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Excessive Force
Excessive Force
‘Police everywhere justice nowhere’ – a comix anthology against the police!

Excessive Force is the first comix anthology being published by Last Hours, with 18 international illustrators making fun of the police, dissecting their brutality, or simply ruminating about their power.

144 pages printed on recycled 135gsm paper, with full colour cover, and black and white interior.
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Comic artists include Ken Dahl (’Welcome to the Dahl House’ and ‘Monsters’), Stephanie McMillan (’50 Things to do while the world burns’), Paul Stapleton (’Chav’), Steve Larder (’Rum Lad’), Edd Baldry (’Hey Monkey Riot!’ and ‘Last Hours’), Pete Willis (’Great anarchists’) and many more from countries in Europe, Latin America and North America.

Price: £7.00
The Ballad of Robin Hood & the Deer
The Ballad of Robin Hood & the Deer
Every land has its hero. Ours is an outlaw, rebel and thief – Robin Hood. Each era gives him its identity. Here the illustrator Clifford Harper and poet John Gallas gives us a new version of Robin Hood – hunter and hunted – the ballad verse closely echoing the drawings.
Price: £5.00
The Real Cost of Prisons Comix
The Real Cost of Prisons Comix
Winner of the 2008 PASS Award (Prevention for a Safer Society) from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency

One out of every hundred adults in the U.S. is in prison. This book provides a crash course in what drives mass incarceration, the human and community costs, and how to stop the numbers from going even higher. This volume collects the three comic books published by the Real Cost of Prisons Project. The stories and statistical information in each comic book is thoroughly researched and documented.


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Prison Town: Paying the Price tells the story of how the financing and site locations of prisons affects the people of rural communities in which prison are built. It also tells the story of how mass incarceration affects people of urban communities where the majority of incarcerated people come from.

Prisoners of the War on Drugs includes the history of the war on drugs, mandatory minimums, how racism creates harsher sentences for people of color, stories on how the war on drugs works against women, three strikes laws, obstacles to coming home after incarceration, and how mass incarceration destabilizes neighborhoods.

Prisoners of a Hard Life: Women and Their Children includes stories about women trapped by mandatory sentencing and the “costs” of incarceration for women and their families. Also included are alternatives to the present system, a glossary and footnotes.

Over 125,000 copies of the comic books have been printed and more than 100,000 have been sent to families of people who are incarcerated, people who are incarcerated, and to organizers and activists throughout the country. The book includes a chapter with descriptions about how the comix have been put to use in the work of organizers and activists in prison and in the “free world” by ESL teachers, high school teachers, college professors, students, and health care providers throughout the country. The demand for them is constant and the ways in which they are being used is inspiring.

The Buzz:

“I cannot think of a better way to arouse the public to the cruelties of the prison system than to make this book widely available.”
–Howard Zinn

“The Real Cost of Prisons comics are among the most transformative pieces of information that the youth get to read. We take it with us to detention centers, group homes, youth shelters and social justice organizing projects. Everywhere we go we see youth nodding with agreement and getting excited to see their reality validated in print. The Real Cost of Prisons helps youth know what’s up and gives them the push they need to get active in the struggle to make interpersonal and community-wide change.”
–Shira Hassan, Co-Director Young Women’s Empowerment Project, Chicago, IL

Price: £6.00
Disaster and Resistance
Disaster and Resistance
Comics and Landscapes for the 21st Century
by: Seth Tobocman

“This collection is incredible and as an anti-authoritarian document of the past eight years of American domestic and foreign policies it is unparalleled.” – Last Hours
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Disaster and Resistance outlines pressing social and political struggles at the dawn of the twenty-first century—from post 9-11 New York City, to Israel and Palestine, to Iraq and New Orleans. Fans of Seth’s classic works, You Don’t Have to Fuck People Over to Survive, and War in the Neighborhood, will see that his punch has not softened as his new work skewers the individuals and institutions reaping havoc across the globe today. In his bold comic style, Seth chronicles events as they happen, musing not on the chaos of instability and fear, but on the struggle against it. Includes an introduction by Mumia Abu-Jamal. This book is a call to action, so listen up.

Price: £9.50
The Diary of a Miscreant
The Diary of a Miscreant
The Morgenmuffel zine anthology!

Morgenmuffel is finally collected into a book. Re-organised, re-edited and re-presented. This is the best of the first ten years of Morgenmuffel zine as selected by Isy Morgenmuffel herself.

112 pages printed on recycled 135gsm paper, with full colour cover, and black and white interior, all on uncoated paper.
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Including tales of travel, demonstrations, setting up a housing co-op, an anarchist social club, cooking, and teaching it’s been a busy ten years.

Essential for any fans of Morgenmuffel, DIY culture or autobiographical comics.

Price: £7.00
Year of the Monkey
Year of the Monkey
A punk rock soap opera of daily comics by Hey Monkey Riot

Firmly rooted in London it’s a daily dose of zine editing, comix creating and university tasks. A case of juggling too many projects in too little time; while still finding the space to watch too many TV series and eat too much food. Either way, when all’s said and done, the revolution’s been postponed until next year! Contains 360 daily comics created by Edd over the course of a year between the summer of 2007 and 2008.
Price: £7.00
13 Years of Good Luck
13 Years of Good Luck
by Joe Biel (Editor), Dylan Gaylan-Wilkerson (Editor), E. Chris Lynch (Editor)
publisher: Microcosm

To celebrate their thirteenth anniversary, Microcosm put together this compilation of work from their authors and artists.
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With something from virtually everyone They’ve published before and new work from Al Burian, Liz Baillie, Keith Rosson, John Isaacson, Nate Beaty, Cristy Road, and others!

Price: £3.00
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Paper Politics, Socially Engaged Printmaking Today
Paper Politics, Socially Engaged Printmaking Today
Paper Politics: Socially Engaged Printmaking Today is a major collection of contemporary politically and socially engaged printmaking. This full color book showcases print art that uses themes of social justice and global equity to engage community members in political conversation. Based on an art exhibition which has traveled to a dozen cities in North America, Paper Politics features artwork by over 200 international artists; an eclectic collection of work by both activist and non-activist printmakers who have felt the need to respond to the monumental trends and events of our times.
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Paper Politics presents a breathtaking tour of the many modalities of printing by hand: relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraph, collagraph, monotype, and photography. In addition to these techniques, included are more traditional media used to convey political thought, finely crafted stencils and silk-screens intended for wheat pasting in the street. Artists range from the well established (Sue Coe, Swoon, Carlos Cortez) to the up-and-coming (Favianna Rodriguez, Chris Stain, Nicole Schulman), from street artists (BORF, You Are Beautiful) to rock poster makers (EMEK, Bughouse).

Praise:

“Let’s face it, most collections of activist art suck. Either esthetic concerns are front and center and the politics that motivate such creation are pushed to the margin, or politics prevail and artistic quality is an afterthought. With the heart of an activist and the eye of an artist, Josh MacPhee miraculously manages to do justice to both. Paper Politics is singularly impressive.” –Stephen Duncombe, author of Dream: Re-Imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy

Price: £10.00
Diario De Oaxaca: A Sketchbook Journal of Two Years in Mexico
Diario De Oaxaca: A Sketchbook Journal of Two Years in Mexico
Painting a vivid, personal portrait of social and political upheaval in Oaxaca, Mexico, this unique memoir employs comics, bilingual essays, photos, and sketches to chronicle the events that unfolded around a teachers’ strike and led to a seven-month siege.
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When award-winning cartoonist Peter Kuper and his wife and daughter moved to the beautiful 16th-century colonial town of Oaxaca in 2006, they planned to spend a quiet year or two enjoying a different culture and taking a break from the U.S. political climate under the Bush administration. What they hadn’t counted on was landing in the epicenter of Mexico’s biggest political struggle in recent years. Timely and compelling, this extraordinary firsthand account presents a distinct artistic vision of Oaxacan life, from explorations of the beauty of the environment to graphic portrayals of the fight between strikers and government troops that left more than 20 people dead, including American journalist Brad Will.

Praise:

“Kuper is a colossus; I have been in awe of him for over 20 years. Teachers and students everywhere take heart: Kuper has in these pages born witness to our seemingly endless struggle to educate and to be educated in the face of institutions that really don’t give a damn. In this ruined age we need Kuper’s unsparing compassionate visionary artistry like we need hope.”
–Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

“Peter Kuper is undoubtedly the modern master whose work has refined the socially relevant comic to the highest point yet achieved.” –Newsarama

“An artist at the top of his form.” –Publisher’s Weekly

“Oaxaca Diary reveals to us how so many aspects of a city can be combined on the same page by an adept artist; poetry, magic, beauty, mystery, fear, as well as the different faces that protest can assume when politicians hold a city hostage…”
–Martín Solares from his introduction

About the Author:
Peter Kuper is a co-founder and editorial board member of political graphics magazine World War 3 Illustratedand a teacher who has taught at New York’s School of Visual Arts and Parsons The New School for Design. Best known for drawing Mad magazine’s Spy vs. Spy comic since 1997, he has also illustrated covers for Newsweekand Time magazine. He is the author of the graphic novel Sticks and Stones, which won the New York Society of Illustrators gold medal, and his autobiography, Stop Forgetting to Remember. He lives in New York City.

Product Details:
Author: Peter Kuper with an Introduction by Martín Solares
Publisher: PM Press and Sexto Piso Editorial
ISBN: 978-1-60486-071-9
Published Sept. 2009
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 208 Pages
Size: 9.25 by 6.5
Language(s): English and Spanish
Subjects: Art, Politics

Price: £12.50
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Signal is an ongoing book series dedicated to documenting and sharing compelling graphics, art projects, and cultural movements of international resistance and liberation struggles. Artists and cultural workers have been at the center of upheavals and revolts the world over, from the painters and poets in the Paris Commune to the poster makers and street theatre performers of the recent counter globalization movement. Signal will bring these artists and their work to a new audience, digging deep through our common history to unearth their images and stories. We have no doubt that Signal will come to serve as a unique and irreplaceable resource for activist artists and academic researchers, as well as an active forum for critique of the role of art in revolution.

In the U.S. there is a tendency to focus only on the artworks produced within our shores or from English speaking producers. Signal reaches beyond those bounds, bringing material produced the world over, translated from dozens of languages and collected from both the present and decades past. Although a full color printed publication, Signal is not limited to the graphic arts. Within its pages you will find political posters and fine arts, comics and murals, street art, site specific works, zines, art collectives, documentation of performance and articles on the often overlooked but essential role all of these have played in struggles around the world.


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Signal 01 includes:

* The Future of Xicana Printmaking: Alec Dunn and Josh MacPhee interview the Taller Tupac Amaru
* The Adventures of Red Rat: Alec Dunn interviews Johannes van de Weert
* Hard Travelin’: A photo essay with IMPEACH
* Early 20th-Century Anarchist Imprints
* Mexico 68: The Graphic Production of a Movement: Santiago Armengod interviews Felipe Hernandez Moreno
* Adventure Playgrounds: A photo essay
* Designing Anarchy: Dan Poyner interviews Rufus Segar

Price: £8.00
Firebrands
Firebrands
Curated by theJustseeds Artists’ Collective, Firebrands is 192 pages of art, world history, and dangerous information. These beautifully illustrated mini-poster pages showcase radicals, dissidents, folk singers, and rabble-rousers, from Emma Goldman to Tupac, Pablo Neruda to Fred Hampton. As say editors Shaun Slifer and Bec Young in the introduction, the book “is especially made for anyone who has sat, trembling with frustration and disappointment in history class, or reading a text book heavily edited of anything interesting or useful. It’s for all our ancestors, especially for the ones left out of or misrepresented in said textbook, because they were too brown, too female, too poor, too queer, too uneducated, too disabled, or because they felt or thought too much.” This is a real people’s history, a book packed with dynamite, desire, and, above all, courage.
Price: £10.00
The City of Dreadful Night
The City of Dreadful Night
Illustrated by Clifford Harper

A vision of London as seen by an atheist poet and an anarchist artist.

The City of Dreadful Night is a long poem by the Scottish poet James “B.V.” Thomson, written between 1870 and 1873, and published in the National Reformer in 1874, then in 1880 in a book entitled The City of Dreadful Night and Other Poems.

Thomson, who sometimes used the pseudonym “Bysshe Vanolis” — in honour of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Novalis — was a thorough pessimist, suffering from lifelong melancholia and clinical depression, as well as a wanderlust that took him to Colorado and to Spain, among other places.

The City of Dreadful Night that gave its title to this poem, however, was made in the image of London. It is, however, a London transformed by the eye of a despairing atheist; the poet has lost his faith and found nothing but emptiness to replace it. The poem, despite its insistently bleak tone, won the praise ofGeorge Meredith, and also of George Saintsbury, who in his History of Nineteenth Century Literature wrote that “what saves Thomson is the perfection with which he expresses the negative and hopeless side of the sense of mystery
Price: £7.00
Madres de Plaza de Mayo: Celebrate People
Madres de Plaza de Mayo: Celebrate People
by John Isaacson

“Between 1976 and 1983 thousands of young people in Argentina were secretly kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by agents of the state. Their mothers and grandmothers would gather to bear witness to the absence of their children.”


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Isaacson is the author and illustrator of DIY Silkscreening.

2 color offset printed poster
11″x17″

Price: £4.00
The Haitian Revolution: Celebrate People\
The Haitian Revolution: Celebrate People’s Histroy poster
Aaron Renier

Beginning in 1791 and lasting through 1804, the Haitian Revolution was the only slave revolt in the “New World” to turn into a full blown revolution, and lead the the formation of the first Black republic. One of the main leaders of the revolution was Toussaint L’Ouverture, a former slave, who is pictured in the poster.

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2-color offset printed poster
11″ x 17″

Price: £4.00
Assata Shakur is Free: Celebrate People\
Assata Shakur is Free: Celebrate People’s History poster
Molly Fair & Laura Whitehorn

Targeted by law enforcement as the “soul” of the militant Black Liberation Movement, accused (and acquitted) of participating in a slew of bank robberies, Assata Shakur was
imprisoned in New Jersey following her 1973 arrest. Assata’s co-defendant Sundiata Acoli, previously one of the NY Panther 21, remains in prison serving a sentence of life plus 30 years. A third comrade, Zayd Shakur, was killed by police during the 1973 arrest. In 1979, Assata escaped from prison.

In 1982, radicals from the Black Liberation and white anti-imperialist movements were
indicted for allegedly helping Assata escape. Sekou Odinga and Mutulu Shakur remain in prison today. In 1984, Assata surfaced in Cuba and received political asylum. She is a beacon of hope and power for the international movements for Black liberation
and to free all U.S.-held political prisoners.
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2-color offset printed poster
11″ x 17″

Price: £4.00
Matzpen: Celebrate People\
Matzpen: Celebrate People’s History poster
A new Celebrate People’s History poster honoring Jewish involvement in anti-colonial struggles. The Israeli Socialist Organization, better known by the name of its publication, Matzpen (Compass), formed in 1962. It was the first organization in Israel founded on principles of anti-Zionism. Its membership joined Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs to resist Israel’s apartheid policies. Matzpen challenged Israeli manifest destiny for twenty-five years, and its legacy continues to animate anti-Zionist organizing within Israel and around the world. The poster was designed by climate and social justice organizer Joshua Kahn Russell and anti-imperialist author Dan Berger.
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2 color offset printed poster
11″x17″

Price: £4.00
The Durruti Column: Celebrate People\
The Durruti Column: Celebrate People’s History poster
Josh MacPhee
11″x17″

In July, 1936, soon after General Franco’s fascist troops revolted against the Spanish Republic, Buenaventura Durruti led a military column made up of 2,000 Anarchist workers to fight the fascists. Not a typical military unit, the column was organized by the soldiers themselves, with rank holding only minimal importance, and officers being elected by their units. In Zaragossa, the column defeated the much better equipped fascist troops. Near the end of 1936, Madrid was under bombing attacks by the Germans and Italians, and the now 4,000 soldier column moved there to join the fight. On November 20th, Durruti was killed. The column continued to fight until the end of the war.

The role the Durruti column played in supporting the social revolution happening across the Spanish countryside was as important as their military victories. They assisted in the establishment of agricultural collectives along their route and helped set up the directly democratic council of Aragon. Local political party bosses and rich landowners fled in a panic. They also upset the authoritarian Communist and Socialist parties, who believed the social revolution had to wait until after the war was won.
Price: £4.00