel is just imagry of the description, much like that of a picture book. All in all a fun read but nothing fantastic.

    6. Been reading "Los Tejanos" and "Lost Cause" by Jack Jackson. 2012. ISBN 978-1-60699-504-4. About Juan N. Seguin and the Texas-Americans during the rising of the lone star. Interesting eg "near Nagcogdoches lives the Tejas. 'Tejas' meant 'friends' and this tribe gave the State it's name of Texas."

    7. Amazing artwork. The book was referenced at the end of a Nathan Hale's Treacherous Tales book. My middle schooler enjoys them, but this one can wait for a few years. The violence is more pronounced and the sexual innuendo is more obvious.

    8. Amazing!!! Such a great interprutation of Wesley's storie through out American western history!!! Loved it. Not exact, but has many little spots in the story that are Fact. Aswe know them from his biogrophy.

    9. Real history isn't always pretty does not follow our preconceptions regarding how its narrative should flow does not have to be about people we liked it doesn't always fit our modern world view. Jack Jackson wrote and drew "real history."

    10. Superb book about the early history of Texas Independence and the Civil War afterward. Hihgly detailed and great drawing.

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