My current project is called Siberiak: My Cold War Adventure on the River Ob, a graphic memoir from a teen’s travel to Russia in 1988. Several dozen American and Russian youth travel down the Siberian River singing Beatles songs and learning from each other. Author and Illustrator Jenny Jaeckel brings a welcome sense of humor to this unique and warm coming of age story.
As things heat up currently between the former USSR and the Ukraine, some people may be drawn to remembering the 80s: a period of great nuclear tension between our countries and a revival of the peace movement. Planned publication for this book is August 1st.