The official publication date of my new comics-journalism book about the Occupy movement, “The Beginning of the American Fall,” is Tuesday, November 13, 2012. If you are planning to purchase it from Amazon anyway, I’d like to ask you a favor: if you buy it there on Tuesday (tomorrow), you’ll bump up the sales rank on that site, making it more visible and increasing sales overall.
Also, I’d really appreciate it if you can spread the word about it, add reviews to Amazon, and encourage publications and websites to review it as well.
Here’s the Amazon link:
One of Publishers Weekly‘s Top Ten Graphic Novels for Fall 2012!
“American Fall is the definitive, thrilling and inspiring account of the beginning of the first major street-level protest movement since the 1960s: the Occupy Wall Street movement. Stephanie McMillan’s stunning illustrations, personal accounts and first-hand analysis documents the most exciting event in U.S. politics in generations.” —Ted Rall, author of The Anti-American Manifesto
“Stephanie McMillan is an important and courageous political philosopher. This book movingly shows important lessons we can learn from the Occupy Movement and apply as we move forward toward the revolution we so desperately need.” —Derrick Jensen, author of Endgame, and A Language Older Than Words
Can a cartoonist and millions of random strangers change the world? The initial stages of their attempt are chronicled in this book of comics-journalism and written observations.
Stephanie McMillan, long-time activist and cartoonist, has waited her entire life for the American people to rise up. Sparked by uprisings around the world, a new movement bursts onto the national scene against a system that denies the people a decent life and puts the planet at risk.
With delightful full-color drawings, interviews, dialogue, description, and insightful reflections, this book chronicles the first several months of the fragile and contradictory movement. It situates detailed personal experiences and representative narratives within the broad context of a truly unique and historical global conjuncture. This book will stand as a record of the emerging movement in accessible comics form.