Comics for Change

Posted: April 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

Comics For Change is a new series of mini-comics from the Portland-based nonprofit Know Your City (KYC) highlighting the work of ten community organizers in Portland. For this follow-up to the Oregon History Comics series, KYC brought together a group of writers and artists to create profiles of activists working on a diverse range of causes from homelessness to LGBT rights. Even longtime Portlanders will probably learn something new from the series.

A woman who started a self-empowered soup kitchen for the homeless. A man who never stopped advocating for the African American community. A group who fights to protect Oregon forests from logging corporations. These stories have one thing in common: they celebrate people who are making Oregon a better place for everyone.

Featuring the stories of these community heroes:

Alex Brown
Polo Catalani
Walter Cole
Dan Handelman
Cheryl Johnson
Paul Knauls
Ibrahim Mubarak
Genny Nelson
Kathleen Saadat
Wilbur Slockish
Comics for Change! collects 10 excellent mini-comics in one box set by some of Portland’s best comic writers and illustrators, including:

Writers:
Anne Marie DiStefano
Amy Harwood
Lauren Hudgins
Christen McCurdy
Douglas Wolk

Artists:
Ryan Alexander-Tanner
Asher Craw
Hiller Goodspeed
Laura Heit
Jonathan Hill
Hazel Newlevant
Terrance Nowicki
Jesse Reklaw
Natalie Sept
Khris Soden

Whether you’re a die hard activist or have a new interest in social justice and art, you’ll be inspired to learn more and take action from Know Your City’s Comics for Change!

Pick up your book at Powells Book. http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-1110000144853-0IMG_4972

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