Freedom City Comics at FP Newcastle

7 December 2017

This Christmas, Forbidden Planet are delighted to joining Freedom City 2017 and Newcastle University to support the Freedom City Comics anthology, which presents snapshots of the history of civil rights on Tyneside.

The anthology's seven chapters are linked to the themes of freedom highlighted by Martin Luther King Jr. in his 1967 Newcastle speech.

"There are three urgent and indeed great problems that we face, not only in the United States of America, but all over the world today. That is the problem of racism, the problem of poverty, and the problem of war..." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speech on Receipt of Honorary Doctorate in Civil Law, November 13th 1967. University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.

This sixteen-page comic is a collaboration between local comics creators and academic researchers.

Come and visit us at Forbidden Planet Newcastle to see some of the fantastic original artwork from the publication, and to pick up your free copy!