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I strongly urge you to read this... a compelling and challenging collection that needs to seen by everybody in power or comfortably submitting to it. - Comics Review.

[If] there’s a single strong underlying message running throughout Portraits of Violence, it’s one of pedagogical change; of the need to educate future generations to view the world through a critical lens, and to forever question the narrative woven by the media. Portraits of Violence is an extremely timely book, then, and one adapted with both reverence and soul. - Carl Doherty, Shelf Abuse.

This is an attractive collection of the spectacle-of-violence musings of Fanon, Sontag, Arendt, Freire, Foucault, Butler, Chomsky et al, stuffed with seminar-ready questions and brought to life by artists from Carl Thompson to Michiru Morikawa. - Times Higher Education.

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Evans and Wilson’s passion on the subject strongly shines through making this collection a fascinating read whilst being a great showcase for diverse group of talents and offering varied discussion points on a very serious issue. - Turnaround.

Bringing together established academics and award-winning comic book writers and illustrators, Portraits of Violence illustrates the most compelling ideas and episodes in the critique of violence.

Hannah Arendt, Frantz Fanon, Brad Evans, Edward Said, Paolo Freire, Michel Foucault, Susan Sontag, Noam Chomsky, Judith Butler, Giorgio Agamben each have ten pages to tell their story in this innovative graphic title.

Listen to Brad Evans on the first episode of Russell Brand’s new podcast Under the Skin, where they discuss ‘can we really stop terror’?

About the Authors:

Dr Brad Evans is a political philosopher, critical theorist and writer, whose work specializes on the problem of violence. The author of some ten books and edited volumes, along with over forty academic and media articles, he is Reader in Political Violence at the School of Sociology, Politics & International Studies, the University of Bristol, UK.

Brad Evans writes a column in collaboration with the Los Angeles Review of Books on violence, the arts and critical theory, which can be found here

Sean Michael Wilson is an award-winning comic book writer from Scotland, who now lives in Japan. His book with War on Want, Iraq: Operation Corporate Takeover was widely reported on by a variety of mainstream agencies. He is also the editor of the critically acclaimed collection AX:alternative manga (one of Publishers Weekly’s Best ten books of 2010). He was the lead writer for Fight the Power (Seven Stories/New Internationalist) and Goodbye God? (New Internationalist).

ISBN-13: 978-1-78026-318-2
Dimensions: 240 mm x 171 mm
Page extent: 128
Publication date: October 2016

Date added: May 13, 2016

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  1. #1 Denise Lekowski 28 Dec 16

    Dear NI,

    I wanted to buy Portraits of Violence but for some reason I am having trouble doing so. I just wanted to confirm whether it is still available.

    Thank you.



  2. #2 Sean Michael Wilson 31 Mar 17

    I am the writer of this book, Sean.
    I wonder if you were able to get a copy yet or not?
    If not you can contact me on my website and I will arrange it for you.
    Thanks, Sean Michael Wilson

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