In addition to reviewing, producing and sharing political comics, Ad Astra Comix is an honest to goodness comic book publisher. We focus on publishing comics that are critical of power structures, tell diverse stories and are fun to read. Check them out below!

Recent Titles

 title image for press kitTitle: ‘EXTRACTION! Comix Reportage’

Writers/Journalists: Peter Cizek, Dawn Paley, Tamara Herman, and Sophie Toupin
Artists: Phil Angers, Jeff Lemire, Joe Ollmann, Carlos Santos, Alain Reno, Ruth Tait, Stanley Wany
Editors: Frédéric Dubois, Marc Tessier, and David Widgington
ISBN: 978-0-9940507-0-0
Order: In our online store

‘EXTRACTION! Comix Reportage’ is a unique anthology of comics journalism. Over the course of 2 years, journalists and researchers teamed up with illustrators to document the horrific and often criminal activities of mining companies here in North America, and abroad.
CW & Reading Level: Written descriptions and visual depictions of state-sanctioned violence.  Recommended for advanced readers, +15.

New cover web preview_frontTitle: Drawing the Line: Indian Women Fight Back!
Vidyun Sabhaney, Harini Kannan, Reshu Singh, Soumya Menon, Bhavana Singh, Deepani Seth, Deeti Mistry, Anjela Ferrao, Kaveri Gopalakrishnan, Ita Mehrotra, Priyanka Kumar, Samidha Gunjal, and Neelima P.A.
Priya Kuriyan, Larissa Bertonasco & Ludmilla Bartscht
7 x 9″ softcover book. Black and white inside. 172 pages.
Order: In our online store

14-part anthology of comics by women in India about gender discrimination. Just finished a great crowdfunding campaign to kick-start this project, so there’s already a fair bit of buzz around the book. (This book is a North American release of the comic released earlier this year in India.)

CW & Reading Level: Written descriptions of verbal harassment, sexual harassment, sexual assault. Visual depictions of harassment. Recommended for mature readers, +13.

Title: War in the Neighbourhood
Author: Seth Tobocman

ISBN: 978-0-9940507-2-4
8.5″ x 11, softcover. Black and white inside. 330 pages.
Introduction by AK Thompson
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‘War in the Neighborhood’, first published in 1999, tells the story of New York City’s Lower East Side during the late 80s and early 90s, a period of rapid change. ‘War in the Neighborhood’ is above all a feeling, human portrait of life in a troubled time. As neighborhood residents fight the police, the cold and each other to make space for themselves, our own hopes for affordable housing, community, and safe space are reflected on the page.

CW & Reading Level: Written and graphic depictions of police violence, violence against women, sexism, victim blaming, sexual harassment.  Recommended for mature readers, +13.

the panel is political.

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