Strike comics (2019)

Strike comics are comics made as part of industrial action. Making strike comics is probably the greatest form of political cartooning.

This collection of strike comics was made by Lydia Wysocki as part of the 2019 University and College Union industrial action for fair pensions and fair working conditions. 8000 printed double-sided leaflets were distributed on the picket lines and the comics were also shared on social media. Thanks and solidarity to the Newcastle University branch of UCU for providing the content of these comics based on members’ experiences, and for this slightly-daft-but-incredibly-effective comics distribution strategy.

Free download of leaflet PDFs (days 1-7: print double sided on A4 paper, cut to A5 size; day 8: print as booklet, A4 folded once to A5)
day1_pensions_and_payandworkingconditionsday2_paygap / day3_anticasualisation / day4_mentalhealth / day5_climatesolidarityday 6 _ purposeofauniversityday 7 social justice / 2019strikeday8

Free download of single page PDFs (these files are set up to print at A4 size; they should scale to A3, depending on your printer settings)

1 a42 a4 / 3 a4 / 4 a4 / 5 a4 / 6 a4 / 7 a4 / 8 a4 / 9 a4 / 10 a4 / 11 a4 / 12 a4 / 13 a4 / 14 a4 / 15 a4 / 16 a4

Or, you can buy the printed booklet of all 2019 strike comics (Strike 2: Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Stop Worrying About The Future) and all 2018 strike comics (Everyone With A Nose Should Picket) at the strike comics shop https://strikecomics.bigcartel.com/

Comic Swap (2017+)

Comic Swap is a postal comic swap for children’s comics-making clubs. It’s co-organised by us and Hannah Sackett.

Read more on the Comic Swap blog.

The first swap (2017) was hosted by Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books. Six comics clubs took part from all around the UK: Bath, Dundee, Gateshead, Gloucester, Newcastle, and North Yorkshire.

The 2018 swap involved eight sets of amazing comics – from Dundee, Newcastle, Oxford, Bath, Essex, London and Sussex.

Future swaps are being planned…

Comic Swap logo designed by Josh