Posts Tagged: soldiers of god

Soldiers of God: An Excerpt

The story behind my first graphic novel, Soldiers of God, is one not usually highlighted by common accounts of the war on terror. I had been teaching English in a small village in Turkmenistan for over a year when one of my brightest students disappeared out of the blue. I was shocked by the rumors that he had left the country to join an extremist group. Smart, successful people don't become suicide bombers, do they? Not long after, I learned that one of my best friends from high school had lost both legs and an arm to an IED while working as a medic in Afghanistan, and our small town [...]