SIEVEWRIGHT, Kara




The Girl With the Mask of a Crow & Other Stories (Heavenly Monkey 2005) contains three illustrated stories originally published by Vancouver author/artist Kara Sievewright as zines, and now completely reworked for this collection from East Vancouver publisher Heavenly Monkey. The edition of just 30 copies will be printed from hand-set type, and feature a number of different relief printing techniques and a cover made from an original serigraph print by Sievewright.

Sievewright drew many of the stories for the graphic story Storming the Digital Divide: the PovNet Story (Lazara 2016), about the online anti-poverty network based in B.C. with links to the rest of Canada and beyond.

On two nights in a row, an unconventional, graphic-novel styled educational book won two of the country’s top awards for history. On May 29, 2017, in Ottawa, the Canadian Historical Association's Public History Prize went to the collaboratively created Drawn to Change: Graphic Histories of Working-Class Struggle! edited by the Graphic History Collective with Paul Buhle (Between the Lines $9.95). The previous night, in Toronto, the publishers were awarded the $10,000 Wilson Prize, sponsored by the Wilson Institute for Canadian History (McMaster University). The first award presented to the book's editors, the Graphic History Collective, “recognizes work that achieves high standards of original research, scholarship, and presentation; brings an innovative public history contribution to its audience; and serves as a model for future work, advancing the field of public history in Canada.” The Wilson Prize goes annually to the best book that "succeeds in making Canadian historical scholarship accessible to a wide and transnational audience". B.C. contributors include Kara Sievewright, Sam Bradd, Robin Folvik, David Lester, Mark Leier, Tania Willard, Dale McCartney, and Ron Verzuh. Visit graphichistorycollective.com

BOOKS:

The Girl With the Mask of a Crow & Other Stories (Heavenly Monkey 2005)

Digital Divide: the PovNet Story (Lazara 2016)

[BCBW 2017]