Oregon History Comics
Know Your City
- Ten stories about Oregon’s history. Ten Oregon illustrators. Ten excellent history comics! From women’s suffrage in Oregon to the tragic Vanport Flood to the legendary all-ages venue, the X-Ray Café, this box set presents oft-dry histories in an exciting and accessible format — through bold illustrations from some of Portland’s best and brightest comics illustrators.Whether you’re a history buff or just a casual comics reader, you’ll find value in Oregon History Comics as a way of learning more about why Oregon is the way it is today. Collected in this box set are:
Faces of Lone Fir Cemetery — Sarah Mirk
Life and Death of the X-Ray Cafe — John Isaacson
Dead Freeways — Don Barkhouse
Portland’s Black Panthers — Khris Soden
The Streets of Chinatown — Harry Lau
Voices of Celilo Falls — T. Edward Bak
The Vanport Flood — Nicole Georges
The Lives of Loggers — BT Livermore
Votes for Women — Suzette Smith
Oregon Bikes — Shawn Granton
Brought to you by Sarah Mirk and Know Your City.
Sarah Mirk is a Portland, Oregon-based editor and writer interested in most things, including sexual politics, media, and history. Since January 2013, Sarah has been the online editor at Bitch Media, where she writes and edits daily feminist articles and hosts the twice-monthly radio podcast Popaganda. She has also worked as a staff writer for weekly newspapers The Portland Mercury and The Stranger and has published work in various magazines (including Portland Monthly, Oregon Humanities, and Symbolia). Sarah also writes, draws, and edits nonfiction comics.