Manufacturers

The Illegalists comic book

The Illegalists comic book
Set in Paris 1911, against a backdrop of thieves and anarchists; a struggling mechanic is forced into crime. Based on a true story. A beautiful hardback comic created by Stefan Vogel.


More details


£6.78

Availability: This product is no longer in stock

THE ILLEGALISTS is a 140 page hardback colour Graphic Novel, drawn by New York Times Bestseller comics book artist and painter "Attila Futaki". Written by Stefan Vogel and Laura Pierce, coloured by Greg Guilhaumond and lettered by Todd Klein. (Inspired by Richard Parry's 'The Bonnot Gang')

These are the hardback copies that were produced as part of the Kickstarter campaign. 

The Story
Stefan Vogel first discovered ‘The illegalists’ a.k.a ‘The Bonnot Gang’ in London’s oldest radical bookstore ‘Housmans’ in 2009. What struck him most was, they weren’t just ‘criminals’, they were anarchists. They had strong anti-establishment beliefs, fighting low wages and the 12 hour work day; a lot of them were blacklisted for draft dodging and unable to work. Paris in 1911 was a city of riots, strikes and savage repression. These anarchists evolved into illegalists because they had no other choice - they stole to survive. He was reminded of the final scene from the film “I’m a fugitive from a chain gang” Where Paul Muni meets his girlfriend to tell her he’s leaving town, she asks ‘But how will you live? And as he slips into the darkness, unseen, he responds ‘I steal’.

The Book
This 140 page first edition hardback colour Graphic Novel is approximately 16.8cm x 26cm (6.6" x 10.25") and printed on high quality paper (157gsm matt art). This Limited Kickstarter Edition includes behind the scenes artwork, including concept art, layouts, pencils illustrating the creative process.

Recommended by Richard Alexander
"I can give it a plug as it's extremely good 1f642.png"

Cart  

No products

£0.00 Shipping
£0.00 Total

Cart Check out

New products

  • Food Revolutions Poster
  • No Path
Food Revolutions Poster
2013, Food revolutions poster by Corporate Watch. A2 full colour poster
Read more
No Path
Against speciesism, civilisation and the reign of ideas, issue #1,...
Read more
Landworkers Alliance Calendar 2023
Beautifully illustrated wall calendar for 2023, by the Landworkers Alliance
Read more
Perspectives on anarchist theory Issue 32
Issue 32 on Power. Journal published by the Institute for Anarchist...
Read more
Southend on Zine
by Graham Burnett, history and celebration of Southend's DIY culture. 2022
Read more
Black Seed: Where the absence is
Selected reprints from Black Seed magazine. LBC 2022
Read more
Black Seed: Not on any map
Indigenous Anarchy in an Anti-political World. LBC 2022
Read more
This is my real name
A Strippers Memoir, by Cid V Brunet, 2022
Read more
Opposing torture
by anarchist prisoner Sean Swain, LBC 2022
Read more
Under the radar?
The Changing Face of Repression Against Anarchism and Punk in Indonesia
Read more
Black Blossoms at the End of the World
Little Black Cart 2022
Read more
Breaking the alphabet
Little black cart, 2022
Read more
David Edelstadt, with His Poems for the Haymarket Martyrs by N.O. Bonzo
David Edelstadt, with His Poems for the Haymarket Martyrs by N.O. Bonzo....
Read more
Hermetica
Novel by Alan Lea
Read more
Kropotkin Escapes A6
Peter Kropotkin. A6 booklet, Detritus, 2022
Read more
Global Civil War
Global Civil War: Capitalism Post-Pandemic. By William I Robinson, PM...
Read more
The Great French Revolution, 1789-1793
The classic by Peter Kropotkin • New illustrated edition. Introduction:...
Read more
Dangerous Visions and New Worlds
Radical Science Fiction, 1950 to 1985 Details, celebrates, and evaluates...
Read more
Our time is now
Sex, Race, Class, and Caring for People and Planet. Selma James PM Press...
Read more

» All new products