As I show, once again, why I don't work in advertising.
So here's the deal: many, many comics creators (hit the graphic for a list, among other things) will be working a table at San Diego Comic Con International (July 22 to 25 in an undisclosed location, possibly somewhere in Southern California) registering voters.
Saw the campaign mentioned, and swiped the graphic, at/from Lea Hernandez' LiveJournal, which also has that additional information thing the kids are all into these days. And I should stop overusing that expression "the kids are all into these days" at some point.
All of which text was just to flow properly around the graphic, since blockquotes don't offset for some reason. Most likely my sorely lacking HTML skills. And on preview, I see it didn't work. Damn it all. Well, guess I could mention the National Mail Voter Registration Form, linked at the site, which "is the one document that allows you to register to vote from anywhere in the United States." You can run your own off, if you have Adobe Acrobat (and don't we all? Remember seeing an absurdly high penetration percentage for that thing, along with Flash . . . which finally released version 7 for Linux a few days back. . . and ok, that's as much rambling as I'm capable of. I give up.) From the site:
"We Want YOUR Autograph" is a voter registration drive for San Diego Comic Con International from July 22-25, 2004.
We already have booth space (not enough room to say all the thanks for that) and a list of comics creators (at right) that will be participating in the "draft" for new voters. This will be a NON-PARTISAN effort... we want ALL POV's repped at the table even though no politicizing will be allowed AT the booth. Got an hour or two available at the con? Know others who might have "an hour or two available at the con"? Please e-mail us and let us know!
In the weeks to come this website will have updates for the convention as well as voter registration news, commentary from the world of comicbooks, etc... We will be sending out an official press release in the not too distant future announcing the site. Any reporting and coverage is appreciated!
I figure "any coverage" includes "in an entry on a personal web site with an unfortunate URL/name, on the Monday of a three day weekend." But perhaps someone that people actually listen to will pick this up and run with it.
Besides, everyone here is already registered, so there's hardly any reason for us to care about a registration drive, right?
Me, I live in Cook County, so it hardly matters if I either register or actually go to the polls. My vote's already taken care of.
As are those of my late grandparents. . .