Graham Crackers Comic Books Presents Cover Artist Jenny Frison — A Ladies’ Night Charity Event

Special guest comic artist Jenny Frison will be at Graham Crackers Comics Ladies’ Night tonight, August 1st, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00pm! Jenny will be on hand to sign comics and to do sketches to help raise money for the Hero Initiative! The Hero Initiative is a charity that helps supports creators in times need. Jenny will be discussing her career and techniques with the ladies in attendance. The location will be at the Chicaco Loop store which is located at 77 E. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602.

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Hero Initiative At Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC) and Bowling to Raise Money with Special Guests!

Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in medical and financial need is heading to Emerald City Comic Con March 30 through April 1 in Seattle, Wash. at the Washington State Convention Center. We have many special guests, and we are going BOWLING!

That’s right! We’re bowling to raise money for our cause on Friday March 30 at 8pm! There are 24 spots to bowl with a special guest including Jim Valentino, Francis Manapul, Barry Kitson, Tony Parker and more at Garage Billiards at 1130 Broadway in downtown Seattle! (http://www.garagebilliards.com) For $40 you get 2 games with a special guest, shoe rental, a drink ticket and five raffle tickets to win a bowling pin designed by artists such as Joe Linsner or Matt Wagner!

You never know who will show up! Go to http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290689940957 to secure your spot!

And if you don’t want to bowl, come and have some fun! The custom bowling pins can be won by ANYONE who shows up! Raffle tickets are $5 each, and tickets will be sold all day Friday at booth number #807 and all evening at the event. Winners MUST BE present.

And of course our special guests at the booth will be signing and sketching for us. Check it out!

Friday, March 30 (hours 2-8)

  • 2:00-3:00 – Keu Cha
  • 3:00-4:00 – Scott Morse
  • 4:00-5:00 – Mike Oeming
  • 5:00-7:00 – Bill Willingham

Saturday, March 31 (hours 10-7)

  • 12:30-:130 – Jim Valentino
  • 1:30-2:30 – Adi Granov
  • 4:30-6:30 – Chrissie Zullo

Sunday, April 1 (hours 10-5)

  • 10:30-11:30 – Steve Lieber
  • 11:30-12:30 – Matt Fraction
About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.
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Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.
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via Hero Initiative Press Release

Hero Initiative hits WonderCon with Dawn creator Joseph Michael Linsner

Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in medical and financial need, attends WonderCon on March 16-18, 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center located at 800 West Katella in Anaheim, California. Joining us will be Dawn creator Joseph Michael Linsner. Joe will be at the Hero Initiative booth, #204, all weekend.

Joe will have books and original art on hand and will be doing sketches, so don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity! “Hero is a fantastic organization that does so much good for the comics community that I feel honored to be able to help out in any way I can,” said Linsner. “The heroic folks at Hero really live up to their name. All they need are capes—they already have super-powers.”

Marv Wolfman, Christian Gossett, Mark Waid, Mike McKone, and Scott Koblish will also be stopping by for signings and sketches throughout the weekend. Check details below.

Additional schedule:

  • Friday, March 16 (con hours 12-7)
    • 3:00-4:00: Marv Wolfman
  • Saturday, March 17 (con hours 10-7)
    • 10:30-12:30: Christian Gossett
    • 2:30-3:30: Mark Waid
    • 4:30-5:30: Mike McKone
  • Sunday, March 18 (con hours 11-5)
    • 1:00-2:30: Scott Koblish

About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.
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Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit Hero Initiative or call 626-676-6354.

Exclusive Joe Quesada CGC Signature Series Signing at Comic-Con

Exclusive Joe Quesada CGC Signature Series Signing
Only at the San Diego Comic-Con 2011.
Organized by the Hero Initiative & Paradise Comics!

Joe Quesada of Daredevil, Amazing Spider-Man, and Marvel EIC fame has graciously offered to sign a limited number of comic books in San Diego with proceeds raised going to the Hero Initiative.

People can submit their books at the CGC booth in San Diego until 1pm on Saturday July 23rd.

Prices are $37.00 plus return shipping.

Can’t make the show? Send them to:

Peter Dixon 

c/o Paradise Comics
3278 Yonge St.
Toronto, Ontario

Canada

M4N 2L6
416 487-9807

Books must arrive by July 9th.

US dollar checks should be made out to: Peter Dixon

Credit card payments will be accepted.

Please submit your comic in a Silver Age comic bag with backing board and a label affixed to the bag with your FULL NAME, COMIC BOOK TITLE & ISSUE #. Before the signing each comic will be placed in a special “window pane” mylar to allow for the signature and avoid any damage to the spine or corners.

Due to the number of books signed we cannot guarantee the color of marker or placement of signature.

ALTHOUGH WE TAKE GREAT CARE WITH YOUR BOOKS, ANY PREVIOUS GRADE CAN NOT BE GUARANTEED. WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO COMICS RESULTING FROM CREATORS HANDLING THE BOOKS.

via Paradise Comics