Video: David Lester graphic novelist

In the new 10-minute CBC video by filmmaker Rami Katz, “you’ll see David Lester take you through his intricate process of illustrating this notable protest [Winnipeg General Strike, 1919] and the challenge of depicting historic figures and events with contemporary urgency.” -from the CBC article by Lucius Dechausay


A scene from David Lester’s ‘1919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike’.

“Recurring themes of social justice are at the heart of David Lester’s drawings and prevalent in two of his upcoming graphic novels. The first centres on the last year of the life of anarchist, political activist and writer Emma Goldman, who died in 1940; the second is about Benjamin Lay, a radical Quaker who fought against slavery in the 18th century. In choosing to tell Goldman’s story right now, Lester is profoundly interested in depicting how she maintained her commitment to her ideals even though she would never live to see them realized.” – CBC article by Lucius Dechausay¬†

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