Ottawa Launch of Ginger Goodwin: A Worker’s Friend by Laura Ellyn

2016 16 Mar
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ottawa Launch of Ginger Goodwin: A Worker’s Friend by Laura Ellyn

With bright, strong imagery, Ginger Goodwin presents the story of labour activist and martyr Albert “Ginger” Goodwin. This accessible and thoughtful graphic history explores Goodwin’s life, work, and death in the mining communities of Cumberland and Trail, British Columbia. Drawing on local history, and exploring the ways the history of labour organizing affects contemporary movements,Ginger Goodwin is a story that needs to be shared.

Ginger Goodwin: A Worker’s Friend is brilliant in every way: a close reading of working-class history and a unique comic art style with stunning use of color. In all, this book is a great triumph for the author/artist and for its publisher.” – Paul Buhle, labour historian, editor of Wobblies!Che, and graphic adaptations of books by Howard Zinn and Studs Terkel

“In her lively graphic history, Ginger Goodwin: A Worker’s Friend, Laura Ellyn offers a fresh personal interpretation of the life of labour socialist Ginger Goodwin and his mysterious death in 1918. It’s heartening to see a new generation and a new medium explore this old Canadian story. Laura Ellyn’s book will delight readers interested in labour activism, World War I, or Vancouver Island’s industrial past.” – Susan Mayse, author of Ginger: The Life and Death of Albert Goodwin

7 PM
Wednesday, March 16 2016
Octopus Books Centretown (@25One Community)
251 Bank St. 2nd floor


About the Author

Laura Ellyn is a writer and illustrator who lives in Montreal, Quebec. She studied Women’s Studies and Fine Arts at Concordia University. Her work has previously been published in BitchBriarpatch, and the Vancouver Review, as well as in the Indie Ladies Anthology and Indie Comics Quarterly. More about Laura:

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