We should never forget the Holocaust and with books like Maus we never will, so long as such works remain in print. And, this year, another compelling and, I dare say, harrowing account of this darkest of times in German history is to be published by Image Comics. Simon Says is an original crime-noir WWII graphic novel inspired by true events and by a real world Holocaust survivor and Nazi hunter, Simon Wiesenthal, and produced by Andre R. Frattino and Jesse Lee.
Simon Says is a drama-filled, crime noir story that follows a former artist to the Führer who hunts down and seeks justice upon the Nazis he witnessed murder his friends and loved ones during the war. It is an original graphic novel inspired by true events and by a real world Holocaust survivor, Simon Wiesenthal, an artist who lost his family and took justice into his own hands.
Frattino adds some further details to this overview:
Simon Says is about an innocent and gentle man, an artist, whose family and life are destroyed by a real world event. Not something sci-fi or fanciful, but something that has happened and could happen again. In that way, it’s the story of any of us, and how we would respond if who we were and what we had were lost. The real-life, famed Nazi hunter, Simon Wiesenthal, was quoted as once saying: ‘For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing.’ This is a story of a good man doing something.
Simon Says will be available in comic shops on Wednesday, September 11 and available in bookstores on Tuesday, September 17.