Alumnus Jonathan Fetter-Vorm '16 Releases Latest Book, 'Moonbound'

BY Zoe Contros Kearl, June 23, 2019

Headshot of Jonathan Fetter-VormMoonbound, a graphic novel by nonfiction alumnus Jonathan Fetter-Vorm ‘16 is available now. Released on the year marking the fiftieth anniversary of the voyage, Moonbound tells the monumental story of the moon and the men who went there first. With vibrant images and attention to detail, Fetter-Vorm conjures the long history of the visionaries, stargazers, builders, and adventurers who sent Apollo 11 on its legendary voyage.


"The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission is given a gloriously epic and even philosophical treatment in this standout graphic history" - Publishers Weekly


From the wisdom of the Babylonians to the intrigues of the Cold War, from the otherworldly discoveries of Galileo to the dark legacy of Nazi atrocities, from the exhilarating trajectories of astronauts—recounted in their own words—to the unsung brilliance of engineers working behind the scenes, Moonbound captures the grand arc of the Space Age in a graphic history of unprecedented scope and profound lyricism.


"Accessible to young adults but enjoyable for readers of all ages, Moonbound educates while it entertains." - Science


Fetter-Vorm is an author and illustrator. His first book, Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb, was selected by the American Library Association as a Great Graphic Novel for Teens in 2013. His book Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War, coauthored with the historian Ari Kelman, was published in May 2015. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Slate, and Guernica. Fetter-Vorm lives with his wife and son in Montana.