A Batalha

Since it’s May 1 today, which is celebrated all over the world in remembrance of the murdered Haymarket anarchists and the struggle in general of the international working class…

Anyway, here’s my latest published illustration work: cover + illustration in the latest issue of Portuguese journal of anarchist expression: A Batalha #291.

The same Kropotkin portrait will also be included in an upcoming issue of the Swedish anarchist magazine Brand, and I also made print of a variant on the same image, which you can buy from Hybriden:

Ihor Homenyuk was a Ukrainian immigrant in Portugal who was beaten and asphyxiated to death by SEF border police while locked up in a detention centre awaiting deportation.

Maybe one day we’ll get to remember victories instead of death and defeat…

In a few ways, it feels wrong to use this post to try to sell stuff, and also trying to sell a portrait of an anarchist. On the other hand… This is the first day of my latest period of unemployment, so that’s a thing. And I was really happy with how it turned out so I thought maybe someone else will also like it, and they’re not free to print, and I did the published illustrations for free, and it’s not uncommon for anarchists to want people to get paid for their work. And… It may sound like I’m defending myself to whoever is reading this, but I’m pretty sure I’m defending it more to myself. I have a complicated relationship with money (and work).

At least I’m not one of those fucking assholes who are refusing to release the patents for (I was going to say COVID, but that’s faar from the only one) vaccines etc in order to maximize their profits.

“Bring Back The Age Of The Guillotine” to quote Khmer Noir
Here’s a little something from them to cheer you up and celebrate the day:

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