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Ted Rall is in Afghanistan, risking his neck.

August 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Events, NBM Blog

…and he’s tweeting and blogging about it.

It’s quite fascinating as he goes back to where he went at the start of the Afghan War back in 2001. He reported on that in one of our bestselling books To Afghanistan & Back. This hybrid of comics and articles that he wrote for the Village Voice was also the first ‘instant graphic novel’ as we rushed it out to print within months beginning 2002. It’s gone on to sell over 20,000 copies.

Ted just had to see for himself what was really going on, especially with our country frantically waving our flags at the time and blood-thristy for revenge. What he brought back was sobering. He predicted clearly back then that this was far from over. I knew this would make a great bit of comics journalism and had Ted bring it into comics.
Well, he’s back at it again and tweeting about it as well as blogging. Live from the middle of Taliban hell. The guy’s nuts. But count on him to tell you a different point of view. Subscribe to it.

Also, this time he got a miraculous amount of funding for it through the amazing Kickstarter site (link here goes straight to Ted’s page there). No paper or magazine would pay for this highly dangerous assignment in these nobody-has-money-internet-days, so quite a few people contributed to it through Kickstarter…

Literally, the internet taketh away and then giveth back.

Well, on this one at least…

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One Response to “Ted Rall is in Afghanistan, risking his neck.”
  1. Stefan Moffat says:

    I have read a few of Ted Rall’s blogs on your website. I don’t really care for his drawing, but I find something compelling in his message. Perhaps it gets very political, and I shy away a little bit from it, but overall I think that his point of view is interesting, and I admire him for going back into “Taliban hell”. I think that his reporting is worth it.

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