In a move that evokes the sixties and seventies era of underground comics and newspapers, The New Yorker art editor Francoise Mouly and writer Nadja Spiegelman are guest-editing Resist!, a special issue of Smoke Signal, on the theme of political resistance to the forces of intolerance.  Smoke Signal is a quarterly comics anthology published by Brooklyn retailer Desert Island as an ad-supported giveaway, normally hand-distributed in the New York subway system.

In addition to the content, which will focus on ½-page and single page comics and illustrations on the theme by women, what will change this issue will be distribution, which will expand to include 30,000 copies distributed on Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C., plus additional copies to be distributed at the Women’s March on January 21 and throughout the U.S.

We asked Publisher Gabe Fowler about trade distribution, and he told ICv2 that he was beginning to create "a list of stores who may order a box of Resist! at cost, similar to Free Comic Book Day distribution."