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    Occupy Comics Gets Quite An Impressive Line-Up

    By | November 30th, 2011
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    Art by Anna Muckcracker Wieszczyk

    Unless you’ve been completely avoiding every single news outlet in existence, you’ve heard of the current Occupy Wall Street movement that has been taken the world by storm. Incredibly controversial and assuredly historic, the movement sees thousands of people dubbing themselves “the 99%” protesting against social and economic inequality, as well as greed and corruption created by corporations that in turn influences our government.

    With that in mind, Matt Pizzolo, DIY director and screenwriter and founder of Halo-8 Entertainment (the company that put out the Grant Morrison documentary and will be putting out the Warren Ellis one as well) has put together a project entitled Occupy Comics. The book, featuring tons of great artists and creators, hopes to be “a time capsule of the passions and emotions driving the movement,” with all of the writers and artists working on the book donating 100% of their revenue to the occupiers.

    To that end, Pizzolo and company have put together a Kickstarter in order to raise money for the production of book, as well as an “illustrated film” DVD. The Kickstarter will cover the costs of all the contributors (who are donating their share), and all further proceeds will be donated as well. Amongst the contributors is David Lloyd, artist of V For Vendetta, as well as everyone from Invincible’s Ryan Ottley to Madman creator Mike Allred.

    So, to put it bluntly: if the Occupy movement is one that you support, and you happen to be a comic fan, this is quite a way to show your support. The full roster of current participants so far is as follows:

    Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead)
    Mike Allred (Madman)
    Marc Andreyko (Manhunter)
    Susie Cagle (Notes on Conflict, arrested at Occupy Oakland)
    Mike Cavallaro (Parade (with fireworks), Life & Times of Savior 28)
    Kevin Colden (I Rule the Night, Grimm’s Fairy Tales)
    Molly Crabapple (Dr. Sketchy’s)
    Tyler Crook (Petrograd, B.P.R.D.)
    Vito Delsante (Superman, FCHS)
    J.M. DeMatteis (Justice League, Spider-Man, Imaginalis)
    Guy Denning (painter)
    Eric Drooker (Flood!)
    Troy Dye (Shrek, Puss in Boots, The Goblin Chronicles)
    Joshua Dysart (Swamp Thing, The Unknown Soldier)
    Zoetica Ebb (Biorequiem.com)
    Joshua Hale Fialkov (I Vampire, Tumor)
    Dan Goldman (Shooting War, 08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail)
    Jenny “Devildoll” Gonzalez-Blitz (Coffin Factory art collective)
    Brea Grant (We Will Bury You, Suicide Girls)
    Zane Grant (We Will Bury You, Suicide Girls)
    Joe Harris (Ghost Projekt, Spontaneous)
    Dean Haspiel (American Splendor)
    Joe Keatinge (Hell Yeah, Glory, Brutal)
    Tom Kelesides (Shrek, Puss in Boots, The Goblin Chronicles)
    Ales Kot (upcoming projects w/ Image Comics & DC Ent)
    George Krstic (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Megas XLR)
    Jonathan Swifty Lang (Feeding Ground)
    Joseph Michael Linsner (Dawn)
    David Lloyd (V For Vendetta)
    Patrick Meaney (Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods)
    Mark L. Miller (Luna, Nanny & Hank)
    Caleb Monroe (Batman: Fearless, Hunter’s Fortune)
    B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick, Superman Confidential)
    Jerem Morrow (Kingdom Suicide)
    Amancay Nahuelpan-Bustamante (Hijos de P)
    Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Batman: Gotham County Line)
    Ryan Ottley (Invincible)
    Amanda Palmer (The Dresden Dolls)
    Laurie Penny (Penny Red)
    Matt Pizzolo (Godkiller)
    Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, The Boys)
    Steve Rolston (Ghost Projekt, Queen & Country)
    Riley Rossmo (Proof, Cowboy Ninja Viking)
    Douglas Rushkoff (Testament, media theorist)
    Mark Sable (Two Face: Year One, Rift Raiders, Unthinkable)
    Salgood Sam (Dream Life, RevolveR One, Revolution on the Planet of the Apes)
    Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade)
    Simon Spurrier (2000 AD, X-Men: Curse of the Mutants)
    Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Fell)
    Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man)
    Anna Wieszczyk (Godkiller, Lucid)
    Ronald Wimberly (MF GRIMM: Sentences)

    If you’d like to back this project, you can check it out on Kickstarter. There are plenty of rewards for those choosing to donate, and you can read further about the project and its goals on the Occupy Comics website.

    Matthew Meylikhov

    Once upon a time, Matthew Meylikhov became the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Multiversity Comics, where he was known for his beard and fondness for cats. Then he became only one of those things. Now, if you listen really carefully at night, you may still hear from whispers on the wind a faint voice saying, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine is not as bad as everyone says it issss."