[CHICAGO — February 5, 2020] Months after releasing 2019’s most talked-about comic, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force, Chicago’s Devil’s Due Comics has announced the formation of Ballot Box Comics: an imprint (a.k.a. subsidiary division) dedicated to progressive politics and populist movements that challenge both the right and the center-left.

“We’ve never thought of comics books as being limited to a specific genre,” explains Josh Blaylock, who founded Devil’s Due nearly twenty years ago. “They’re a powerful medium for all kinds of stories to be told. And with Ballot Box Comics, we’re excited to create engaging content with a political leaning, that pushes back against this administration’s off-the-rails status quo.”

Ballot Box Comics’ mandate is to produce original titiles for the percentage of the country that believes in such ‘radical’ causes as social equality and standing up to government corruption. “If there’s one thing the worldwide success of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force taught us,” Blaylock says, “it’s that politically and socially-minded comic book readers are seriously underrepresented.”

Ballot Box Comics’ flagship release is entitled Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force: Ballot Box Collection. the 144-page trade paperback will be available at physical and online retailers on April 22, 2020, with pre-orders now available at www.OcasioComic.com. The book is chock full of short-form comics (depicting AOC, her Squad, and Bernie Sanders as corruption-fighting superheroes), satirical games, puzzles, Trump and GOP skewering, and much more. Conceived by Blaylock, The Ballot Box Collection features contributions by numerous award-winning artists, and contains three comics in one paperback collection:

WHAT’S STUFFED INSIDE

THE BALLOT BOX COLLECTION?
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force: Ballot Box Collection features contributions from several acclaimed and award-winning writers/artists, including Jill Thompson (a Neil Gaiman collaborator and creator of the Scary Godmother graphic novels and TV special), Dean Haspiel (Emmy-winning title designer and longtime collaborator with Harvey Pekar on American Splendor), Jose Garibaldi: (Lego Movie 2, TMNT, Captain Underpants graphic novels), and more.

www.BallotBoxComics.com

‘Ballot Box Collection’ cover. Artwork by Erica Willey (c) 2020 Devil’s Due Comics
‘Ballot Box Collection’ landscape layout. Artwork by Erica Willey (c) 2020 Devil’s Due Comics
Page from ‘Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez And The Freshman Force: Ballot Box Collection.’ (c) 2020 Devil’s Due Comics
Page from ‘Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez And The Freshman Force: Ballot Box Collection.’ (c) 2020 Devil’s Due Comics
Sample pages from ‘Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez And The Freshman Force: Ballot Box Collection.’ (c) 2020 Devil’s Due Comics
Sample pages from ‘Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez And The Freshman Force: Ballot Box Collection.’ (c) 2020 Devil’s Due Comics
‘Ballot Box Collection’ cover JPG. Artwork by Erica Willey (c) 2020 Devil’s Due Comics

‘Ballot Box Collection’ cover PNG (transparent background). Artwork by Erica Willey (c) 2020 Devil’s Due Comics

Cover for ‘Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force: Squad Special.’ Artwork by Joel Herrera (c) 2019 Devil’s Due Comics
Limited-edition cover for ‘Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force: Squad Special.’ Artwork by Joel Herrera (c) 2019 Devil’s Due Comics
‘Cease & DCist Editon’ by Joel Humberto Herrera (c) 2019 Devil’s Due Comics. Available exclusively at www.ocasiocomic.com
Devil’s Due Washington Warriror Comic-Con cover by Tim Seeley and Josh Blaylock. Available exclusively at www.ocasiocomic.com
Limited Line-Art edition of original Devil’s Due cover by Tim Seeley and Josh Blaylock. Available exclusively at www.ocasiocomic.com
First Legacy Comics alternate cover by Cat Skaggs available exclusively at www.firstlegacycomics.com
Original Devil’s Due cover by Tim Seeley and Josh Blaylock.
Devil’s Due Washington Warriror cover by Tim Seeley and Josh Blaylock. Available exclusively at www.ocasiocomic.com
Galaxy Of Comics alternate cover by Joe Benitez available exclusively at www.galaxyofcomics.com
Beyond Comics alternate cover by Gene Ha available exclusively at www.beyondcomics.com
Midtown Comics alternate cover by Tiffany Groves available exclusively at www.midtowncomics.com
Sanctum Sanctorum alternate cover by Joel Herrera available exclusively at www.sanctumsanctorumcomics.com
WonderWorld alternate cover by Olivia Palaez available exclusively at www.wonderworldcomics.com
Local Heroes Comics alternate cover available exclusively at www.localheroescomics.com
Newbury Comics alternate cover by Hoyt Silva available exclusively at www.newburycomics.com
Ssalefish alternate cover by Olivia Palaez available exclusively at www.ssalefish.net
High-rez landscape GIF. Image by Tim Seeley and Josh Blaylock, with K. Lynn Smith.
 High-rez GIF. Image by Tim Seeley and Josh Blaylock, with K. Lynn Smith.
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Months after releasing 2019's most talked-about comic, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force, Chicago's Devil's Due Comics has announced the formation of Ballot Box Comics: an imprint (a.k.a. subsidiary division) dedicated to progressive politics and populist movements that challenge both the right and the center-left. 'We've never thought of comics...