Missing and murdered Indigenous women is not a recent phenomenon. Helen Betty Osborne was abducted and brutally murdered in 1971. David Robertson tells the horrific story in his graphic novel, Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story. That book is one in his 7 Generations Series of graphic novels, all beautifully illustrated by his regular collaborator, Scott Henderson.
A graphic novel differs from a comic book in that the former is a self-contained, conventionally bound single volume. A comic is a paper-bound periodical with an ongoing narrative. The latest in the series is an adult novel on the theme of missing and murdered indigenous women entitled Will I See? His first conventional novel, The Evolution of Alice, was published in 2014. His first children’s book, When We Were Alone, was recently released and The Reckoner, a novel for young adults, is coming.
Add poetry and television into the mix, and David Robertson’s versatility seems boundless.