Cover of book one of “March,” a three-part graphic novel co-authored by Rep. John Lewis, D-Atlanta. Source: Top Shelf Productions.

The life of Rep. John Lewis, D-Atlanta, will be the focus of an upcoming graphic novel trilogy.

Lewis is credited as co-author of “March,” published by Top Shelf productions.

Lewis is also slated to head a panel discussion at San Diego Comic-Con International on July 20.

“His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper’s farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African American president,” the announcement for the panel says. “Now, remembering how a 1950s comic book helped spread the philosophy and tools of nonviolent resistance among his generation of activists, Congressman Lewis has a new project to do the same for today’s youth.”

Roll Call also published a story about the production of the comic book.

Dan Whisenhunt

Dan Whisenhunt wrote for Reporter Newspapers from 2011 - 2014. He is the founder and editor of Decaturish.com