The Right To Learn: Workers’ Educational Association (2016)

Unboxing 'The Right To Learn' comic at the WEA's project launch party

We worked with comics creator Terry Wiley to create ‘Philip Anthony Brown: The Right To Learn’, an 8-page comic about a key lecturer in the history of the Workers’ Educational Association. Read it online on the WEA’s website, and look out for printed copies at Workers’ Educational Association: North East events.

WEA members researched the life of Philip Anthony Brown as part of their Heritage Lottery-funded project The WEA in World War I. They approached us to make a biographical comic that works both as a standalone comic, and as a part of their commemorative edition of The Highway.

It was great to work with comics artist-writer Terry Wiley  again for this project. Following discussions with the WEA he settled on a line art style similar to his work on True War Stories No.1: Thomas Baker Brown. The content of the comic was led by biographical research by WEA members, then Terry’s writing, artwork, and design brought the comic to life.