As the comics community was hopefully aware, the first issue of a broadsheet-style comic collecting protest comics by predominantly female creators was published and handed out in Washington D.C. and all over the country on Inauguration weekend back in January. Edited by Françoise Mouly, and her daughter, the writer Nadja Spiegelman, the comics anthology is returning to bring us more political comics in a “progressive, diverse, and radical” vein.
The RESIST! Free Comic Anthology (APR178157) is published by RAW Books and Graphics.
In recent months, Mouly and Spiegelman have released nearly 60,000 copies of their first issue as a free political tabloid. The second issue of RESIST!, a comic book-sized, 96-page anthology, will be handed out during the July 4th weekend by volunteers and in the comic shops who preorder it.
Funded entirely by these supporters and with contributing artists waiving monetary compensation, the free distribution of RESIST! is intended as an Independence Day celebration of the First Amendment, of diversity and of resilience. The zine combines some of the biggest names in comics (Roz Chast, Kristin Radtke, Miriam Katin, Cathy Malkasian, Laura Park, Lauren Weinstein, Daniel Clowes, Art Spiegelman and many more) alongside powerful work by newcomers, for some their very first publication.
We watched this issue take shape like a photo appearing in the developer. When looking through the thousands of images they had received, the editors couldn’t help but notice, and then embrace, the anger of many of them.
The theme of the second issue, ‘Grab Back!,’ says it all: Women are angry. They’re not afraid to say it. And they don’t plan on staying silent any longer.
Published under the slogan “Women’s Voices Will be Heard,” and containing work by mostly female artists, RESIST! will make its way into the world on the July 4th weekend and hopefully to a comic shop near you.
Let your retailer know that pre-orders are now underway.
For more information, visit the RESIST! website.