Face Value Comics Targeting Autistic Readers To Be Distributed By Diamond

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Diamond Comic Distributors has announced a distribution agreement with Face Value Comics, the first comic book aimed at autistic readers. Creator Dave Kot founded Face Value Comics as a non-profit designed to produce comics that readers with autism can enjoy and those who want to learn more about autism can use as an educational tool. Kot and his wife, Angela, write detailed script and artist Sky O turns them into entertaining and family friendly comics. The art emphasizes facial features and expressions so that readers can learn and understand the emotions that they represent. The comic features the steam punk adventures of a character named Michael, who is autistic himself. "All kids need more heroes like themselves," said creator and founder Dave Kot. "The comic is about creating a better sense of community in helping kids recognize emotions through a fun story and characters. We want the readers to realize that, like the main character, they too can be their own hero and face the world." The first issue of Face Value Comics will hit stands in August 2014.

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