This Thursday, December 12th, Know Your City is hosting a release event for our new box set, Comics for Change! Illustrated Stories from Oregon’s Front Lines at Darcelle XV, from 5:30PM – 7:30PM. The series of 10 comics celebrates the lives of living Oregonian activists who are making Oregon a better place for everyone. Writers and artists from the series will present a brief slideshow about the project, while original artwork made for the comic series will be on display for one-night-only. The comics are available for pre-order here.
As a way to preview the release event, we’re running interviews with some of the involved artists and writers all this week. Today we speak to artist Hiller Goodspeed who illustrated the comic about Cheryl Johnson and the fight against the proposed LNG pipeline in Astoria.
Q: Comics for Change! is a project celebrating living Oregon activists. Have you always had an interest in Oregon history and activism? Did you discover this interest from working on a previous project?