1879. After decades of violence of fleeing, having gone everywhere from Florida to Mexico, a war-weary band of Seminole Blacks led by their sheriff, Desi Leans, and his wise-cracking deputy, Gay Day, have finally settled in the Oklahoma Territory. They have built their dream, Refuge, and they will do whatever it takes to make it work. 

But they fear that it may all go up in smoke when an outlaw band of renegade buffalo soldiers, The Testimony Gang, comes to town. Desi strikes an uneasy truce with the gang until their true leader, the firebrand preacher, Prester John, arrives, promising to rain fire and brimstone down on all those who don't believe in his ways. 

Will Refuge hold true to its promise or will it all be burned to the ground?




Refuge is a revelation! Bill Campbell and Louis Netter’s beautifully uncanny and frenetic historical fiction story is a stellar entry into the weird western canon. Some of the most fitting words for this powerful and gripping graphic novel are 'ingenious,' 'epic,' 'bold,' and 'necessary.' Campbell’s deft characterizations spring to life with the wild and abstract renderings of Netter’s confident pen. Sparenot one moment and get on the trail to find REFUGE.”

– John Jennings, Hugo, Eisner, and Bram Stoker award-winning comics creator (Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation and Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation)

"In the hidden places of our nation we can find refuge from the bloody oppression of American empire. We might find, to our horror, that we’ve brought familiar pieces of that violence with us. This stirring graphic novel shows us one winding road toward a promised land, and the tragic detours along the way."

– Ben Passmore, author of Your Black Friend and Other Strangers

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