Monthly Archives: April 2012

Praise for May Day comic

These people said nice things about us. We’d be too shy to talk to them at a party, so a big ‘thanks’ for us over here at the Graphic History Collective.

May Day is a grand experiment in reviving the traditional holiday of working people, with lively comic art adding a new dimension to themes that need badly to be seen and understood by younger generations.”
Paul Buhle, author of A People’s History of American Empire

May Day is history with a twist: entertaining, insightful, informative, and seen through a critical lens.”
Florencia Berinstein, director, Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts

“A lively, clenched-fist people’s history that leaps off the page with a feisty spirit and brilliant artwork.”
Craig Heron and Steve Penfold, authors of The Workers’ Festival: A History of Labour Day in Canada Continue reading

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Published with Between the Lines May 1st 2012

The Graphic History Collective is thrilled that May Day: a graphic history of protest is being published on May 1st 2012 by Between the Lines Press.

We are trying to spread the word through our networks and the labour movement. Bulk orders over 50 before May 30th receive 40% off. We have had many union locals purchasing
pre-orders of 200+ already.

Order online here:

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May Day on

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On today:

“An announcement of spring, dancing around a pole, crowning a queen, fertility rituals, assorted festivities — joyful community celebrations of the month of May can be traced back through the ages.

May Day or International Workers’ Day — another way of observing the first day of May throughout the world — is not quite as old, and has been more contentious. As political economist Leo Panitch argues, for the last one hundred years, “May Day has symbolized the common struggles of workers around the globe.” The day, with its own themes of renewal and change, represents a history of protest.”

Read the review here:

And ordering information is here:

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