Poster #2: Chloe Cooley

Poster #2: Chloe Cooley

Remember | Resist | Redraw
A Radical History Poster Project

The Graphic History Collective is launching a new activist art project: Remember | Resist | Redraw: a Radical History Poster Project.

The Graphic History Collective is collaborating with a number of artists to create an ongoing poster series that will offer alternative perspectives on well-known historical events and highlights histories of Indigenous peoples, women, workers, and the oppressed that are often overlooked or marginalized in mainstream historical accounts.

Starting in January 2017, we will publish posters for free on our website. Like our previous books about working-class history (May Day and Drawn to Change), each poster will be published with a formal essay by an artist or activist for context.

We want to share these posters widely. We are also planning to organize exhibits and a traveling pop-up people’s history installation. Stay tuned for more information.

In order to change the world, we need to be able to imagine alternative ways of living and organizing to bring about social change. We combine art and history because it helps us fuel our radical imaginations and dream of what might be.

We hope you will join us on our journey to use activist art to remember, resist and redraw our world with an eye to changing it for the better.

Lianne Charlie’s poster featured on CBC North

Lianne Charlie’s poster featured on CBC North

February 8, 2017

Last Friday, Lianne Charlie and the GHC’s Sean Carleton were interviewed on CBC North. Lianne said this about her poster: “The woman plays a really integral role in the piece, because she’s standing across all these fragmented images of the land that metaphorically can represent how our land has been cut up, distributed, renamed, settled, … Read More

Making “Drawn to Change” Part 2: David Lester

Making “Drawn to Change” Part 2: David Lester

October 27, 2016

As part of the Graphic History Collective’s efforts to inspire people to make their own activist art, we asked the contributors of most recent project, Drawn to Change: Graphic Histories of Working-Class Struggle, to explain and reflect on their creative process. David Lester is an artist, writer, illustrator, author of the graphic novel The Listener, … Read More

Drawn to Change Cover

Drawn to Change: Graphic Histories of Working-Class Struggle

Edited by the Graphic History Collective with Paul Buhle

Published by Between the Lines, 2016
Paperback / softback, 200 pages
Available to order online and in stores

Canadian labour history and working-class struggles are brought to life in this anthology of nine short comics. Each comic showcases the inspiring efforts and determination of working people who banded together with others to fight to change the world.