Join the Boy Scouts for a week of campfires, merit badge courses, group showers and merciless hazing at Pinewood Forest Camp, New Jersey, in the summer of 1995. Troop 142, the Ignatz Award winning story from Mike Dawson, author of Freddie & Me, reveals the hilarious and brutal truths about boys and men, the hypocrisy of institutional morality and the resilience of the human spirit. Be prepared.
Mike Dawson has been drawing comics his whole life. Entertainment Weekly called his debut graphic novel, Freddie & Me: A Coming-of-Age (Bohemian) Rhapsody, "undeniably contagious", while the UK Daily Telegraph said it was "Charming, sincere and, above all, expressively drawn". Dawson is also the author of a six-issue humor comic series called Gabagool!, a collection of short stories entitled Ace-Face: The Mod With the Metal Arms, and is the co-host of The Ink Panthers Show!, an amusing comics-themed "lifestyle" podcast. Troop 142, his new graphic novel, was initially serialized on the web, and won the 2010 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Online Comic. Mike lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.