‘Bowery Boys’ Graphic Novel Depicts 1850s LES
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[Photo: Bowery Boys Comics]If you’re looking to see the Five Points in comic book form, look no further. Artists Cory Levine, Ian Bertram, and Rodrigo Avilés just published Bowery Boys, an online graphic novel that depicts the Bloody Ould’ Sixth and 1850s Lower East Side. The b’hoys are embroiled in street politics, labor reform, class warfare – the whole Dickensian lot.
The official copy:
Described as “A New York Story,” Bowery Boys is set in 1850s Manhattan, where a group of young men try to reach the brass ring of the American Dream but face obstacles such as political corruption, street gangs, labor unions and rampant racism.
We have to wonder whether the hulking figure in the background of the image above is none other than the notorious Mose the Fireboy.
Bowery Boys hit the internet (coincidentally… or not) on July 4, and is set to release three pages a week for the near future. Check it out – it’s free.
[via Comic Book Resources]