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Black Mask Studios to distribute Occupy Comics anthology

'Citizen Journalist' artwork by Tyler Crook

As announced at WonderCon, Steve Niles and Matt Pizzolo have teamed up with Epitaph Records to distribute creator-owned comics. That enterprise now has a name, Black Mask Studios, and its first project–Occupy Comics, the activism-inspired charity anthology and successful Kickstarter project that Pizzolo headed up.

“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,” said Pizzolo on the project’s Kickstarter site. “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.”

Occupy Comics is planned for release in late 2012, and will include contributions from Alan Moore, David Lloyd, Mike Allred, Shannon Wheeler, Eric Drooker, Ryan Ottley, Darick Robertson, J.M. DeMatteis, Joseph Michael Linsner, Douglas Rushkoff, Ben Templesmith, Amanda Palmer and many more. Ales Kot and Tyler Crook are teaming on a story called “Citizen Journalist” (above); check out more artwork from the anthology over at Wired.com.

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Well, I hope they cover the racism, assault, rapes, drug use, etc, that exists within the Occupy movement.

@MB

Frank Miller, is that you?

It’s good to see other artists lending their hand to this important social voice. The Occupy Movement is NECESSARY for our citizens to expose the corruption which Big Business has infected our Government with. Every single person occupying the streets and protesting Corporations is a hero and a patriot. I was compelled to lend a hand and create some new posters for the movement which you can download for free on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/11/propaganda-for-occupy-movement.html

Hope they don’t forget to draw the cops as leering boogeymen with crooked faces like a bad guy from a Silver Age DC comic. I mean, this is just propaganda that will ignore the bad sides of the movement and all legitimate arguments against it so the creators involved might as well go all out.

“Every single person occupying the streets and protesting Corporations is a hero and a patriot.”

Especially the communists who joined in and handed out pamphlets over at Occupy San Fran. Well, they are patriots, just for a different country.

“I mean, this is just propaganda that will ignore the bad sides of the movement and all legitimate arguments against it so the creators involved might as well go all out.”

And you know this how, exactly? Read the entire anthology?

It’s propaganda produced for the benefit of the Occupy Movement, as stated by this very blog. That guarentees an approach to the subject matter that will be less than, let’s say, nuanced.

To believe it will deal any real deserved criticism to the group is the height of naivete, but then that would be a quality necessary to become involved with an outfit like Occupy if you’re not just there to sell drugs.

@Brandy

I guess your upset that Frank Miller’s description of the Occupy Movement was spot on.

Even ultraliberal New York is showing OWS the door:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/03/21/new-york-city-finally-stands-up-to-occupy

Dear Gentlemen (and possibly also Ladies? – not sure).

No propaganda. No easy solutions. No black and white.

Do read the entire story, please.

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