The ‘Stan

by Kevin Knodell, David Axe, Blue Delliquanti

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Editions:Paperback Original with French Flaps: $ 16.95
ISBN: 9781682470985
Size: 10.25 x 6.63 in
Pages: 128

The 'Stan is a collection of short comics about America's longest war. The tales in this book—based on reporting by David Axe and Kevin Knodell and drawn by artist Blue Delliquanti—are all true and took place in roughly the first decade of the U.S. military intervention in Afghanistan. While the stories are from the recent past, The 'Stan is still very much about Afghanistan's, and America's, present. And likely future.

About the Contributors

Kevin Knodell

Kevin Knodell is a journalist that covers conflict, culture and crime. His work has appeared at Playboy, The Week, Vice, Soldier of Fortune, The News Tribune and others. He's a former Contributing Editor at and writes the Acts of Valor comic series for Naval History magazine. He lives in Tacoma, WA.

David Axe

David Axe is a writer, editor and filmmaker living in Columbia, South Carolina. A former war correspondent, he has written for Vice, The Daily Beast, The Village Voice and many other publications. He is the writer of the graphic novel War is Boring and the 2017 movie The Theta Girl. He lives in Columbia, SC.

Blue Delliquanti

Blue Delliquanti is a cartoonist and illustrator who likes to write about robots, insects, and unconventional families. She is the creator of the online comic O Human Star and the co-creator of the graphic novel Meal with Soleil Ho. Blue lives in Minneapolis with a woman and a cat.