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SHOOTING WAR is a full-color 192-page hardcover graphic novel published by Grand Central Publishing (US) and Weidenfeld & Nicolson (UK).

Available in the United Kingdom from and Waterstones.
Available in the United States from,, Barnes & or your local comics shop.

Shooting War Book Tour

April 15: Dan Goldman speaking at NY Public Library’s Muhlenberg Branch, 4pm

April 18: Dan Goldman moderating “Towards Paperless: Digital Processes in Comics Creation” Panel at New York Comic-Con. Javitz Center, NYC

April 18: Dan Goldman moderating “A Webcomics Round Table with ACT-I-VATE” Panel at New York Comic-Con. Javitz Center, NYC

April 30-May 3: Shooting War author Anthony Lappé @ the Debord Conference. Sponsor: Empório de Produção & Comunicação. São Paulo, Brazil

June 2: Dan and Anthony participate in panel discussion as guests of the Luminato Festival of Arts and Creativity, Toronto, Canada

January 19th, 2009


My newest comic “YES WE WILL” is online now at, who blurb the comic as: “It’s 2012, and President Obama finally delivers on his campaign promise.” Have a read and sun yourself in the blazing birth-fires of a new world.

January 14th, 2009

20-Page Excerpt of “08″ Online Now

SW fans, I’d like to give you a free gift: a 20-page excerpt from my upcoming nonfiction graphic novel 08: A GRAPHIC DIARY OF THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL. Stylistically a mashup of sequential narrative and graphic design, 08 is a documentary-in-comics of this historic and magical election we’re all still buzzing from, as seen from reporters’ perspective on the campaign trail. You can download the excerpt by clicking above, along with info/links to order the physical book when it’s released on January 27th across North America.

I’m awfully awfully awfully proud of this new baby of mine; I hope it makes you misty too.

November 5th, 2008

Shooting War in The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels

Shooting War, the near-future webcomic from Anthony Lappe and Dan Goldman that debuted on SMITH, is included among the 60 best graphic novels in The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels. Housed alphabetically between The Sandman (Dream Country) and Sin City (The Hard Goodbye) , the write up for Shooting War concludes with these words: “Whether Shooting War ends up being seen as a pioneer or a piece of specifically noughties satire remains to be seen, but this thrilling, zeitgeist-dripping piece of fiction feels like it is plugged into something big.”

September 6th, 2008

We’ve been Boinged

The big news around the bunker is Shooting War is out in paperback. We also got Boinged, by Cory no less. Thanks for the kind words.

Shooting War has been translated into Spanish, Italian and French. The French edition come first, with a hardcover release by Les Arènes. Writer Anthony Lappé will be at the Prix Bayeux in October, for more info go here.

June 23rd, 2008


It’s really freaking me out. The networks have all but have stopped covering Iraq. McCain is fool. The world is spinning out of control It’s all in the book.

In happier news, the UK Independent covers “daring” Iraq-themed graphic novels.

April 9th, 2008

Four Days in Denver

Following SHOOTING WAR’s lead, this week’s New York magazine features a hilarious piece of satirical near-future fiction set to illustration. Written by former West Wing writer and political pundit Lawrence O’Donnell and illustrated by SHOOTING WAR’s own Dan Goldman “Four Days in Denver” tells the story of this year’s Democratic National Convention – with all the drama, intrigue and gay hooker sex you could ever ask for.

March 28th, 2008

Interview at Workbook Project

Originally posted at

Yesterday I did a podcast interview with writer/director Lance Weiler for his excellent online resource The Workbook Project, an open-source informational hub for creators looking to use the internet in new ways to spread their storytelling regardless of medium. Lance and I met at SXSWi and talked about how his last film HEAD TRAUMA incorporated a cross-media ARG (alternate-reality game) that creates a supplemental story using phone calls, websites, live performances and even a Jack Chick-sized comic that fans can follow clues to additional pieces of the film’s story. A longtime comics fan, Lance was very interested in SHOOTING WAR’s path from web to print to motion picture… so we had a little chat about it:

One result of this conversation is a word I’m going to overuse: micropatron. It’s the model of organizing your fans’ donations to meet your production budget that allows them to go from passive fans to active producers, showing their enthusiasm for your work by helping bring it to life. This bon mot and more are contained within the podcast.

March 18th, 2008

Dan @ SXSWi recap

Dan blogs his Austin adventures here.

March 10th, 2008

Dan @ SXSW Interactive

If you’re at SXSW: SHOOTING WAR artist Dan Goldman will be speaking on the Day Stage today at 3:30 pm about SHOOTING WAR’s evolution from free online comic to hardcover graphic novel to its future form as a TV series, as well as giving you a peek behind the curtain at his all-digital art processes involved in designing and creating the story’s dystopian landscape of Baghdad in 2011.

February 27th, 2008

Be the media

Last week in St. Louis, Shooting War author Anthony Lappé presented a preview of his upcoming speaking tour in a showcase speech to over 1,000 students and advisers at the National Association of College Activities convention. (Thanks to everyone who stuck around after Lance Bass!). For more info about how you can bring his dynamic multimedia presentation about the media and the future of citizen journalism to your school, click the image above.

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Josh Wolf

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