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: ]


1. “General Strike”
Molly Crabapple

4. “Occupy Milano (allievi che cantano)”
Guy Denning

6. “Occupy Wall Street (piece of me)”
Guy Denning

7. Foreword
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”
Molly Crabapple

16. “Homestead”
Joshua Hale Fialkov joshfialkov – writer
Joseph Infurnari joeinfurnari – artist

26. “Occupy Wall Street (the revolution will not be televised)”
Guy Denning

27. “That Which Is Most Needed”
J.M. DeMatteis – writer
Mike Cavallaro mikecavallaro – artist

33. Charlie Adlard

34. Portraits of Occupy Protesters
Molly Crabapple

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

42. “Light”
Matt Miner mattminerxvx – writer
Sean Von Gorman seanvongormanart – artist

49. Riley Rossmo

50. “Occupy”
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”
Molly Crabapple

74. Amanda Palmer & David Mack
amandapalmer drdavidmrmack

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”
Molly Crabapple

95. “Buster Brown At The Barricades”
Alan Moore

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

128. “Obey”
Kevin Colden

129. “How To Be Happy”
Shannon Wheeler

132. “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose”
Guy Denning

134. Jenny Gonzalez-Blitz

135. Zoetica

136. Salgood Sam salgood

138. “Care For All”
Molly Crabapple

139. “Pay Attention! Be Astonished! Act!”
Bill Ayers – writer
Ryan Alexander-Tanner sorryaboutyourdad – artist

141. Eric Drooker

142. “Occupy Wall Street (bologna’s enthusiasm)”
Guy Denning

144. “Occupy Wall Street (the lost ideal)”
Guy Denning

145. “Casino Nation”
Joshua Dysart – writer
Kelly Bruce kellythebruce – writer
Allen Gladfelter allengladfelter – artist

153. Art Spiegelman

154. “Clever”
Ben Templesmith

156. “Channel 1%”
Matt Pizzolo – writer
Ayhan Hayrula – artist

159. “Rebuild Renew Remember”
Molly Crabapple

160. “Occupy Wall Street (student photography project)”
Guy Denning

Matt Pizzolo, February 2014

Inside Cover by Salgood Sam salgood

Cover by David Mack drdavidmrmack

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Voting for the 2014 Harvey Awards is now open!

Dear fellow Comic Makers and Industry Friends,

"LIGHT" The short I made w/ Matt Miner (Liberator) for The Occupy Comics Anthology last year is eligible for voting this year. The Anthology itself is eligible as well.

If you have read this moving tale based on Matt’s real life experience during Hurricane Sandy and the aftermath in Far Rockaway, why not consider adding it to your ballot this year.

Thank you for your consideration.


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It’s finally happened, I have a Muppet hanging in my office. I’ve reached the HEIGHT of Coolness. (At least in the circles I travel in.)

It’s finally happened, I have a Muppet hanging in my office. I’ve reached the HEIGHT of Coolness. (At least in the circles I travel in.)

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Tonight a Muppet joined the Family. I don’t know his name but I think he might be Jewish. At least he sounds Jewish when I speak for him. #happypassover

Tonight a Muppet joined the Family. I don’t know his name but I think he might be Jewish. At least he sounds Jewish when I speak for him. #happypassover

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Previews for our upcoming collaborations with drdavidmrmack and kellysue will be available for sniffin’ at Black Phoenix’s full moon event at Dark Delicacies tomorrow night, April 15th, from 6 to 9pm!

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia Blvd
(1 block east of Hollywood Way)
Burbank, CA 91505

Wonderful to see this! KABUKI! And PRETTY DEADLY! Honored to work with Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and have them create such magical enchantments based on our characters and stories!

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A Little Lunacy: Palus Nebularum and Luna Sanguinem


This cycle, we’re changing up the Lunacies a bit. From Aries to Aries, we’ll be sailing through the dreamstuff of the lunar mare on a voyage that transverses the surface of Luna by way of your subconscious.

Continuing with Tabula Selenographica’s trip…

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Picked this up today on Clearance. Can you say FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!?

Picked this up today on Clearance. Can you say FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!?

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