May Day Graphic History Project celebration - comic launchFive 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.


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Since becoming a collective we’ve learned a tremendous amount, not only about comics and history, but also how to work together to create a supportive environment where we share responsibilities, tasks, and ideas. (We’ve also learned how to take better pictures of our events!)

Current members include: Julia Smith, Sam Bradd, Sean Carleton, and Robin Folvik.

Over the years we have also had the chance to work with (and be supported by) some amazing people:

Mark Leier
Trevor McKilligan
Samantha Monckton
UFCW 1518
Marine Printers
Jane Gavin-Hebert
Andy Parnaby
Ethan Heitner
Canadian Historical Association
SFU History Department
Wojtek Gwiazda
CBC Radio Canada International
Paul Buhle
Jeremy Milloy
Between the Lines
Word on the Street
Scott Neigh
Talking Radical Radio
Noam Chomsky
Sarah Leavitt
Josiah Neufeld
Ken Boesem
Sarah Beuhler
Todd McCallum
Vancouver Co-op radio
CJSF Radio
David Lester
Linda Alkana
Alex Alkana
Lorna Alkana
Sarah Mirk
Khris Soden
Natasha Henry
Kara Sievewright
Maker of Nets
Kwentong Bayan: A Labour of Love
Althea Balmes
Jo SiMalaya Alcampo
Canadian Committee on Labour History
Employee Action and Rights Network
Greg Kealey
Bryan Palmer
Jay MacPherson
David Frank
Tania Willard
Canada’s History Magazine
LeftWords Festival
Open Door Toronto
NM Guinling
Ad Astra Comix
Joan Sangster
Rhizome Cafe
Doug Nesbitt
Orion Keresztesi
Pacific Northwest Labour History Association
Cumberland Museum and Archives
Maleah Schmitke
Jason C. Ross
Caelie Frampton
The Labor and Working-Class History Association/LaborOnline

So here’s to all of you – thanks for helping us reach this anniversary!

After living in different places for the past few years, we are going to celebrate by being together this May Day at the following events. If you are in Vancouver, we hope to see you there!

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