I met Ovi Demetrian Jr at Wizard World Austin Comic Con last weekend. He had a corner table in the Artist Alley section and asked me if I wanted to check out his comic book. Immediately, the book title and cover art caught my eye. Having been a part of the Info Tech industry for many years now, I almost always immediately take interest in any comic book that may be influenced by anything related to the information technology or the information age.
/Hacktivity tells the story of Shawn Harris who fed up with the governments continuous abuse of the Patriot Act and their total disregard for citizen rights, decides to hack in to the FBI’s systems and release documentation exposing the government agencies policies on accessing the personal data of civilians. Arrested by the Cyber Crime division of the FBI, Shawn finds himself on trial and facing thirty years in prison. With the odds against him, a group of hackers decide to take matters into their own hands.
With unique & eye pleasing illustrations by James Whynot, Ovi Demetrian Jr has written a brilliant modern day tale that combines political intrigue and action set in today’s information age. The debate of exactly how much information our government agencies should have access to for the sake of national security has sparked controversy ever since the Patriot Acts inception in 2001. The first issue of /hacktivity: sets the foundation for a comic book with serious potential.