Graphic History Project

October 21, 2014Graphic History Project, Projects

In the fall of 2012, the GHC made an open call for proposals to start a new endeavour called the Graphic History Project. We wanted to share our skills and knowledge of how to make activist comics with others. We hoped to encourage new comics writers and illustrators to come together to produce, on a … Read More

Preview #6: Bill Williamson (Part 1)

May 20, 2014Comics, Drawn to Change, GHP

The following is a short preview, the full comic is published in the book, Drawn to Change: Graphic Histories of Working-Class Struggle, an anthology of Canadian labour history comics edited by the Graphic History Collective and historian Paul Buhle and published by Between the Lines Press in 2016. Bill Williamson: Hobo, Wobbly, Communist, On to Ottawa Trekker, Spanish Civil War Veteran, … Read More

Project #5: Flint Sit-Down Strike

May 15, 2014Comics, GHP

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

Preview #4: Battle of Ballantyne Pier

May 15, 2014Comics, Drawn to Change, GHP

The following is a short preview, the full comic is published in the book, Drawn to Change: Graphic Histories of Working-Class Struggle, an anthology of Canadian labour history comics edited by the Graphic History Collective and historian Paul Buhle and published by Between the Lines Press in 2016. The Battle of Ballantyne Pier By David Lester Written and illustrated by the multi-talented … Read More

Project #3: Suzanne Voilquin Socialist Feminist

May 15, 2014Comics, GHP

Suzanne Voilquin: Socialist Feminist By Linda Kelly Alkana, Lorna Alkana and Alex Alkana Growing out of Linda Kelly Alkana’s PhD research, this illustrated biography of Suzanne Voilquin provides fascinating glimpses into the life of a woman striving for equality and justice in the 19th century, charting a journey that took her to Egypt, America and … Read More

Project #2: Portland’s Black Panthers

May 14, 2014Comics, GHP

Portland’s Black Panthers By Khris Soden and Sarah Mirk Artist Khris Soden and journalist Sarah Mirk put together Portland’s Black Panthers as part of a series of comics focusing on little-known and marginalized stories in Oregon’s past. The entire 10-issue Oregon History Comics collection was completed in 2011 and was published by local nonprofit Know Your City. This comic is based on interviews with … Read More

Preview #1: Dreaming of What Might Be Knights of Labor

May 14, 2014Comics, Drawn to Change, GHP

The following is a short preview, the full comic is published in the book, Drawn to Change: Graphic Histories of Working-Class Struggle, an anthology of Canadian labour history comics edited by the Graphic History Collective and historian Paul Buhle and published by Between the Lines Press in 2016. Dreaming of What Might Be: The Knights of Labor in Canada 1880 – … Read More

New Comic: The Battle of Ballantyne Pier

February 5, 2014GHP News

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