Rosa tells the life story of philosopher, economist, publisher, writer, organizer, political leader, and martyr Rosa Luxemburg, in full-color, graphic form. The story follows Rosa from her family life in Jewish Poland, where she became the leader of a general strike at age fifteen and was exiled from her homeland at eighteen, to her immersion into the then largest radical party in the world, the German Social Democratic Party, to her founding of the German Communist Party and leadership of the German revolution of 1919. This beautifully drawn graphic life gives "Red Rosa" her due as an iconic radical, but also portrays a fascinating woman with a rich love life, struggles with physical disability, and an abiding love of literature and theater. Rosa will contribute to the growing understanding of one of the 20th century's greatest revolutionaries.
Paul Buhle, formerly a senior lecturer at Brown University, produces radical comics, and is a recipient of an Eisner Award, the comics industry's Oscars. He founded the SDS Journal Radical America and the archive Oral History of the American Left and, with Mari Jo Buhle, is coeditor of the Encyclopedia of the American Left. He lives in Madison. Kate Evans is a radical cartoonist, artist, author, and activist. She draws a weekly strip for The Morning Star (UK) and feature-length cartoons in The Spark magazine. She is the author of numerous books, comics and zines including Funny Weather: Everything you Didn't Want to Know About Climate Change but Probably Should Find Out , and The Food of Love.