First look at Occupy Comics art! Distribution update!
It's been a while since the last update, but have no fear... we've been pluggin away in the lab making cool art and tinkering with new types of release models.
We let Wired post some excerpts from the works-in progress, including selections from Joshua Dysart & Allen Gladfelter, Douglas Rushkoff & Dean Haspiel, J.M. DeMatteis & Mike Cavallaro, Swifty Lang & Frank Reynoso, Zane Grant, Brea Grant & Jonathan Spies, Ales Kot & Tyler Crook, and Mike Allred.
Check em out here
The Wired article also gives an update on the release method we're putting together. Initially I was hoping we could partner with a publisher or retailer to work with us on distribution, but we weren't happy with any of the deals we were offered. So instead I decided to invent a solution we'd be happy with, and it wound up seeming like a pretty cool way to support comics creators in general. It's called Black Mask Studios and you can read more about it over at Wired.
Thanks for supporting the project everybody. We're doing our best to make an awesome book. Now that the pages are coming in and the plan is really coalescing, I'll be sending along updates more regularly.
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* Special Last Minute Addition * For $25 you can get a special limited edition t-shirt of Guy Denning's Guy Fawkes protesters illustration. It's a gorgeous design and a nice way to commemorate the sorta-reunion of V For Vendetta creators Alan Moore & David Lloyd who created the Guy Fawkes mask and are both contributing to Occupy Comics. (Please add $5 if you'd like an American Apparel shirt, otherwise it will be a standard brand like Gildan, Anvil, etc). [This pledge amount does not include digital comics or anything else, please add its value to another pledge package and send a message if you'd like the book as well as this shirt] * We are hoping to ship in time for Christmas & Hanukkah *Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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You get the Occupy Comics Documentary DVD featuring interviews with the creators explaining why they are inspired to participate, footage of artists drawing portraits of occupiers on-site at the protests, and much more. This special documentary will be directed by Patrick Meaney, the director of beloved comics documentaries "Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods" and "Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts."Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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