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 1.  Che: A Graphic Biography

Rodriguez, Spain, and Buhle, Paul (Editor) Verso 2008 9.78E+12 Illustrated. Trade paperback


Since his death in 1967, Ernesto Che Guevara has become a universally known revolutionary icon and political figure whose image is among the most recognizable in the world. This dramatic and extensively researched book breathes new life into his story, portraying his struggle through the medium of the underground political comic--one of the most prominent countercultural art forms since the 1960s. Spain Rodriguez's powerful artwork illuminates Che's life and the experiences that shaped him, from his motorcycle journey through Latin America, his rise to prominence as a leader in Fidel Castro's revolutionary movement, his travels in Africa, his involvement in the insurgency that led to his death in Bolivia, and his extraordinary legacy. 
Price: 16.95 USD

 2.  Robin Hood: People's Outlaw and Forest Hero, a Graphic Guide

Buhle, Paul 1604863188 / 9781604863185 Paperback

Brand New! 

Where and what was Robin Hood? Why is an outlaw from fourteenth century England still a hero today, with films, festivals and songs dedicated to his living memory? This book explores the mysteries, the historical evidence, and the trajectory that led to centuries of village festivals around Mayday and the green space of nature unconquered by the forces in power. Great revolutionaries including William Morris adopted Robin as hero, children’s books offered many versions, and Robin entered modern popular culture with cheap novels, silent films and comics. There, in the world of popular culture, Robin Hood continues to holds unique and secure place. The “bad-good” hero of pulp urban fiction of the 1840s-50s, and more important, the Western outlaw who thwarts the bankers in pulps, films, and comics, is essentially Robin Hood. So are Zorro, the Cisco Kid, and countless Robin Hood knockoff characters in various media. Robin Hood has a special resonance for leftwing influences on American popular culture in Hollywood, film and television. During the 1930s-50s, future blacklist victims devised radical plots of “people’s outlaws,” including anti-fascist guerilla fighters, climaxing in The Adventures of Robin Hood, network television 1955-58, written under cover by victims of the Blacklist, seen by more viewers than any other version of Robin Hood. Robin Hood: People's Outlaw and Forest Hero also features 30 pages of collages and comic art, recuperating the artistic interpretations of Robin from seven centuries, and offering new comic art as a comic-within-a book. With text by Paul Buhle, comics and assorted drawings by Christopher Hutchinson, Robin Hood: People's Outlaw and Forest Hero adds another dimension to the history and meaning of rebellion. 
Price: 15.00 USD

 3.  Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History

Pekar, Harvey, and Buhle, Paul (Editor) Hill & Wang 2008 809095394 Illustrated. Hard cover

New Dumm, Gary 

The history of SDS as you've never seen it before. In 1962 at a United Auto Workers' camp in Michigan, Students for a Democratic Society held its historic convention and prepared the famous Port Huron Statement, drafted by Tom Hayden. This statement, criticizing the U.S. government's failure to pursue international peace or address domestic inequality, became the organization's manifesto. Its last convention was held in 1969 in Chicago, where, collapsing under the weight of its notoriety and popularity, it shattered into myriad factions. Through brilliant art and they were there dialogue, famed graphic novelist Harvey Pekar, gifted artist Gary Dumm, and renowned historian Paul Buhle illustrate the tumultuous decade that first defined and then was defined by the men and women who gathered under the SDS banner. This book captures the idealism and activism that drove a generation of young Americans to believe that even one person's actions can help transform the world. 
Price: 22.00 USD

 4.  Wobblies!: A Graphic History of the Industrial Workers of the World

Buhle, Paul (ed.) Trade Paperback

Brand New! 

A wonderful, fascinating, engaging, engrossing, and illuminating graphic history of that most inspiring, enduring, and tenacious of workers organizations. Mike Alewitz, Susan Simensky Bietila, Sue Coe, Carlos Cortez, Fly, Sabrina Jones, Jay Kinney, Mike Konopacki, Peter Kuper, Josh MacPhee, Dylan Miner, Harvey Pekar, Trina Robbins, Spain Rodriguez, Franklin Rosemont, Seth Tobocman, and many more recount the history, lore, heroes, martyrs, influence, successes, and failures of the One Big Union, from its inception, to those carrying on the fight today. The Wobblies made a unique and remarkable contribution to American culture and the everlasting struggles for freedom and justice, with effects that reach very far, and should in the future as well. The excitement and inspiration of their creative and courageous work is brilliantly captured in this wonderful graphic history. Noam Chomsky 
Price: 29.95 USD



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