Bayeux comic release celebrates the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings
(Phoenix, AZ- September 6, 2016) Tapestry Comics announced today that their first title Bayeux will be available in print this October. A 100% self funded campaign helped bring to life a retelling of the events that led up to the Battle of Hastings in the UK. Writer and creator Tyler Button is a former teacher and wanted to show that you can create dynamic and fun ways to teach history that students will happily engage and retain. Artists include Gerry Kissell and Amin Amat (Code Work Geronimo, Iron Sky) as well as detail work by Lee Xoper (Rock of Pages). This print cover version of this full color 124-page graphic novel will be available October 14th to celebrate the 950th anniversary of the battle. Fans can download a digital copy via Comixology https://www.comixology.com/Bay
Here’s a look at the trailer now for Bayeux:
“Readers will obtain more information via comics than almost any other medium. As an educator it just made sense to start working smarter not harder,” explained creator Tyler Button. “The battle of hastings set the stage for the Modern British Economy. The sweeping land reform created modern day England, for better or worse. This includes everything from the language, to trade, to the physical structure of the country. Understanding the past of the region helps create context for the UK we now see.”
The death of King Edward has left an empty throne and mobilized the armies of three men who all believe that they are the rightful successor to rule England. Based on the Bayeux Tapestry, Bayeux tells the story of the events in and surrounding 1066 and the Norman and viking invasions of England.
Tapestry Comics brings history’s greatest stories to life using the entertaining and colorful pages of graphic novels and whimsical children’s books. Our aim is to create the most exciting and interesting books retelling the greatest tales from our past.