When Jan Richards loses his father just before high school, he must navigate all on his own the frequent harassment of bullies and the constant turmoil of negative voices in his mind. On a hunt for a roadmap through these tumultuous years, Jan turns to comics and art to survive, before he meets an unexpected mentor. This mentor points Jan toward more than a roadmap: a source for strength beyond what Jan thought would be possible.

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About The Author

A native of northern Michigan and longtime fan of newspaper comic strips, K.J. Kolka's The Cardinal is influenced in equal parts by Peanuts, Brenda Starr and Annie and mystery series Sherlock Holmes, Poirot and Father Dowling. He created The Cardinal for his college newspaper, and the strip eventually grew into a regional favorite. In 2007 it became a weekly webcomic.

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