Tuesday, June 5, 2012 / 2:38 pm

BEAT L.A. - A FourStory Comic Kickstarter

Bike Cop Dave and Brand & Reese, in all their tradeback glory.

by Tony Chavira

Fund us at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/753506845/beat-la

No doubt you've noticed Gary Phillips's and my respective ongoing comic series. Bicycle Cop Dave, Gary's hard-boiled rollercoaster of misdeeds unfolding from the darkest corners of Downtown Los Angeles has been published in full here at FourStory and can be read from page one right here.

Tony's downward-spiraling, desperately-trying, incessantly-complying beat cops, Brand & Reese, are still just barely holding their heads above water up to Page 55, which published today right here. The cloudburst of cold and calculated anarchy that unravels the haphazardly-woven political and economic fabric of downtown Los Angeles begins with page one, right here.

Given that we all love holding well-bound books in our pretty little hands (and that its a little more difficult to lick-and-flick pages on a website than an honest-to-goodness book), Gary, Nathan and I decided that it would be exciting to put together a Kickstarter campaign together to print out 1,000 tradepaper copies of Gary's, Tony's, and our kickass artist pal Manoel Magalhães's full, interconnected supercomic, which we've titled Beat L.A.

Obviously, we'd love to see our baby in print, we've love for you to have a copy of your own (especially if you've been following along), and we'd love even more to see your support! So tell your friends, tell your parents, tell your local politicians and even tell their shady, anonymous contributors to click on this link, and help us fund our little printing project by picking up your own copy of Beat L.A.! Your support means the world to us and we can't wait to see your happy faces when you open that package and tear through your own Beat L.A. tradeback.

I mean, how can you say no to these smiling faces?

So click here to head straight on over to our Kickstarter page and join in on the madness!

Tony Chavira is the President of FourStory, a nonprofit organization that promotes fairness and social justice through strong writing and storytelling. He is also the Program Developer at RACAIA Architecture, writes and posts comics at Minefield Wonderland, and teaches Business Report Writing at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.


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