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Fight the Power! at The Lakes International Comic Art Festival

October 18, 2013 9:30am

October 18th-20th, 2013
The Lakes International Comic Art Festival
Kendal, Cumbria, UK

Fight the Power! author Ben Dickson and illustrator Hunt Emerson will be attending this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal, Cumbria, from October 18th-20th. Make sure you go to meet them and hundreds of other amazing artists! For more details, check out the festival website here.

Fight the Power! is a new kind of history book: a graphic narrative that explains how ordinary people have fought against oppression across time. Authors Sean Michael Wilson and Benjamin Dickson team up with illustrators Hunt Emerson, John Spelling, and Adam Pasion to show how this process has been played out again and again throughout history–and has slowly but surely led to hard-won rights for the people along the way. Focusing on the English-speaking nations, Wilson and Dickson chronicle the struggles of the Luddites and Swing Riots in the early 1800s, through the Irish Rebellions that lasted through 1922; from the suffragettes in 1918 to Rosa Parks and the bus boycott of the mid-1950s; from the trial of Nelson Mandela to the Occupy movement that has only just begun.

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