As we’ve been reporting here for a while, Sharon Sakai, wife of Usagi Yojimbo cartoonist Stan Sakai has been undergoing a long, costly illness. Although they have insurance, it does not cover all the costs associated with her convalescence. And so: CAPS, the Cartoon Art Professional Society, has decided to provide whatever assistance we can, starting […]
Like it says, the man behind Bone and Rasl and soon Tüki Save The Humans is also fighting for free speech by joining the board of the CBLDF. PR below. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund proudly announces that Jeff Smith, the celebrated creator of Bone and RASL has been unanimously elected to serve on the organization’s Board of […]
Okay we told you ComiXology has a lot of stuff going on at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Not only are they co-sponsoring the Eisners and teaming with the CBLDF, they are also putting on a two hour event called “The Blank Page Project” which will benefit The Hero Initiative. Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner […]
The CBLDF is marking the end of Geoff Johns’ GREEN LANTERN run this month with a benefit that will feature an interview with Johns and more. The venue is the Avalon Bardot Theater in LA. More details in the PR below: On Friday, May 24, come celebrate the creativity of Geoff Johns at Greenest Night: A Celebration […]
The Northlake library in Illinois has hatched a scheme to build a large scale— 9 foot tall—statue of The Hulk. To do so they have fashioned an Indiegogo campaign. So far they have raised only $920 of the $30,000 needed, so you better get your ass over and there and pledge because it’s pretty obvious that the world needs more giant statue of the Hulk outside libraries.
Autobiographical comics used to be a feature of zines and small private presses, but readers are increasingly able to follow their favorite genre of the comics medium in graphic novel editions from mainstream book publishers. There’s no doubt that the artistic appreciation for autobiography and semi-autobiographical works is on the rise, but amid commentary on […]
Hawkeye #7 sports a stylish cover by David Aja but the insides are by two other stylists—Steve Lieber and Jesse Hamm—in a story that features Clint Barton and his protegé Kate Bishop helping victims of a superstorm on the East Coast. If it sounds familiar, it should be—the issue was put together at a feverish pace after the events of real life Hurricane Sandy. And as writer Matt Fraction reveals in the video below from MTV Geek he’ll be donating his royalties from the issue to the American Red Cross. So make sure to buy a bunch of copies.
A lot more art has just gone up for the fundraiser Art for Sandy which is raising money to help those impacted by the recent hurricane. About 80,000 people are still without power, and thousands are still spending the cold nights in shelters. There’s currently a snowstorm from Nor’easter Athena raging across the region and […]
The Art For Sandy benefit auction we mentioned the other day is now live. (That’s a Paolo Rivera piece above.) This is a benefit organized by Disney’s Rich Ginter with help from Marvel’s Jim Viscardi to help the devastated areas of Staten Island. Native Staten Islander—and surely its Comics Laureate—Evan Dorkin updates his own status […]
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which hit America over the past week and caused blackouts, severe damage, and claimed several lives in the process, former Marvel, now Disney art director Rich Ginter has set up an initiative looking to trade comic-book items for donations to the relief effort. Called ‘Art For Sandy Relief’, the […]
Via PR, but it’s a great cause! George R.R. Martin, the celebrated creator of GAME OF THRONES and WILD CARDS is celebrating Banned Books Week by supporting the important work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! This is his special message about what he’s doing to help, and how you can join him in […]
It’s no secret that for the greater part of his later years, Jack Kirby was greatly concerned with leaving a financial legacy for his family. His whole life he’d worked night and day creating entire universes…and although his creations had gone on to become multimedia sensations, because of the way the comics industry was set up, he was in no position to benefit from it.
This super sweet story about artist Karl Kesel and his wife adopting a baby and then selling his Silver Age comics collection to pay for medical bills is a great way to end the week. The Kesels had been assigned a drug affected baby and this meant their child was born with a methadone addiction and has to be hospitalized for six weeks: