Dead Poets Society meets Will Eisner in SEVENOAKS: a graphic memoir set between two continents tells the slice of life tale of a young American teen coming of age at prestigious British boarding school. Slave Labor Graphics is proud to announce creator and artist Kevin Sacco’s (Plane Story, Josephine, White Night) most personal graphic novel to date.
In the summer of 1966, aspiring artist Kevin Sacco learns that his family is moving from New York City to London-and that he will be attending Sevenoaks, a traditional boarding school in the English countryside. At first considered a “Yank” outsider with limited academic or sports acumen, Sacco gradually comes to experience and understand this life of rugby, cold showers, new friendships and discipline. Letters between Sacco and his best friend in New York serve to compare his cloistered life at Sevenoaks to the life that he would be living back home: a life touched by drugs, anti-war sentiments, and racial unrest.