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By Paul Buhle,Noah Van Sciver

John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed, made himself the stuff of legend via spreading the seeds of apple timber from Pennsylvania to Indiana. besides that, he provided the seeds of nonviolence and vegetarianism, reliable relationships with local american citizens, and peace one of the settlers. He was once one of many New World’s earliest fans of the Swedish theologian Emanuel Swedenborg. the tale of John Chapman operates as a counter-narrative to the glorification of violence, conquest, and triumphing notions of ways the West was once received. It differentiates among the background and the half-myths of Johnny Appleseed’s existence and paintings: His apples, for example, have been prized for plenty of purposes, yet none extra so than for the making of tough cider. He was once additionally a true property speculator of varieties, procuring almost certainly fertile yet unproven acres after which planting saplings earlier than flipping the land. but, he had much less curiosity in monetary gain―and convinced, this is often a correct a part of the mythology―than in spreading visions of peace and love. Johnny Appleseed brings this quintessentially American tale to existence in comics form.

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