Portraits of Violence

Histories of Violence is a project that critically challenges violence, in all its forms, through technology, aesthetics, and the un-doing of traditional pedagogy. Portraits of Violence, one of their projects, collaborates with comic book writers and illustrators, creating digital comic books to share ideas and episodes in the critique of violence.


Some of the featured subjects for Portraits of Violence are Hannah Arendt, Franz Fanon, Judith Butler and Giorgio Agamben; each “book” has ten pages to tell its story in this innovative graphic title.

Reading the great thinkers of our time can be tough; there’s the time commitment, the often tough to understand theories, and access to the books that we must consider. This series is a great entryway to learning more about violence and the best part about this brilliant project is it’s free to read!