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Communist Manifesto goes graphic

Carleton prof turns Karl Marx's most famous work into a comic book

A Carleton University professor is taking the “anything but textbook” approach with plans to create a four-part comic series based on the Communist Manifesto. George Rigakos, who teaches in the Department of Law, will use the book to teach political economy and says he is already getting orders from Europe. “The Communist Manifesto lends itself to the graphic novel or comic book format as it can be interpreted as a story about villains, victims and heroes,” Rigakos said. “Comic books are about more than just superheroes.” Publisher Red Quill which has already released the first installment, has released a promotional video.

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