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Rama Trauma Trump

I Left the Cult and Now Look What Happened

ByMark LaxerMarcie Vallette

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GRAPHIC NOVEL GIVES CULT WARNING & ENCOURAGES VOTING. Rama Trauma Trump is the true story of a seventeen-year-old boy who joins a spiritual group that starts out cool but gradually, over years, turns abusive. The young man leaves the group, tries to come to terms with the past, and years later is surprised to find that the larger culture looks an awful lot like the cult he had left. Ultimately, Rama Trauma Trump is the story of friendship and loyalty, which transcends the mind-bending power of charismatic leaders. This 32 page picture book is a heartfelt graphic novel for all ages, which explores the importance of understand the power of cult dynamics, aiming at cult-proofing kids, communities and nations. Rama Trauma Trump is a collaboration between two Vermonters, artist Marcie Vallette and author and proprietor of Outer Rim Press, Mark Laxer. “We hope to draw attention to the dynamics being played out in our nation,” says Laxer. They are sharing Rama Trauma Trump as a free digital download because they believe bad things happen when good people do nothing. “Please download and share the book,” they ask. “And above all, please vote.” This book is also available to puchase as a hard copy. Question to the authors: “Why are you doing this?” Answer: “Bad things happen when good people do nothing.”


Publication Date
Aug 27, 2020
Religion & Spirituality
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): Mark Laxer, Illustrated by: Marcie Vallette


Perfect Bound
Interior Color
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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