The Graphic History Collective warmly welcomes the newest member to the organizing collective, artist Kara Sievewright. We are honored that she will be sharing her artistic talents and organizing skills with the GHC.
Kara Sievewright is an artist, writer, and designer who has published comics in many magazines and anthologies including Plenitude, Descant, World War Three Illustrated, Certain Days: Political Prisoners Calendar Broken Pencil, and Briarpatch. Over the last fifteen years she has created graphics, posters, and websites for many radical and progressive movements. She now lives in Daajing Giids Llnagaay/Village of Queen Charlotte, Haida Gwaii on Haida Territory.
Collectives challenge the idea that writing or art is created in isolation. Having a collective is one way we support each other’s ideas, projects, and work towards deadlines together. Originally established in 2008, the Graphic History Collective is a comics and art collective focused on social justice. The current Collective is composed of five members across the country: Sam Bradd (Coast Salish Territories/Vancouver), Sean Carleton (Anishinaabe Territory/Peterborough), Robin Folvik (Coast Salish Territories/Vancouver and K’ómoks Territory/Village of Cumberland), Kara Sievewright (Daajing Giids Llnagaay/Village of Queen Charlotte, Haida Territory), and Julia Smith (Anishinaabe Territory/Peterborough).
Working within a consensus-based collective gives us a clear sense of belonging, and creates accountability to other members of the group. So even though we are spread across the country, the GHC has come together to publish a comic book about May Day (now in its third printing), an edited a comics anthology about working class histories (due out in 2016 with Between the Lines Press), and created multiple art installations, articles, and presentations. Working together makes us stronger.
See Kara’s portfolio of posters, websites and illustrations at http://makerofnets.ca/.