When Occupy Comics first occurred to me, there was a media blackout on Occupy Wall Street so exposure for the protests and related issues seemed important.
Since then, it’s become a media circus. Exposure is no longer the necessity.
As a result, we’re now developing Occupy Comics into more of a fundraising project to support the protesters.
The Tea Party started out as small groups of angry citizens with a non-partisan populist message, but it was infused with cash from political groups who steered it into what it has become.
The Occupy movement will need support as winter approaches, and if that financial support can come from grassroots fundraising rather than political groups it may help keep the message non-partisan.
In the meantime, here’s a piece of art for ya. This is part of a larger piece Anna Muckcracker (Godkiller) did for the Atari Teenage Riot video Black Flags, which consists of crowdsourced activist footage (Atari did the score for Godkiller and my earlier film Threat as well). Anna’s piece will be in the next cut of the video, check out the first cut below.