Manning/Lamo Project

That would be Chelsea Manning and Adrian Lamo, the hacker-turned-informant who played such a fateful role in her story. When I read the leaked chat-logs between these two fascinating people, I recognized in them the makings of a classic tragedy. The resulting graphic adaptation was originally anthologized in QU33R, a volume published by Northwest Press. In October 2022 it was republished in New Tools for Organizing the Sensorium, by Scale Publishing.

From a write-up at Daily Kos: “Taken from the actual transcripts from Manning’s text messages with hacker turned informant Adrian Lamo, the interaction is re-imagined as fable. Hartzell’s tale is an information transaction, a confession and a seduction.”