An Original AoM Comic: Frederick Douglass – How a Slave Was Made a Man

by Brett & Kate McKay on February 26, 2013 · 120 Comments

in Visual Guides

Frederick Douglass 2

Thought we’d try something different this week: an original AoM comic on a manly moment in history. If you like it and would like to see more, let us know and share it around!

By The Art of Manliness & Ted Slampyak

{ 120 comments… read them below or add one }

101 quantum_karl March 2, 2013 at 11:02 am

I’ve read Mr. Douglass’s autobiography, and remember well this account. Great job, AoM! Frederick Douglass is one of the great men in American history, and is not well known among today’s young people due to our inadequate history education in K-12.

102 Mariel March 2, 2013 at 9:13 pm

The comic was great! Please do more!

103 Luke March 2, 2013 at 10:49 pm

Very cool.

104 Anthony Mills March 2, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Excellent! I would appreciate more, definitely!

105 Jesse Vincent Panico March 3, 2013 at 4:52 pm

A wonderful comic! More would certainly be appreciated, and the style is fantastic.

106 B. Allen Peterson March 3, 2013 at 6:44 pm

This was a very inspirational and well crafted mini-comic. The words of Douglass are beyond profound, and show that a man can–and should–take pride in the lot that he is given in life. With hard work and determination of a man’s will, great things can be achieved, and this narrative really displays that in fine form. Thank You, AoM!

107 Reginald Bohannon March 3, 2013 at 9:48 pm

Great job! I am an admirer of Douglass and appreciate the fact how far he rose in society. The drawings of Douglass could have used more ethnicity. The character looks like a white man with brown skin.

108 Sean+ March 5, 2013 at 11:38 pm

This was the best thing I have read all week. Well drawn and very inspiring.

109 Dave Matney March 6, 2013 at 5:58 pm

This, this, and more of this. So much more of this that a complete trade paperback of manly moments in history can be published.

110 Brad March 8, 2013 at 10:00 am

I’d bet we’ve all had our own Mr. Coveys in our lives. Great format. Love to see more!

111 Viswa Challa March 11, 2013 at 8:37 pm

I really enjoyed reading this. Excited to see more!

112 Ryan B March 12, 2013 at 5:54 pm

I love this. This is an especially poignant moment within the narrative, as well. Well done.

113 LeFrench March 12, 2013 at 6:28 pm

Enjoyed this immensely. Some more please!

114 julian March 14, 2013 at 6:38 pm

This is great. I am studying this in class right now and I think these kind of historical comics are needed.

115 Cameron March 29, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Phenomenal. I’d love to see more of these.

116 Zahid Raza June 17, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Mr Douglass was certainly a champion of liberty, a trailblazer, and a real source of inspiration for the downtrodden people the world over.

117 Jodah July 24, 2013 at 11:46 am

I will attempt to apply this selfsame logic to my inner slave-driver. There is a voice within me that tells me I am weak, vulnerable, and that I should cave to temptations that befall me. Whether that temptation is out of lust or anger or pride, it tells me that I am only doomed to fall victim to the vice again and again. No more. From now on, if it devises that I should fail, I choose rather to die fighting.

118 Orion July 24, 2013 at 3:24 pm

let’s have more AoM comics!

119 Susan September 20, 2013 at 11:52 am

This is *excellent*! If you make enough of these, it could be a lovely gift for youngsters! (Or even some adults….)

120 Russell October 12, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Excellent! This is how comics should be – teaching values

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