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Comics For Change! Individual Issues


A woman who started a self-empowered soup kitchen for the homeless. A man who never stopped advocating for the African American community. A group who fights to protect Oregon forests from logging corporations. These stories have one thing in common: they celebrate people who are making Oregon a better place for everyone.

Featuring the stories of these community heroes:
  • Alex Brown
  • Polo Catalani
  • Walter Cole
  • Dan Handelman
  • Cheryl Johnson
  • Paul Knauls
  • Ibrahim Mubarak
  • Genny Nelson
  • Kathleen Saadat
  • Wilbur Slockish
Comics for Change! collects 10 excellent mini-comics in one box set by some of Portland’s best comic writers and illustrators, including:

  • Anne Marie DiStefano
  • Amy Harwood
  • Lauren Hudgins
  • Christen McCurdy
  • Douglas Wolk
  • Ryan Alexander-Tanner
  • Asher Craw
  • Hiller Goodspeed
  • Laura Heit
  • Jonathan Hill
  • Hazel Newlevant
  • Terrance Nowicki
  • Jesse Reklaw
  • Natalie Sept
  • Khris Soden
Whether you’re a die hard activist or have a new interest in social justice and art, you’ll be inspired to learn more and take action from Know Your City’s Comics for Change!

"Know Your City provides a valuable service in bringing together artists and activists for its newest project – presenting a living history of those working at the grassroots level. These community heroes have worked for the progressive values Oregon is internationally-known for today." – Sam Adams, Former Mayor, City of Portland

"This ambitious project shines a light on the work of astounding Oregonians who usually work behind the scenes to create real social justice. But it's not just a feel-good collection, the stories are creatively told and exciting to read." – Sarah Mirk, Online Editor, Bitch Magazine