MTV and ACT-I-VATE launch Michel Fiffe's Webcomic: "ZEGAS"
MTV and ACT-I-VATE are proud to announce the launch of the first title from their partnership announced at New York Comic Con, Michel Fiffe's ZEGAS. ZEGAS details the surreal urban adventures of the Zegas siblings. The ambitious Emily and their nihilistic brother, Boston, are forced to confront their tumultuous relationship in the face of a natural disaster. ZEGAS embodies the original spirit of the auteur comic book while staking uncharted formalist terrain and having fun along the way.
ZEGAS is the first of 3 announced titles to be released from ACT-I-VATE exclusively on MTV Geek.
"When ACT-I-VATE launched in 2006 on the Livejournal blogging platform, part of the idea was that by plugging into a preexisting community, we'd put our comics in front of people from all walks of life, not just traditional comics readers. After all, if we wanted to be able to tell all sorts of different stories, we'd have to find all sorts of people to read them. Our partnership with MTV makes good on these efforts by introducing ACT-I-VATE to a wider and more diverse audience than we could have ever imagined. We've put our best foot forward by launching with Michel Fiffe's ZEGAS. If one comic exemplifies the ACT-I-VATE spirit of barrier-busting experimentation founded in solid storytelling, the story of the ZEGAS siblings is it. Maurice Fontenot's GHOST PIMP is a brash and hilarious urban tour-de-force, and John Kerschbaum brings his off-kilter comedic genius to bear in THE ALL-NEW CARTOON BOY ADVENTURE HOUR. We're all thrilled to be here on the ground level of what promises to be a melting pot of pop culture cool." - Mike Cavallaro, ACT-I-VATE
"We are honored and humbled to work with Mike, Dean Haspiel, and the ACT-I-VATE collective. When we started MTV Geek we wanted to help provide new audiences for indie comics while exposing our audience to content they may not be aware of but we feel would strongly respond to. We are proud to present some of the best creators in comics (who happen to be some of our personal favorites) and have that honor amplified by featuring founding member Michel Fiffe's ZEGAS as our first title." - Tom Akel, MTV Geek
ZEGAS is available to read in its entirety alongside an interview with creator Michel Fiffe at http://geek-news.mtv.com/2011/01/06/michel-fiffes-drunken-dreamlike-zegas/
The next titles to release from Act-i-vate on MTV Geek are Maurice Fontenot's GHOST PIMP and John Kerschbaum's THE ALL-NEW CARTOON BOY ADVENTURE HOUR. New chapters are released on Thursdays at http://geek.mtv.com and more from these and all ACT-I-VATE creators is available at http://act-i-vate.com