Wednesday, July 20, we will publish "Boom!" by David Axe and Ryan Alexander-Tanner, a first hand account of an IED attack Axe was in while embedded with the US Military in Afghanistan earlier this year.
Axe and Alexander-Tanner are collaborating on another comics journalism project with co-writer Corey Hutchins. "The Accidental Candidate" will be a 100 page study of Alvin Greene, the eccentric unemployed Army veteran who unexpectedly won the U.S. Senate in the Democratic primary in South Carolina despite never campaigning. They have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $1,000 to get started.In the pitch, Axe writes, "On one hand, he’s proof that there’s a place for the 'everyman' at the center of political power in the free world. On the other, his win is evidence of the mass apathy, confusion and ignorance coursing through the American electorate... His is a cautionary tale, and a diagnosis of a sick political system." They have $200 to go in the next five days, so go donate.