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High Intensity Graphic Novels Jamie Michaels and Sarah Leavitt
Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver, BC
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High Intensity Graphic Novels Jamie Michaels and Sarah Leavitt
There have been other histories of anti-Semitism in Toronto and Canada during the 1930s, but none as creative as Jamie Michaelss Christie Pits A significant and worthy literary achievement for readers of all ages.  Allan Levine

Christie Pits tells the incredible true story of when young Jewish and Italian immigrants squared off against Nazi-inspired thugs on the streets of Toronto. This is the history of a gruff and unrecognizable Canada  one of swastika clubs and public bigotry. The book won a Joe Shuster award, recognizing the importance of this history to the times that we live in.

JAMIE MICHAELS is a critically acclaimed comic book writer from Winnipeg. He works at the intersection of politics, history, and bubbles that go POW! When hes not writing, Jamie divides his time between helicopter firefighting, cage fighting in Alaska, and being a mensch.

DOUG FEDRAU is a Winnipeg illustrator and graphic designer, best known for his talented line work. Doug is also a gifted teacher and charcoal artist.

Agnes, Murderess haunted me in a way only brilliant stories can. What a rich portrait of a mysterious and exceptional woman! Sarah Leavitts drawings are so delicate, fragile and beautiful that I feel for every single character in this book. I want to get them warm clothes and a bowl of soup.  Anna Haifish

Gothic horror meets feminist history in this deceptively spare novel of a 19th century Scottish waif turned serial killer. Agnes, Murderess is Sarah Leavitts second graphic novel and is inspired by the bloody legend of Agnes McVee, roadhouse owner, madam and serial killer, who is said to have murdered more than 50 people in the Cariboo region of BC in the 19th century.

SARAH LEAVITT is the author of the graphic memoir Tangles: A Story About Alzheimers, My Mother, and Me, published in Canada, the US, UK, Germany, France, and Korea. It was a finalist for the Writers Trust Non-Fiction Prize, and is currently in development as a feature-length animation. Sarah teaches comics classes at UBC.


Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver (View)
950 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7


Arts > Literary
Other > Festivals

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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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