Jamie Michaels, author and founder of Dirty Water Comics, joins us for the launch of his latest release, Christie Pits, a graphic novel examining the incredible true history of when young Jewish and Italian immigrants squared off against Nazi-inspired thugs on the streets of Toronto.
No charge. Everyone welcome. Refreshments will be served. RSVPs requested through Eventbrite.ca or call 416-781-3511.
"The decision to present this important story as a historical comic book was ingenious. It reads like fiction, but is all fact." —Professor Irving Abella, President, Academy of the Arts and the Humanities, Royal Society of Canada
"There have been other histories of anti-Semitism in Toronto and Canada during the 1930s, but none as creative a Jamie Michael's Christie Pits... the story he skillfully tells is well-researched with an array of fascinating characters that leap off the page owing to the realistic and vivd illustrations of Doug Fedrau. A significant and worthy literary achievement that will enlighten readers of all ages." —Allan Levine, author of Seeking the Fabled City: The Canadian Jewish Experience