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 is available FREE to read on this project website, as well as individual chapters.
The full printed comic is available to pick up FREE at libraries, cultural venues, and other events around Tyneside as part of Freedom City 2017. Visit the Venues section to find out where you can pick it up.
Press release: http://ncl.ac.uk/press/news/2017/09/freedomcitycomics/
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.
To read or share individual chapters use the links below.
Introduction and Conclusion
Comic: Paul Peart Smith, Research: Special Collections team, Brian Ward, Matthew Grenby.