Jeremy Holt of Middlebury,Vermont has written a series of four graphic novels titled “Southern Dog” about racism in the Deep South, reports VPR. The series is illustrated by Alex Diotto and published by Action Lab Entertainment.
Southern Dog is about a teen who is dealing with the after-effects of a wolf-bite and his family’s connections with the Ku Klux Klan.
Holt, an Asian American, notes that the topic can be “a hard sell for the reader. It’s a hard sell for a publisher to talk about racism, which is something that I think we all want to believe is kind of going away.”
You can hear Holt talk about the writing process of “Southern Dog” and his other projects on VPR.