FOLVIK, Robin




Author Tags: Graphic Novel

Robin Folvik is a Vancouver writer who coauthored May Day: A Graphic History of Protest, about the development of International Workers' Day in Canada. The other authors are Sean Carleton and Mark Leier. The illustrators are Sam Bradd and Trevor McKilligan.

On two nights in a row, an unconventional, graphic-novel styled educational book won two of the country’s top awards for history. On May 29, 2017, in Ottawa, the Canadian Historical Association's Public History Prize went to the collaboratively created Drawn to Change: Graphic Histories of Working-Class Struggle! edited by the Graphic History Collective with Paul Buhle (Between the Lines $9.95). The previous night, in Toronto, the publishers were awarded the $10,000 Wilson Prize, sponsored by the Wilson Institute for Canadian History (McMaster University). The first award presented to the book's editors, the Graphic History Collective, “recognizes work that achieves high standards of original research, scholarship, and presentation; brings an innovative public history contribution to its audience; and serves as a model for future work, advancing the field of public history in Canada.” The Wilson Prize goes annually to the best book that "succeeds in making Canadian historical scholarship accessible to a wide and transnational audience". B.C. contributors include Kara Sievewright, Sam Bradd, Robin Folvik, David Lester, Mark Leier, Tania Willard, Dale McCartney, and Ron Verzuh. Visit graphichistorycollective.com

BOOKS:

May Day: A Graphic History of Protest (Between the Lines 2012) $6.95 9781926662909