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Mark Long

Biography

Mark Long

Mark Long is a video game designer and producer living in Seattle. THE SILENCE OF OUR FRIENDS is based on Long’s childhood experiences with the civil rights movement in suburban Houston, Texas.

Mark Long

Books by Mark Long

written by Mark Long and Nate Powell, illustrated by Jim Demonakos - Graphic Novel

This semi-autobiographical tale is set in 1967 Texas, against the backdrop of the fight for civil rights. A white family from a notoriously racist neighborhood in the suburbs and a black family from its poorest ward cross Houston’s color line, overcoming humiliation, degradation, and violence to win the freedom of five black college students unjustly charged with the murder of a policeman. THE SILENCE OF OUR FRIENDS follows events through the point of view of young Mark Long, whose father is a reporter covering the story.