Comic artist Kevin Pyle (Blind Spot) sent us the following info recently…
With over 125,000 copies of the comic books printed and more than 100,000 sent to people who are incarcerated, their families, and to organizers and activists throughout the country, The Real Cost of Prisons Comix series is a great example of the comic as an activist and educational tool for social change.
Originally published in a comics pamphlet format, the three issues have now been collected in a perfect bound collection published by PM Press, publisher of Slingshot, the Postcards of Eric Drooker. The three chapters were written and drawn by longtime World War 3 illustrated co-editors Sabrina Jones (Isadora and Girltalk), Kevin Pyle (Blindspot and Lab U.S.A.) and Susan Willmarth (Black History for Beginners) and addresses the war on drugs, the economics of the prison boom, and the effects of incarceration on women and children.
With the U.S.A. now leading the world in incarceration, this thoroughly researched and documented collection seeks to unpack the rhetoric of punishment and expose the impact of a prison system out to control. All in the easily understood and entertaining medium of comics.
If you’re interested, you can get more information here.