The Next ‘Seen’ Graphic Novel Focuses On Trailblazer Rachel Carson

by James Ferguson

Seen: True Stories of Marginalized Trailblazers, the original graphic novel series from BOOM! Studios has revealed its next focus. The first title, due out next month, centered on sculptor Edmonia Lewis. The next, debuting in March 2021, will tell the story of Rachel Carson, the woman who changed the way America fought against environmental crises through her bestselling books, leading to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The book is written by Birdie Willis, illustrated by Rii Abrego, and colored by Kieran Quigley.

“I feel SO privileged to have gotten to tell the extraordinary story of Rachel Carson’s life! I thought I knew everything about her when I began this project, but it turns out that wasn’t the case at all!” said Willis. “It’s my hope that I’ve captured even just a fragment of her; that by the end, the reader feels a genuine connection to both her, and her passionate defense of all living things.”
“Rachel Carlson is such a tremendously impactful figure, and I’m thrilled for young readers to learn more about her through Birdie’s prose,” said Abrego. “Her story is a reminder that to protect the earth is to protect those who inhabit it.”

“Rachel Carson stirred the nation when she first published Silent Spring, bringing environmental science and its concerns to the people and shedding light on a dangerous topic that had been suppressed for too long,” said Shannon Watters, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Birdie and Rii dig deeper into the life of this courageous woman who stepped into the spotlight in order to speak truth and help make the world a safer place for future generations.”
Seen: Rachel Carson is set for release in March 2021.

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