Black Mask Studios Rushes Calexit #1 Back to Press For a Second Printing Featuring a New Cover by Soo Lee
The first issue of the controversial dystopian thriller Calexit comic book series by writer Matteo Pizzolo and artist Amancay Nahuelpan has sold out and publisher Black Mask Studios is going back to press for a second printing, ahead of the release of issue 2. The second printing of Calexit #1 will feature a new cover by Soo Lee and will be on sale on August 16.
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.
Black Mask Studios will be exhibiting at San Diego Comic Con this coming week at Booth #2104 and selling a San Diego Comic Con exclusive cover by Winston Smith the iconic artist whose work graced the album covers of The Dead Kennedys. The Los Angeles based indie publisher has arranged the “Calexit: Change The World Tour” of comic stores to promote the new series this summer.