Thursday, February 4, 2010

An Illustrated Tribute to Howard Zinn

Last week, one of my heroes died at the age of 87.  Howard Zinn, historian and shipyard worker, civil rights activist and World War II bombardier, and author of “A People’s History of the United States,” a book that inspired a generation to rethink American history.  Many of us were deeply touched by his intelligence, compassion, and humor.

I had the honor of creating an illustrated account of one of his often-told stories, a New York anti-war march and police riot that turned him into a life-long radical.  I had the pleasure of giving it to him in person at a talk in Boston a few years ago.




Times Square: A True Story by Howard Zinn
Story by Howard Zinn, Illustration by Wes Modes
Howard Zinn's personal account of a New York demonstration and police riot in the late 30's that left him with a life-long radical point-of-view.
Times Square A rather large PDF of about 2Mb. Or get the print version suitable for making a sweet little comic zine (a huge 12Mb pdf)

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