USA: An autocratic leader, deportations, civil war — new comic imagines America’s dystopian future

C/U CalExit comic bookW/S Film director and comic book writer Matt Pizzolo and Illustrator Amancay Nahuelpan C/U CalExit comic bookSOT, Matt Pizzolo, Film director and comic book writer (English): «So, CalExit is a comic book. It's about a future America where a ficticious president, who is an autocratic leader, he passes an executive order to deport all immigrants, and Sacramento government in... Еще California decides that they will not enforce it. And they declare California to be a sanctuary state. And the one of the things we get into with the story is the idea that if California were to secede — and in the story, basically, they are forced to secede — there will be a civil war in California before any government troop can get across the border in the first place."M/S Pizzolo and Nahuelpan signing CalExit copiesSOT, Amancay Nahuelpan, Illustrator (English): «We started, like, working on scripts and ideas like in, probably somewhere near February, March, something like that; and then the elections happened and then everything kinda, like started to turn more real than what it was originally supposed to be like. Everything started to turn into this kinda like utopian — not utopian — dystopian kinda like state of hysteria."W/S Pizzolo signing customer's copy SOT, Amancay Nahuelpan, Illustrator (English): «The rest of the US, I guess, needs a lot California and California needs the rest of the US, so eventually I don't think that a CalExit movement would probably be a benefit either side of the — I don't know — left or right or whatever."W/S Customers at Mission comic book storeSOT, Matt Pizzolo, Film director and comic book writer (English): «What's been really troubling and scary about the process is that it seems that the real world has been getting more unhinged than our story. So in some ways the comic book is feeling more grounded than the real world is."C/U IllustrationC/U IllustrationSOT, Amancay Nahuelpan, Illustrator (English): «There is no name. It is just a president. Yeah, yeah, he goes under 'The President' nickname. There's no specific name to him and all of that. And it's obvious.. we were going to use like a shadow on him. Then we were, like, it's obvious that people are gonna relate him right away, like, directly towards Trump and all that."C/U IllustrationC/U IllustrationW/S Pizzolo signing customer's copyW/S Mission comic book store exteriorSCRIPTCalExit, a comic book imagining a dystopian American future in which an «autocratic leader» deports all immigrants launched at San Francisco's Mission comic book, Thursday. Film director and comic book writer Matt Pizzolo and Illustrator Amancay Nahuelpan spoke about the new release in which California declares itself a sanctuary state and secedes from the rest of the US causing a «civil war in California before any government troops can get across the border».The pair started the script writing process in February last year but Pizzolo said «it seems that the real world has been getting more unhinged than our story» since then.Of the comic's shady 'President' figure, Nahuelpan said «it's obvious that people are gonna relate him right away, like, directly towards Trump and all that».

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