Monday, February 14, 2011

Weaponized Announces Publication of Citizen Y

For Immediate Release: London, 14th of February 2011
Weaponized is proud to announce the publication of Citizen Y by John Harrigan and James Curcio. More than a script, Citizen Y is a blueprint of a ritual experience. It is a demonstration of how you can create an immersive, transformative experience for an audience that goes beyond passive entertainment. Parodying our fixation on spoon-fed media, it transports the reader into a post-apocalyptic reality show where the grand prize is the future itself.

Citizen Y fuses characters from James Curcio’s Fallen Nation books and John Harrigan’s GraveLand myth into a unique hybrid narrative. Both writers have decades of experience producing mythic, occult experiences that transcend the boundaries of media, audience and stage. The book also stands as an example of modern myth as discussed in The Immanence of Myth Anthology.

This release by Weaponized includes concept artwork by James Curcio, Daniele Serra, and P. Emerson Williams. Edited by Lucy Harrigan, it will be published by Weaponized and available in print through major retailers and in eBook format from April 2011.

Citizen Y is available to pre-order from today.

About Citizen Y
Civilisation has fallen. In the rubble, we at the Y Corporation have developed the ultimate solution to save society: the Y Show. We encourage all good citizens to sign up for the show. You will be housed within a wonderful Haze Treatment Facility and undergo unique psychological treatment, which will clear away the illness of individuality. This reprogramming will be broadcast to the eyes and ears of citizens in our New World, populated with previous contestants and patients. This is a reality show unlike any other! There is a secret that haunts Haze01, the original treatment facility. Two patients, locked deep within its walls, contain archetypes that reject all reprogramming. They channel portents and omens of another future, a world where myth and divinity remake reality, manifesting a planet fit for Gods. In this season of the Y show, the doctors of the facility make their final attempt to process these two patients, before they break free and unleash total anarchy. Tune in.

James Curcio, Creative Director of Mythos Media, says: “Mythos Media was founded specifically to work on projects like this, and modern myths have been my life passion. I am eager to share the world of Citizen Y, and hope it inspires others to create their own.”

John Harrigan, Artistic Director of FoolishPeople comments: “Citizen Y is a mutant narrative. A frankenstein monster that has roamed our minds for over three years. I’m happy to open the doors to the castle and set our creation free to roam the wild and infect other people’s imaginations.”

About Mythos Media: 
Mythos Media was founded by James Curcio, Peter Emerson Williams, Michael Szul and Tovarich Pizor in 2006 to produce modern myths. In the past, these have taken the form of comics, novels, and albums. For more information, please visit:

About Weaponized:
The Weaponized imprint extends the immersive art of FoolishPeople into the realm of publishing. Our mission is to seek out and disseminate experimental forms of fiction, prose and art which offer new ways to experience stories and myth. We are passionately committed to finding unique narrative hybrids that challenge, engage, inform and inspire our readers. For more information, please visit:

About John Harrigan:
John Harrigan is a writer, director, performer, artist and founder of FoolishPeople and Weaponized. Harrigan’s work centres on the creation of immersive ritual theatre, installation art, books and film that aim to raise a numinous experience within the witness. His work has been exhibited at the ICA, The Horse Hospital, Arcola Theatre . His work has been presented internationally in the United States and the Netherlands. For further information, please visit

About James Curcio:
James creates dystopian propoganda for a generation of disenfranchised hedonists, intellectuals, and drug addicts. This propoganda is fed by a fascination with the overlap of narrative, psychology, philosophy, systems theory, and of course mythology, which seems to be an almost pathological fixation of his. Previous brain-washing agents have taken the form of novels, essays, scripts for comic and films, musical albums, soundtracks, podcasts, live performances, and installations. They were distributed to the eyes and ears of an unwitting public through the internet, print, and social media subversion. Now, in a move that may telegraph some kind of psychotic break, he’s acting in the world’s first Gonzomentary.

For further information please email

Citizen Y
Published by Weaponized April 2011 
ISBN 978-1-907810-10-7

Pre-order a copy of The Immanence of Myth, published by Weaponized in July 2011.

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