Heritage Week 2015: Canadian history through comics

February 18, 2015Comic News

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

Preview: “Working on the Water, Fighting for the Land”

August 7, 2014Comic News, DTC News, GHP News, News

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

Review: Comics and Canadian Feminism: Willow Dawson’s Hyena in Petticoats and the Story of Suffragist Nellie McClung

July 28, 2014Comic News

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

“We Want Our Land”: A 1976 Stó:lō Land Claims Negotiations Comic

March 13, 2014Comic News, News

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