A Graphic History of Protest
PRAISE FOR May Day
"May Day is a grand experiment in reviving the traditional holiday of working people, with lively comic art adding a new dimension to themes
that need badly to be seen and understood by younger generations."
Paul Buhle, author of A People's History of American Empire
"May Day is history with a twist: entertaining, insightful, informative, and seen through a critical lens."
Florencia Berinstein, director, Mayworks Festival of Working People
and the Arts
"A lively, clenched-fist people's history that leaps off the page with a feisty spirit and brilliant artwork."
Craig Heron and Steve Penfold, authors of The Workers' Festival: A History of Labour Day in Canada
"This fascinating work provides an original, accessible window into the history of International Workers' Day and the wider story of grassroots
struggle for working-class power."
Benjamin Isitt, author of Militant Minority: British Columbia Workers
and the Rise of a New Left
"What's impressive about this graphic book is its clarity and its attention to labour history and May Day on both sides of the Canada/US border."
Linda Kealey, author of Enlisting Women for the Cause: Women, Labour
and the Left in Canada, 1890-1920
"This eminently enjoyable graphic book emphasizes working men's and working women's struggle as central to the May Day experience."
Greg Kealey, author and founding editor of Labour/Le Travail
"May Day turns labour history into a wonderful visual experience, accessible to a wide audience; it's a worthy heir to the grand graphic
tradition pioneered by the Industrial Workers of the World over a century ago."
Andrew Parnaby, associate professor, history, Cape Breton University