Introduction: Comics and The Anarchist Imagination


This special issue brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to reflect on comics and the anarchist imagination. The curators of the 2014 British Library exhibition, “Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK,” noted that “there has always been a certain anarchic streak” in comics (Gravett and Dunning 74). Indeed, since Ralph Chaplin’s Black Cat appeared alongside the work of Ernest Riebe and Ern Hanson in the IWW’s Industrial Worker in the early twentieth century, comics and cartoons have been prominent fixtures in anarchist publications, while comic books themselves have often featured anarchist heroes.

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