Recent press mentions and interviews:

Bostonia Magazine: As far back as Jan Egleson can remember, an unseen barrier walled off his father from the world. A World War II naval combat veteran, “he was withdrawn, he was angry, he was unable to really maintain relationships,” says Egleson. Read More

Boston Globe Sunday Edition: “You ever been in a place where you don’t get to say no?” It’s a question that resonates throughout Brian David Johnson and Jan Egleson’s moving graphic novel, “MWD: Hell is Coming Home’’ (Candlewick).  Read more

Publishers Weekly:  Returning to her New Hampshire town after serving in Iraq, Liz Mastrangelo is celebrated as a hero, but she feels more like a ghost. Read More

Kirkus Reviews: A gritty, hard-hitting, and honest portrayal of one young woman’s difficult journey to putting the pieces of her life back together after serving in the Iraq War. Read More

Booklist:  After a tour serving in Iraq, specialist Elizabeth Mastrangelo finds it difficult to transition back into civilian life. Read More

 100% Rock Magazine: Anyone who has ever owned and loved a dog has to feel deeply the pain of leaving a dog behind against their will, but when that dog in question is left behind in a war zone, and when the person leaving the dog behind is dealing with PTSD and having a hard time settling back into normal life…Read More

Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire:  Brian discusses the making of MWD and knowing what to cut and what not to cut. Read the interview.

Youth Services Book Review: MWD (military working dog) is a moody and moving graphic novel about a young woman veteran of the war in Iraq, returning to her small New Hampshire town.  Read the full review 

Conversations Live with Cyrus Webb: Host Cyrus Webb welcomes author Brian David Johnson to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss what led him to writing the book MWD and what he hopes readers take away from it. Listen to the interview

Strategies For Living Podcast: Brian appears on the syndicated talk show Strategies For Living with David McMillian. Listen to the interview 

The Frankie Boyer Show: Brian discusses MWD with syndicated talk show host Frankie Boyer. Interview begins at the 48 minute mark. Listen to the interview.

Write the book with Shelagh Shapiro  Brian talks writing and the process of writing a graphic novel with Shelagh. Listen to the interview.