Books

Direct Action Gets the Goods

Direct Action Gets the GoodsDirect Action Gets the Goods: A Graphic History of the Strike in Canada

THE GRAPHIC HISTORY COLLECTIVE WITH ALTHEA BALMES, GORD HILL, ORION KERESZTESI & DAVID LESTER
ISBN 978-1-77113-417-0 pb $14.95
64 pages
8.5” x 11”

The Graphic History Collective has created an illustrated chronicle of the strike—the organized withdrawal of labour power—in Canada. This lively comic book will inspire new generations to learn more about labour and working-class history and the power of solidarity.

1919

1919: The Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike1919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike
THE GRAPHIC HISTORY COLLECTIVE & DAVID LESTER
ISBN 978-1-77113-420-0 pb $19.19
120 pages
8.5” x 11”
One hundred years later, the Winnipeg General Strike remains one of the most significant events in Canadian history. This comic book revisits the strike to introduce new generations to its many lessons, including the pow- er of class struggle and solidarity and the brutal tactics that governments and bosses use to crush workers’ movements.

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.”