Project Spotlight: Christie Pits
Real Canadian history comes to life on the pages of Christie Pits. Check out the incredible story of when young Jewish and Italian Immigrants squared off against Nazi-inspired thugs on the streets of Toronto. This spring Dirty Water is releasing a limited run, fast paced historical fiction to commemorate Canada's largest race riot. Check out our upcoming events below and be sure to pre-order your copy here!
"The decision to present this important story as a historical comic book was ingenious. It reads like fiction, but is all fact."
- From the introduction by Irving Abella. President, Academy of the Arts and the Humanities, Royal Society of Canada.
“There have been other histories of anti-Semitism in Toronto and Canada during the 1930s, but none as creative as Jamie Michaels’s Christie Pits… The story he skilfully tells is well-researched with an array of fascinating characters that leap off the page owing to the realistic and vivid illustrations of Doug Fedrau. A significant and worthy literary achievement that will enlighten readers of all ages.”
-Allan Levine, author of Toronto: Biography of a City and Seeking the Fabled City: The Canadian Jewish Experience.
"Timely and compelling."
“Brings to life a largely overlooked period of overt anti-Semitism in Canada.”
-Times of Israel
-The Jewish Post and News
“An edifying work of historical fiction.”
-Canadian Jewish News
“Shines a light on the Christie Pits race riots…still alarmingly relevant today.”
“Whether these characters are entirely fictional is a little unclear. The writers explicitly state, “This book is entirely fictional,” but an asterisk suggests this might be more about avoiding a lawsuit than an appraisal of the book’s veracity.”
“Does not feel like a juvenile superhero comic book — it feels real.”
Dirty Water Comics is a creator owned and operated graphic novel press based out of Winnipeg, the greatest city in the world. We make real stories for real people.