Acclaimed Hacker Comic Wizzywig Comes to Top Shelf!


From the press release:

They say What You See Is What You Get… but Kevin “Boingthump” Phenicle could always see more than most people. In the world of phone phreaks, hackers, and scammers, he’s a legend. His exploits are hotly debated: could he really get free long-distance calls by whistling into a pay phone? Did his video-game piracy scheme accidentally trigger the first computer virus? And did he really dodge the FBI by using their own wiretapping software against them? Is he even a real person? And if he’s ever caught, what would happen to a geek like him in federal prison?

Based on the incredible true stories of early hackers, WIZZYWIG is the thrilling tale of a master manipulator — his journey from precocious child scammer to federally-wanted fugitive, and beyond. In a world transformed by social networks and data leaks, Ed Piskor’s debut graphic novel reminds us how much power can rest in the hands of an audacious kid with a keyboard.

Ed’s DIY releases of chapters of WIZZYWIG have already garnered substantial accolades and a cult fan base, and we are eager to share this book with the world. Here’s what people are already saying:

“Extremely pleasurable… A gripping story with lots of good, meaty forbidden knowledge and insight into the hacker mindset.” — Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing

Wizzywig is a delight, wryly rendered and packed with dead-on details of the hacker life.”- Wired

Wizzywig is a portrait of a cultural moment when geeks weren’t just outside mainstream culture but terrifying to it.” — Techland

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