Sunday, August 24, 2008

FREE 10 Page Preview of Issue Two (link)

Go to the link above for a ten page preview of issue two...FREE!

File is a PDF and it's not very large (1MB).

After you check it out, hit the page with comments!

Liberators availability/Story on Aniekan/new URL

I currently have issue 1 and issue 2 on sale at Big Monkey Comics (1722-B 14th St NW, up the stairs). Feedback has been great so far.

For those who haven't been keeping score at home, The Liberators is about four young folks from the hood that decide to confront the corrupt politicians, crooked cops, and big time drug importers that are ruining their city. Think The Punisher as a Black Panther. Times four :-) (with a sister added for some gender balance).

Illustrator Aniekan Udofia just got back from a trip to Guatemala, so we should be cranking out issue 3 in time for a fall release. Check out this cool story on Aniekan to learn more about him and his endeavors with AM Radio. Aniekan also illustrated the album cover for "New Golden Era", the debut CD from a new group of DC hip-hop veterans who joined forces to form The Package. I co-own a record label with those brothers called PKG Entertainment. goes live today, redirecting to this site ( from an easier-to-remember URL ( you can type it either, takes you to the same place.

ps: Issue One is also available at Crooked Beat Records and Brian Mackenzie Infoshop.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Liberators # 2 Out Now!!!!

The second issue of The Liberators is here.

Written and created by Alan Page and illustrated entirely by Nigerian painter Aniekan Udofia (who illustrated the cover of the first issue), the second issue of The Liberators is a cinematic tour-de-force in comic book form. Mastering the use of shadow and light, Aniekan takes the black-and-white comics medium to a new level with this one, as our heroes find themselves confronted with a multi-agency task force dedicated to hunting them. Even as they are hunted by the feds, The Liberators fight on, taking their struggle straight to the neck of the largest coke distributor in the city (who so happens to be the biggest political fundraiser and kingmaker in their town). A few federal agents get shot, the police chief gets his wrist broken, and the action keeps on coming. In other words, the war is still on...

Priced at just $5, this is the best anarchy-filled entertainment your money can buy...

(Thankfully, we got a new letterer! Bernie Lee really helped us step our lettering game WAY up!)