Oregon History Comics release (Powell's Books in Portland)





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Published on Mar 12, 2012

Buy Oregon History Comics direct from Dill Pickle Club:

"Those who believe that history is a subject for dusty old books are truly living in the past. As Oregon History Comics prove, the best history is history that is compelling, engaging, and accessible to Oregonians of all ages."
—Kerry Tymchuk, Executive Director, Oregon Historical Society

Ten stories about Portland's history. Ten Portland-based illustrators. Ten excellent history comics! Portland Mercury reporter Sarah Mirk and the Dill Pickle Club present Oregon History Comics: 10 short comic books telling little-known stories from our state and city's history. The series offers illuminating, marginalized and quirky accounts of local history in an accessible medium, engaging history fans and the public at large in learning about the place in which we live.

Many Portlanders are transplants, and have never learned or long forgotten Portland's recent past. Printing these stories as exciting, engaging comics will encourage people who would never pick up a dense Portland history book to learn about where and how the social, racial and physical structures of their city were built. By celebrating Portland's underrepresented histories, Oregon History Comics aims to provide a more informed perspective to current politics and public opinion.

All proceeds from sales will support the operations and ongoing programming of the Dill Pickle Club, an organization that curates educational programs focused on contemporary culture, politics and humanities in Portland, OR. For more information, visit: http://dillpickleclub.com

Collected in a box set, the series consists of:
Faces of Lone Fir Cemetery—Sarah Mirk (mirkwork.wordpress.com)
Life and Death of the X-Ray Cafe—John Isaacson (http://www.unlay.com)
Vanport Flood—Nicole Georges (http://nicolejgeorges.com)
The Lives of Loggers—BT Livermore (http://www.bigtimeillustration.com)
Portland's Black Panthers—Khris Soden (http://www.khrissoden.org)
Voices of Celilo Falls—T. Edward Bak
Oregon Bikes—Shawn Granton (http://urbanadventureleague.blogspot.com)
Portland's Chinatowns—Harry Lau
Votes for Women—Suzette Smith (http://teamsuzette.blogspot.com)
Dead Freeways—Don Barkhouse

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