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
Stick and Stay, They’re Bound to Pay: The Flint Strike in Comics by Ethan Heitner, Edited by Paul Buhle The storied Sit-Down Strike in Flint, Michigan has a special significance for today. Led in large part by left-wingers—Communist, Socialist, and Trotskyist alike—it was, more important, the most dramatic part of a movement that swept across … Read More
We are very excited to release the fourth comic from the Graphic History Project, The Battle of Ballantyne Pier: An Injury to One is an Injury to All! Written and illustrated by the multi-talented David Lester, the comic examines the history of longshore work and the violent events that unfolded in 1935 on the waterfront … Read More
The newest offering from the Graphic History Project is the graphic biography of Suzanne Voilquin, a French utopian socialist feminist who, even while facing challenges in her own life, continuously pushed boundaries. Although her political and intellectual engagement had multiple points of interest, one of her main goals was to “prove that women could succeed.” … Read More