Nanjing: The Burning City

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August 2015

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“In Nanjing, cartoonist Ethan Young tells an intimate story against an epic landscape. Bold, heart-breaking, and gorgeously rendered.” – Eisner and Printz Award-winner Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints, American Born Chinese)

After the bombs fall, the Imperial Japanese Army seized the Chinese capital of Nanjing. Now screams echo off the rubble as two abandoned Chinese soldiers – trapped and desperately outnumbered inside the walled city – try to escape. What they’ll encounter will haunt them. But in the face of horror, they’ll learn that resistance and bravery cannot be destroyed.

• Ethan Young won a 2007 Independent Publisher Book Award for Best Graphic Novel for
Tails.

• For fans of
Maus, Persepolis, and Boxers & Saints.

“A sucker punch of emotion and fury.” –
Paste Magazine

“Haunting and powerful,
Nanjing is a moving tribute to an event which needs to be remembered as much as we'd like to forget it.” – Eisner and Harvey Award-winning creator Derek Kirk Kim (Prime Baby, Same Difference and Other Stories)

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Comics Alliance

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“Nanjing: The Burning City is cartoonist Ethan Young‘s retelling of a truly horrific moment in Chinese history, treated with appropriate gravity thanks to the gritty detail of Young’s line work.” – Janelle Asselin

Comics Beat

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“Young’s style is fresh and accessible, conveying remarkable emotional tones through subtle use of lines, and consistently emphasizes the power of inking. It’s not surprising that Young finds plenty of work as an illustrator based upon his eye for striking single panel compositions, but his layouts and pacing are also memorable.”

Graphic Policy

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“Impeccably researched and drawn in Young’s critically acclaimed style, [this] original graphic novel brings new insight into one of World War II’s forgotten tragedies.” – Brett, Graphic Policy