Ballplayers Drawn from Left Field

Graphic Novel Edition


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About the Book

Fifty fictional legendary baseball players and their illustrated biographies. Bushers takes a whimsical look at the Deadball Era, long before free agency, luxury boxes and enormous salaries. It‘s a wild collection of baseball’s greatest goofballs, wannabes, could’ve-beens and never-wases, hailing from every state in the Union—representing actual towns like Nuttsville, Virginia; Parole, Maryland, and Sweet Lips, Tennessee. Bushers tells a tale of fame squandered by wrong-way baserunning, smelly feet, narcolepsy and uncontrollable sweat. With illustrations by Ed Attanasio and text written by Attanasio and Eric Gouldsberry, this graphic novel takes a funny look at baseball’s early years through the eyes of two passionate lifelong fans.

About the Author(s)

Ed Attanasio owns Trusted Advertising and is a baseball historian who has interviewed more than 100 former baseball players for the Oral History Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research. He lives in San Francisco, California.

Eric Gouldsberry is an award-winning graphic designer and owner of Eric Gouldsberry Art Direction (EGAD). He lives in San Jose, California.

Bibliographic Details

Ed Attanasio and Eric Gouldsberry
Format: softcover (8 x 8), graphic novel
Pages: 132
Bibliographic Info: full color illustrations
Copyright Date: 2013
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7900-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1425-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  v
About the Authors  viii
Introduction  1
Prologue  5
The Players  23

Book Reviews & Awards

“The original artwork is splendid. The color and simple, yet telling detail of each player is enjoyed by the reader. The biographical sketches and to the allure as they compliment the graphics nicely…very insightful”—SABR Newsletter