Publisher: Ad Astra Comix
Released: September 1, 2016
A classic work of radical comics journalism, EXTRACTION! Comix Reportage teamed up award-winning journalists and artists to produce an anthology of comics about the criminal activities of mining companies. Dispatches come from Guatemala, India, and indigenous communities in Canada.
EXTRACTION! includes: Four stand-alone works of comics journalism, documenting the activities of Goldcorp in Guatemala (Gold), Cameco in the Northwest Territories (Uranium), Alcan in India (Aluminum/Bauxite), and Suncor and other investors in the Canadian Athabasca Tar Sands (Oil); Work from award-winning journalists: Dawn Paley ('Drug War Capitalism'), Tamara Herman ('We Call Them Intruders'), Sophie Toupin and Petr Cizek; Comics and illustrations from award-winning artists: Jeff Lemire, Phil Angers, Joe Ollmann, Alain Reno, Carlos Santos, Ruth Tait, and Stanley Wany; and first-hand accounts of the impact these industries are having on local communities and their ecosystems.