What if the attack on the US Capitol succeeded?
1/6 is a 4 part comics series written by Alan Jenkins and Gan Golan and illustrated by Will Rosado. Prof. Jenkins and Golan joined me on the podcast to talk about their comic which combines comics journalism, speculative fiction and activism.
Drawing on real-life events, 1/6 travels the road that led from back-room meetings, white supremacist rallies, and the Four Seasons Landscaping parking lot to a violent attack on the Capitol that left several Americans dead and shook our nation to its core. It imagines a world in which the events of that day turned out very differently. Through a diverse cast of characters 1/6 builds towards a story of how we might organize and fight for democracy.
Buy the comic AND check out their forthcoming action guide – http://onesixcomics.com/
From One Six Comics, 1/6 answers the question “What if the January 6 attacks on the US Capitol succeeded in overthrowing our Democracy?“. Written by Gan Golan and Harvard Law professor Alan Jenkins, it features art by Will Rosado, with colors by Lee Loughridge, and letters by Tom Orzechowski. The graphic novel also features work by comics masters Shawn Martinbrough and Jamal Igle.
The first issue of the 4 issue series is coming out early January 2023.
The team is working closely with the Western States Center, an amazing organization that has been on the frontlines of countering White Supremacy for decades.
They’re We looking to raise $10,000 so they can distribute the comic en masse to organizations looking to amplify their critical work. You can support the project through Kickstarter. If the project hits its goal, it’ll be able to print and distribute 5,000 additional copies to organizations and educational institutions.