In honour of Heritage Week 2015, we have pulled together a list of new comics created by the Graphic History Collective and our friends that focus on Canadian history. Although these comics do not match up fully with this year’s theme (Main Street: At the Heart of the Community) we do feel as though there … Read More
A new Graphic History Project comic from artist Tania Willard, Secwepemc Nation, and the Graphic History Collective research and writing team of Robin Folvik and Sean Carleton. This comic focuses on indigenous labour and responses to the coming of capitalism and colonialism along Burrard Inlet, which flows through the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm … Read More
The Story of Minimum Wage in Australia examines the history of work and wages in Australia, and the importance of struggles undertaken to improve conditions for people in the country. Although successfully achieving a number of goals (such as the idea of a weekend) the fight to improve working and living conditions continues today. From … Read More
GHC Member Sean Carleton reviews Willow Dawson’s Hyena in Petticoats and the Story of Suffragist Nellie McClung on Women Suffrage and Beyond Historically, women have not fared well in comic books. As a traditionally male dominated medium, derogatory depictions of women figure prominently in both past and present comics. Even portrayals of iconic female characters … Read More
New review essay about a Government of Canada comic book on the War of 1812 and its representations of Indigenous peoples by Graphic History Collective member, Sean Carleton.
SFU PhD Candidate Madeline Knickerbocker has written a great article contextualizing a very cool piece of comics art about Stó:lō land claims that she found in the archives. Her write-up and the comic can be viewed here: http://www.champlainsociety.ca/we-want-our-land-a-1976-stolo-land-claims-negotiations-comic/ Madeline Knickerbocker is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at Simon Fraser University. Her forthcoming … Read More