2008 Nerds For Obama
posted by September 30 at 16:00 PMon
I think this is unprecedented. Comic books are usually a fairly apolitical field because lots of comics fans tend to be conservative, but now there’s a social network called Comics Industry for Obama. Members include Mike Allred, who created a comic called Madman and also a comic book adaptation of The Book of Mormon, and Mike Mignola, who created Hellboy. The site is for fans and comic pros alike, and its tagline is “Let’s make sure the good guy wins.” Awww. Also, they have a nice logo. But this doesn’t mean you have to suddenly start thinking Hellboy II was a good movie.
Also weird and new to this election cycle: Gamers for Obama. One blog reads:
We need to find ways to help Barack Obama, not simply in the real world, but in the virtual world. We need to create our own echo chamber where we can answer the lies, answer the distortions head on.
We also need to find ways to test messages and understand just how tough a job organizing is and find more effective ways to organize.
I think maybe they got the real world/virtual world bit mixed up, but still: it’s nice to see geeks doing their part and being more vocal about politics than they usually are.