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

“Drawn to Change: Comics and Critical Conciousness” – GHC Member Publishes Peer-Reviewed Article on Comics

July 3, 2014News

In a new peer-reviewed article for the academic journal Labour/Le Travail, “Drawn to Change: Comics and Critical Consciousness,” GHC member Sean Carleton examines how political comics today might be used to cultivate critical consciousness. You can read/download “Drawn to Change” here: https://www.academia.edu/7544520/Drawn_to_Change_Comics_and_Critical_Consciousness In this article, Sean contextualizes the recent mainstream resurgence of comic books and … Read More

Project #8: An ‘Entirely Different’ Kind of Union: The Service, Office, and Retail Workers’ of Canada (SORWUC)

June 26, 2014GHP News, News

We are excited to share the newest contribution to the Graphic History Project: An ‘Entirely Different’ Kind of Labour Union: The Service, Office, and Retail Workers’ Union of Canada. Growing out of the many movements that emerged in the 1960s and 70s, SORWUC was a socialist-feminist union based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, that sought … Read More

Illustrate! Educate! Organize! Working-class and Labour History Through Comics

June 19, 2014GHC News, News

Educate! Illustrate! Organize! Working-class and Labour History Through Comics is a 3 month exhibit curated by Robin Folvik, a member of the Graphic History Collective. The exhibit was created for the Cumberland Museum and Archives to open in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Labour History Association and Miners’ Memorial Weekend, June 12-15th, 2014. It highlights … Read More

GHC article in the Bulletin of the Canadian Historical Association

June 16, 2014GHC News, News

The Graphic History Collective recently published an article on comics and history in Issue 40.1 (2014) of the Bulletin of the Canadian Historical Association/Société historique du Canada (CHA/SHC). The article is called “Getting Graphic with the Past: Comics and Radical History” and you can read it here:  Getting Graphic with the Past   For more … Read More