OCCUPY COMICS Collected Book Hits Comic Shops This Week
with brand new 10-page story by Amanda Palmer and David Mack
One of the largest coalitions of socially-conscious creators in the history of comics, Occupy Comics will finally bring its complete, collected book to specialty retailers on April 1, with an advance release to comic shops on March 26.
The 160-page book features the work of over 60 creators including Alan Moore (Watchmen, V For Vendetta), David Lloyd (V For Vendetta), Molly Crabapple mollycrabapple (Shell Game), Art Spiegelman (Maus), Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), J.M. DeMatteis (JLA, Spider-Man), Matt Bors (War Is Boring), Bill Ayers & Ryan Alexander-Tanner (To Teach: The Journey in Comics), Joshua Dysart (Harbinger), Mike Allred (Madman), Matt Miner mattminerxvx (Liberator), Matthew Rosenberg & Patrick Kindlon ashcanpress (12 Reasons To Die), Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night), and dozens more.
Debuting in this collected book is a brand-new, never-before-seen 10-page story by Amanda Palmer amandapalmer (The Dresden Dolls) and David Mack drdavidmrmack (Kabuki, Daredevil).
Founded by Matt Pizzolo (Godkiller) shortly after Occupy Wall Street took over Zuccotti Park in September 2011, Occupy Comics began as a means of spreading the word about Occupy at the 2011 New York Comic Con and evolved into a forum for artistic expression about the goals and themes of Occupy.
Pizzolo and co-organizer Aaron Colter launched a Kickstarter in November 2011 to fund a comic series devoted to creating a time capsule of the Occupy movement and raising funds to support protesters. The Kickstarter campaign earned three-times its funding goal in December 2011. To this day, 100% of Occupy Comics profits are donated to Occupy-related initiatives.
Occupy Comics issues began reaching Kickstarter backers in May 2012, and then new editions began reaching comic book stores in May 2013 through Black Mask Studios, the publisher Pizzolo co-founded with Steve Niles arcaneimages (30 Days of Night) and Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion) to distribute Occupy Comics and other likeminded comics. Black Mask Studios does not take any fees or profits from Occupy Comics.
Although Occupy Comics emerged as a means to support and reflect the Occupy movement, the project developed into a unique aspect of Occupy’s ongoing evolution by presenting a chorus of voices addressing a range of issues and themes as diverse as the movement itself.
Continuing the tradition of boldly political comics from Raw Magazine to WW3 Illustrated to V For Vendetta, Occupy Comics is already a modern classic and it’s not done yet.
"A worthy piece of the 99%’s long overdue payback."
-Scott Thill, Wired
One of 2013’s Best Graphic Novels
-R.C. Baker, The Village Voice
"It feels real and it feels hopeful, it allows you to feel and it doesn’t do your thinking for you. It’s a comic unlike any other comic you’ll find in the shop, for now…"
-Louis Falcetti, Bleeding Cool
"The support of Moore and Lloyd is notable both because of the weight they carry in the comics community, and because it was their comic, V For Vendetta, which first introduced the Guy Fawkes masks regularly worn by Occupy Wall Street protesters."
-Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly
"Thought-provoking, entertaining, & shockingly non-partisan."
-Brett Schenker, Graphic Policy
"Fuck this comic for being so good."
-Jamil Scalese, Comics Bulletin
Grab it today at your local comic shop, order it direct from Black Mask Store, or pre-order it now on Amazon.
[The incredible David Mack (whose beautiful art graces the cover of Occupy Comics as well as the preview pages we’ve embedded) has his own Kickstarter going right now, please help spread the word: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/337503446/david-mack-muse-life-drawings-2012-2014 ]
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. “General Strike”
4. “Occupy Milano (allievi che cantano)”
6. “Occupy Wall Street (piece of me)”
Aaron Colter, December 2013
8. Mike Allred
9. Thank You
13. Introduction, from “Occupy Comics #1 Kickstarter Edition”
Matt Pizzolo, May 2012
14. “Citizen Journalist”
Ales Kot aleskot – writer
Tyler Crook misterelephant – artist
Jeromy Cox – colorist
15. “Can You See The New World Through The Teargas”
Joshua Hale Fialkov joshfialkov – writer
Joseph Infurnari joeinfurnari – artist
26. “Occupy Wall Street (the revolution will not be televised)”
27. “That Which Is Most Needed”
J.M. DeMatteis – writer
Mike Cavallaro mikecavallaro – artist
33. Charlie Adlard
34. Portraits of Occupy Protesters
36. “Single Family Home”
Matthew Rosenberg ashcanpress – writer
Patrick Kindlon ashcanpress – writer
Joe Ruff – artist
Adam Geen – colorist
39. “Exploitation: Our Noble Tradition”
Douglas Rushkoff – writer
Dean Haspiel – artist
40. David Lloyd
Matt Miner mattminerxvx – writer
Sean Von Gorman seanvongormanart – artist
49. Riley Rossmo
Mark L. Miller
53. “Detective Warlock, Warlock Detective”
Zane Grant zanegrant – writer
Brea Grant breagrant – writer
Jonathan Spies – artist
Adam Fletcher – letterer
57. Matt Bors
64. “The One Percent Solution”
Mark Sable marksable – writer
Megan Hutchison mhutchison – artist
Thomas Mauer – letterer
68. “A History of Nonviolence”
Caleb Monroe calebmonroe – writer
Theo Ellsworth theoellsworth – artist
73. “Police Brutality”
74. Amanda Palmer & David Mack
84. Anna Muckcracker Wieszczyk
85. “New Thumbs”
Si Spurrier – writer
Smudge – artist
Frank Barbiere – letterer
89. Jerem Morrow
90. Salgood Sam salgood
92. David Mack
94. “We Are All In This Together”
95. “Buster Brown At The Barricades”
118. Amancay Nahuelpan-Bustamante
119. “The Green”
Patrick Meaney patrickmmeaney – writer
Eric Zawadzki ericxyz – artist
123. “Follow The Cards”
Swifty Lang – writer
Frank Reynoso frankreynoso – artist
127. “Occupy Shadows”
Ronald Wimberly d-pi
129. “How To Be Happy”
132. “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose”
134. Jenny Gonzalez-Blitz
136. Salgood Sam salgood
138. “Care For All”
139. “Pay Attention! Be Astonished! Act!”
Bill Ayers – writer
Ryan Alexander-Tanner sorryaboutyourdad – artist
141. Eric Drooker
142. “Occupy Wall Street (bologna’s enthusiasm)”
144. “Occupy Wall Street (the lost ideal)”
145. “Casino Nation”
Joshua Dysart – writer
Kelly Bruce kellythebruce – writer
Allen Gladfelter allengladfelter – artist
153. Art Spiegelman
156. “Channel 1%”
Matt Pizzolo – writer
Ayhan Hayrula – artist
159. “Rebuild Renew Remember”
160. “Occupy Wall Street (student photography project)”
Matt Pizzolo, February 2014
Inside Cover by Salgood Sam salgood
Cover by David Mack drdavidmrmack
AT LONG LAST!!!! it’s out! go git it.
the first comic i’ve ever written, and so so proud of david mack’s incredible art. dude’s a genius.Thanks so much for the kind words, @amandapalmer. I think it turned out great! I’m so glad that you are happy with it. It has been a joy to work with you. (as usual :)
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Tori Amos no traço de artistas como Bill Sienkiewicz , Ken Meyer Jr. David Mack e muitos outrosOur Tori Amos paintings for Tori’s calendars to raise funds for RAINN charity.