Unknown Soldier Gets Blogged Around the World

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One thing the increased attention from the New York Times article has done for us is blow open the global internet. Where once we were spoken about almost exclusively on comic book websites and related blogs, now we are coming to the notice of a new kind of reader, one far more educated on the issues this book bats around with. Honestly, this was the scariest thing about the increased exposure. If anybody was going to call bullshit on what we’ve done here, it was going to be these people. But instead we were met with an overwhelmingly positive response. Here’s just a sampling of what some of our new audience is saying about us…

Ugandan Insomniac

BPRD 1947 featured on A Comic Book Orange

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Unknown Soldier in the New York Times!

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Click here for the article.

If it’s the article that’s brought you here, WELCOME! Now… Please click on the button that reads BEHIND THE SCENES UNKNOWN SOLDIER at the top right of this site.

The hits to this site have been staggering this morning. I know it’s pretty self-explanatory, but this is not the main Unknown Soldier page. The button above will portal you to a dedicated page where you’ll find photographs, posts, videos and more about Kony, the LRA and the comic book itself. The posts were often slammed out between deadlines in short writing sprints, so please excuse typos. I’ll be cleaning up the page in the following days.

So no, the post below entitled THE SHATNER BREAKDOWN… BITCHES! is not Ugandan specific and is even a little embarrassing in light of the new found attention.

Thanks for visiting!

The road to the Eisners… and beyond.

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Though nominated, Unknown Soldier did not win for Best New Series in 2009.

That honor went to Invincible Iron Man.

Congratulations to writer Matt Fraction, artist Salvador Larroca, colorist Frankie D’Armata, letterer Chris Eliopoulos, editor Warren Simons and assistant editor Alejandro Arbona.

However… the Examiner.com did something really cool. They interviewed me before the Eisner competition and then caught up with me afterwards, and published both things as separate articles.

You can find what I had to say the day of the award ceremony here.

And then my response the next day, after loosing, here.

Dysart on Marketplace (UPDATE)

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You can find the NPR radio interview here.

Here’s an embed of it…

And here’s some video they shot of me explaining the process behind Unknown Soldier. Check out that freeze frame… drunk much.

Comic book writer Joshua Dysart from Marketplace on Vimeo.