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Veni! Vidi! Autism!
Veni! Vidi! Autism! is my latest book, a collection of essays, reviews, disability studies and pop-culture pieces, and insights. You can find it on Amazon here. Here is a review from Jd Michaels, Executive Vice President of BBDO Worldwide, an international advertising agency:
Alec Frazier is an advocate for disability rights, respect and dignity; a life’s work made only more potent by the fact that he himself is autistic. As a community, the disabled represent over 55 million people in the US, yet their voice in media and journalism is entirely disproportionate. In this light, Alec Frazier is a pioneer in these fields.
The conflict and tension of our current times could be mollified if more people could communicate as honestly as Mr. Frazier; his new book, “Veni! Vidi! Autism!” collects over 35 articles, reviews, and essays - each authentic, unflinching, informative and at times laugh-out-loud hilarious. I was lucky enough to read this book in its early drafts and had the chance to work with Alec through its publishing; each piece reflects the humor and unrelenting focus I recognize as true keystones of Alec’s professional personality.
Whether writing of his love of graphic novels and their importance to the empowerment of the disability community, telling stories from his own incredible (and often deeply harrowing) life, or lending important context to current film and other entertainment that seeks to include disabled characters, his style is confident, his prose direct, and his points always clear. This book is “Volume One” of what needs to be a series of his significant contributions to America’s literary conversation.
Without Fear: The First Autistic Superhero
By Alec Frazier
Tim Urich was introduced as Timmy Lange, the traumatized, inarticulate son of a super villain in Daredevil: Wake Up. By the time his mentor, Daredevil, dies about ten years later in Daredevil: End of Days, a loving family and strong friendship with said mentor have helped acclimate him to society. This acclimation reflects an ongoing change of societal views of autism, from inferior outsider, to equal player.
Books cost three dollars for students and five dollars for everyone else. The first printing of the book was sold at a number of events in upstate New York. The book is now in its second printing. Please contact us via email if you want a copy. We will pay for shipping wherever the mail delivers, including international. All we require is your address and payment. Accessible copies for the visually impaired are available via email upon request.
This is a literature review of a comic, not a comic. Since this is an educational work, use of Marvel’s characters is covered under fair use. All images have been modified so as not to violate copyright.