Najawa, a Story of Palestine: Zine Edition

Red Wedge Comix is excited to announce that Michelle Sayles, author of "Najawa, A Story of Palestine" has converted this comic into a free zine! This comic was previously published on Red Wedge Comix on November 13, 2015. Michelle Sayles is an artist and community organizer living in Burlington, VT. You can find more of her work on her blog. If you are interested in downloading a PDF of the zine, click the link provided below. - Craig E. Ross

Najawa, A Story of Palestine: Zine Edition

"Najawa: A Story of Palestine" is a 45’ long comic piece created by artist Michelle Sayles in the summer of 2015. The comic tells the story of a Palestinian woman’s life in decade snapshots as she navigates her country under occupation, ending with a vision of future liberation. The story synthesizes together oral history, documentary, and media accounts of life in occupied Palestine to raise awareness about the history of the ongoing Palestinian/Israeli conflict. Check out this awesome video of the artist explaining more about each panel:

The Communal Order of the Ouroboros #3

The Communal Order of the Ouroboros is written by St. Guillotine and illustrated by Craig E. Ross. You can read this comic from the beginning by clicking here. The Communal Order of the Ouroboros is a highly esoteric yet self-proclaimed open coven for all Communist witches, warlocks, and other magical and/or mystical Marxists. This comic is the magical diary or "Communist Grimoire" told through the first person perspectives of 5 communist witches who start a coven dedicated to using any magical means necessary to overthrow the dictatorship of capital. - Craig E. Ross

St. Guillotine and the Red Mass is a magical music and performance art legion. They are dedicated to using any magical means necessary in the abolition of the existing order of capitalist dictatorship. You can find out more info about them on their Tumblr and Soundcloud.

Craig E. Ross is an artist and editor at Red Wedge Magazine, printmaker, cartoonist, illustrator and freelance graphic designer currently living in Southern Illinois. They work in traditional woodblock printmaking as well as various digital mediums. They received a BFA in Printmaking from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. They are also a member of November Network of Anti-capitalist Studio Artists. For more info or commissions, email them at dumpsterpizzapress@gmail.com. You can also check them out on TumblrFacebook, and Etsy. Also be sure to check out their Patreon campaign to learn more about their art and The Communal Order of the Ouroboros.

"Red Wedge Comix" is Red Wedge editor Craig E. Ross's exploration into the diverse and ever expanding and changing medium of alternative and anti-capitalist comics.

The Communal Order of the Ouroboros #2

Just in time for the full moon, The Communal Order of the Ouroboros is back from it's winter hiatus. The Communal Order of the Ouroboros is a highly esoteric yet self-proclaimed open coven for all Communist witches, warlocks, and other magical and/or mystical Marxists. This comic is the magical diary or "Communist Grimoire" told through the first person perspectives of 5 communist witches who start a coven dedicated to using any magical means necessary to overthrow the dictatorship of capital. - Craig E. Ross

St. Guillotine and the Red Mass is a magical music and performance art legion. They are dedicated to using any magical means necessary in the abolition of the existing order of capitalist dictatorship. You can find out more info about them on their Tumblr and Soundcloud.

Craig E. Ross is an artist and editor at Red Wedge Magazine, printmaker, cartoonist, illustrator and freelance graphic designer currently living in Southern Illinois. They work in traditional woodblock printmaking as well as various digital mediums. They received a BFA in Printmaking from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. They are also a member of November Network of Anti-capitalist Studio Artists. For more info or commissions, email them at dumpsterpizzapress@gmail.com. You can also check them out on Tumblr, Facebook, and Etsy. Also be sure to check out their Patreon campaign to learn more about their art and The Communal Order of the Ouroboros.

Helluvaworld Part 2

Stuart Shadwell is a St. Louis based artist with prime interests in comic book illustration, puppets, animation, and building model structures. You can check out more of their work on their Pinterest  and contact them via email at stuartshadwell@gmail.com. - Craig E. Ross

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Helluvaworld is a horror comedy comic. John J. Stampie is based on a millionaire from my home town who liked to put his name on everything. In the comic he will be killed by a Clawfist, a line of female defenders of the earthly realm from the hells. John J. Stampie will replicate every time he is killed. Helluvaworld also features a female protagonist Skelly Anima. Anima is taken from Jungian psychology and is the female part of the male psych. Skelly Anima is supposed to be a positive female aspect of the artists male psych. Likewise, there will be a nemesis called Animus, a negative male representation in the female psych.  - Stuart Shadwell 

"Red Wedge Comix" is Red Wedge editor Craig E. Ross's exploration into the diverse and ever expanding and changing medium of alternative and anti-capitalist comics.

Najawa, A Story of Palestine

"Najawa, A Story of Palestine" by Michelle Sayles was created in collaboration with Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel (VTJP). VTJP has been calling for a boycott of Ben & Jerry's until the company stops selling their ice cream in the illegal settlements in Palestine (for more info about that campaign, check out their website). This comic is an awareness piece about the history of the conflict told through the lens of a woman born in 1948, however it was created as an outreach tool for VTJP.  Najawa's character is based off of stories from oral history accounts, documentaries, and other texts that Sayles synthesized together into the following large-scale comic panels.  Sayles is currently working on a zine that will give more information about the history and fill in some of the gaps in the story's timeline. Michelle Sayles is an artist and community organizer living in Burlington, VT. You can find more of her work on her blog. - Craig E. Ross

"Red Wedge Comix" is Red Wedge editor Craig E. Ross's exploration into the diverse and ever expanding and changing medium of alternative and anti-capitalist comics.

The Communal Order of the Ouroboros #1

The Communal Order of the Ouroboros is a new monthly comic written by St. Guillotine and illustrated by Craig E. Ross. It will be published through Red Wedge Comix on the third week of every month. The Communal Order of the Ouroboros is a highly esoteric yet self-proclaimed open coven for all Communist witches, warlocks, and other magical and/or mystical Marxists. This comic is the magical diary or "Communist Grimoire" told through the first person perspectives of 5 communist witches who start a coven dedicated to using any magical means necessary to overthrow the dictatorship of capital. These witches come to find out that when magic is mixed with revolutionary politics, the results can be... well... magical. - Craig E. Ross

  St. Guillotine and the Red Mass is a magical music and performance art legion. They are dedicated to using any magical means necessary in the abolition of the existing order of capitalist dictatorship. You can find out more info about them on their Tumblr. Craig E. Ross is an artist and editor at Red Wedge Magazine, printmaker, cartoonist, illustrator and freelance graphic designer currently living in Southern Illinois. They work in traditional woodblock printmaking as well as various digital mediums. They received a BFA in Printmaking from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. They are also a member of November Network of Anti-capitalist Studio Artists. For more info or commissions, email them at dumpsterpizzapress@gmail.com. You can also check them out on Tumblr, Facebook, and Etsy.  

 

St. Guillotine and the Red Mass is a magical music and performance art legion. They are dedicated to using any magical means necessary in the abolition of the existing order of capitalist dictatorship. You can find out more info about them on their Tumblr.

Craig E. Ross is an artist and editor at Red Wedge Magazine, printmaker, cartoonist, illustrator and freelance graphic designer currently living in Southern Illinois. They work in traditional woodblock printmaking as well as various digital mediums. They received a BFA in Printmaking from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. They are also a member of November Network of Anti-capitalist Studio Artists. For more info or commissions, email them at dumpsterpizzapress@gmail.com. You can also check them out on Tumblr, Facebook, and Etsy.

 

"Red Wedge Comix" is Red Wedge editor Craig E. Ross's exploration into the diverse and ever expanding and changing medium of alternative and anti-capitalist comics.

Helluvaworld Part 1

Stuart Shadwell, is a St. Louis based artist with prime interests in comic book illustration, puppets, animation, and building model structures. You can check out more of their work on their Pinterest and contact them via email at stuartshadwell@gmail.com  — Craig E. Ross

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"Helluvaworld" is a horror comedy comic. John J. Stampie is based of a millionaire from my home town who liked to put his name on everything. In the comic he will be killed by a Clawfist, a line of female defenders of the earthly realm from the hells. John J. Stampie will replicate every time he is killed. "Helluvaworld" also features a female protagonist Skelly Anima. Anima is taken from Jungian psychology and is the female part of the male psych. Skelly Anima is supposed to be a positive female aspect of the artists male psych. Likewise, there will be a nemesis called Animus, a negative male representation in the female psyche.

"Red Wedge Comix" is Red Wedge editor Craig E. Ross's exploration into the diverse and ever expanding and changing medium of alternative and anti-capitalist comics.

STEAL AWAY: The Visions of Nat Turner

Hey friends and comrades. I have a lot of new stuff in the works right now that I am really excited for. In the mean-time I have been updating my Etsy and I still have a few copies of the first printing of STEAL AWAY: The Visions of Nat Turner for sale.  Craig E. Ross

STEAL AWAY: The Visions of Nat Turner is a semi-wordless hand watercolored, woodcut comic based on "The Confessions of Nat Turner" by Thomas R. Gray. STEAL AWAY focuses on Turner’s visions leading up to the slave rebellion which accelerated the abolitionist movement in the US.

Following in the tradition of sequential printmakers such as Frans Masereel and Lynd Ward, this comic contains all 21 original, hand watercolored woodblock prints. 

- Finished trim size 6.675" x 10.25"
- 24 interior pages printed on 60# bright white offset paper
- Cover printed in 80# Gloss cover card stock

Published by Dumpster Pizza Press
Original Prints & Paintings by Craig E Ross
Printed in USA
First Edition

Physical copies of the first printing of STEAL AWAY are available here. If you are interesting in purchasing a digital copy click here.

 

The Mane Problem

Originally from Mexico, Jose Revuelta currently resides in Chicago and works at The Art Institute. Prior to that he received his M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Chicago. His work is influenced by artists like Jack Kirby, Mike Mignola and Dan Piraro. You can check out more of his work here Craig E. Ross

"Red Wedge Comix" is Red Wedge editor Craig E. Ross's exploration into the diverse and ever expanding and changing medium of alternative and anti-capitalist comics.

365 Affirmations for Revolutionary Militants

Cartoonist and Red Wedge Comix contributor Stephanie McMillan has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund 365-day perpetual calendars featuring “Daily Affirmations for Revolutionary Proletarian Militants!” The campaign only has three more days so let's try and get it funded! To learn more about Stephanie McMillan's kickstarter campaign or to donate to the project click here Craig Ross

The “Daily Affirmations for Revolutionary Proletarian Militants” perpetual calendar will be spiral bound with a stand so you can display it on your desk (or wherever). It will feature 365 full-color drawings with inspirational messages for those who define success as overthrowing the capitalist system. Each day you can flip to a new page for guidance and encouragement on the revolutionary path. You’ll be able to re-use it year after year.

Thousands have enjoyed these Affirmations online, and many have written to me to ask for a printed calendar. The print run will be 1,500 copies.

Thanks so much for your help and support!

Solidarity!
Stephanie

Fate of Independence

The comic below is titled "Fate of Independence" and is by Kay Mavrides, an artist and community organizer living in Burlington, VT. You can find more of her work on her blog. — Craig E. Ross

"Red Wedge Comix" is Red Wedge editor Craig E. Ross's exploration into the diverse and ever expanding and changing medium of alternative and anti-capitalist comics.

13 Baristas # 3

This is the third installment of the ongoing series "13 Baristas" by artist, writer, and Red Wedge editor Adam Turl. You can find more of Adam's work on Evicted Art Blog as well as his website. You can read the first installment of "13 Baristas" here  — Craig E. Ross

In 2018, six months after the ________________ uprising was crushed by the National Guard, a group of low-wage workers, many of whom worked in coffee chains, formed the “13 Baristas Art Collective.” Its members were art school dropouts or had pretensions to be poets or writers. Some were involved in the Starbucks Workers Union and later the fast food strikes of 2014. They collectively produced a series of paintings, art objects and texts, working out their dreams of collective and individual revenge and redemption. While claiming a sort of anarchism the collective was actually dominated by the charistmatic Baristas “F” and “G”. “F” was a former regional manager of the ________________ coffee chain, who had once thought himself a “great writer.” After being demoted to the floor he became the principle agitator at his store for a higher minimum wage. “G” worked as a receptionist nearby. She had dropped out of art school and was the main architect of the “13 Baristas Art Collective.” “G” imagined they were creating the culture of a coming post-apocalyptic America. While they claimed thirteen members they never had more than five active members at any one time.

"Red Wedge Comix" is Red Wedge editor Craig E. Ross's exploration into the diverse and ever expanding and changing medium of alternative and anti-capitalist comics.

Onward

The comic below is titled "Onward" and is by Kay Mavrides, an artist and community organizer living in Burlington, VT. You can find more of her work on her blog Craig E. Ross

"Red Wedge Comix" is Red Wedge editor Craig E. Ross's exploration into the diverse and ever expanding and changing medium of alternative and anti-capitalist comics.

Reclaim MAY DAY! Epilogue

"Red Wedge Comix" is pleased to present "Reclaim MAY DAY!" by Stephanie McMillan. Here is a special epilogue for the series from Stephanie McMillan. You can check out more of McMillan's work here. Happy May Day comrades! — Craig E. Ross

"Red Wedge Comix" is Red Wedge editor Craig E. Ross's exploration into the diverse and ever expanding and changing medium of alternative and anti-capitalist comics.

Reclaim MAY DAY! Part 4

Red Wedge Comix is pleased to present "Reclaim MAY DAY!" by Stephanie McMillan. This is part 4 of 4. You can check out more of McMillan's work here— Craig E. Ross

"Red Wedge Comix" is Red Wedge editor Craig E. Ross's exploration into the diverse and ever expanding and changing medium of alternative and anti-capitalist comics.

Reclaim MAY DAY! Part 3

"Red Wedge Comix" is pleased to present "Reclaim MAY DAY!" by Stephanie McMillan. This is Part 3 of 4. You can check out more of McMillan's work here— Craig E. Ross

"Red Wedge Comix" is Red Wedge editor Craig E. Ross's exploration into the diverse and ever expanding and changing medium of alternative and anti-capitalist comics.

Reclaim MAY DAY! Part 2

"Red Wedge Comix" is pleased to present "Reclaim MAY DAY!" by Stephanie McMillan. This is part 2 of 4. You can check out more of McMillan's work hereCraig E. Ross

"Red Wedge Comix" is Red Wedge editor Craig E. Ross's exploration into the diverse and ever expanding and changing medium of alternative and anti-capitalist comics.

Reclaim MAY DAY! Part 1

"Red Wedge Comix" is pleased to present "Reclaim MAY DAY!" by Stephanie McMillan. You can check out more of McMillan's work here. — Craig E. Ross

"Red Wedge Comix" is Red Wedge editor Craig E. Ross's exploration into the diverse and ever expanding and changing medium of alternative and anti-capitalist comics.

13 Baristas #2

This is the second installment of the ongoing series "13 Baristas" by artist, writer, and Red Wedge editor Adam Turl. You can find more of Adam's work on Evicted Art Blog as well as his website. You can read the first installment of "13 Baristas" here  — Craig E. Ross

In 2018, six months after the ________________ uprising was crushed by the National Guard, a group of low-wage workers, many of whom worked in coffee chains, formed the “13 Baristas Art Collective.” Its members were art school dropouts or had pretensions to be poets or writers. Some were involved in the Starbucks Workers Union and later the fast food strikes of 2014. They collectively produced a series of paintings, art objects and texts, working out their dreams of collective and individual revenge and redemption. While claiming a sort of anarchism the collective was actually dominated by the charistmatic Baristas “F” and “G”. “F” was a former regional manager of the ________________ coffee chain, who had once thought himself a “great writer.” After being demoted to the floor he became the principle agitator at his store for a higher minimum wage. “G” worked as a receptionist nearby. She had dropped out of art school and was the main architect of the “13 Baristas Art Collective.” “G” imagined they were creating the culture of a coming post-apocalyptic America. While they claimed thirteen members they never had more than five active members at any one time.

"Red Wedge Comix" is Red Wedge editor Craig E. Ross's exploration into the diverse and ever expanding and changing medium of alternative and anti-capitalist comics.

¡Ya basta!

The comic below is titled "¡Ya Basta!" and is by Kay Mavrides, an artist and community organizer living in Burlington, VT. You can find more of her work on her blog.  Craig E. Ross

"Red Wedge Comix" is Red Wedge editor Craig E. Ross's exploration into the diverse and ever expanding and changing medium of alternative and anti-capitalist comics.