Yes, that's a real sign that's now up on University Parkway in Winston-Salem, NC (where I live). I had it printed over the weekend and finally had time to put it up this morning.
I also sent out a release for Psychoboy's online campaign this morning. Yes! Weekly already put a write up of it on their site. If you have a news site of any sort feel free to put it up. Any suggestions on other places to send it are welcome...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 29, 2014
CONTACT: Todd Luck, (336) 392-0837, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mock ‘Elect Psychoboy’ Campaign Spoofs Midterms
WINSTON-SALEM, NC- A mock political campaign by comic book character Psychoboy is showing just how crazy the midterm election can be.
Psychoboy is a character in College Follies, a digital comedy comic book series by comic creator Todd Luck. College Follies #4 tells the story of Psychoboy's bid for Congress, showing everything from pandering town halls to him stealing the campaign signs of other local candidates. But the comic is only part of the story, as Luck created a virtual campaign for Psychoboy that includes a website, social media posts, YouTube videos and even a real life campaign sign that sits along University Parkway in Winston-Salem.
“I wrote issue four before the midterm season really got going, so Psychoboy’s online campaign lets me make fun of things happening now,” said Luck.
Psychoboy’s posts on social media sites Facebook, Twitter and Google+ include mock fundraiser announcements like one for Bazookas & Booze, making light of NC Senate Candidate Molotov Mitchell’s recent Bullets & Bourbon fundraiser. His frequent online campaign signs feature slogans like “Elect Psychoboy or you’ll get Ebola” and “Elect Psychoboy because he knows as little as you do.”
His campaign site, electpsychoboy.com, also touts the fictional candidate's lack of substance and qualifications.
“Psychoboy has never served in politics before,” his bio reads. “He knows nothing about government and is only vaguely aware there is a Congress. This makes him the perfect candidate for our time.”
Luck said Psychoboy’s daily social media posts will continue through Election Day. While he said he hopes the virtual campaign gets people to buy College Follies #4, now available on digital comic sites Amusedom.com and DriveThruComics.com, he also hopes that it encourages people to vote in what he says is a very important midterm election.