By Sally Lanyon and Ray Bourhis

The Autobiography of Brutus Buckeye

Graphic Novel

It’s normally good practice to steer clear of people who are nuts. But not in this case.

The story of The Ohio State University’s beloved mascot, Brutus Buckeye, is a lively account of his life, from his birth in 1965 on a sorority house lawn as a gigantic, papier-maché head, to who he is today, representing the heart of Buckeye fans around the world. Elected to the Mascot Hall of Fame in 2007, Brutus symbolizes joy, good deeds, and pride for one of the most well-known universities in the nation.

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“The Autobiography of Brutus Buckeye is a tell-all book that is a must-read for every Ohio State fan; it belongs on a favorite book shelf beside every yearbook. Brutus discusses his evolution, including his abductions and rescues, in his own voice. It is a celebration of the creativity, dedication and school spirit that made Brutus the icon he is today.”

– Diana L. Coon, Senior Editor, Heart of Ohio Magazine

“The many illustrative photos allow us a unique view of the transformation of Brutus over time. This book is entertaining, educational and downright fun to read. Highly recommended.”

Terry Sprouse

“What a great, fun book. It was wonderful to hear the history from his “creators'” perspective. We’ve given it to fans and recommended it to others!”

Steve Melde

“Nice book. Very easy read! Love the fact that it is from Brutus’s perspective.”

Larry Couden