Humble Bundle offers Doctor Who bundle

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Humble Bundle is at it again, this time with a collection of Doctor Who comics, including seven books of collected comics, and a game. You can pay what you wish and a portion of the price will go to Doctors without Borders. Once again, all good. The first comics Humble Bundle, featuring Image Comics, did very well, as we reported yesterday. Details below:

Humble Bundle, the pay-what-you-want plus charity digital platform, and award-winning publisher IDW Publishing have teamed up to launch the Humble Doctor Who Comics Bundle today. Customers can pay what they want for up to 14 digital collections of Doctor Who comic books along with puzzle-RPG adventure Doctor Who: Legacy with unlocked bonus content for Android.

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Customers can name their price for Doctor Who: Series 1, a three-volume series following the 10th Doctor (David Tennant), and Doctor Who: Series 2, a four-volume series featuring the 11th Doctor (Matt Smith). Each series contains 16 issues of Doctor Who comics. Also included is the critically praised mobile game, Doctor Who: Legacy for Android, which comes with 10 pre-unlocked Doctor characters. 

If customers pay more than the average price, they will also receive four more volumes from Doctor Who: Series 3 featuring the 11th Doctor (Matt Smith). Paying $15 or more will unlock the three-volume seriesDoctor Who: Prisoners of Time, which features all 11 of the Doctors’  incarnations, as well as the 50th anniversary celebration issue and 2014 Hugo Award-nominee, The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who.

Customers’ purchase dollars can be divided between IDW Publishing and two vital charities: Doctors Without Borders, which delivers independent emergency medical care and relief to more than 70 countries around the world, and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community. Since Humble Bundle’s launch in 2010, $37 million has been raised for more than 20 different charities and non-profit organizations.

The Humble Doctor Who Comics Bundle ends on Tuesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. PDT.

Humble Bundle’s Image Comics sales raises nearly $400K

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The first ever comics sale on pay-what-you-want portal Humble Bundle is wrapping up tomorrow, and it seems to have been a success, with 38,847 bundles of digital comics sold, making a little over $397,000. As we reported earlier, Humble Bundle operates on a pay what you want model, with the buyer choosing to give all the money to the creator or to a charity – in this case the CBLDF.

There’s still time to get in on this offer, which makes copies of Saga, REvival, Chew, East of West and more top Image books available for what has averaged out to $10.

We’re told more comics bundles are on their way from Humble Bundle, so stay tuned.

Humble Bundle offers top Image Comics on a pay what you want model

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Anatomy of a good deal: get digital versions of nine acclaimed Image graphic novels—including Saga, Chew, East of West, Walking Dead and more—pay what you want, AND send money to the Comic book Legal Defense Fund.

Win win win!

That’s the deal offered by Humble Bundle, a website that offers a pay-what-you-want model for top digital content, while helping charities. Consumers pay what they want and can to send money to charities or to publishers. They’ve already sold hundreds of thousands of video game bundles, as they are called, with more than 15 million bundles sold overall for more than $80 million, with more than $30 million going to various charities. While they made their name with video games, Humble Bundle has been getting more into e-books —this is their first comics bundle.

Humble Image Comics Bundle offers nine top Image books with a tiered pricing structure. Pay whatever yuo want (even a penny) for East of West Vol. 1, Lazarus Vol. 1, Morning Glories Vol. 1, and Fatale Vol. 1. By paying more than the average price (currently $9.35) you unlock  Saga Vol. 1, Revival Vol. 1 and Chew Vol. 1. If you pay more than $15, you also get The Walking Dead Vol. 1 and 20. Nine graphic novels for $15? Good deal.

BUT THERE’S MORE! You can even choose how your payment is split up: between the comics creators and/or the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

PLUS the digital comics are DRM free and available in a variety of formats Android, Kindle HD, iPad or even the Nook HD.

As we mentioned, this is Humble Bundle’s first foray into comics, but it’s a great way to help charity AND for readers to sample books they may not have picked up otherwise, so hopefully it won’t be the last.

The deal ends Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. PDT. Thus far, more than 11,000 bundles have been sold for more than $100,000 — we’ll check back next week to see the grand total.

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Lauren Sankovitch is editing the CBLDF’s 2014 Liberty Annual

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When Marvel’s Lauren Sankovitch left Marvel to pursue West Coast job ops, we were all sad to be losing a fine comics editor. Happily she is still keeping a toe in the game, as this release from the CBLDF reveals that she’ll be editing this year’s Liberty Annual, a fund-raising anthology published by the fund each year. So yay for Lauren! We may hear her karaoke yet again!

Included in the CBLDF release is news of their expanded efforts with retailer members and a very successful fundraising drive at the recent ComicsPRO meeting. All good news, as the CBLDF does a fantastic job of keeping free speech issues at the forefront of comics.

On Bill Mantlo, Rocket Raccoon and Guardians of the Galaxy

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When the trailer for August’s Guardians of the Galaxy movie hit a week ago—and when the GotG toys were unveiled at Toy Fair last weekend—something that has been pretty clear to diehard comics fans was obvious from the gitgo:

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Rocket Raccoon is going to be huge.

While the character was a bit of a punchline in the Marvel U for many years, given Disney’s proven ability to market cute animals, and the evident (if the crowd at Toy Fair was any indication) excitement over a cute animal with a ray gun, Rocket’s future success is all but guaranteed.

And along with the talk of the trailer, how fresh it looks, and how much fun seeing Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and Groot, the talking tree (voiced by Vin Diesel) interacting should be, there was mention of Bill Mantlo, the co-creator, with Keith Giffen, of the character.

This Bill Mantlo.

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Although a prolific writer in Marvel’s Bronze Age—also known by nostalgics for a revelatory run on Rom Spaceknight and many other things—Mantlo left comics in 1987 after passing the bar exam, and worked as a public defender. On July 17, 1992 Mantlo’s life changed forever when he was hit by a car while rollerblading. He suffered irreversible brain damage which has left him institutionalized ever since. He was just 41 at the time of the accident, the father of two children.

The story by itself is a terrible, tragic one with no need of embellishment. Writer Bill Coffin dug into Mantlo’s life since then in this heartbreaking piece for a site that covers health and insurance issues—it will come as a surprise to few that our health care and insurance industries are pretty messed up, and when it comes to the care of the long-term disabled, even more so. It has been a horrible struggle for the Mantlo family.

In recent days, many have compared the excitement over Rocket Raccoon to Mantlo’s situation—and it’s a grim, depressing fact that no matter how many copies of comics starring Rocket Raccoon are sold, Mantlo will receive no royalties, because that’s the way the comics industry worked most of the time until the 80s and 90, and even now corporations aren’t required to share their profits—which can be BILLIONS OF DOLLARS—with the people who made those profits possible.

A call has gone out to donate to Mantlo’s care — perhaps the cost of a ticket to see Guardians of the Galaxy. And I think that’s an awesome idea.

When all this first started going around, my idea was to write an editorial shaming Disney, the studio behind Guardians of the Galaxy, for not doing something for Mantlo — perhaps a benefit screening of the film. Such a move would be all good PR and the money would be barely an eyelash of the money they have made from the Marvel characters, all of them created by men and women who were just making comic books for a page rate.

Such a thing is pretty unlikely, given Disney/Marvel’s very active legal actions to prevent those creators from getting ANY ownership of those characters. Simon, Kirby, Wolfman, Gerber…the list goes on and on of people who were defeated in court battles, or settled without setting precedents.

It’s shitty.

HOWEVER, while pointing out the shitty things corporations do, it’s also important to get all the facts. In a letter to Comics Bulletin, and several other comics sites, Mantlo’s guardian, his brother Mike has set the record straight on some easily misunderstood matters.

David, while I applaud your concern for Bill, and our family, I think you may have either misconstrued the facts or fallen victim to relying on false/spotty information. The Mantlo family is not, and was not, put into financial ruin by the tragedy that befell Bill. Yes, I agree that the shabby treatment by his insurance carrier at the time was disgraceful, but in reality he received an incredible amount of coverage (over $2 MILLION in less than 3 years), and like virtually every other policyholder in this country, he was able to obtain continued care (to this day) through Medicaid coverage. And, again because you are not privy to private contractual terms, you are way off base with accusations that Marvel has not compensated Bill adequately. Please don’t join in the spreading of false rumors. And above all else, anytime anyone (you included) wants to know anything about matters concerning Bill Mantlo, you really should consider contacting ME first, as I am his Legal Guardian (and brother, to boot)! Folks, on behalf of Bill I urge everyone to SUPPORT the “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY” film, and help it have TREMENDOUS SUCCESS. That will benefit Bill Mantlo more than anyone could ever imagine. Supporting the Hero Initiative is equally as worthy a cause, and of course, the Bill Mantlo Support Fund accessible through the Greg Pak “PAKBUZZ” site is always grateful and appreciative of any, and all donations. THANKS…..and GO ROCKET RACCOON!!!!!!!!!!! –Michael Mantlo


I’m guessing what Mike Mantlo is referring to here—”you are way off base with accusations that Marvel has not compensated Bill adequately”—is a recentish, but quiet, program that Marvel has to compensate creators for the use of their characters in movies. While it’s unlikely that the details of this will be made public, evidently, Marvel is AT LEAST PARTIALLY doing the right thing.

I’d like to think that Jim Starlin’s continued collaboration with Marvel, including working on the character he created, Thanos, is a sign that he has been treated fairly. I sure hope so.

To sum up, it SEEMS that Bill Mantlo has received some compensation from Marvel, and, at least his family isn’t destitute over this thanks to an insurance payment and the Medicaid safety net.

So is everything hunky dory?

No, not at all.

I still urge people to donate to Mantlo’s care—Greg Pak explains how here—and I STILL think Disney should do a benefit for Mantlo—or at least the Hero Initiative, the comics charity that helps creators in need. To put it in crass terms, it would be a feel-good story and a PR bonanza…and, as it happens, The Right Thing To Do.

The comics industry has a history of scant reward for creativity, and some burning injustices along the way, from Siegel and Shuster to Jack Kirby and on down the list. With billions of dollars now being made, the time is right to give back. The time is always right to give back.

At the same time, efforts that publishers have made to compensate creators shouldn’t be ignored, even if they are secret. Such things, when they happen, should be praised.

But it isn’t enough. Yet. Keep trying. There’s a long way to go before the sins of the past are washed away.

Sparkplug Books announces the end of REICH for 2014 and a fundraiser

Sparkplug Books has has some changes in the last few years, following the death of founder Dylan Williams, but under new publisher Virginia Paine, it’s stayed in the game. In an email, Paine shared some plans for 2014…and also the news that times are tough at the indie, with Paine being forced to stop paying herself.

Anyone who loves indie comics loves Sparkplug, so while you mght want to support them by buying some books, you might also hit the donation button

(Yes there have been a lot of fundraisers of late…i’s that kind of world.)

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Here’s Paine’s email with some art samples from the artists she mentions:

We hope you’ve had a good 2013. It’s been another year of big changes for us—the most significant, of course, being my coming into ownership of Sparkplug. This year has been a reflective one; though our publishing output was smaller than past seasons, we have made some great additions to our distro catalog, attended a lot of fantastic shows, and given a lot of thought to the future of Sparkplug.

As I am writing this in November, however, we are not in good shape financially. I’ve had to stop paying myself, and though I wasn’t paying myself much, that money did make a significant contribution to my income; it’s going to be more difficult to continue as a publisher when I’m relying solely on my minimum wage retail job.

But I’ll be fine—I’m more concerned about our publishing schedule for next year. We have some awesome books planned! We’re going to finish Elijah Brubaker’s Reich series, hopefully by fall 2014. I would like for Orchid 2 to (finally) be released by then as well.

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In addition to completing two of Dylan’s projects, I am looking forward to starting some projects of my own. In February, we are planning to launch the Sparkplug Minis series, a collection of limited edition short-run minicomics by up-and-coming artists. The first book will be Portland artist Asher Craw’s Hungry Summer, which will finally answer the question of what happens when a bro-dude meets Baba Yoga.Hungry Summer will be ready in time to debut at LA Zine Fest in February. The second book, Ariyana Suvarnasuddhi’s Smoking Spaceships #1, will debut at CAKE in late May. Suvarnasuddhi sent me some preliminary sketches, and let me tell you, they are gorgeous!

I have two more issues in this series tentatively planned for summer and fall. Get them while you can, because once they run out, we won’t be reprinting them. If this series does well enough, I will likely add a subscription option in 2015.

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Finally, if you’ve been following William Cardini’s Vortex series, you’ll be excited to know that we’ll be publishing a collection of all four minis in the summer of 2014. Cardini’s work is great—a weird mash-up of psychedelia and 8-bit sci-fi—and I’m so stoked to be doing this book.

So those are our plans, and I hope you’re as excited as I am. To make these books happen, though, we are going to need a lot of support from our fans and friends. As always, you can make a donation directly to us via the Donate button on the right-hand side of our blog (http://sparkplugcomicbooks.blogspot.com/). These donations are so greatly appreciated and go directly toward producing our books. I’m also going to offer preorders for our books, which will be the best way for you to help us and add some great comics to your library simultaneously. Reich #11 preorders start today! Please, just look at that cover and tell me it’s not one of the most beautiful things you’ve ever seen. Visit http://sparkplugcomicbooks.com/shop/comic-books/reich-11-pre-order/ to get your issue and contribute to a good cause: keeping us in business so we can continue to publish these amazing independent comics.

Thank you for standing by us, and happy holidays!

Help Bob Kahan Keep A Roof Over his Head

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Bob Kahan is a comics industry veteran and good person that I’ve shared many a laugh with over the years. Like many good people, he’s hit a rough patch, and needs help to keep his apartment. As a New Yorker myself I know how grim and ruthless the housing situation is now and don’t want to see a friend—and his furry companions—out on the street. Consider a donation here. A lot of people are having rough spots at this time, so please be as generous as you can to those less fortunate .

Things to do today: Benefit for Stan and Sharon Sakai

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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 with an ongoing auction of original art. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Stan & Sharon to help pay their ongoing medical expenses. 


You can give via Paypal at the link, or mail in a check or do whatever but, please give a little.

Stan and Sharon are two of the truly nice and thoughtful people in this business. They are so nice they make the rest of us look bad. Stan’s been posting about the ordeal on his FB page, but remains upbeat, productive and loving towards his wife despite the grueling nature of a lengthy illness. Anyway, nothing but good karma will come of any donation you make.

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Jeff Smith joins the CBLDF Board of Directors

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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 Directors. Smith joins fellow authors Larry Marder, Jennifer L. Holm, and Paul Levitz, as well as industry leaders Jeff Abraham, Dale Cendali, Joe Ferrara, Milton Griepp, Andrew McIntire, and Chris Powell in serving on the Fund’s Board in direct oversight of its activities protecting the freedom to read.

Smith says, “The CBLDF has always been an important organization to me, and I’m looking forward to increasing my efforts to support its work as a member of the Board. I’m especially pleased to help them with their excellent work protecting the Kids’ Right to Read. CBLDF resources like Raising A Reader, and their constant schedule of education events make a huge difference in preserving the rights we all depend upon to make and read comics.”

CBLDF Board president Larry Marder says, “Jeff and I go back more than 20 years as friends and business collaborators, so it’s an honor to have the opportunity for him join us on the CBLDF Board as we work together to increase the organization’s ability to protect the freedom to read for readers and authors of all ages and all types of comics.”

Smith immediately lends his support to the Fund as part of their current Be Counted membership drive running until October 31. Individuals signing up at selected membership levels will receive signed copies of the strictly limited RASL: Limited Collectors Edition or the Bone: One Volume Edition. Everyone who joins or renews their CBLDF membership during the 2013 Be Counted member drive will also help CBLDF outfit schools and libraries in their community with copies of the education resources Raising A Reader or Manga: Introduction, Challenges, & Best Practices – two of the Fund’s most recent tools for advancing literacy and fighting censorship.

SDCC ’13: Comixology, the Hero Initiative, Palmiotti, Conner and pals make a giant comic book page

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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 will co-host the two hour bash where creators team up to fill a 8 x 12 foot comic page with art. The resulting mega-page will be auctioned off to benefit The Hero Initiative.

It’s free to attend and open to all so get yourself over there. It takes place Thursday, July 18th from 5pm to 7pm outside the Vela restaurant at the back of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, located just south of Hall H.

“The Blank Page Project” is part of ComiXology’s new “Meet Your Makers” promotion which spotlights comics creators and the creative process—and we’re told there is more yet to be announced.

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CBLDF to mark end of Johns’ Lantern run with 5/24 benefit gala

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:

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On Friday, May 24, come celebrate the creativity of Geoff Johns at Greenest Night: A Celebration of Geoff Johns’ Green Lantern benefiting Comic Book Legal Defense Fund!  Join Johns’ at the Avalon Bardot Theater in Hollywood, CA for an intimate look back on his Green Lantern run with a revealing Q&A session kicked off with a keynote appreciation presented by Jeph Loeb.  Geoff will also take center stage at a star-studded VIP opening reception, where all guests will receive special and extremely limited commemorative merchandise created by Graphitti Designs! Only 100 seats are available for this exclusive evening celebrating Geoff’s once-in-a-generation accomplishment – get yours now! Visit: http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/greenest-night-a-celebration-of-geoff-johns-green-lantern

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Johns began his iconic Green Lantern run in 2004 with Green Lantern: Rebirth, which reintroduced Hal Jordan to the DC Comics Universe and began a journey that would make the series one of the most exciting and bestselling franchises in the comics industry.  Over the next eight years, Johns recast the Green Lantern mythos, developing a universe of new characters and concepts that would make storylines including “Blackest Night, Brightest Day,” and “The Sinestro Corps War” the most talked about and influential comics events of the decade.  Johns now concludes that run with Green Lantern #20, leaving the franchise with hundreds of new characters and worlds that will be explored for generations to come.

Greenest Night: A Celebration of Geoff Johns’ Green Lantern toasts Johns’ unique accomplishment with an upscale and intimate celebration at the Avalon Bardot theater in Hollywood, CA.  There are two levels of admission for this limited event:

Regular Admission tickets are available for a $100 donation to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and includes admission to the exclusive Q&A, as well as a gift bag featuring a signed & numbered commemorative print from Graphitti Designs, a signed copy of Green Lantern #20 with a commemorative Certificate of Authenticity, and other gifts.  $80 of this contribution is tax deductible.

 

VIP Admission tickets are available for a $250 donation to CBLDF, and includes admission to the star-studded VIP opening reception and premiere seating at the exclusive Q&A, a commemorative t-shirt from Graphitti Designs, a copy of Absolute Green Lantern: Rebirth, with a commemorative bookplate, as well as the signed & numbered commemorative print from Graphitti Designs, and signed copy of Green Lantern #20 with a commemorative Certificate of Authenticity, and other gifts.  $126 of this contribution is tax deductible

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Library hopes to build 9 foot statue of the Hulk and you can help

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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 statues of the Hulk outside libraries.

A nice librarian named Tom Mukite wrote to me with more goals for the statue:

We feel that he will attract new readers to the graphic novels as well become somewhat of an attraction bringing in people that don’t normally think of libraries as a fun place. When they come to see him they’ll find out that we have a huge graphic novel collection and many other fun things such as dvds and cds. Also, young reluctant readers will probably take a chance and pick up a Hulk book or another graphic novel when they become curious about why he’s there. 


The library is also hoping to build a comics-making studio with an iMac, drawing pad, Cintiq, and a light box. If all goes well, folks will be able to draw things and then print ‘em up on a 3D printer.

Tom goes on to say that that the money will also be used to buy more graphic novels; it is—as is so often the case—the most checked out collection in the library, but they need more budget to get more graphic novels.

The campaign site does not include a mock up of what the statue might look like, but it does include the above photo of the Hulk in a window. I guess they really like the Hulk in Northlake.

When I wake up each morning, I lie in bed and think of the things I need to do that day. I had not previously thought about supporting a 9-foot-tall statue of the Hulk, but now that the idea has been raised, I doubt I will be able to think of much else.

Call to donate kids comics to Boston Children’s Hospital

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Beat pal and writer Adri Cowan writes to say she’s collecting kid-friendly comics to donate to the Boston Children’s Hospital and other Boston hospitals following the horrific events in Boston this week.

So far, I’ve received generous donation inquiries from local comic shops like Larry’s Comics and publishing companies IDW and First Second Books (Macmillan) as well as other individuals with kiddie-appropriate books to give, and they keep rolling in — I will update them on my blog as they do.

I will be dropping off donations to the hospitals on the morning of Wednesday, April 24, and any publishers, shops or individuals who would like to send kid-friendly books only

(by the deadline of April 23) can refer to this post on my blog with details on how to give: HappyBlogtime.com


Good comics, good cause, do a little spring cleaning.

On the Scene: ‘The Cartoonist in Comics’ at Housing Works with Haspiel, Fingerman, Gulledge, Young

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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 layouts, designs, and narrative choices, it’s easy to lose touch with the personalities behind the works and the often difficult waters they navigate to create their comics. At Housing Works Bookstore and Café in Soho, part of the Housing Works charitable organization benefitting those affected by HIV/AIDS and homelessness, four cartoonists weighed in on their life in comics on March 5th in a panel hosted by comics scholar and author Christopher Irving (LEAPING TALL BUILDINGS, GraphicNYC). The event formed part of “Geek Week” at Housing Works, with copies of speakers’ books donated by publishers for sale to support the charitable organization.

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Hawkeye #7 has guest artists and benefits Sandy relief

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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.

Aja returns in issue #8.

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Art for Sandy update

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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 we just count ourselves lucky to have power, heat, hot water and all those other things that make surviving winter possible. Direct donations can be made here.

The complete list of artwork can be seen here but here’s a list of what’s available:

Groundworks, the Marvel Art of Mark Brooks artbook with custom headsketch by Mark!

The Punisher #14 page 14 donated personally by Mico Suayan.

The Punisher #14 page 13 donated personally by Mico Suayan

Spider-Man Sinister Six by Ryan Dunlavey!

X-Men: Origins Jean Grey #1 (pg. 22) by Mike Mayhew (Above)
The piece is 11×17 on archival Fabriano Artistico 140lb Watercolor Paper. Hand painted with brush and airbrush in watercolor.
The auction also includes a signed copy of X-Men Origins: Jean Grey #1 in which the art appears.

The Pulse #14 page 16 donated personally by Michael Gaydos & Signed!

Judge Dredd by Jason Latour (donated personally).

Superman/Batman #54 page 8 by Rags Morales!

Justice League of America #13 page 1 featuring Batman by Joe Benitez

Stuart Immonen – Spider-Man

Paolo Rivera – Amazing Spider-Man #577 Page 29!

Irene “Wavechan” Lee – Ultimate Meowvel vs. Catcom!

Amazing Spider-Man #577 page 19 artwork by Paolo Rivera, donated personally by him. If the piece raises $800 or more he will donate another piece!

Fear Agent #28 page 22 by Tony Moore and Mike Hawthorne

Batman TV Series Villains by Ejay Russell

Doctor Doom by Tommy Lee Edwards

Captain America by John Paul Leon