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
Writers: Doug Nesbitt, Sean Carleton Illustrator: Orion Keresztesi
Project #7 from the Graphic History Collective is A Brief, Accurate, Graphic History of Environmental Activism, Steph Hill’s attempt to fit a broad swath of history into a short little book. From Steph: The idea was to relate the fundamental ideas and some events in environmental history in a way that is conversational, and–with any … Read More
Here is a special teaser from an upcoming comic book on the history of SORWUC, a socialist-feminist labour union in Canada by the Graphic History Collective and the extremely talented Ethan Heitner. Ethan Heitner is a cartoonist and member of the editorial collective of World War 3 Illustrated, the radical comics magazine (http://www.worldwar3illustrated.org/). More of … Read More
Five years ago, the Graphic History Collective came together to publish May Day: A Graphic History of Protest. We had our launch party on May 1st at Rhizome Cafe, a wonderful venue we all miss. Since becoming a collective we’ve learned a tremendous amount, not only about comics and history, but also how to … Read More
Radio Canada International host Wojtek Gwiazda profiles May Day: A Graphic History of Protest in this segment featuring Graphic History Collective member Sean Carleton.
In preparation for this years’ May Day – May 1st, International Workers’ Day – celebrations, don’t forget to grab your own copy of the GHC’s first comic book, May Day A Graphic History of Protest (Between the Lines Press, 2012). You can order the comic book online here: http://btlbooks.com/book/may-day Also, the GHC is happy to … 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.
We’re excited to announce that Part 1 of Kara Sievewright‘s new comic, Bill Williamson: Hobo, Wobbly, Communist, On to Ottawa Trekker, Spanish Civil War Veteran, Photographer, is now available online. Extensively researched by Kara, the story grows out of two letters Williamson wrote in the 1980s and two interviews with him recorded by the London … Read More
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