Jonathan Hennessey and Annie Oelschlager have lived in Sierra Madre for eleven years. Both of their daughters attend Sierra Madre Elementary School. Jonathan is a New York Times bestselling author. His nonfiction graphic novels focus on popular topics in American and world history. They bring academic-style scholarship and research to an exciting and accessible visual format—
and sustain along the way a breadth of detailed information that readers and critics alike continue to find noteworthy.
His books include the New York Times bestseller The Comic Book Story of Beer (Random House); The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation (HarperCollins; a Library Journal “Best Graphic Novel of 2013”); and The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation (Farrar Straus & Giroux; a Village Voice “Best Book of 2008” and a Young Adult Library Services Association “Great Graphic Novel for Teens.”); Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History of an American Founding Father (Random House; a 2018 Young Adult Library Services Association “Great Graphic Novel for Teens”); and The Comic Book Story of Video Games (Random House).
His books have been translated into Spanish, Korean, French, Russian, Ukrainian, and Serbian.
Jonathan has had pieces published by The Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun; he has appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show, guest-blogged for Fox News and the American Constitution Society; and has appeared at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the MIT Museum, San Diego Comic Con, New York City Comic Con, the Great American Beer Festival, as a featured guest at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., and the McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum in Chicago.
He has just completed a feature length documentary illuminating the Constitutional basis for common sense gun laws, You Don’t Understand the 2nd Amendment.