Drawn to Change

Drawn to Change CoverDrawn to Change: Graphic Histories of Working-Class Struggle
Edited by the Graphic History Collective with Paul Buhle
Published by Between the Lines, 2016
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 one accompanied by an informative preface. Each comic showcases the inspiring efforts and determination of working people who banded together with others to fight to change the world.

 

May Day Comic

May Day: A Graphic History of Protest
Writers: Robin Folvik, Sean Carleton, and Mark Leier
Illustrators: Sam Bradd and Trevor McKilligan
Published by Between the Lines, 2012
Available to order online

May Day: A Graphic History of Protest traces the development of International Workers’ Day, May 1st, against the ever-changing economic and political backdrop in Canada. Recognizing the importance of work and the historical struggles of workers to improve their lives, with a particular focus on the struggles of May 1st, the comic includes the reader as part of this history, and the story concludes that “We are all part of this historical struggle; it’s our history and our future.”