Face Value Comics is a comic book made specifically for individuals who have autism and for those who want to understand more about it. Dave Kot founded the nonprofit business while working on his PhD in psychology. Combining his research, professional work with kids in therapy, a childhood hobby of reading comic books, and his own understanding of his autism diagnosis, Dave created the concept behind Face Value Comics for kids with autism to enjoy and look forward to reading. Through the detailed scripting from Dave and his wife Angela, in addition to the artistic talents of Sky O and his 30 years of experience in the comic industry, Face Value Comics has created a family-friendly comic that is equally entertaining, visually remarkable, and educational.
The steam punk themed comic features captivating pictures, a meaningful story, and a relatable main character in Michael - who is autistic. Through Michael’s adventures and seeing how he overcomes situations, readers will be able to relate and see that even though Michael has autism, he can make friends, go to school, and become the hero he was meant to be.
The first issue of Face Value Comics will be released in comic book specialty shops August 2014. The comic is a great teaching tool that both parents and educators can take advantage of to get kids involved in reading but also to help teach others about autism and everyday challenges those with autism are learning to overcome.
Customers looking to pre-order Face Value Comics should contact their local retailer, or find a comic shop near them at www.comicshoplocator.com. New retailers interested in purchasing the titles are encouraged to contact Diamond’s New Accounts Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 443-318-8001.