Unknown Soldier’s Josh Dysart And Alberto Ponticelli Team For WFP Comic On South Sudan

Posted by April 11, 2017 Comment

I’ve known Joshua Dysart for eighteen years, when he and Tone Rodriguez first bought their book Violent Messiahs to Image Comics. He went on to success with Vertigo / DC on Swamp Thing and the Unknown Soldier. Josh is one of those writers that wants to immerse himself into the world he’s writing about. He’s made several trip to the Middle East and has become very passionate about helping the innocents there whose life have been torn apart by famine, war and terror. He’s worked with the World Food Programme on a couple of comics to help bring attention to the plight of those in areas of Iraq and South Sudan. The second free comic is now available digitally, but I’m going to let Josh talk about it himself. He posted this on his Facebook page a little while ago.

Well. As many of you know, a few years ago I did a free online comic with the World Food Programme called LIVING LEVEL-3: IRAQ. Today, LIVING LEVEL-3: SOUTH SUDAN, the sequel hit. In spring of 2016, I spent ten days traveling the length of South Sudan for research. Though this is a work of fiction, everything in it is true and actually happened, and is still happening. I made the comic book with my fellow Unknown Soldier alumni Alberto Ponticelli on art and Pat Masioni doing the colors. Thomas Mauer lettered it and it was edited by Cristina Ascone.

I’d love to get as much of a signal boost on this as I can.

Right now the best reader experience for the comic, entirely for free, is here…
http://publications.wfp.org/…/livinglevel…/html5/index.html…

Here’s a youtube video featuring the family I met in Aweil who our comic is, in part, based on…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFOhCXnm9a8

There’s an article about it featuring the editor and the project head here, along with some video…
http://mashable.com/…/world-food-programme-south-sudan-gr…/…

The original LIVING LEVEL-3: IRAQ can be read here…
http://publications.wfp.org/2016/livinglevel3/…

But for the best user experience, LIVING LEVEL-3: IRAQ is also currently a free download on Comixology. I look forward to that being the case for LIVING LEVEL-3: SOUTH SUDAN

Here’s the short video that was made out of our LIVING LEVEL-3: IRAQ comic…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ImCjh1kVMY

Please, please help spread the word.

Much love!

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(Last Updated April 11, 2017 3:31 pm )

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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