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  • 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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