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Black Mask Studios Announces the “Calexit: Comics Change The World Tour”

What if California refused to be ruled by a tyrannical President? Comic book readers will discover the answer to that question starting on July 12, 2017, when Black Mask Studios publishes the first issue of the eagerly anticipated comic book series Calexit a week before San Diego Comic Con 2017. The Los Angeles based indie publisher Black Mask is promoting the sure-to-be-controversial ongoing series by writer Matteo Pizzolo and artist Amancay Nahuelpan with The “Calexit: Comics Change The World Tour” of comic stores to promote the new series, the publisher announced today.

Pizzolo and Nahuelpan will be joined by other Black Mask Studios creators at Calexit: Comics Change The World Tour events throughout the year:

Calexit: Comics Change The World Tour Wave 1

  • 4 Color Fantasies, Rancho Cucamonga
  • Alakazam Comics, Irvine
  • Brian’s Comics, Petaluma
  • Cape & Cowl Comics, Oakland
  • Comickaze, San Diego
  • Comics Conspiracy, Sunnyvale
  • Comics Factory, Pasadena
  • Comix Experience, San Francisco
  • Escapist Comics, Berkeley
  • Golden Apple Comics, Hollywood
  • Hypno Comics, Ventura
  • Meltdown Comics, West Hollywood
  • Mission: Comics & Art, San Francisco
  • Njoy Comics & Games, Northridge
  • POP Comics, Anaheim
  • Pulp Fiction Comics, Long Beach
  • Pulp Fiction Comics, Culver City
  • A Shop Called Quest, Claremont
  • A Shop Called Quest, Downtown LA
  • A Shop Called Quest, Redding
  • Southern California Comics, San Diego
  • More locations to come

Wave 2 will be in Pacific Coast Sister Cities this summer, with signings in Tijuana, Oregon, and Washington State. Wave 3 will be a Red State Tour in the Fall.

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.

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