Tom McCall & the Vortex
Building off the success of our Oregon History Comics series, Tom McCall & the Vortex chronicles the life and times of former Governor Tom McCall. Written by reporter Sarah Mirk and illustrated by Daniel Duford, the comic examines the legacy of the Oregon politician – including McCall’s well-known visionary environmental accomplishments, as well as some of his political controversies – including his role in the Vortex Festival, a state-sponsored rock festival modeled after Woodstock and Altamont.
Duford is a Hallie Ford Fellow, is known for his “Green Man of Portland” illustrations on Portland’s MAX Green Line and is a professor at Pacific Northwest College of Art. Mirk is online editor at Bitch Magazine and was formerly a reporter for Portland Mercury.