We have moved our website to www.graphichistorycollective.com.
Come on over and visit!
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!)
Over the years we have also had the chance to work with (and be supported by) some amazing people:
Canadian Historical Association
SFU History Department
CBC Radio Canada International
Between the Lines
Word on the Street
Talking Radical Radio
Vancouver Co-op radio
Maker of Nets
Kwentong Bayan: A Labour of Love
Jo SiMalaya Alcampo
Canadian Committee on Labour History
Employee Action and Rights Network
Canada’s History Magazine
Open Door Toronto
Ad Astra Comix
Pacific Northwest Labour History Association
Cumberland Museum and Archives
Jason C. Ross
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!
In preparation for this years’ May Day – May 1st, International Workers’ Day – celebrations, don’t forget to grab your own copy of the GHC’s first comic book, May Day A Graphic History of Protest (Between the Lines Press, 2012).
You can order the comic book online here: http://btlbooks.com/book/may-day
Also, the GHC is happy to announce a special offer: In the lead up to May Day 2014, you can now get a 40% discount and free shipping in Canada on bulk orders over 50. So get your union, school, library, or community group to go in on a bulk order and help distribute more May Day comics. If you want the bulk order form, see the attachment at the bottom of this post or you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to take some direct action to spread the word about the May Day comic, please consider asking your local library to order a few copies. This is great as it supports local libraries and gets more radical comics in peoples’ hands. The ISBN number, which you often need to place an library order request, is: ISBN 978-1-926662-90-9. Thanks!
In love and solidarity,
Thanks, Canadian Dimension!
We are pleased to announce that Julia Smith has joined the Graphic History Collective. Julia is a PhD candidate at Trent University studying the history of bank worker unionization in Canada in the postwar period. Julia helped write and research for the GHC’s soon-to-be-revealed new graphic history, Dreaming of What Might Be: The Knights of Labor in Canada 1880-1900. Welcome Julia!
“Today the Collective takes on the Open Book Dirty Dozen, a free-form interview where authors and creators are asked to share 12 unexpected facts about themselves. Read on to hear from the Collective about bicycles, bookstores and secret recipes.”
Read the full interview here: http://www.openbooktoronto.com/news/dirty_dozen_with_graphic_history_collective