How the Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York
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- Publication Date: April 17, 2018
- Imprint: Abrams ComicArts
- Trim Size: 9-1⁄4
- ISBN: 9781683352426
- Page Count: 208
- Illustrations: Full-color illustrations
- Rights: World/All
More than 130 years after its completion, the Brooklyn Bridge remains one of the most extraordinary landmarks and symbols of Brooklyn and New York City—and the story behind this architectural marvel is just as extraordinary.
The Brooklyn Bridge was originally designed by John Augustus Roebling, but it was his son, Washington, and his daughter-in-law, Emily, who oversaw the bridge’s construction. As work on the bridge went on, Washington developed caisson disease, leaving him bedridden for the majority of the bridge’s 14-year construction. Washington’s wife, Emily Roebling, took his place running the work site, deftly assuming the role of chief engineer, supervising the project and overseeing the workers, contractors, a hostile press, and greedy city politicians—an unusual position for a woman to take on at the time.
In this inspiring graphic novel, author Peter J. Tomasi and illustrator Teo Duvall show the building of the Brooklyn Bridge as it has never been seen before, and the marriage of the Roeblings—based on intellectual equality and mutual support—that made the construction of this iconic structure possible.
About the author
Peter J. Tomasi is a New York Times best-selling author known for his work on Superman Rebirth, Batman and Robin, Super-Sons, Green Lantern Corps, Detective Comics and Batman Arkham Knight, along with other commercially successful books, Brightest Day, Superman/Wonder Woman, Emerald Warriors, Black Adam, Nightwing and so many others. Over the course of his career with DC Comics, Peter also served as a group editor ushering in new eras for Batman, Green Lantern, and JSA along with special projects like Kingdom Come. Peter is the author of the critically acclaimed creator owned books Light Brigade (Dark Horse) with artist Peter Snejbjerg, The Mighty (Dark Horse) with Keith Champagne and artist Chris Samnee, and the horror/drama, House of Penance (Dark Horse) with artist Ian Bertram. Peter is a graduate of New York University and lives in New York.
Teo DuVall is a queer Chicanx comic artist and illustrator based in Seattle, Washington. They graduated in 2015 with a BFA in cartooning from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and have had the immense pleasure of working with Levine Querido, HarperCollins, Dark Horse Comics, Chronicle Books, Scholastic, and more. He has a passion for fantasy, aesthetic ghost stories, and witches of color, and loves being able to create stories for a living. Teo lives with his spouse, their two pets—a giant, cuddly pit bull and a tiny, ferocious cat—and a small horde of houseplants.