Category Archives: Politics

A is Autocrat Reminds us What We’re Fighting for this November

If you need a reminder as to why you need to cast your ballot this November, A is for Autocrat is the A to Z “Trumpian alphabet” reminder.

With words and pictures by DB Dowd and designed by Scott Gericke, A is for Autocrat takes you through the numerous abuses, issues, and reasons to vote Trump out of office.

A fun reminder of what we’re fighting for or a handy guide to get you to do so, it’s available now and published by Spartan Holiday Books.

Order it for yourself or get it for a friend to help motivate them to the polls, you can get your copy.

CANCELED: Comic Creators Come Together to Raise Money for Biden for President on Thursday, October 22

Unfortunately, the event has been canceled. You can still donate to Biden for President and, with less than two weeks to go, there’s still time to volunteer and help get out the vote.


Avengers Assemble!!! Wait, that’s another fundraiser. This Thursday, October 22, comic creators are coming together for a “Virtual Comic Panel” to raise money to benefit Joe Biden for President’s Victory Fund.

The panel will be moderated by Bob Harrison and features Mark Waid, Ron Marz, Greg Pak, Peter Krause, Heather Antos, Chris Sotomayor, Jamal Igle, David Gallaher, Andrew Dalhouse, Bekah Caden, Rich Douek, Richard Clark, Pete Pantazis, Steve Orlando, Cullen Bunn, and Alex Sanchez.

It features panelists from across the comic creation process.

The event takes place October 22 at 6pm EDT/3pm PDT.

The event has five donation tiers ranging from $50 general admission tickets to a $5,600 VIP level that includes a one-on-one video chat with a panel guest, writing critique or portfolio review.

Video conferencing details will be sent to all confirmed participants 24-48 hours prior to the event. Reasonable accommodations, such as closed captioning, will be available at request after RSVP.

The Avengers Assemble to Raise Money for Joe Biden’s Presidential Campaign

Avengers Assemble

Virtual get-togethers of casts are one of the hottest fundraising tickets right now, and the Avengers are assembling to support Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Voters Assemble!” will feature Avengers cast members Don Cheadle, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, Mark Ruffalo, and Zoe Saldana.

Joining the cast is vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris and directors The Russo Brothers for a Q&A and trivia.

The fundraiser takes place on October 20 at 6:45 pm ET. To attend, you can donate any amount of money to the Joe Biden Victory Fund.

Instructions for accessing the virtual event will be in the emailed donation receipt or in the page you will be redirected to after donating.

The 2020 Election Will be Decided by Baby Deathmatch!

Starting in April, iPOP! started commissioning journalists to research and report on the most important issues facing voters this November – focusing on actual quotes from Donald Trump and Mike Pence, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Starting today, iPOP! will start putting those words into the mouths of babes. iPOP!’s artists and animators have created a series of Deathmatches featuring Bad Babies characters acting out, in their infantile ways, what Republican and Democratic candidates have been acting out in theirs. Enter the Baby Deathmatch: 2020 Election!

Everyone who watches a Baby Deathmatch and votes for a winner, can sign up to receive a unique digital prize!

The Nerd Store Gets a Moment in Jenny Wilson’s Mayoral Election

Comics and geekdom is political but you don’t often see members of the community in political ads. Jenny Wilson is running for re-election for Mayor of Salt Lake County and in their first ad, they’ve included testimonials from the many businesses and individuals she’s helped during these tough times.

The campaign recently went up on television with their first political ad called “Choices.” In the ad, Charles C. Prows of The Nerd Store talks about how Wilson’s work allowed the business to keep its staff on payroll during these tough times.

Check out the full ad and remember to vote!

Cut Through the Spin with The Mueller Report Graphic Novel

The Mueller Report Graphic Novel

On March 24, 2019, the White House released a four-page press release presenting its summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller III’s investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 Presidential election. On April 18, 2019, the actual redacted report was finally provided to the public. The difference between these conclusions have led to much debate, and while clearly Mueller’s findings are pivotal to our understanding of modern political history, national security, and American democracy, most Americans have still not read the entire 448-page report to be fully informed on the topic.

In The Mueller Report Graphic Novel, Eisner Award-winning New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler and veteran Oregonian journalist Steve Duin reach for truth against a torrent of political spin to lay bare the findings of Mueller’s investigative team. Wheeler and Duin capture history in ink, providing a clear, concise, and entertaining way for readers to truly understand the conclusions that Mueller recorded during his exhaustive investigation.

Debuting on September 15thThe Mueller Report: Graphic Novel joins a pantheon of political cartooning titles published by IDW and imprint Top Shelf Productions.

Encouraging readers to ignore the interpretations of political parties and cable news pundits, this comprehensive graphic novel brings to life a range of key scenes, beginning with Trump’s campaign and continuing over three years of his administration. The staggering laundry list of Trump’s inner circle’s controversial contacts, statements, and perhaps even coordination — enough to overwhelm any student of the U.S. Constitution — provides a roadmap to understanding events of the past four years.

Jim Starlin’s Dreadstar Returns to take on Trump… we mean Plunddo Tram

Dreadstar Returns

Legendary creator Jim Starlin has found inspiration for his next villain in the current one in the White House. King Plunddo Tram will appear in Starlin’s Dreadstar Returns. Plunddo Tram is an anagram of Donald Trump. The crowdfunded Dreadstar Returns is Starlin’s return to world of Dreadstar for the first time in 30 years.

The further failure of Trump to do anything about COVID-19 had Starlin revisting and rewriting the script to his new series. Plunddo Tram wasn’t as despicable as he wanted him to be so he made him worse.

The comic series is sure to piss some off as it includes a drawing of King Plunddo Tram’s head on a pike, similar to Kathy Griffin’s 2017 photoshoot that caused controversy. But, 2020 is a different moment than 2017.

Dreadstar Returns was funded on Kickstarter raising over $135,000 from 1,696 backers. Orders are still open through Backerkit.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

Life in the Stupidverse Delivers more Tom Tomorrow Cartoons for Election Season

As Election Day 2020 draws ever closer, IDW Publishing welcomes voters to reflect on today’s political climate with Life in the Stupidverse, a new publication from Pulitzer-nominated cartoonist Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins) which draws inspiration from current events.

Debuting on Tuesday, September 1st, Life in the Stupidverse is IDW’s second softcover collection of Tomorrow’s wildly popular, weekly comic strip This Modern World, which is featured in approximately 80 newspapers across the U.S. This new release follows the success of Crazy is the New Normal which chronicled 2016’s whirlwind Trump/Clinton contest.

The new volume invites readers to relive the trauma of the last four years with a hilarious (if nightmarish) trip down memory lane. From the Great Inaugural Crowd Size Debate to the nomination of Bret “I Like Beer” Kavanaugh, from Muslim bans to concentration camps, from the Mueller Report to the latest outrageous thing you read about just this morning… Tom Tomorrow covers it all so readers can hide in bed with a blanket over their heads, praying for an asteroid to finally hit the planet.

The source material for Life in the Stupidverse, Tomorrow’s This Modern World, is a weekly cartoon of political and social satire featured regularly on such sites as The NationDaily Kos, and The Nib, and a mainstay of the alternative press for 25 years. His work has also appeared in publications including The New York Times, the New YorkerEsquire, Spin, Mother JonesUS News and World Report, the Economist, and many others. He is a two-time recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the 2013 recipient of the Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning, and a 2015 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In 2017, IDW Publishing fulfilled the author’s lifelong dream with a comprehensive career retrospective, Tom Tomorrow: 25 Years of Tomorrow, collecting over 1,500 cartoons.

V for Vendetta Pulled in China

V for Vendetta

Eight years ago, V for Vendetta aired uncensored in China shocking individuals and raising hopes that state censorship might be eased. The film never aired in theaters. Now, the film has been pulled from the country.

The Taiwan News is reporting that the film has been removed from Chinese video platforms due to “anti-government themes.” Chatter on Chinese social media has risen about the fact the film has been pulled but many of the comments have themselves been deleted.

In 2012, V for Vendetta aired on Channel 6 of China Central Television, a channel considered a “Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece.”

The film’s iconic Guy Fawkes mask has become a symbol of defiance in protests worldwide and was used in recent protests that took place in Hong Kong.

V for Vendetta follows the mysterious V as he takes on a fascist totalitarian government that has cracked down on numerous freedoms and manipulate media to keep their absolute rule.

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