In an online interview, Rodriguez described his latest project this way:
"Colonial Comics is a series of graphic novel anthologies about colonial life up to and a little bit beyond the American Revolution. The first book, scheduled to be released in the spring/summer of 2014, will focus on the early settlement of New England. The book will feature stories of pilgrims and Puritans, Pequots and pirates, midwives and printing presses, whales and livestock, slavery and frontiers, and many other aspects of colonial life. The second book, scheduled to be released in the fall/winter of 2014, will focus on the pre-Revolutionary period. It will depict the unconventional stories of Revolutionary men and women, the early ideas and seemingly insignificant moves that brought about revolution, and a shot that was heard around the world. We're still in the planning phases for additional books, but editing two large anthologies at a time is a lot of work as it is, so I'm not in a huge rush to get started on a third or fourth."Interesting project! If you have an interest in Colonial American history, especially as it happened in Massachusetts, you will want to read the full interview written by Emilie Haertsch and published in The Beehive, the official blog of the Massachusetts Historical Society, at http://www.masshist.org/blog/811.