When Portland State University instructor Kacy McKinney got the idea to create a series of comics featuring PSU students with lived experiences of homelessness and housing insecurity, her goal was to change the narrative around homelessness. The project—which has blossomed into a 80-page printed comic collection and three gallery showings—has done that and much more.
Two incredible research-based non-fiction comics collections.
El Viaje Más Caro/The Most Costly Journey: Stories of Migrant Farmworkers in Vermont Drawn by New England Cartoonists. Edited by: Marek Bennett, Julia Grand Doucet, Andy Kolovos, and Teresa Mares. 2021.
- Guantanamo Voices: True Accounts from the World’s Most Infamous Prison By Sarah Mirk, Illustrator Various; Introduction by Omar El Akkad. 2020.