Press Release (ePRNews.com) - New York, NY - Jul 25, 2016 - Award-winning graphic novelist Tony Puryear announced today that he will be documenting the Democratic National Convention live from Philadelphia as part of Comixcast 2016. Comixcast is a diverse group of progressive comics creators, artists and activists joining together with the stated goal of stopping Donald Trump. Puryear will be reporting from the streets, as he did in Cleveland for last week’s RNC, and from the convention floor at the Wells Fargo Center from July 25th through July 28th. Using his pens, brushes, cameras and words, Puryear, along with other Comixcasters, will contribute to a live feed of political comics, cartoons, photos, YouTube videos and commentary.
“As a Black artist, I make a comic, “Concrete Park”, featuring people of color in the future. Lately, there are days when I worry we won’t make it there. This is why I was so honored to be invited to be part of Comixcast 2016.” – Tony Puryear
“I’ve supported Hillary Clinton for years, and after I designed her poster in 2008, she became a friend. I believe in her, and will work hard to make sure she defeats Donald Trump in November.”
Comixcast.com is a platform for live-streaming video, political cartoons and photos with the urgency and immediacy of breaking news. Puryear was recruited to the project by its guiding light, Joyce Brabner, a pioneer in comics journalism and widow of Cleveland indie comics legend Harvey Pekar (American Splendor). The Comixcasters’ intentions are as clear as the campaign’s slogan: “Here To Make Comics, Here To Stop Trump”. Puryear is no stranger to the Clintons’ political spotlight. His iconic poster for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign is in the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. His wife, the actress Erika Alexander, another Hillary supporter, is scheduled to speak in prime time at the DNC on Tuesday, July 26.
About Tony Puryear: In 1996, Puryear became the first African-American screenwriter to write a $100 million-dollar summer blockbuster with his script for the Arnold Schwarzenegger film Eraser. He has written films for Oliver Stone, Mel Gibson, Jerry Bruckheimer and Will Smith. Tony Puryear directed classic hip-hop videos for legendary old-school acts like EPMD, K-Solo and LL Cool J. He co-created and co-writes (with Erika Alexander) Concrete Park, 2016 Glyph Award Winner and a Best American Comic, 2013. He also draws the book. Together they have taught comics and graphic novel-making from Los Angeles to Central America to Harvard. He recently contributed illustrations for Dark Horse Books’ new adult coloring book Bait: Off-Color Stories for You to Color from best-selling author Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club).Puryear will join such respected comics artists as Mark Zingarelli (Second Avenue Caper), Seth Tobocman (World War 3 Illustrated), Marguerite Dabaie (The Hookah Girl and Other True Stories) as well as Tim Fielder (Matty’s Rocket) for Comixcast 2016. Tony Puryear’s, political, personal and travel writing as well as his cartoons, can be found on his blog, Tony Puryear Out In The World. Source :