One of the nice things about running the Kersplebedeb website is that people sometimes send me neat stuff. As an example of this, back in January i was sent this superb little zine, the Revolutionary Women Stencil Book, from Cherry Bombs Comics in Aotearoa (New Zealand).
It contains black-and-white stencils of twelve revolutionary women, along with short biographical sketches - methinks this is a very nice idea, paying hommage to and celebrating the “lives, deeds, and leadership of women of the revolution.”
From Harriet Tubman and Louise Michel to Leila Khaled and Emma Goldman - and also women like Lucia Sanchez Saornil and Eva Rickard who North American comrades may be less familiar with.... this is a snazzy little zine, and i was really happy when i received it!
i emailed Tui, who put it together, and got permission to reprint it on (North American) letter size paper - it is now available and can be ordered for $2.00 if you email me.(It is also available from Cherry Bombs Comics, which may be easier if you are in the south seas.)
Just as exciting - i have scanned the images Tui made and converted them in resolution-independent WMF and EPS files (as well as really big JPGs). With the right software - hopefully available at your local library if not on your computer - you should be able to use these images to make your own zines, t-shirts, buttons, flyposters... you get the idea...
ALL OF THESE IMAGES ARE UP AND AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD - JUST GO TO THE NEW REVOLUTIONARY WOMEN STENCILS PAGE ON THE KERSPLEBEDEB SITE!
Categories: art, feminism, history, revolution, women