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16th December 2009

The ACT-I-VATE Experience, a documentary directed and produced by Seth Kushner and Carlos Molina, (CulturePopProductions.com) gives a behind-the-scenes look at the premiere webcomics collective.

OR, VIEW THE ACT-I-VATE EXPERIENCE HERE: http://vimeo.com/8204237

“What began as a promo piece for ACT-I-VATE became an informative film about webcomics, web vs. print, and the future of the industry,” says Seth.

The ACT-I-VATE experience features interviews with and art by such comics luminaries as Dean Haspiel, Nick Bertozzi, Mike Cavallaro, Simon Fraser, Tim Hamilton, Leland Purvis, Molly Crabapple, Kevin, Colden, Dan Goldman, Josh Neufeld and many more.

The film has already premiered at the Baltimore Comic-Con, Brooklyn’s King Con, APE in San Francisco, Quimby's Bookstore in Chicago, and online at Newsarama.co

ACT-I-VATE, the premiere webcomix collective, features original, serialized graphic novels and is updated daily. ACT-I-VATE's select artists produce their signature work sans editorial oversight and offer their comix for free to an ever-growing audience of loyal readers. In addition to these high-quality comix, ACT-I-VATE is known for having lifted the veil between creation, creator, and reader by providing a forum for spirited dialogue between audience and auteur. The website confirms one of ACT-I-VATE's core tenets: that the artists and writers of this curated comix community are the optimal providers of intellectual properties and original content. http://www.act-i-vate.com/
12:14pm: Heeb chooses ACT-I-VATE Primer
HEEB Chosen Comix: Graphic Novel Gift Guide - featuring ACT-I-VATE PRIMER


The ACT-I-VATE Primer (IDW)
This 16-story anthology from all-star webcomix collective ACT-I-VATE is less Whitman's sampler than Godiva. Each tale is an expertly crafted confection and every one is entirely different than the other. A great way to taste the variety of genres and styles possible in the comics medium.
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