Freedom City 2017 is a city wide programme marking the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. receiving an honorary degree at Newcastle University. Freedom City Comics anthology presents snapshots of the history of civil rights and politics on Tyneside.
The comic was distributed to libraries, cultural venues, and other events around Tyneside as part of Freedom City 2017, as well as in the November 2017 issue of The Crack. You can also read the full comic online at the Freedom City Comics website.
Working with Lydia Wysocki of Applied Comics Etc I prepared the pages for print and managed the proofing process with Newspaper Club before we did our final print run of 37,000 copies. I also created the credits page as well as a promotional flyer and the Freedom City Comics website to support the project.