A.V. Club Most Read

News Newswire Great Job, Internet!
TV Club All Reviews What's On Tonight
Video All Video A.V. Undercover A.V. Cocktail Club Film Club
Reviews All Reviews Film TV Music Books
Features All Features Newswire TV Club
Sections Film Tv Music Food Comedy Books Games Aux
Our Company About Us Contact Advertise Privacy Policy Careers RSS
Onion Inc. Sites The Onion The A.V. Club ClickHole Onion Studios
Get The Latest

California to secede from America (in comic book form)

Image: Calexit/Black Mask Studios
Image: Calexit/Black Mask Studios

With California’s secession movement gaining momentum, it was only a matter of time before someone turned the state’s dissent into art. Young Terrorists creators Matteo Pizzolo and Amancay Nahuelpan have stepped up with Calexit, a “near-future, alternate reality comic” that imagines a world in which Californians told the rest of the country to fuck off. Well, that’s being a bit glib—Calexit tells the tale of an autocratic American president who wants to deport all immigrants, which prompts California to declare itself a sanctuary state. With its fictional Los Angeles under martial law (that’s going around), the story then follows a young smuggler and a resistance leader who are trying to escape occupied territory and make it to the now autonomous California.

Image: Calexit/Black Mask Comics

Calexit also seeks to inform readers including information on real-life Senate and House seat midterm elections in 2018. You can get inspired (or depressed) when Calexit debuts in May.

[via io9, which, like The A.V. Club, is owned by Univision Communications.]

Submit your Newswire tips here.