Freedom City Comics
Made as part of Freedom City 2017, our 16-page comic is a collaboration between comics artist-writers and academic researchers:
- Paul Peart-Smith, working with alumnus Paul Barry and with Brian Ward
- Terry Wiley, working with researcher Rachel Hammersley
- Patrice Aggs, working with researcher Brycchan Carey
- Mack Chater and Ian Mayor, working with researcher Joan Allen
- Sha Nazir, working with researcher Matt Perry
- Ragavee Balendran, working with researcher Matt Perry
- 'Brick', working with project lead Matthew Grenby
- Managing editor is Britt Coxon; Editor in chief is Lydia Wysocki
The full digital comic will be available FREE to read on this project website. Look out for each standalone digital chapter, too.
The full printed comic will be available to pick up FREE at libraries, cultural venues, and other events around Tyneside as part of Freedom City 2017. We'll update this website with a full list of distribution venues.
What is Freedom City 2017?
Freedom City 2017 is a city wide programme marking the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. receiving an honorary degree at Newcastle University. Freedom City 2017 takes place at venues across Newcastle and Gateshead throughout the year, culminating in a series of centrepiece events in November 2017. For more information, visit www.freedomcity2017.com.