The Graphic History Collective is on tour this spring with book launches, signings, and talks. We will be at the Mayworks Festivals in Winnipeg and Halifax, the Vancouver Comics Art Festival, Congress at UBC, and the Miners Memorial in Cumberland, BC. May 12, 2pm 1919 Book Launch Mayworks Grant Park in the Atrium Winnipeg, Manitoba … Read More
The Monitor Direct Action and Strikes issue.The Monitor, March/April 2019 Direct Action and the Strike
1 2 3 Coal, Conflict & Community at the Cumberland Museum and ArchivesThe Graphic History Collective, members Robin Folvik and Kara Sievewright and contributor David Lester, have all contributed to a new permanent display at the Cumberland Museum and Archives in Cumberland, BC. The exhibit spans over one hundred years of working and labour history … Read More
1919: The Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike[/caption] Our new books are out!See details below how to order our books!
1 2 RRR Exhibit at the Peel Art Gallery and MuseumThe Remember | Resist | Redraw poster project was exhibited at the Peel Art Gallery and Museum in the Fall of 2018.
Learning to Remember / Resist / Redraw: Bringing the Graphic History Collective’s Work to an Elementary Teacher Education Classroom (Guest Post by Casey Burkholder)
Learning to Remember / Resist / Redraw: Bringing the Graphic History Collective’s work to an elementary teacher education classroom by Casey Burkholder (@CM_Burkholder) I’m a teacher educator at a university in Eastern Canada, teaching in the Wabinaki Confederacy on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik peoples. I’m also a former history student and a graphic … Read More
In January 2017, we launched Remember / Resist / Redraw: A Radical History Poster Project as a year-long artistic intervention in the Canada 150 conversation. Our goal was to create a series of accessible radical history posters that can serve as a resource for activists to lean on and learn from as they struggle to … Read More
About the author Vagelis Kolotsios is a designer and illustrator based in Athens, Greece. View more of his work online: http://aspalaxcomix.tumblr.com https://www.behance.net/aspalax https://www.facebook.com/AspalaxComix/v May 1936By Vagelis Kolotsios Project summary This comic book is about the general strike that occurred in the city of Thessaloniki, Greece on 8 May 1936 and which led to the bloody events of May … Read More
A year ago the Graphic History Collective (GHC) officially launched Remember| Resist | Redraw: A Radical History Poster Project. Our goal was to initiate and curate a year-long artistic intervention in the Canada 150 conversation that would see the release of a new radical history poster, with an accompanying essay each month. With only a few … Read More
Over the past few months, the GHC has been truly humbled and honoured to receive various awards for our work and recent projects. All awards are really collective achievements, so congratulations and credit goes to all of our contributors, comrades, and collaborators. In April, the Graphic History Collective was awarded the Mayworks Labour Creative Maverick Award. A month later, … Read More
Between the Lines invites people to question and challenge the dominant narrative of Canada’s history and #resist150. During the month of July get 20% off select titles (see below) with promo code: resist150. First on their list is our award-winning collection of graphic labour histories, Drawn to Change. We are honoured to be included alongside … Read More
In January, the Graphic History Collective launched Remember l Resist l Redraw: A Radical History Poster Project to intervene in the Canada 150 conversation. Each alternative history poster (one per month) is being posted on our website, and the posters are free to download for personal, educational, and activist use. Thanks to Dr. Jarett Henderson … Read More
The Graphic History Collective is pleased to release Volume 2 of The Little Red Colouring Book, just in time for May Day 2017. The activist colouring book is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD. Volume 1, which focuses on labour activists, is also available for FREE DOWNLOAD. Volume 2 focuses on the Haymarket Martyrs. Many people … Read More
Last Friday, Lianne Charlie and the GHC’s Sean Carleton were interviewed on CBC North. Lianne said this about her poster: “The woman plays a really integral role in the piece, because she’s standing across all these fragmented images of the land that metaphorically can represent how our land has been cut up, distributed, renamed, settled, … Read More
We’ve been busy and have new projects coming in 2017!
As part of the Graphic History Collective’s efforts to inspire people to make their own activist art, we asked the contributors of most recent project, Drawn to Change: Graphic Histories of Working-Class Struggle, to explain and reflect on their creative process. David Lester is an artist, writer, illustrator, author of the graphic novel The Listener, … Read More
As part of the GHC’s efforts to inspire people to make their own activist art, we asked contributors to our most recent project, Drawn to Change: Graphic Histories of Working-Class Struggle, to explain and reflect on their creative process. We will be publishing the responses this fall as a series on our website, starting with … Read More
Last week – in honor of Labour Day – The Tyee ran a week-long preview series showcasing some of the work in our new comics collection, Drawn to Change: Graphic Histories of Working-Class Struggle. We were overjoyed with people’s positive responses to the previews, and so was the Tyee, so they collected them in one … Read More
Last week we worked with Artspace and CUPE 3908 to host a free activist colouring night. A group of community activists came together to colour pages from The Little Red Colouring Book, the GHC’s free activist colouring book. It was a fun night of making art, eating snacks, and talking politics. We even created a … Read More
We just wrapped up our Spring 2016 book launch/speaking tour to support the release of Drawn to Change. In traveling across Canada, we met a lot of wonderful folks and are humbled by the overwhelmingly positive response the book is getting so far. Thank you! Here is a quick recap of what we’ve been up to … Read More
Muhammad Ali is widely remembered as a dominant athlete and is celebrated for his boxing prowess; however, Ali also fought for social justice. He was active in the Civil Rights Movement and routinely spoke out against racism, imperialism, and militarization. He was a radical figure who, while a professional fighter, used his words and deeds … Read More
The Graphic History Collective is pleased to release our first labour history colouring/activity book, The Little Red Colouring Book, just in time for May Day 2016. The colouring book is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD. We hope that this alternative colouring book, created by donated union labour from members of the Graphic History Collective, will … Read More