CalExit is Coming from Black Mask, Matteo Pizzolo, and Amancay Nahuelpan
What if a fascist, autocratic President took over the United States? And what if that President lost California, the sixth largest economy on Earth, by nearly 2-to-1…a margin of almost 3 1/2 million votes? What if the day after that President took power, the largest mass demonstration in history occurred, and the state with the largest turnout was California. And then, the following week, two of the largest international airports in the world, California’s LAX and SFO, were blockaded by protesters? What if California refused to be ruled?
This is the world of CalExit, the new ongoing comic book series launching this May from Black Mask Studios. Together, writer Matteo Pizzolo and artist Amancay Nahuelpan, the creators of Young Terrorists, have created a timely title about resisting oppression, punching Nazis, protecting each other, kicking ass, and demanding liberty for all.
In CalExit, the citizens of California will struggle to seize power back from an autocratic government. The ongoing series tells the story of Jamil, a 25-year old courier (aka smuggler), and Zora, a 27-year old leader in the Pacific Coast Sister Cities Resistance, who escape together from a prison camp in Occupied Los Angeles, where martial law has been in place for the past year — ever since America’s demagogue President signed an executive order to deport all immigrants, and California responded by proclaiming itself a Sanctuary State. Each issue of CalExit will also include non-fiction material about local sustainability and grassroots campaigning for 2018 elections.
The first issue of CalExit will be available from Black Mask Studios in May 2017.
CalExit is the real world secession movement that involves first a citizen’s initiative in 2018 and then 2019 referendum. Yes California, a leading organization behind the movement, has ties with “anti-globalist” Russian groups and received funding from the Kremlin leading to speculation it is a part of a destabilization movement.