ACT-I-VATE, a webcomix collective conceived by Dean Haspiel debuted February 1st, 2006 on Livejournal and featured the works of founding members Dean Haspiel, Dan Goldman, Nick Bertozzi, Michael Fiffe, Leland Purvis, Nikki Cook, Tim Hamilton and Josh Neufeld. Since then, the collective has expanded by hand-picking cartoonists at a regular rate to achieve its current membership.
ACT-I-VATE features original, serialized graphic novels and is updated daily. The artists involve produce work without editorial oversight and offer their comix free to an audience of loyal readers. In addition to these high-quality comix, ACT-I-VATE is known for having lifted the veil between creation, creator, and reader by providing a forum for spirited dialogue between audience and auteur. The artists and writers of the comix community are the optimal providers of intellectual properties and comix content.
Currently ACT-I-VATE contains a roster of roughly 50 original comix.