Matteo Pizzolo

writer, "Calexit" comic

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In writer Matteo Pizzolo’s new comic “Calexit,” a second-term autocratic president has called for the immediate deportation of all immigrants. In response, California secedes.

'Calexit' comic imagines dystopian future of an independent California

In writer Matteo Pizzolo’s new comic “Calexit,” a second-term autocratic president has called for the immediate deportation of all immigrants. In response, California secedes.

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