At the height of the Klondike Gold Rush, in 1898, approximately 40,000 men, women, and children had made their way to Dawson City, seeking their fortunes. By the following year, the population had dropped to 8,000. Worton, in this ambitious debut graphic novel, revisits this tumultuous period of Canadian history; his colourful cast includes canny prospectors, Native Americans, sneaky criminals and those in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police whose job it was to ensure law and order were maintained. He even includes tips on how to pan for gold, just in case you hope to strike it rich yourself. Woton may do for the Klondike what Chester Brown did for Louis Riel.