This week marks three years since Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times was first published by McFarland & Company.
The graphic novel shed a light on the history of one of the darkest periods of human history, but also highlighted the fact that persecution based on religion and witchcraft is still ongoing in many parts of the world.
In the three years since publication, Witch Hunts has not only won a Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel, but it was also used a required text for history students at a college in North America. It even caused some minor controversy on Facebook, of all places and ended up as a Jeopardy! category.
Rocky Wood, the originator of the project, sadly passed away last December after a courageous battle with Motor Neurone Disease or ALS. He’s left behind a significant legacy with Witch Hunts.
Co-author Lisa Morton and Illustrator Greg Chapman are immensely proud of the graphic novel and have been humbled by the praise it has received. It’s hoped Witch Hunts sits on shelves in bookshops, libraries and homes across the world for many more years to come.
If you’ve never read the graphic novel, we encourage you to consider picking up a copy in paperback or digital formats.