Scott Chantler, the acclaimed creator of the graphic novel TWO GENERALS, will be at Windsor Public Library (850 Ouellette Avenue) on Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m., to talk and interact with teens and others about the graphic novel. Currently the Writer-in-Residence at the University of Windsor, he is the first cartoonist to receive this appointment from a Canadian university.
His novel TWO GENERALS was nominated for two Eisner Awards, named one of Chapters-Indigo’s Best Books of 2010, selected for BEST AMERICAN COMICS 2012, and named by the CBC as one of the 40 best Canadian non-fiction books of all time.
Other works includes NORTHWEST PASSAGE (nominated for Eisner and Harvey Awards) and the THREE THIEVES series (winner of the Joe Shuster Award for Best Comic for Kids and listed by YALSA as a Great Graphic Novel for Teens).
TWO GENERALS is a poignant graphic memoir that tells the story of World War II through the eyes of Scott Chantler’s grandfather, Law Chantler, who shipped out for active service with the Highland Light Infantry of Canada, together with his best friend, Jack, a fellow officer. The novel tells the story of what happened and is meticulously researched and gorgeously illustrated, TWO GENERALS is a harrowing story of battle and a touching story of friendship – and a vital and vibrant record of unsung heroism.
The event is open to all ages and is free of charge.