While comics pundits continue to debate (well, really beat down) Frank Miller over his ornery comments about the Occupy Wall Street movement, Occupy Comics continues to ramp up, with the addition of contributions from Darick Robertson, Dan Goldman, and musician Amanda Palmer , just three new high profile contributors with, we’re told, more to come.
The project has a Kickstarter page, and is already $1000 away from their goal of funding comics coverage of the protest movement. Susan Cagle, Charlie Adlard, Molly Crabapple, Joseph Michael Lisner, Steve Niles, Tim Seeley, Ben Templesmith, and others are already on board.
In a PR statement, the organizers write:
In order to get funds to protestors in various cities quickly, Occupy Comics is looking to raise at least $10,000 that will be distributed to the individual artists involved in the project, who will then determine the best way to support the movement in their area or on the national level.
Because at portion of the funds raised will be used to create the books, and all other money going directly to occupation needs, Occupy Comics organizers are hoping to raise well-over the original Kickstarter goal in order to give protestors more money to continue their campaign against economic injustice.
Spearheaded by Matt Pizzolo of Halo-8 (the film & comics studio behind behind the Warren Ellis and Grant Morrison documentaries), Occupy Comics has received a tremendous amount of support from people in the industry on every level who are volunteering their efforts in order to expand awareness and complete the final products.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.