Mikel
  • Imprint: SelfMadeHero
  • Publication Date: October 15, 2019
  • Price: $34.99
  • Trim Size: 6 12 x 9 12
  • ISBN: 978-1-910593-70-7
  • EAN: 9781910593707
  • Page Count: 368
  • Illustrations: Full color illustrations throughout
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: US and Canada

A powerful, provocative, and politically charged fictionalized memoir

Mikel lives with his wife and two children in Costur, an idyllic Spanish town surrounded by hills. He has a job selling candy, but Mikel is a dreamer, not a businessman, and money is tight. What’s more, the ordinariness of smalltown life is preventing him from fulfilling a life-long dream: to become a writer.

Seeking both drama and financial security, Mikel takes a job as a bodyguard. His family is soon uprooted to the Basque Country, where Mikel is charged with protecting politicians from the armed separatist group ETA. It is a job that provides drama worthy of the page—but only at the cost of fear, uncertainty, and family breakdown.

In Mikel, author Mark Bellido draws on his own experiences to create a powerful and provocative story about a man who risks everything in the pursuit of a dream.

About the author

Mark Bellido is a Belgian novelist and graphic novel writer. He spent four years protecting Basque politicians from ETA. Judith Vanistendael is a Belgian comics artist. Her books include When David Lost His Voice and Dance by the Light of the Moon.