Visualizing Resistance

The Politics of Art in Radical Anti-Fascist and Indigenous Movements, An Interview with Gord Hill

Gord Hill, also known by the pseudonym Zig Zag, is an activist and artist from the Kwakwaka’wakw nation on Northern Vancouver Island. He has been involved in Indigenous peoples’ and anti-globalization movements since the 1990s and took part in organizing efforts to resist the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. As a comic artist, Gord’s work documents resistance movements of oppressed peoples around the world, including in his graphic novels The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book (2010), The Anti-Capitalist Resistance Comic Book (2012), and most recently The Antifa Comic Book (2018).

Devin Clancy spoke with Gord Hill in February 2019 to discuss his work, the role of art and graphic design in social movements, and his thoughts on current Indigenous and anti-capitalist organizing. For more on Gord’s anti-Olympics organizing in 2010 and his thoughts on anti-capitalist and anti-colonial movements within First Nations, check out our first interview with Gord in Issue 5 of Upping the Anti.

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