Paul Buhle

Paul Buhle




Paul Buhle is an aged revolutionary, involved in social movements for fifty years as of 2010. He founded the SDS journal Radical America, the Oral History of the American Left project at NYU, has taken part in many failed but semi-historic movements, and has been reinvented if not reborn as an editor/creator of radical comic books. He is still a syndicalist.













The Young C.L.R. James: A Graphic Novelette
A Full Life: James Connolly the Irish Rebel
Robin Hood: People’s Outlaw and Forest Hero, A Graphic Guide
Radical America Komiks

The Young C.L.R. James: A Graphic Novelette

The Young C.L.R. James: A Graphic Novelette

SKU: 9781629635149
Illustrated: Milton Knight • Edited by Paul Buhle and Lawrence Ware
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781629635149
Published: 4/2018
Format: Pamphlet, mobi, ePub, PDF
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Page count: 48
Subjects: Comics-Biography/Black Studies

About

This unique comic by Milton Knight illuminates the early years of C.L.R. James (1901–1989), known in much later years as the “last great Pan-Africanist.” The son of a provincial school administrator in British-governed Trinidad, James disappointed his family by embracing the culture and passions of the colonial underclass, Carnival and cricket. He joined the literary avant-garde of the island before leaving for Britain. In the UK, James swiftly became a beloved cricket journalist, playwright for his close friend Paul Robeson, and a pathbreaking scholar of black history with The Black Jacobins (1938), the first history of the Haitian revolt.



A Full Life: James Connolly the Irish Rebel

A Full Life: James Connolly the Irish Rebel

SKU: 9781629633725
Editor: Paul Buhle • Illustrator: Tom Keough
Publisher: PM Press/Hungarian Literature Fund
ISBN: 9781629633725
Published: 5/2016
Format: Pamphlet, mobi, ePub, PDF
Size: 8.5 x 5.5
Page count: 42
Subjects: History-Ireland, Art-Comics, Graphic Biography

About

Executed by a British firing squad on May 12, 1916, for his role in organizing the Easter Rising, James Connolly was one of the most prominent radical organizers and agitators of his day. Born in Scotland in 1868 to Irish immigrant parents, Connolly spent most of his adult life organizing for labor unions and socialist organizations in Ireland, Scotland, and the United States. Despite attending school for only a few years, Connolly became a leading socialist writer and theoretician, founding and editing newspapers including The Socialist (Scotland), The Harp (United States), and The Workers’ Republic (Ireland). As a labor organizer, Connolly stressed the importance of direct action, broad working-class unity, and a commitment to ending labor’s exploitation. As a socialist agitator, Connolly saw economic and political independence as inextricably intertwined. This pamphlet, the first graphic treatment of Connolly’s life, is issued on the centenary of the Easter Rising.



Robin Hood: People’s Outlaw and Forest Hero, A Graphic Guide

Robin Hood: People’s Outlaw and Forest Hero, A Graphic Guide

SKU: 9781604864816
Editors: Jeremy Adam Smith and Tomas Moniz
Publisher: PM Press/Microcosm Publishing
ISBN: 9781604864816
Published: 9/2011
Format: Paperback, ePub, mobi, PDF
Size: 5 x 8
Page count: 200
Subjects: Parenting, Politics, Sociology

Praise

“Paul Buhle is the best informed and most sincere left-wing scholar that I know.” —Harvey Pekar, artist

“Paul Buhle is my socialist conscience.” —Robert Crumb, artist



Introductions by

Radical America Komiks

Radical America Komiks

SKU: 9781629635675
Editor: Gilbert Shelton • Introduction: Paul Buhle • Foreword: Jay Kinney
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781629635675
Published: 12/2018
Format: Paperback
Size: 7 x 10
Page count: 64
Subjects: Art-Comics / History-U.S., 1960s

Radical America Komiks was the funniest issue of that whole series of New Left magazines because it included the best cartoonists in the underground. Gilbert Shelton, master humorist, creator of the Furry Freak Brothers, edited the extra-thick comic book as one of the earliest projects at his fledgling company Rip Off Press. Nothing like funnies to liven up political discussions.”
—Patrick Rosenkranz, author of Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution

Radical America Komiks is a treasury of Austin’s radical artists from the 1960s and ’70s, especially Gilbert Shelton, truly a global figure of comix innovation.”
—Thorne Dreyer, founding editor of The Rag

Radical America Komiks not only provides an unparalleled sense of how leftist politics and avant-garde narrative art intersected at the end of the sixties, it anticipates many of the innovations and tropes we associate with the alternative comics movement of the 1980s and 1990s.”
—Kent Worcester, coeditor of Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium

“There is a certain irony that Radical America Komiks is likely to be one of the best-remembered parts of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). That the visual and the satirical turn out to have a longer shelf life than the polemical would perplex, and more, the members of SDS who encountered the wonderful comix drawn and assembled by Gilbert Shelton. Viva comics, no matter how it is spelled!”
—James Danky, Underground Classics Illustrated



Book Events

february, 2020

No Events


Reviews


Interviews


Mentions


Blog