Defenders of Freedom Are Coming
From the day we did our first Big ComicMix Broadcast, we told you that there were big things planned here at ComicMix, and now you will finally see for yourself in a little over a full day. Phase Two is about ready to fly, but in the meantime here are some things to surf two while you are waiting….
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has launched their graphic novel project, Defenders of Freedom which is comprised of two original stories: "Blue Collar," written by Jimmy Palmiotti and inked by Rick Burchett, about a man and a racist police officer, and "A Question of Obligation," drawn by Mark Badger and written by Matthew Manning, a story about a clash between government involvement and civil liberties. The back cover art is by Art Spiegelman. The ACLU has released the limited edition graphic novel in print via "guerilla marketing" teams in seven US cities, as well as in digital format on its youth-targeted website here.
If you want to be sure to get a copy of Okko: The Cycle of Water #1 from ASP Comics go to their site here. It also might be available from some comic book retailers, but there is no guarantee how long the "few hundred" copies AP turned up will last.
You can see that "Sopranos-like-remix" of CBS’ How I Met Your Mother here. It’s a three minute version of the first two seasons. Meanwhile, if you are on Facebook, you’re invited create their own recap, in hopes of being selected to air in a November episode. And if you are a fan, you also probably know the SlapBetWebsite is here.
Things are gearing up for 24 Hour Comics Day, the annual around-the-globe, around-the-clock festival of comics creation coming on Saturday, October 20th. Amateur and professional cartoonists will gather at event locations worldwide, each person aiming to create a 24 page comic book in 24 hours. Right now, 70 official local events have been announced with the latest list here and if you would still like to organize your own, get information here.
Finally, if you want to get a quick Heroes fix, Adrian Pasdar has some video he shot on the set of the NBC show here.
Join us here Tuesday for what we’ve all been waiting for, but in the meantime, here’s a question. Do you know someone who might be thrilled to hear that GrimJack, Simone & Ajax, Jon Sable, Freelance, or Munden’s Bar are back, or that might enjoy Fishhead, Black Ice or EZ Street? Do them a favor and shoot them a link to ComicMix this week – and while you are at it – be SURE to tell them it is (and will be) 100% FREE. We’ll be back in a couple of days with your personal audio guided tour of the New Stuff complements of ComicMix chairman Brian Alvey.