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“A graphic revelation, an artistic and political document of enormous value in our troubled world.”—Paul Buhle Disaster and Resistance outlines pressing social and political struggles at the dawn of the twenty-first century. In his bold comic style, Seth Tobocman chronicles events as they happen, musing not on the chaos of instability and fear, but on the struggle against i “A graphic revelation, an artistic and political document of enormous value in our troubled world.”—Paul Buhle Disaster and Resistance outlines pressing social and political struggles at the dawn of the twenty-first century. In his bold comic style, Seth Tobocman chronicles events as they happen, musing not on the chaos of instability and fear, but on the struggle against it. This book is a call to action. Seth Tobocman, a founding editor of World War 3 Illustrated, has authored three books, shown his work at the Museum of Modern Art, and been included in Harvey Pekar and Anne Elizabeth Moore’s The Best American Comics.


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“A graphic revelation, an artistic and political document of enormous value in our troubled world.”—Paul Buhle Disaster and Resistance outlines pressing social and political struggles at the dawn of the twenty-first century. In his bold comic style, Seth Tobocman chronicles events as they happen, musing not on the chaos of instability and fear, but on the struggle against i “A graphic revelation, an artistic and political document of enormous value in our troubled world.”—Paul Buhle Disaster and Resistance outlines pressing social and political struggles at the dawn of the twenty-first century. In his bold comic style, Seth Tobocman chronicles events as they happen, musing not on the chaos of instability and fear, but on the struggle against it. This book is a call to action. Seth Tobocman, a founding editor of World War 3 Illustrated, has authored three books, shown his work at the Museum of Modern Art, and been included in Harvey Pekar and Anne Elizabeth Moore’s The Best American Comics.

30 review for Disaster and Resistance: Political Comics by Seth Tobocman

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kristen

    On the surface this is my kind of graphic novel: Hurricane Katrina, Israel, oil company abuses in Nigeria, The Carlyle Group directly responsible for 9/11? Yet I'm left feeling that either I am just a cynical shell of a human being or the author is completely and utterly naive. Or both. I appreciate the author's GR profile describes him as a propagandist and these were mainly pamphlets and so I can overlook the over the top hyperbole. And I'm glad there are people who have yet to give up hope th On the surface this is my kind of graphic novel: Hurricane Katrina, Israel, oil company abuses in Nigeria, The Carlyle Group directly responsible for 9/11? Yet I'm left feeling that either I am just a cynical shell of a human being or the author is completely and utterly naive. Or both. I appreciate the author's GR profile describes him as a propagandist and these were mainly pamphlets and so I can overlook the over the top hyperbole. And I'm glad there are people who have yet to give up hope that anything they do might matter, but as I see it, I'm just a realist, whereas when Seth Tobocman finally comes to the realization that topless protests can't fix the world he'll be so distraught he'll probably off himself.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    Collection of various political and social rails done by Tobocman over the past few years, focusing on New Orleans post-Katrina mostly. He makes some good points, draws great, though he shares Michael Moore's tendency of over-state his point and try to make the Right seem like cackling, moustache-twirling uber-villains. Intriguing stuff.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Tom Schulte

    These comics are educational overviews of Dubya-era geopolitical and imperialist corporate greed around the WTO, World Bank, NAFTA expansion etc. As a Louisianian I was drawn to the first-hand reports of post-Katrina lack of support for public housing dwellers. Also enlightening was Unrecognized Bedouin villages in Israel, the issue of the DC General Hospital closure, and more. These comics are educational overviews of Dubya-era geopolitical and imperialist corporate greed around the WTO, World Bank, NAFTA expansion etc. As a Louisianian I was drawn to the first-hand reports of post-Katrina lack of support for public housing dwellers. Also enlightening was Unrecognized Bedouin villages in Israel, the issue of the DC General Hospital closure, and more.

  4. 4 out of 5

    ivan

    Like his earlier collection, "You Don't Have to Fuck People Over to Survive," this is a radical social history of the United States, in this case in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. There's a fair bit of radical political/activist strategy put forth as well, in documenting what works when resisting disaster capitalism. Most effective are the stories from the post-Katrina Gulf.

  5. 5 out of 5

    I.

    This is a history book, and everyone really should read it. This is an important record of how things have progressed since the turn of the millennium. Please, read it. Please. We need to keep the perspective, and recognize what works and what actions are being taken long term.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Anna Wallman

    What better way to remember people of the injustices of the world that in pictures. This is a powerful comics book. Read it.

  7. 5 out of 5

    MRM

    Seth Tobocman is a venerated activist and artist, but I get the most out of informative comics, rather than reprints of handbills and posters (no matter how striking they might be, as the full-color ones here are). Disaster & Resistance has a good chunk of the former but also a lot of the latter, so, unless you're going to rip pages out of your copy, you might not want to spend the money on this book. (You can perhaps read your friend's copy, as I did.) "A policy of disaster. A strategy of casual Seth Tobocman is a venerated activist and artist, but I get the most out of informative comics, rather than reprints of handbills and posters (no matter how striking they might be, as the full-color ones here are). Disaster & Resistance has a good chunk of the former but also a lot of the latter, so, unless you're going to rip pages out of your copy, you might not want to spend the money on this book. (You can perhaps read your friend's copy, as I did.) "A policy of disaster. A strategy of casualties. An economy that generates giant tornadoes. Making cash off of chaos. These are not acts of God. These are the consequences of decisions made by people in power. And because these policies were set by human beings, these policies can be overturned by other human beings." Another passage that is sort of inspiring, if infinitely depressing because why should politicians need to see this before doing the right thing (in the story on hospital closures in D.C.): "'Congressman Danny Davis, he looked at us and said, "I don't see no protesting going on. I don't see nobody turning over no cars. I don't see nobody outside. Where the ten thousand people?" I looked at him and said "We don't have to do that anymore." And he said "If you want me to act on D.C. General you do." So that means that we have to come out in droves!'" Also includes sections on Hurricane Katrina, Chevron in Nigeria, and the Carlyle Group.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Edwin Vazquez

    A concerned look into the world of today. Seth Tobocman's political strips voice subjects that many other artists shy away from or do not truly understand. An authentic visual journalist, Seth delivers memorable art which will surely be markers for our current state of woe.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Alan

    One of the best examples of political cartooning...graphic novel...sequential art...an amazing synthesis of activism and and art, whatever you call it. Just absolutely brilliant. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Justin Stepney

    can hardly put this thing down! specially since it's not real thick, makes me wanna jus sit and read til it's done.. UGH!

  11. 4 out of 5

    DJ

    highly highly recommend

  12. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    Intro by Mumia. Clarification on the world bank. Traveling comic er.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Francisco Javier

  14. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Burton-Rose

  15. 4 out of 5

    Garrettgraham

  16. 4 out of 5

    Meagan

  17. 4 out of 5

    Craig Turner

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lorena

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

  20. 5 out of 5

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  21. 5 out of 5

    Johanna

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kyrah

  23. 4 out of 5

    James

  24. 5 out of 5

    Lance Eaton

  25. 5 out of 5

    Tali

  26. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

  27. 5 out of 5

    Crazyarms777

  28. 4 out of 5

    Momoxshi

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ksenia Kulichik

  30. 5 out of 5

    Mino

    "We, the people, must help each other."

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