Posts tagged “Fight the Power!”

  • Ben Dickson, Hunt Emerson, and John Spelling at Falmouth Comic Art Show

    October 27, 2013

    October 27th, 2013
    Falmouth Comic Art Show
    Poly Arts Cenrte, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK

    Fight the Power! author Ben Dickson and illustrators Hunt Emerson  and John Spelling will be attending the Falmouth Comic Art Show in Cornwall today, October 27th. Author Sean Michael Wilson will be video-chatting in! 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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  • Fight the Power! at The Lakes International Comic Art Festival

    October 18, 2013

    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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  • Fight the Power! launch event at Gnash Comics

    September 28, 2013

    Saturday, September 28, 2013
    Gnash Comics
    9A West Street, Ashburton, Devon TQ13 7DT

    Join author Benjamin Dickinson and illustrators Hunt Emerson and John Spelling on today, September 28, at Gnash Comics in Devon, England to celebrate the launch of Fight the Power!. Check the Gnash website for more details!

    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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  • Fight the Power! Learn how to protest by looking at history

    September 27, 2013

    Fight the Power! Seven Stories Press

    Think the Occupy Movement had no impact in reining in Wall Street and calling attention to massive economic inequality? What would you have done differently? There’s no better way to become a more engaged protester (and citizen) than by looking at protest movements of the past. 

    Fight the Power!: A Visual History of Protest Among the English Speaking Peoples just released this week.

    In Fight the Power! authors Sean Michael Wilson and Benjamin Dickson team up with illustrators Hunt Emerson, John Spelling, and Adam Pasion to recreate the history that matters to the masses through a visually stunning and accessible art form. 

    From Dublin to Birmingham, from Nelson Mandela to Rosa Parks, Fight the Power! chronicles the protests of the English-speaking nations and shows how, slowly but surely, rights have been won and liberties have been protected by the people, for the people. Fight the Power! illuminates history through the struggles of the Luddites and Swig Riots of the early 1800s up to the Occupy movement, and shows the valuable connections among them.

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