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Hacking/Phreaking Graphic Novel

Ed Piskor

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I'm a professional cartoonist and have become very interested in hacking/phreaking culture. I don't claim to be a hacker but I've been studying and exploring this really cool world.

Anyhow I put this book together

Wizzywig vol1: PHREAK

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I'm exclusively distributing it from my website and comic fans seem to dig it but I injected so many little references and factual things that are sooo over their heads and it frustrates me. I'm not sure  if anybody here is into comics but I wanted to bring my book to your attention. I'd appreciate your support even if it just means spreading the word

Here are some sample pages. The page below has Steve Jobs and Wozniak selling blue boxes while they were finished working as Alice in Wonderland characters at the local mall.

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and here the main character mods a radio shack tone dialer to create a red box

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There are more examples at the site too. I would love your support on this project. There's a lot more story to tell and I'd dig having an audience that would understand the information presented.

Wizzywig vol1: PHREAK

Thanks so much for your time!

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Thanks for spreading the word Aardwolf. Some really influential and iconic people in the hacker world have been picking the book up recently. It's pretty amazing since this is a completely grassroots effort relying completely on word of mouth. I can't believe some of the people who ordered the book. It's very exciting. Hak.5 might be the first place to cover the book on a wide scale and I'm starting to get contacted by people from major magazines for reviews/interviews. It's insane. I just put the book together a month ago!

I'm working hard on volume 2 as I write this and I just thought of something that might be cool, and a way that I can show some appreciation and throw some props to the guys who bought/buy the book. I really value your support so much and its making the next volumes possible!

Here are the first few pages to volume 2

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Here's the offer: the first 10 people to buy or who bought the book can send me an email with the subject reading "Handle", include your real name(to match with your paypal order), and handle and I will replace the names of the characters in these pages with your own screenname/handle. You can make a request on which character you'd like your name to be attached but the spot may be taken and I'll have to put it in elsewhere at my discretion.

When the 10 slots go for this I will try my best to put the other names elsewhere throughout the book. Your name may appear as a handle for a bbs user, graffiti on a wall, the name on a vanity license plate, etc.

If the orders are staggering I'm going to do the above for as many as possible plus put together a section in the book highlighting and thanking you guys for picking the novel up.

I don't know how meaningful this is to anyone but its my way of thanking the guys who already bought the graphic novel, and maybe it will be incentive enough for you to scoop one up if you didn't grab one yet! I want my audience to be smart, unconventional,  tech savvy, people with a hacker mentality and what better way for me to thank you than to drop your name personally in the next one?!


My email address is at the site. Write "Handle" as the subject of the email, include your real name (so that I can match it up with the orders on paypal) and the handle of your choice and I will get busy making these changes and I will compile notes on who to include in my tale.

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